We’ve all been saved by a tradie. Whether its fixing a leaky pipe, putting up some paintings, or fixing a washing machine that always seems to break, tradies have been at the heart of Australian communities for as long as they’ve existed.

The Facts and Figures on Tradies

Tradies are big part of keeping
our economy strong

  • A quarter of all tradespeople are self employed and run their own small business.
  • More than a third of tradespeople are employed in regional Australia, keeping our farms and regions running smoothly.
  • Australian tradies help us with the jobs we can’t do! Don’t take them for granted next time your sink breaks.
  • Tradies spend years learning the skills they need to get the job done. We need to support them to keep skilled workers employed.

Conquest Pools,
Peninsula – VIC

Nigel and Craig started Conquest Pools in 2013 as a one-stop-shop for landscaping, electrical work, fencing and pool installation. After seeing the region’s love for pools, they decided to focus on delivering pools as their primary business.

Unfortunately, COVID uncertainty meant less clients for Nigel and Craig. They didn’t let this discourage them, choosing to work harder and returning to their original business model. Thankfully, their locals were so supportive, their commitment and referrals allowed them to keep operating through the first lockdown.

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The business got the name “Bertie’s” from Bertie Bertram, who ran it on his return to Australia after fghting in WWII. It was so successful it was the chosen supplier of meat for the Queen’s visit to Australia for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics – making them “Butchers to the Queen”.