Combo, Brunswick East 

A dedication to having a local team provide its clients with IT solutions has driven Combo to relocate to Brunswick East and set about rapidly growing its staff numbers.
 

FACT FILE

Business type IT services
Industry IT
Suburb Brunswick East
Founded in 2002
In Moreland since 2017
Core offering IT services for medium-sized businesses
Website combo.com.au

 

Founded in 2002, Combo’s local team of qualified and experienced professionals provide IT services to medium-sized businesses Australia-wide, but predominantly in Melbourne. 

“We relocated Combo from Fitzroy North in May 2017 as our business was expanding beyond the scale of our previous office,” says Combo Founder David Markus. 

Along with the Managing Director, Rachel Markus, David searched for a new office for a year. The pair wanted to stay close to their home in Fitzroy North, and were drawn to Brunswick East’s vibrant cafes and restaurants and easy access to the CBD. As soon as they inspected a space in Ettaro Complex on Brunswick Road they knew they were looking at Combo’s new home. Nine months later, Combo’s team moved in. 

At 640 square metres, Combo’s new office space is almost double the size of its previous one. This is giving it some much-needed growing room; David says the business is focused on strengthening its team and culture, increasing its total number of staff to 60, and providing customers with better service across a wider array of technologies.  

"We’re converting prospects to customers faster than ever before; the move is already proving to be a sound growth investment for the company.” 

Combo’s people, hard work and networking, along with the quality of the Ettaro Complex, go a long way towards the business’ success, David adds.  

Some recent award wins have also boosted Combo’s confidence. These include a National Trophy from Australian Achiever Awards for Excellence in Customer Service, and an industry award from CRN Magazine for Infrastructure Modernisation (Mid-Range). 

“We anticipate significant expansion over the next couple of years as the need for strong IT systems and cybersecurity grows. We love hiring locals because we know that reducing peak hour travel times reduces stress and improves the productivity of the team.” 

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