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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Finalist

JUST ANNOUNCED! Platinum Electricians CEO and Founder Joshua Nicholls has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Australian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award! We sit amongst a very prestigious list of entrepreneurial talent, including Finder.com.au and I Quit Sugar. This award is a truly global program recognising top CEO’s in more than 60 countries – a community of people we are very inspired to be named amongst. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year honours entrepreneurs who ingenuity and perseverance have created and sustained successful businesses, we are so excited to be recognised in the Australian business community in this way. The winner is announced in August.

New Installations of Wifi Media Displays throughout Anytime Fitness gyms

Platinum Electricians have been engaged by CSG Limited to complete new installations of Wifi Media Displays throughout Anytime Fitness gyms all across Australia! Our network of 52 offices and 360 employees will be rolling these out across hundreds of locations. If you need one company for an Australia wide roll out speak to our national team today on 1800 PLATINUM.

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Front Cover of Financial Review

On the 3rd of April 2017, Platinum was featured on the front page of ‘the Australian Financial Review’ newspaper! It was a lovely sight to our Monday morning. Click below to check out the full article.

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EOFY Rewards are Starting Early

We LOVE rewarding our customers so check out our latest promotion to see how simply approving a quote can land you an awesome prize. Click below to find out about our EOFY specials, and get in quick before the end of the month!

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Rethink Your Electrical

Your humble white power points and switches have changed. With clever technology and design, electrical accessories and lighting can now help you make your surroundings more comfortable and relaxing than ever before. Click below to find out more, or give us a call on 1800 PLATINUM.

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Protect your Workplace with a Safety Audit

We know that organising safety audits isn’t the most exciting thing to think about. But we absolutely LOVE it! So, let us take care of your industrial and commercial properties. Our Safety Audits will monitor your:

  • Exit and Emergency Lighting
  • RCD Testing
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • Testing and Tagging Register
  • Thermal Imaging and MUCH MORE

We’ll create a plan and give you a call before anything falls due. You can then get busy doing what you do best. Click on the button below for your FREE Safety Consultation!

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Construction Skills Queensland Excellence Awards

latest-news_csq-excellence-award-01On 25 November 2016 our team from Morningside QLD was recognised as a finalist in the prestigious CSQ Awards for the Building and Construction Industry. We were recognised for Employer Commitment to Training Excellence at the gala dinner held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. In 2015 we were fortunate enough to take home the win for CSQ Excellence Awards,however we were unable to make it two years in a row. Nevertheless, we are super proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist this year and congratulations to all the winners on the night.

Winners Three Years in a Row

latest-news_-brw-fast-100-01Platinum Electricians has yet AGAIN been included in Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 Awards for 2016.

With this being our third year in a row for making the Fast 100 list it is rewarding to see our consistent growth and want to take the opportunity to send out a HUGE thanks to all of our customers!  “The more we grow, the more we can give” says CEO and founder Joshua Nicholls.  For us this award is not so much about the growth, as it is about the impact welatest-news_-brw-fast-100-02 can have because of our growth. As Platinum continues to grow throughout Australia, we are having more impact with our newly founded Platinum Foundation. The future is bright and the difference Platinum is making in the world is really exciting.

2016 Financial Review Aspire Awards Winner

latest-news-nov-02After being being announced as a finalist of the PwC “Next Rich” Award, for companies that show a great workplace culture – we took out the top prize and came home with the win!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Financial Review publication, PwC and all of the other finalists and winners on the night.

2016 Platinum Electricians National Awards

latest-news-foty-01We also celebrated our Platinum Electricians National Awards at Byron Bay conference this year with some very excited winners for each category. Congratulations to the winners below:

  • Fast Starters Award: Platinum Electricians Springwood
  • Five Star Service Award: Platinum Electricians Midwest
  • Business Excellence Awards (Up to $1mill sales): Platinum Electricians Buddina
  • Business Excellence Awards (Over $1mill sales): Platinum Electricians Rocklea / Mt Gravatt / Ipswich
  • Franchise of the Year Award: Platinum Electricians Gladstone

2016 Platinum Electricians National Conference – Byron Bay

untitled-1-03In October 2016 we held our Platinum Electricians National Conference in the beautiful Byron Bay. We had over 140 delegates attend including their families and our fantastic sponsors. It was an amazing event to have everyone together from all over Australia to relax, unwind and hear from some inspiring guest speakers!

2016 ATRAA Solar Design and Installation Awards

untitled-1-02A HUGE congratulations to our Platinum Electricians Rockhampton team who, with the help of GEM Energy, took out the award for the “Over 100kW Solar Grid-Connect System” at the ATRAA Solar Design and Installation awards, hosted by the Clean Energy Council.

