Letisha's company growth role noted

LETISHA Charlesworth-Smith is Rocky's Own success story.

The administration and finance director of road transport company Rocky's Own Transport has helped the company to increase its turnover from $4 million to $55 million in 19 years.

Letisha was nominated for the 2009 Telstra Women's Business Awards and last week became a finalist in the Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Awards category at a ceremony in Brisbane.

Even though she didn't win, Letisha said she was overwhelmed to get so far and was proud of the company's success.

“It was lovely that I got so far; it was a real privilege to make that and I think it's fantastic,” she said.

She said the company had grown 40% each year for the past two years, and was voted best transporter of the year for safety, health and environment.

Seven years ago it began carrying explosives to the mines. Letisha said this was one reason for the company's growth.

Letisha's mother and partner began the business in 1985. It now employs more than 230 people, with five depots in Australia, including Brisbane and Kalgoorlie.



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