Backyard to the whole world
MARK Wolf says he has the dedication of his staff to thank for the stunning success of Greenspan Technology.
The local company is the toast of the city after being named Business of the Year at the 2006 Coffs Coast Business Awards on Saturday night.
Mark, the principal consultant, said he entered the awards to give recognition to his employees.
"We've been successful because of the passion in their heart," he said.
"It's a great honour and a privilege to receive this award. I feel elated and thrilled."
Across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, Greenspan Technology provides professional services involved with the monitoring of water quality and flows.
Greenspan provides custom-built environment monitoring systems including flood forecasting and warning systems and oceanographic monitoring systems.
The company had humble beginnings in Mark's Bonville home in 1995 with a turnover of $100,000. It has now reached close to $10 million, and 60 per cent of that is export dollars.
It has 25 staff and offices in Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. There are plans for others in Perth and the United States.
Greenspan exceeded $1.2 million in profits this financial year.
More stories and photographs from the 2006 Coffs Coast Business Awards will appear in the Coffs Coast Advocate this week.