What a journey we've had so far. Too many amazing memories to count, not to mention meeting so many wonderful people along the way.
“A few coders, some ramen, and a dream”
Not quite. But it did come about with a few late night conversations on how we could improve the way recruiters worked and the experience candidates and clients had.
We get all official
We transition from 'just an idea' to an actual entity. Still so much to do... Watch this space!
We open our Sydney office
Hello Sydney! Or Surry Hills to be exact. We open our doors at 35 Buckingham Street. Now we just need to fill up this space with Sydney's top recruitment talent.
A bit of midnight motivation
It's a quote that Joseph has always liked but in reality, success in business comes down to these three things: product, timing and good old-fashioned hard work.
Kathy Hamilton joins
The first person through the door is our new Financial Controller. Kathy brings a wealth of experience and helps us keep the books immaculate.
Sterning Healthcare launches
The healthcare boys arrive. Pete Wildman and Mark Hampton come on board to launch Sterning Health! Pete is ex-Hays and came to us from Primary Health Care in Sydney.
Sterning Sales launches
Chris Hunter joins us from his previous role at ADVIZA. Now with Sterning he launches us into the chemical sales sector.
Sterning Engineering launches
We get our first Perth-ian, Ben Lyons. Ben will drive Sterning Engineering across WA. He came to us from Marble Recruitment and lives a secret life as a triathlete.
We open our Perth office
With Ben joining us in Perth, there are a couple of other interested recruiters there too. It's time to grow roots in Perth.
We launch a pop-up food bank
Short on time but really wanting to give something back, Joseph also launches a 'pop-up' food bank. In just a few weeks we manage to feed a few thousand hungry Sydneysiders.
Donations come in from all over
Merz Food Bank gets loads of support from awesome Australian companies. Big shout out to Preshafruit and Carman's Kitchen.
Sterning IT launches
Mark Harrison joins us from Finite to launch Sterning IT. Mark's an adventurer right to the core. It's quite likely that right now he is somewhere in the jungles of Borneo.
We’ll take any opportunity for a cake
We have no idea who's birthday it was, all we know is it was another opportunity for CAKE! Adriano Zumbo may need to come up with a few more recipes.
Holiday time for all
By this point it was time for a nice long holiday, so we all went our separate ways for a few weeks of relaxation.
We start work in engineering sales
Sam Suddese joins us to head sales engineering. Sam is another ex-Hays recruiter and operates from our Perth office.
Our digital improvements begin
We begin work improving our digital marketing and working with new technologies. Content is king and generating new, relevant and interesting content can be loads of fun.
We make our first movie
We wanted to make a movie to show people what it was like to be a part of Sterning, so we did... Our resident triathlete leisurely walking down for a surf.
You appear to be pregnant
Pretty definitive, we think. An exciting time at Sterning as Joseph and his wife Talia announce they're having a baby.
Sterning HR launches
Emma Egan joins us to launch Sterning HR. Emma is ex-Hays but came to us from HR Partners which is a Randstad company.
Sydney office gets a makeover
We decide it's time to freshen things up so we give our HQ a bit of a makeover. There were a surprising amount of suits and shoes that belonged to nobody.
Sterning IT grows
Nakul Pednekar joins us from Motion Recruitment in Sydney. Nakul will be driving our growth into data science and analytics.