As a sole operator for most of the last 10 years, Nick Hyslop didn’t appreciate the importance of the driver training and safety work he was doing as chairman of the Canterbury branch of Groundspread New Zealand until they gave him an award for it.
Nick is the proprietor of the Oamaru-based fertiliser application company Hyslop Groundspread, and until recently he was committed to being a one-man operation.
“But growth has been really good, and not as stressful as I had imagined,” Nick says.
When it arrived, growth came organically.
“Covid 19 meant that my dad, Ray Hyslop, couldn’t go back to Australia where he was working as a spreader-driver, so we made him a full-time employee, and it turned out that there was enough work for two people.”
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