This year Glad Group celebrates 30 years in business, we thought it was the perfect time to find out more about the journey getting here from our CEO and Founder Nick Iloski.
What was your journey like to get to where you are today?
One of the big challenges I faced when I went into business was language, I tried very hard to overcome this through hard work and doing the very best quality job I could.
I’ve also had to make lots of decisions along the way to 30 years of Glad. One of the pivotal movements was deciding to create the company in 1989. At the time there was a recession, so it was difficult times for many people. I was lucky enough to be in a position where I needed further investment and structure around my business – I looked for people that had supported me in the past and brought them into the business, some of those people are still with me today.
I was also willing to take risks and looked for the right opportunities to keep moving forward.
How have you approached change within your business over the last 30 years?
I have always been a believer in innovation and technology and surrounded myself with good people. I never gave up, I focused on finding solutions, worked collaboratively and most importantly listened to my customers.
What do you consider your three biggest accomplishments?
- My marriage – my wife has been by my side since the very beginning.
- Watching people that I have employed grow with the company over the years and in some cases seeing their own family join the Glad family.
- Bringing service integration into the heart of our business – my dream is to be a one stop shop for our clients.
How would you describe yourself?
Good listener, passionate about what I do, hardworking and generous.