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Business growth success story with Andrew Biggs


Seaworld Drive

Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, QLD 4217

Main Beach, QLD, AU, 4217

Business growth success story with Andrew Biggs

When COVID-19 burst on the scene in early 2020, businesses faced dramatic shifts and the importance of strategic agility became critical. To survive, leaders were encouraged to pivot into new markets by developing new business models.

As history has proven, during unprecedented times, it is necessary to prepare for what is next. Visionary leaders like Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Winston Churchill, and Nelson Mandela did not simply react to threats, they looked beyond the horizon. They were guided and their people in turn motivated by their vision for a better future.

Hanrob Pet Hotels is one such business that pivoted during COVID to overcome challenges in the industry and creatively expand services to continue achieving strong, sustainable growth.

We are delighted to extend a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first hand how Coraggio can expand and future proof your business followed by an upfront and personal keynote speaker session with the CEO of Hanrob, Andrew Biggs, at Coraggio’s next Advisory Board Day on the Gold Coast on Thursday 5 August.

Opened by Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being a part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond.

Followed by Andrew Biggs who will provide insights highlighting:

  • Andrew shares Hanrob’s journey and how they have successfully scaled their family business
  • Key lessons learnt and challenges Andrew has overcome over the past 17 years as CEO
  • How Hanrob pivoted during COVID to overcome challenges in the industry and creatively expanded services to continue achieving strong growth.

About Andrew Biggs

Chief Executive Officer, Hanrob

Andrew Biggs was appointed CEO in February 2004, and the next generation of the family business, Hanrob Pet Hotels and Pet Professionals Australia.

He has 30 years’ experience in the Pet Care Industry and worked in various industries including the motor vehicle and charity sectors.

Andrew was the Founder and CEO of Assistance Dogs Australia, a charity which trains dogs to help people with physical disabilities. He is a key stakeholder in animal welfare policy with state and federal governments as well as industries such as greyhound racing.

Andrew is focused on business growth and delivering the highest standard of professional pet services across Australia and the region.

Andrew has been a Member of Coraggio for the past 9 years, being a great support and invaluable influence.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.

Pre meeting requirements

Seating is limited to this complimentary session, aimed specifically at established business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Jade Howcroft from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K
  • Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more about this event and the eligibility criteria please contact Jade Howcroft on 0409 690 434 or email jade@coraggio.com.au


Date: Thursday 5 August 2021

Venue: Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, QLD 4217

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM.

Food and beverages are individually packaged according to the guidelines and physical distancing measures as per Government regulations.