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The Bearded Chat EP #008 - Greg Ford

Greg Ford is the Founder and Chairman of TradeTools, a $100 million + Queensland based company comprising of 19 tool stores. Originally from the UK, Greg travelled across the world adventuring, before eventually moving to Australia where he established the first TradeTools store in 1987 in the bayside area in Brisbane. TradeTools has a fiercely loyal customer base and services the trade industry across Queensland. They still manufacture their infamous Renegade air compressors in their Gold Coast based factory, one of the rare companies to still manufacture industrial products like this in Australia. Through a unique way of setting up the business, TradeTools has incredible staff retention, with some team members still with the company from the original store and have become shareholders. Greg gives an insight into his life before TradeTools with hilarious tales about his travels and shares lessons he learned along the way in the incredible journey of building a truely remarkable and successful company. You can check out TradeTools at any of their locations, via or on Instagram on @TradeTools.

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