Meet The Owners
At 56 and well into the second chapter of his life little did Peter Miller realise it would be connections to high school that would lead the charge for a career change.
After chalking up 25 years in IT Peter was looking for life change that would see him be his own boss. He spent 18 months exploring opportunities in indoor farming before a happenstance coffee with his high school friend took him in a completely new direction.
Peter’s mate, and former groomsman, Julian Cauchi just happens to own Battery World Fairy Meadow and a chance coffee combined with the fact Peter had also undertaken an electrical apprenticeship after high school led to him opening Battery World’s 97th store in Rozelle.
“It made perfect sense,” Peter said, “Julian has run his store successfully for many years and to see how happy he has been with his work: well it starts you thinking.”
“Even with Julian’s endorsement I still did my research and visited as many stores as I could. I loved it that it didn’t matter what store I visited the staff were really friendly and loved working there.
“There are many franchise web sites and I kept coming back to Battery World being a trusted brand and a brand on the move. Battery technology is moving ahead in leaps and bounds as we try to continually stay connected. Australians embrace technology like no one else.
“You just have to see how smaller batteries are changing mobile phone development. The portable power devices you can get that will recharge your phone pretty much instantly. But there is also the need for batteries for older style gadgets: someone has to stock them because not everyone wants to upgrade their phone every year. So we make sure we look after people trying to get extra life out of their devices.”