1st Choice Rentals - Geelong (Existing)
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Victoria's second largest city, Geelong is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, just 75 kilometres from Melbourne. Recent years have seen a surge in population as people from Melbourne and surrounds are migrating here in search of more affordable housing options in this appealing port city.
The network associates will be able to benefit from a range of support services from the head office, including Local Area Marketing.
The 1st Choice Rentals business has established systems and processes to ensure efficiency and continuity of the business. Moreover, the network associates will receive ongoing help and support in all areas of the business.
Local Area Marketing
Access to Suppliers
Product Sourcing & Pricing
Procurement & Ordering
Possess the right balance of determination and street smarts
Business savvy, entrepreneurial mindset
Hands on approach
Be physically able as the job literally involves some ‘heavy lifting’
People centric, sociable, relatable and friendly personality
Disciplined approach; able to follow established procedures
There’s no set formula to becoming a 1st Choice Network Associate. You may want to step out of the corporate world and become more independent. You may be an independent player in the hires/rental market, ready to step up your game. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what’s important to us is your attitude and commitment to the business - for you to share and respect our values.
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About the Opportunity
We often take the things that we find in our homes for granted. But the simple fact is that those things are what turn a few walls and a roof into a home for someone. A fact that Ian and Annie Stewart knew all too well when, in 1995, they decided to start 1st Choice Rentals.
As veterans in the household equipment rental industry,they came up with a different vision; by employing their industry expertise and know-how, they would create an equipment rentals business that would call upon the very essence of the industry: convenience and ease.
1st Choice Rentals’ brand ethos is simple: putting customers first. This philosophy has been the driving force behind from a small single location at Campbelltown NSW to what has now become a serious business with 9 locations across Australia. In true commitment to their vision, Ian and Annie have maintained a strong family orientation within the business, which exists to make their customers’ lives better.
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Ian Stewart is a veteran of the household goods rental industry. He brings with him, years upon years of expertise in Credit Management and has worked with some of the biggest names in the goods rental business such as Radio Rentals and Rentlo. Ian is also a founding member of CHERPA (The Consumer Household Equipment Rental Providers Association Inc.) and currently serves as Vice President for the peak body representing the interests of Australia’s household goods rental industry.
In the early 90s after a long stint with Rentlo as Credit Manager, Ian and his partner Annie ventured on their own and founded a Mercantile Agency providing debt collection services for all major providers of goods rental services in the Sydney metropolitan area. With Ian managing the legwork and Annie deploying her in-house managerial expertise, they soon found success.
A few years later, an opportunity presented itself and the daring duo decided to buy out one of the companies they represented in the Campbelltown area. This went on to become 1st Choice Rentals, which today has a national presence across Australia.
With over 50 years of combined experience and over 20 acquisitions to their credit, there is simply no match for their expertise. Rest assured, if there is anything to be known about goods rentals, Ian and Annie have the subject covered.