They won the award with a 517kW solar system installed at Dobinson Spring and Suspension warehouse in Rockhampton QLD. Well done guys!!

2016 Financial Review Aspire Awards Finalist

unnamed_400_400_s_c1We are so excited to announce that we have been named as a finalist for the Financial Review & PwC’s 2016 Private Clients’ Aspire Awards.

We made the shortlist for the PwC “Next Rich” award which is awarded to companies that show a great workplace culture. The winner is drawn on the 9th of November 2016.

Platinum Foundation Launch

untitled-1-01We’re great electricians from all over Australia, but that’s what we do not who we are. We are Platinum Family. A family that is passionate about being generous and helping others in need. After a field trip in 2015 to visit their sponsorship children in Zambia, Joshua and 3 franchisees Jeff, John & Ken were inspired to start the Platinum Foundation.

So now we are so proud to announce that we have launched our very own foundation to allow the Platinum brand to have greater impact.

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Platinum ranked 84th fastest growing company in Australia

On Tuesday 20th October, Platinum was ranked the 84th fastest growing company in  Australia in the 2015 BRW Fast 100 list. Very exciting to make it into this list 2 years in a row!

Thanks to all our amazing customers that have helped us reach this great achievement.

Platinum a national finalist

21Platinum a national finalist in MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

On Tuesday 28 October, Platinum was awarded a national finalist in the Franchisor Social Responsibility award for our One Van One Child initiative. Such an honour to receive recognition for our efforts in Zambia in partnership with World Vision

Platinum ranked 60th fastest growing company in Australia

22On Thursday 23 October, Platinum was ranked the 60th fastest growing company in Australia in the 2014 BRW Fast 100 list. CEO Joshua Nicholls was ecstatic to be listed amongst some of the very best businesses in Australia.

Platinum featured on Australia’s #1 Marketing Show

23In September 2014 CEO Joshua Nicholls was invited to be interviewed on the Small Business Big Marketing Show. A great interview that showcases the heart and soul of Platinum Electricians.

Click Here to listen to the interview! (QUICK TIP! Scroll to the 20min mark to hear Josh’s interview)

Platinum Best Mid-Market Rising Star in BRW Business Awards

24On Thursday 28th August, Platinum was awarded a finalist in the 2014 BRW GE Momentum Mid-Market Business Awards in the Best Mid- Market Rising Star category. A huge achievement for the Platinum team to be recognised amongst Australia’s leading medium sized businesses.

Celebrating 100 vans and 100 children

25During our Platinum conference in Thailand in August 2014, we celebrated hitting a huge milestone of 100 Platinum vans on the road and 100 children sponsored in Zambia through our One Van One Child initiative. It was such a momentous occasion to hit our target of one child sponsored for every Platinum van and it so happened as we reached the big 100. Exciting to see the impact the Platinum brand is having in the Chikomeni community in Zambia.

Platinum Featured on Switzer

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On Monday 12 March 2013, Director Joshua Nicholls was interviewed on the ‘Switzer’ program. Joshua talks on Platinum Electricians and what most people hate about tradies and how he’s built his business around doing the complete opposite.

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Platinum Partners with World Vision – One Child Foundation

25One Van One Child Program

In partnership with World Vision, Platinum Electricians has initiated the One Van One Child program. The vision is to see one child sponsored for every Platinum Electricians van on the road Australia wide.

CEO, Joshua Nicholls feels a strong mandate as a business owner in the western world to live generously and give finances to bless those in third world countries that are less fortunate. Child sponsorship is a solution that has the potential to change a whole community and the generations to come.

‘Bringing Light to Zambia’

The One Van One Child program is focusing its support to a dedicated community in Zambia, Africa. This concentrated effort enables the Platinum team to visit the community it is transforming to build relationships and offer further support. What has started as child sponsorship will develop into new and exciting opportunities to impact the community in Zambia in the future.

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Platinum Receives Triple Certification

container-19-imgPlatinum Electricians is a triple certified company. This high standard of endorsement guarantees our commitment to consistent delivery of Quality, Safety and Environmentally friendly solutions

To receive certification, Platinum Electricians is audited regularly to ensure it complies with the strict, intensive requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Management, AS 4801 Occupational Health & Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems.

Platinum becomes an Accredited Master Electrician

Master Electricians

container-20-imgMaster Electrician licensing has also provided Platinum with a very broad service spectrum. (In 2010 CEO Josh Nicholls was invited to join the board of Master Electricians Australia, a major professional accolade) Platinum Electricians participates nationally at all levels of this multi-billion dollar service sector, including domestic, commercial and industrial contracting.

