RG Upton & Co is located on Newell St, one street south of the main road through the centre of Harvey – and now the site of a newly redeveloped shopping precinct.
What do BHR Papalia do for you?
“BHR Papalia have been our accountants for 15 years,” Russell said. “We’ve primarily been dealing with Brian Hotker in that time.”
Russell said they originally went to BHR Papalia when their daughter worked for them for a time.
“We’ve always found them to offer us good advice, and they’ve had an affinity with our business all along,” he said.
What have been your highlights of the past year?
Russell and Mimma had the opportunity to travel overseas twice since 2017, and view production processes of some the equipment they specialise in.
“We went on a Stihl study tour 18 months ago to their Germany factory, and then last year to Alaska, which gave us the opportunity for a holiday we don’t normally get,” Russell said.
“The factory tour in Germany in particular really stood out. The attention to detail and the focus on quality was evident all through their factories.”
What really impressed Russell in Germany however was the family values displayed at the factory.
“They care more about their employees than profit,” Russell said. “The one thing that really stood out for us was their employee welfare.”
The redevelopment of the shopping precinct RG Upton & Co are a part of, with its more efficient use of space and positive upgrades, has also been a highlight for Russell and Mimma in the last year.
“It has been a long time in development, however we look forward to the positive impact it may generate in the town centre," Russell said.