YES Awarded for Excellence in Business at Brand SA Fast Movers 2019

YES Awarded for Excellence in Business at Brand SA Fast Movers 2019
I joined Yates Electrical Services in 2015. At the time I was operating a small graphic design firm and Mark Yates - the director of Yates Electrical Services, requested I occupy a desk in his office to give his business a complete branding overhaul. This was great for me as it gave me an office space to work out of, and it was great for Mark - both because it gave him a much more hands-on experience with his branding and marketing, and also because, well, I’m awesome, and generally super fun to be around.

I was avidly trying to find customers for my business at the time, so when Mark suggested that there would most likely be a good 2 weeks work in it for me, I couldn’t turn it down.

That was 180 weeks ago, and I still haven’t run out of things to do.

Since 2015 I’ve seen the business grow from a handful of people crammed together like a bag of sardines in a shed barely large enough to swing a cat (we don’t condone cat-swinging), to a full-fledged office environment complete with a coffee machine and board room (I’m hoping to convince Mark to install a water-cooler which we can stand around and gossip, like they do in movies).
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Suffice to say, 2015/2016 was a crazy time for Yates Electrical Services, as it was really when the business was transitioning from predominantly being a high-voltage installations contractor and residential solar installer to starting the process of actually creating our own high-voltage projects. From a prototype solar farm going live in March 2016, to Redmud Green Energy’s first ground mounted solar farm launching later that same year, to now - where we have built over 50 solar farm projects throughout South Australia and now operate a distributed network of solar generating assets which makes up nearly half of the total registered solar farms in South Australia.

It’s a big leap, particularly considering our goal was to have 24 solar farms built by the end of 2018 - a goal we’ve now more than doubled. Yates Electrical Services officially made it through puberty.

And it shows. It shows when you mention the Redmud brand in conversation and people immediately know what you’re talking about; it shows in the solar farms pock-marking the country side like little oases of sun-capturing goodness; it shows in the support we get from our community and testimonials of our customers; it shows in the glowing reports we get about the professionalism and competence of our team; and it shows in the recognition of our achievements.
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This is one of those achievements.

On Friday morning, a number of team members from Yates Electrical Services had the opportunity to attend the Fast Movers 2019 breakfast. The initiative, run by BDO and Brand South Australia - as well as a healthy contingent of industry professionals and sponsors - focuses on shining a spotlight on the great work which is taking place across all business sectors in South Australia. The Fast Movers 2019 event recognises the dedication of business owners and their teams as they endeavour to continually transform business in the most innovative and exciting ways imaginable.

The event, which took place in the prestigious William Magarey Room - Adelaide Oval’s flagship event space - welcomed nearly 500 industry professionals from various industries across South Australia who are providing some of the most exciting and progressive services across South Australia.
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Yates Electrical Services - following their success in being named South Australia’s 24th fastest moving business for 2018, were pleased to be recognised in 2019 as the states 5th fastest moving business in terms of revenue growth, and; as a new category for 2019, Yates Electrical Services were also presented with the award for ‘Excellence in Business’, which recognised our consistent growth over the last several years and our dedication to providing a valuable service to South Australian land and business owners.

Yates Electrical Services would like to extend our thanks to BDO and Brand South Australia, as well as the sponsors and media partners of the event who make it all possible. Your hard-work and dedication to seeing South Australian business succeed is inspirational. We would also like to thank all the businesses who were nominated as one of this year’s fastest moving businesses, it was a great turn out for a fantastic initiative which provides a valuable source of networking for South Australian business. To be named one of the top 25 movers in our state is truly an achievement we should all be proud of.

Plus, it’s a really awesome breakfast.

- The Team at Yates Electrical Services.
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About the Author

Patrick is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Yates Electrical Services. When he's not designing stuff and writing stories, he performs as an acoustic soloist and spends time with his beautiful little family.

Patrick also likes long walks on the beach, sewing, and photoshopping himself to look like an Avenger. He really wishes he was an Avenger.