Being a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards has been an incredible journey for Rando and Associates and although the Company didn’t take home the award in the Micro Business category, congratulations to Health Safety Works and to the overall WA winner, PeopleSense.
Rando and Associates has been well recognised within the financial services industry but to be finalists in the Telstra Business Awards, reaffirmed for the Directors that the Company is on the right track as a business overall, not just a financial services business.
Rando and Associates started in 2005 because as a husband and father, Managing Director Mark Rando wanted to share the information and expertise he had gained in financial services to help people like himself to live their lives better.
It was a $5000 loan from his parents to buy a laptop and a mobile phone that gave Mark the opportunity to take the leap of faith he had longed for. From there, Rando and Associates was born; in the spare room of an unfinished house, Mark sitting on a milk crate with the laptop on his knees.
From those early days, starting without one client, Rando and Associates now have over 400 clients, suppliers who work in partnership with the business and an invigorated team with integrity who ‘advise our clients as though we were advising our own parents’.
Mark had this to say about the Awards experience: ‘Starting your own business, sticking to it, making the bold decisions, it takes courage. And some days, that courage and confidence can be really low. But then something like this happens and you are reminded of that initial faith and vision that you had.’
Rando and Associates would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Telstra Business Awards for this opportunity. The Company looks forward to this recognition being a springboard for the next 10 years and hopes it will contribute to building a positive profile of the industry that the Company is so passionate about.