When Nick Argyropoulos was just 18 years old, he left his family's earthmoving equipment business, bought his own machine, founded NA Group, and began by working as a plant operator. He became a subcontractor for the RMS [!roads!] and continued to grow his company and work his way up the ranks. Today, NA Group has an impressive portfolio of large-scale road and civil works, and the company's innovative approach to improving safety has been extensively awarded.
"It was difficult being taken seriously at that age, but I persevered, and persistence pays off," Nick says. "I just had to improve my knowledge over time, lay low, and learn what I could. Once I knew my stuff, I just had to go about proving how good I was, rather than talking about it."