Platinum Featured on Sky News Business Channel

16-1Sky News “Grow Your Business” Television Program

On Saturday 20 July 2011, Director Joshua Nicholls was interviewed on ‘Grow Your Business’ television program. Grow Your Business is a weekly program on Sky News Business Channel that interviews Australia’s leading business owners that have built successful companies. Interviewer Peter Switzer asked Josh for insight into Platinum Electricians’s successful customer service model that separates Platinum from all other electrical and trades based companies in Australia.

My Business Awards

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Platinum Electricians was awarded a top 3 national finalist in the 2010 My Business Awards. Competing against hundreds of Australian companies in the Best Medium Business category, this was a huge success for Platinum.

VIP Guest with Kevin Rudd

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On Friday 10 October 2008, Joshua Nicholls was invited to the annual National Telstra Business Awards as a VIP guest in honour of being a 2007 national winner. Also invited to the awards night as a VIP guest was Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Joshua was able to rub shoulders throughout the evening with both the PM and Sol Trujillo, CEO of Telstra.

Platinum Featured in Peter Switzer's New Book

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This latest business book hit retail shelves in November 2008. After first meeting Josh at a business awards evening and then followed by media invitations for newspapers and radio, Peter Switzer chose to use Josh and Platinum Electricians as a casestudy in his latest book.

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Listed as Leading Australian Entreprenuer

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In August 2008, Joshua Nicholls was included in Smartcompany.com.au and PriceWaterHouseCoopers’ national list of 30 Hot Entreprenuers under the age of 30. Well done Josh!

Featured Live on Sky Business

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On Thursday 27 March 2008, managing director Joshua Nicholls was featured live on ‘In Business’. In Business is a daily program on Sky Business which talks to Australia’s most dynamic and interesting business people.

Although apperaing on television programs before, The Sky Business program was Joshua’s first opportunity for live broadcasting, and therefore quite a nerve racking experience.

During the 30 minute live interview, interviewer Richard Goncalves asked Josh how he set up Platinum Electricians, challenges he faced and how he overcame them, how he’s grown the business, Platinum Electricians’s point of difference and the future of franchising the Platinum brand.

Platinum Partners with Compassion Australia

48_1Releasing Children from Poverty

In August 2008, Platinum Electricians officially became a proud supporter of Compassion Australia. Compassion is an international organisation that fosters development of children living in extreme poverty in over 25 developing countries through sponsorship programs.

All employees and franchisees within the Platinum Electricians network are strongly encouraged to sponsor children.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact us for more information

Platinum National Winner

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On Friday21 September, Platinum Electricians was crowned the National winner of the most prestigious awards program in Australia, the 2007 Telstra Business Awards. After winning the NSW awards earlier in the year, Platinum Electricians competed against all other state and territory winners to take out the national title.

With over 4000 entries nation wide, Platinum Electricians’s success in the Panasonic Australia Award for businesses across Australia, and is one of Australia’s most prestigious business awards programs.

‘The Telstra Business Awards provides a platform for Australia’s small to medium businesses to shine, share and show the lead’ Ms Deena Shiff, Telstra Business Group Managing Director said. ‘This evening allows us to celebrate the important contribution these businesses make to the Australian economy, and acknowledge all Australian small businesses for their vision, persistence and success. Well done Platinum!!!

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Platinum Crowned NSW Winner

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On Friday 27 July, Platinum Electricians was named the winner of the Panasonic Australia Business Award at the Tesltra New South Wales Business Awards. The Panasonic Australia Business Award is awarded to outstanding businesses with more than 20 employees but less than or equal to 50.

Telstra Group Managing Director for Telstra Business and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Ms Deena Shiff, said Telstra was proud of all this year’s New South Wales winners and finalists. “These awards give Australian businesses the recognition they deserve and we are honoured each year to celebrate the achievements of New South Wales’ business community” Ms Shiff said.

Platinum Electricians will compete against other state and territory winners at the national titles held in Sydney on Friday 21 September 2007, where one business will be crowned the 2007 Telstra Australian Business of the Year.

Platinum Featured on Channel 9

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Wednesday 11 April was a very exciting day in the Platinum office as Channel 9 set up their cameras to begin filming for the Your Business Success series. As the business success story for the show, Joshua Nicholls and the team were interviewed by host Charles Slade who was interested in finding out the point of difference at Platinum Electricians. The day continued to flow with staff interviews and filming of the Platinum vans.

With more than 330,000 viewers, this television feature will be a great opportunity for Platinum to be recognised on a national level.

The Your Business Success series on the Nine Network provides practical business advice from Australia’s leading entrepreneurs which is then applied to a real life business. Each week a different business entrepreneur shares their business knowledge.

The episode featuring Platinum Electricians was aired on Sunday 3 June on Channel 9.

