Successful Endeavours - Electronics Designs That Work!

Casey Business and Professional Services

This is the category we won in 2010 when we also took out Casey Business of the Year. This is for our Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development services where we create the electronics product designs needed by Australian Electronics Manufacturers to be able to compete both locally and internationally.

Casey Business Awards Finalists 2012

Casey Business Awards Finalists 2012

Casey Manufacturer of the Year

We are finalists again in the category of Manufacturer of the Year.  This is for our Electronics Manufacturing service which we provide to clients following on from our Electronics Design service. We have to understand manufacturing in order to do Design for Manufacture and Assembly, also known as DFMA, so we can take on this role for those clients who want it.

Smarter Electronics Products using smarter Low Cost Electronics Manufacture processes, can compete internationally if the formula is right. This requires the combination of:

  • Product Positioning and Marketing
  • Sales Channel
  • Product Design
  • Cost Effective Electronics Manufacture

We are pleased to be serving Australian Electronics Manufacturing Industry who are trying to do just that.

Congratulations to the other Casey Business Awards 2012 finalists.

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  This post is Copyright © 2012  Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

Casey Business Awards

In 2010 the City Of Casey had their inaugural Casey Business Awards. They awarded us Casey Business of the Year and also gave us the award for Business and Professional Services which we shared with A Better Dental Care. As part of the awards ceremony they had 10 second videos prepared for each finalist and a 15 second video prepared for each category winner.  So we have 3 videos to show covering our awards as finalist for Casey Manufacturer Of The Year, as finalist and winners of the Casey Business and Professional Services Award and our award as Casey Business Of The Year for 2010.

Although we went to some length to describe what we do, which is Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development for Australian Electronics Manufacturers who still make their products in Australia, some of the voiceover comments didn’t quite come out right. It makes it all the more obvious how clear and consistent you have to be in explaining what you do.

So if you need an Electronics Product then we can do way more than is articulated in these videos but you do get a chance to see us in action.

This first video covers our finalist selection for Casey Manufacturer Of The Year 2010.

This second video includes both the finalist and winner videos for the Casey Business and Professional Services Award 2010.

This third video was prepared to cover our win as Casey Business Of The Year for 2010.

We have found the City Of Casey to be a very supportive environment for local businesses and are pleased to be working with them now as a member of the Casey Economic Development Partnership.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2011  Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

It is only a month into 2011 Calendar Year and we are very excited to announce that Successful Endeavours are finalists for Melbourne’s South East Business Of The Year.  We are also finalists for Small Business Of The Year.

The entry into this award came as a result of our being Casey Business of the Year for 2010 and award winning businesses from the 11 member councils of Melbourne’s South East were all in the running to be finalists.  The councils participating in this strategic development initiative are:

  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • City of Casey
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Kingston
  • Frankston City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Monash City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Whitehorse City Council

We will find out if we win on 25th February at the gala dinner presentation evening at the Karralyka Centre.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2011  Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Casey Radio 3SER 97.7FM

Today I was at Casey Radio, a community radio station catering to the south eastern suburban area of Melbourne, being interviewed for the Casey Business Hour which runs live to air on Fridays from 2pm to 3pm on 3SER 97.7FM. It was the first time I had been to the station so it was an interesting experience. With me were David Wilkinson and Tom Zsolt from the City of Casey Economic Development Department and Michelle Anderson from VECCI with radio announcer, Jamie.

Here are some pictures from the show:

3SER Guests Ray Keefe, Michelle Anderson and Tom Zsolt

The guest panel: Ray Keefe, Michelle Anderson and Tom Zsolt

 

David Wilkinson on 3SER

David Wilkinson, head of City of Casey Economic Development Department

 

Jamie on Casey Radio 3SER

Radio announcer extraordinaire, Jamie

 

Ray Keefe on Casey Radio 3SER

Ray Keefe at the microphone

 

Casey Business Awards

The podcast is an interview which covered the history of Successful Endeavours, our move from a home based business to commercial premises, what we have done to grow our Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development business, how winning Casey Business of the Year has changed us and opportunities for Australian Electronics Manufacturers in the current economic climate.

 

Casey Radio Interview with Ray KeefeClick on the image on the left to download or listen to the Casey Radio Interview with Ray Keefe

 

VECCI

Michelle Anderson from VECCI (Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry) was also interviewed and explained VECCI’s history as well as the benefits and services they offer to members and some of the programs they have initiated. Their tag line is “Invigorating Business” and I like what I heard. If you are a business in Victoria then you should check them out.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  For more information go to his LinkedIn profile. This post is Copyright © Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

AMTIL, Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited, have included an article on Successful Endeavours win as Casey Business Of The Year in the October edition of their Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine distributed to manufacturing businesses throughout Australia.

AMTIL Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine October 2010 page 16

AMTIL Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine October 2010 page 16

Successful Endeavours is proud to be a member of AMTIL and encourages other manufacturing sector businesses in Australia to consider membership as well.  We support Australian Electronics Manufacturers through our technology service offerings of Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development coupled with Contract Electronics Manufacturing Services for those clients who want to outsource some of that process but still Made In Australia.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics and embedded software products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  For more information go to his LinkedIn profile. This post is Copyright © Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Last night was the Casey Business Awards gala dinner where the Casey Business Awards were given out for 2010.  We are very pleased to have been awarded the Casey Business of the Year for 2010.  It was a great night and Casey Mayor, Cr Lorraine Wreford presented the award to Ray and Junette Keefe of Successful Endeavours.

Successful Endeavours were also joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award for 2010.

And we were finalists in the Manufacturer of the Year category which was won by Jain and Janice Lal at Australian Solar Manufacturing. They make high grade 200W solar panels in Hallam, as good as you can get anywhere in the world, and really deserved their win.  Well done Jain and Janice.

Casey Business Awards 2010

Above is a shot of the Casey Business Award Certificates and also the trophies we received on the night.

And here we are with Casey Mayor, Cr Lorraine Wreford, with the Casey Business of the Year award certificate and trophy.

 

Successful Endeavours with Mayor Cr Lorraine Wreford

Ray and Junette Keefe of Successful Endeavours with Casey Mayor Cr Lorraine Wreford – Casey Business Of The Year

 

Here we are with the joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award, Better Dental Care and a representative of Monash University who sponsored this award category.

Casey Business and Professional Services award

Casey Business and Professional Services award

 

And here is a picture of the 3 award certificates together.

Successful Endeavours Casey Business Awards 2010

Successful Endeavours Casey Business Awards 2010

 

And the Casey Weekly (formerly Berwick & District Journal) on 7 September 2010 ran a 2 page special on the Casey Business Awards and this is an except from that covering our win as Casey Business of the Year 2010.

Successful Endeavours - Casey Business of the Year 2010

Successful Endeavours – Casey Business of the Year 2010

 

Below are media releases  and official City of Casey web pages related to Successful Endeavours’ win as Casey Business of the Year and also as joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award.

The City of Casey Business Media Release Successful Endeavours named Casey Business of the Year

 

The City of Casey official Casey Business Awards page

The Greater Dandenong Weekly 30 August 2010 Company Wired For Top Award

The Casey Weekly Cranbourne 30 August 2010 Wired for success

The Casey Weekly Berwick 31 August 2010 Wired to win the big prize

 

The Cranbourne News 2 September 2010 Business Backed

AMTIL News feature AMTIL Member ‘Successful Endeavours’ wins 2010 Casey Business of the Year

And we thank our clients and suppliers for being the excellent businesses they are.  This would not have been possible without you.

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years.  For more information go to his LinkedIn profile. This post is Copyright  © Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.