It’s a sense of the power of partnerships Shayne appreciates.
“One of the great strengths we (ANZ) have is we've been fortunate to have customer relationships that have really stood the test of time,” he says.
AA Petroleum is one of those customers. At over 80 years old now, Andreas still has a hand in the business now run day to day by his sons.
George and his brothers have a strong sense of family and he says they strive to build longstanding relationships with their partners, be they petrol station or bank managers.
Partnerships are a key aspect of the Andrianopoulos family. George remembers his father sharing an analogy passed down to him from his father, George’s grandfather, likening partnerships to moss covering rocks in nature.
“Moss grows over a rock which is set,’” George remembered. “Wherever you go make sure you don't move (the rock) around. Create relationships which are long term.”
The conversation also touched on innovation, the changes to the industry and assuring quality.
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