iSeekplant was lucky to spend the morning chatting with James Carlile, CEO of Ozland Group Solutions, a Facilities Services business that has some big plans and dreams for what’s next.
Part of the delivery of his strategic plan is reliant on the availability of a strong cash flow, so James took us through how his partnership with a cash flow funding company and platform called HirePay is helping him to fund the staffing scale up so he can turn his plans into reality.
But first, a little background on James, his career path, aspirations, opportunities and the business partnerships that got him to where he is now, and how his recent partnership with HirePay will enable him to keep delivering.
James' career path reads like the report card of a back-to-back grand final winning NRL coach. The early years saw James refining his craft with PepsiCo Food Division, in various management, training & development, regional manager roles where he learned the benefit of great systems and the importance of measuring metrics over a 10-year tenure. This was followed by a short period in manufacturing before joining Terry White Chemists in 1995 as their National Brand Manager.
The position gave him the opportunity to support the owner on the strategic direction of the business, particularly the Sales and People components which paved the way for him to assume the role of CEO of the group where he helped build the business to the size of 107 Stores Nationwide (bar Tasmania) with a $500 million dollar turnover.
After exiting Terry White, James immersed himself in a wide range of industries such as Law, Property and General Retail. He entered a business partnership consisting of retail outlets and coffee shops (branded) that achieved a turnover of around $25 million with 200 staff proving that when you get the right people you deliver on growth. His main pain point during that time was managing the cash flow for wages and back then banks were a little easier to deal with. For some companies not a lot has changed with regards to business payroll funding or has it?
Today we find James at the helm of Ozland Group Solutions (OGS) with big goals partnering with a cash flow funding solution from HirePay.
OGS is going through strong growth and while they can win long term ‘Blue Chip’ contracts in the facilities services sector the profit margin doesn’t offset the upfront requirement of payroll and expenses fast enough. In this space banks are not the easiest to deal with and that’s where HirePay comes into it.
HirePay gives James the confidence to go out and get more business. They give peace of mind that he has a solution for growth where he can go out and win more contracts knowing his payroll cash flow is covered.
When explaining HIrePay to family and friends James refers to HirePay as the Afterpay solution helping his business to take opportunities when they present themselves. Paying staff is an absolute priority and you want to keep a strong relationship with suppliers and vendors on the journey and HirePay does just that. The biggest problem in labour hire is having funds to pay labourer's weekly wages until your customers pay you.
HirePay can fund you 100% upfront in just a few easy steps with no lock in contracts or hidden fees - Seriously.
Upfront 100% funding means if you’re like James, you can focus on securing more or bigger projects for your business knowing that HirePay has got your back and your cash flow covered.
James’ goal is to grow Ozland Group Solutions into the strongest and most preferred mid tier facility’s company. His focus on quality services to tier 1 and tier 2 brands has James striving for a turnover of $500 million and the one of the things we’ve learnt about James is that he has the passion, insights and intelligence to do it as long as HirePay has his back and his cash flow covered.
If you're winning new Construction Projects or planning your business growth and need a 100% funding cash flow partner to cover your payroll, then it just may be time for you to find out more about HirePay.
Discover HirePay’s seriously simple cash flow funding solutions at www.HirePay.co.
You win the projects, HirePay will help you fund them.