Thanks to the phenomenal growth of 1800Approved Cairns finance brokering franchise in just seven months owner Joshua Oliver needed more expert help, which was why he has recently appointed Helen De Jongh as Operations Manager.
“Helen has a wealth of experience in administration and the day-to-day running of a business,’ said Joshua. “In just a month since she started she has helped us get our business into top shipshape, which benefits us and our clients.”
Helen has 20 years’ experience in all areas of office management and was keen to join Joshua and help him deal with the face-paced growth of the business.
“Not only is it a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge into a different field, but Joshua has been so busy and needs someone to make sure the business runs as efficiently as possible while it continues growing,” she said.
Hiring an expert to run the office has been a positive turning point in the growth of 1800Approved Cairns, which helps clients secure financing for cars, boats, bikes, trucks, equipment, commercial ventures and personal loans. Being part of the highly successful 1800Approved Australian franchise gives Joshua and his team access to more than 40 leading financial institutions.
Joshua, who was in the car industry for 17 years before attaining his brokerage license, started the Cairns franchise in May 2017 and has quickly experienced outstanding success. He was so successful, in fact, that he recently received a phone call from the owner of the franchise to congratulate him on exceeding all 1800Approved records for bringing in more business than all other franchises, including those in the major cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
“Our growth is absolutely phenomenal,” said Joshua, who currently has three staff with more brokers coming on board. “We have to put more people on in the near future and Helen will keep the company running smoothly and efficiently as we continue to grow.”
Helen said the immediate success of 1800 Approved Cairns, which helps people find loans that suit their financial situation and lifestyle, is due to Joshua’s relationship building.
“He’s a people person, and he genuinely cares about his clients,” she said. “He has a huge number of referrals from his clients and motor dealers, who benefit from his high approval rate and fast and easy loan approval process.”
Mulgrave Road (across from DFO)
Helen De Jongh
0419 759 690
Words By Janie Barton
Photo By Silvia Mogorovich