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Book Launch

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On 30 March 2007, the book launch for the Secrets of Small BUsiness Owners Exposed was held at the Sydney Venue in North Sydney.

Following the event of the book hitting the shelves of all major bookstores, the book launch was a great night for the successful small business owners to meet and exchange stories. The night ended in speeches where managing director, Josh , was given the opportunity to express his gratitude to everyone involved in the book.

As a result of the book being released Josh has featured in a half page spread in the local Blacktown Advocate, detailing the business ‘ success and the future dreams of Platinum Electricians (you can view the newspaper article in the ‘Media’ section of our website)

Platinum Receives Certification

On 21 July Platinum Electricians received QEC certification

To associate the Platinum brand with this internationally recognised quality benchmark is a huge success for us and has been a long term goal of managing director, Joshua Nicholls, since first starting Platinum Electricians back in 2001.

To receive certification as a quality endorsed company indicates that Platinum Electricians is a reputable organisation that consistently delivers quality services. Certification requires compulsory auditing every 9 months to ensure our company still adheres to quality practice, and therefore assures our customers that our commitment to quality is not a once off event but a culture that will continue to grow and develop.

A Night We'll Never Forget

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Saturday 15 October was a memorable night that unquestionably marked the most exciting event for Platinum Electricians on the 2005 calendar. Held at the stunning Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, the Australia Post Small Business Awards gala dinner was an exciting evening for all finalist companies involved.

As Australia Post’s way of recognising excellence in small business, the annual awards were sponsored by NRMA Business Insurance and Optus and supported by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the NSW State Chamber of Commerce.

With seven award categories including Business Growth & Management, Marketing, Import and Export, Technology, Customer Service, Your Choice and Getting started, hundreds of small businesses throughout NSW and ACT entered the awards program with the top 3 finalists from each category invited to the gala dinner to announce the winners.

As part of our finalists’ $9,000 promotional pack, photographers and film crew spent a day at Platinum Electricians’s office prior to the gala dinner. Video footage and photos were used during the gala dinner and have been given to us for future marketing and promotional efforts. Employment of an HR company was also included in the promotional package, which saw articles written in many local papers about Platinum Electricians and its success in the Australia Post Small Business Awards.

The gala dinner was a night full of excitement, nerves, tears and loud cries of ‘we won’. Known by fellow guests as the loud young electrical company, onlookers were genuinely happy to see the ‘young-uns’ win the night. Earlier in the evening, we won our category of Business Growth & Management walking away with a trophy, framed copies of Joshua Nicholls’ face on genuine Australia Post stamps and a $5,000 cash prize. As the evening drew to a close, the category winners were all in the running to be awarded the overall winner as the 2005 Australia Post NSW/ACT Small Business of the Year. With much tension and butterflies in our stomachs in the last few seconds leading up to the announcement, Platinum Electricians was awarded the overall winner, walking away with more trophies, stamps with Josh’s face on them and a $15,000 cash prize.

As emphasised in all his speeches throughout the night, managing director Joshua Nicholls says that this win is for the team!

2005 My Business Awards

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September 2005 was another exciting month for Platinum Electricians, as we were awarded a top 3 finalist in the 2005 My Business/Fuji Xerox Awards. Under the category of fastest growing small business, Platinum Electricians was the only NSW company to be awarded a finalist position out of hundreds of entrants. Hosted by David Koch on 22 September, the awards ceremony was a great time for the Platinum team to share in the excitement of external recognition of our achievements.

2004 NSW Business Award

19_1Australia Post 2004 NSW/ACT Small Business Awards

On Saturday 16 October 2004, Platinum Electricians was awarded a finalist in the Australia Post NSW/ACT Small Business Awards by MC Amanda Keller. With over 100 entrants in the young achievers category, Platinum Electricians was recognised as one of the top 3 finalists for the 2004 awards. Of the 24 finalist companies included in all award categories, Platinum Electricians was commended by Peter Switzer, small business editor for The Australian, for being one of only two organisations representing the construction industry. Walking home with a plaque, a framed collection of his own personal stamps and a $7,000 promotional pack, managing director Joshua Nicholls was thrilled to be acknowledged and gain recognition at such a public event.

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Meeting PM John Howard

22_1Friday 8 October 2004 was an exciting day for Platinum Electricians, as managing director Joshua Nicholls had the amazing opportunity to meet with prime minister John Howard only one day before the election. Invited to attend a private morning tea with only 20 prominent leaders in the local Blacktown area, Josh was personally thanked by Mr Howard for doing such a great job with employment of apprentices. Two weeks earlier, Dr Brendan Nelson, Federal Minister of Education, also congratulated Josh for his work with electrical apprentices. Escorted by 3 federal police cars to Platinum’s head office, Dr Nelson’s visitation was another highlight for Josh and his team.