ENTERING this year’s Telstra South Australian Business Awards was a chance for the owners of solar firm SunTrix to reflect on their achievements.
The Newton business, owned and operated by Jenny Paradiso and her husband Dave Hille, is a finalist in the medium business category.
Ms Paradiso said preparing the awards entry was an opportunity for her and Mr Hille to think about what they had accomplished since launching the business in 2008.
“I think we have always just put our head down,” she said.
“I realised how much innovation we do ourselves and we have developed a lot of products.”
SunTrix was about to launch its newest product, a monitoring service that would alert customers if there were problems with their solar system.
Ms Paradiso said she believed there were three keys to the success of SunTrix: innovation, partnerships and processes.
“We have put a lot of effort, probably with me being an ex-librarian, into putting processes and procedures in place so everyone knows what they are doing and when they should be doing it,” she said.
“We also form partnerships and strategic alliances with other companies to be able to provide (clients with) more.
“For example, we work with CQ Partners for energy auditing.”
Ms Paradiso and Mr Hille started SunTrix after they struggled to find a suitable provider for solar electricity for their home.
SunTrix specialised in solar photovoltaic cells, selling and installing solar systems and products.
Looking ahead, Ms Paradiso said the business would focus on expanding its commercial and wholesale operations. SunTrix recently completed installation of a system at Salisbury North Football Club.
“They really wanted to make a difference in regards to looking after the environment and setting an example to all their members,” Ms Paradiso said.
The Telstra SA Business Awards will be announced on July 26.
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