Staying ahead of the game

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018

Staying ahead of the game

Mastercom has celebrated its first 50 years with a glittering event at Star City.

Mastercom, a New South Wales-based provider of mission-critical, two-way radio and networking, marked a half century of innovation with a gala event at Sydney’s Star City Event Centre on 24 October.

Two hundred guests, including the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP; the State Labor Member for Granville, Julia Finn MP; and the NSW Police Deputy Commissioner, Jeff Loy, enjoyed an evening of fine dining, speeches and networking. Comedian and master of ceremonies Seamus McAlary ensured proceedings flowed while musical act Bakky Skank filled the dance floor with its signature rhythm and melody.

From humble beginnings around the back of the Cumberland Cabs (now Premier Cabs) building in Granville in 1968, Mastercom has gone from strength to strength over the years, delivering cutting-edge communications technology that has solidified the company’s ability to provide bespoke, scalable two-way-radio network solutions that keep people connected.

The Mastercom team’s genuine passion for, and interest in, the capabilities of technology saw the company grow so much that new premises were needed around 1980. The new site is now a hive of activity and a valuable training ground for many of today’s digital mobile radio industry specialists.

Under the direction of Managing Director Hamish Duff since 2007, Mastercom has been able to move with the times, innovate with the technology at hand while also looking to the future.

“Mastercom prides itself on the strength of its professional team and ability to develop, manage and grow often complex communications technical infrastructure,” said Duff.

“We think outside the square and never shy away from a challenge, which is how we’ve been able to stay ahead of the game.”

People standing around a cake-cutting ceremony at the Mastercom event

Shadow Minister Aitchison praised Mastercom for its longevity and contribution to both the local and state economy.

“Making a small to medium business successful takes skill and dedication, but it also requires a genuine commitment to staff that they will receive not only employment, but ongoing training and mentoring,” she said.

“Many of Mastercom’s staff have been with the company for decades and are leading the way when it comes to providing technological advances within the sector. Likewise, many customers have relied on the business for decades.

“I congratulate Mastercom, Hamish and the team on reaching this important milestone, and for being a training ground for new recruits in what is a complex industry where learning must be done on the job,” she added.

“I began my career with Mastercom in the ’80s, so it’s with great pride I see the company hit its half-century,” said Duff.

“So many people along the way have been instrumental to the company’s success — our staff, partners and customers.

“Without their support and loyalty Mastercom would not be what it is today, so to them I offer my heartfelt thanks.”

Pictured, top: Managing Director of Mastercom, Hamish Duff; State Labor Member for Granville, Julia Finn MP; and NSW Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP.

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