Exceptional Magazine : 2014 Exceptional Magazine
some people are probably more suited to being an entrepreneur than others. "Entrepreneurs don't really perceive risks in the same way that others might. They are more focused on the opportunity and they plough ahead looking for what they can do better, rather than worrying about what happens if it goes wrong." Andrew has focused on creating a culture that makes SEEK an inspiring and energising place to work. "One of the keys to SEEK's success has been having good people on board," says Andrew. SEEK has consistently been ranked highly in the Hewitt Best Employer awards for over a decade. In setting the right culture and vision, and building and acquiring strong employment marketplaces, Andrew has helped to create a sustainable business with exciting long-term growth prospects. "Looking forward at the next 10 years, I want us to continue to grow and do an even better job than we currently are within the Australian market," says Andrew. "I'd also like to see our international businesses reach the level where we are now in Australia, across markets like China, South East Asia, Mexico, Brazil and Africa." "Being involved in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has been a good opportunity to meet a diverse range of highly successful people and hear their stories," says Andrew. "I really like the fact that EY is one of the few organisations in the country showing recognition and support for entrepreneurialism in both small and large companies." “We’ve had a willingness to continue to back ourselves, to remain entrepreneurial and to keep taking risks.” Andrew Bassat, SEEK Photography: We Are Hobo Australian and Listed | Andrew Bassat, SEEK 7 Viewpoint The judges said ... Despite being a humble and modest individual, Andrew has been extremely courageous in the powerful way he has driven the success of his business. With great conviction, a clear-sighted view of the opportunity, and a committed sense of investing everything he could make to grow the business, Andrew has evolved his model along the way and achieved considerable scale. SEEK has also been able to attract some powerful partners and investors to its idea, which has played a signifcant part in its success. SEEK is a quality and transportable business, which is already operating in other international markets and has the potential to have a signifcant global impact. Andrew Bassat's persistence and determination has seen him turn SEEK into a clear sector winner, dominating its space and now producing very strong fnancial returns.
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