In February, we celebrated NTS’s 21st Birthday! Around this time last year, I shared part of the 20-year journey that took myself and my wife, Fiona, from running a business of two out of our lounge room to one of over 30 people operating out of a commercial building. It was a journey that we started to provide for our three young daughters, who have each in turn embarked upon the journey with us.
Much has changed since those early days, but not everything. For instance, Corrective Services NSW, one of the founding customers of NTS who helped us get off the ground, continues to trust us with their technology needs. Likewise, Pacific Datacom (formerly Lawrence & Hanson) was the first supplier to grant us an account and is, to this day, one of our main suppliers.
We also continue to be members of NECA, who have assisted us over the years in keeping up-to-date with industry standards so that we are always performing at our best for our customers. It was also through NECA that we came into contact with KBS Electric, which we acquired in August last year.
It is enduring relationships like these that enable a business, especially a small, family business, to grow with assurance and stability.
To these and our other long-standing partners, suppliers and customers, I’d like to say thank you. We cannot truly celebrate this momentous occasion without honouring the ones who helped us get to where we are now.
This is also true of our newer customers, partners and suppliers. Thank you for trusting us and supporting us. We look forward to building long-standing relationships with you as we continue to work together.
Finally, where would NTS be without the NTS Team? From the beginning, NTS has been a family business – and even now when we have a team of over 30 people, that feels just as true today as it did in 1999. We often refer to the NTS Team as ‘the NTS family’, and while I am proud of NTS’s long-term success, I know that success would not have been possible without our ‘family’. It is an honour to lead and serve beside these people in working for our customers. So thanks, Team, for your continued dedication and excellent work.
Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or joined us along the way, thank you for sharing this journey with us.