Glenn Hosking and business partner Daniel Eadie started Oxworks as a two-man powder-coating business in 2001 with a strong vision for the future. Today, Oxworks has a national footprint with more than 120 full-time employees and a turnover of $40 million annually.
After studying accountancy at Queensland University of Technology, Glenn embarked on a career as a restaurateur, with two inner-city restaurants. I learned very quickly that your business is only as good as the staff you employ. They are your biggest asset. After an eight-year career, Glenn decided on a career change. I got to the stage where I was looking for something different, with regular hours a bit more conducive to family life.
From humble beginnings, Oxworks has grown remarkably over the past decade under Glenn's management. We now have a modern 6,000-square-metre manufacturing site, six sales and distribution centres across Australia, a large import program, and a full management structure. Things have evolved a lot over the past 15 years.