Meet The Owners
Simon Spence may have swung open the doors on Battery World’s very latest store in WA, but he is drawing on 20 years of history with the niche battery retailer.
Dad, Tom has spent 20 years with Australia’s only battery retail specialist and one by one has been drawing family members to the brand. From his brother-in-law Julian Cauchi in Fairy Meadow, NSW to his son Mark who has owned the Rockingham store for 10 years – it was inevitable that the former policeman would find his way into the ‘purple-fold’.
Simon is the first to confess sometimes what you’re looking for is right under your nose the whole time.
After years working for BP, the Western Australian Police Force and BHP Billiton, Simon is now happily his own boss.
“It’s crazy that it has taken me this long,” Simon said, “I have certainly come the long way. When I finished school I worked with Dad at BP, then when Dad became involved with Battery World I worked with him for a number of years before following my lifelong dream to become a policeman. I was quite ambitious and was chasing career advancement which happens a bit slowly in the police force so took a leadership role with BHP Billiton where I ran a full production team of 70 people.”
Being away from his wife Sonia and three children, Chloe, Charlie and Harry started to take its toll and so Simon decided it was time to find another career change.