Battle of The States

Who will win the State of Origin? & Who are the real winners?

RPR Trades have established business in QLD, NSW & VIC and are headed up by a Regional Manager for each state. Competition is great and the battle of the States always heats up during the State of Origin! QLD may be well ahead over the past 10 years but can we retain the winning edge?

2007 Queensland 2-1
2008 Queensland 2-1
2009 Queensland 2-1
2010 Queensland 3-0
2011 Queensland 2-1
2012 Queensland 2-1
2013 Queensland 2-1
2014 New South Wales 2-1
2015 Queensland 2-1
2016 Queensland 2-?

Michael Chammas reported in 2014 that the State of Origin series is estimated to be worth $150 million.

The talk during the State of Origin always turns to the Experience, leadership and Youth coming through in the team. As the Banter starts in May leading up to game 1 so does the office rivalry. How do you engage each State to work together and compliment the overall success of the business? The State of Origin is a great success story bringing in revenue across not only NSW & QLD but also in VIC. Everyone are the real winners when you engage highly competitive team with a fierce rivalry!

I have included a snapshot of our RPR Trades Regional Managers experience and expertise below. Call RPR Trades today & get behind your state!

Jason Micallef – Regional Manager Queensland

Jason is a highly experienced professional leader who prides himself on delivering great outcomes.

Utilising his exceptional leadership skills and mechanical trade background, Jason has built a strong reputation as a Trades Specialist, across multiple industry sectors and geographic zones.
Jason’s 10 years in Trades Recruitment combined with his passion for leadership and training has seen him mentor and manage extremely successful Trades Recruitment Teams.

As Regional Manager SEQ for RPR Trades, Jason leads the Brisbane-based Team in delivering recruitment, managing performance and reducing risk for our Clients and Candidates.

Contact: 0411 724 472
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Mark Twentyman – COO and Regional Manager Victoria /Tasmania

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in Labour Hire and Recruitment, managing the service and supply of Trades; Construction; Professional Services; Rail; Mining; Oil & Gas; Power Generation; Maritime, and Manufacturing workforces. Originally with a mechanical trade qualification, Mark has undertaken considerable further study, including a Masters Manufacturing, Operations & Service Management, and a General Management course at the Mt Eliza Business School, all of which has helped to enhance his already invaluable leadership experience and credentials.

In a dual role with RPR Trades, Mark, as COO, oversees the Safety and Industrial Relations strategy and performance of our business nationally, whilst as Regional Manager Vic & Tas, Mark has been able to draw upon his considerable local knowledge and network to expand the RPR Trades operations into the Southern States.

Contact: 0474 488 822
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Sonia Gouveia – Regional Manager New South Wales

Sonia has over 18 years’ recruitment and client services experience in the NSW market, where she has earned a glowing reputation for adding value to many of her client’s portfolios, with Contract, Temp & Perm placements in industries such as; Trades, Civil and Engineering, Building and Construction, Stores & Manufacturing, Education and Executive Management.

With significant further study undertaken in HR, Employee Relations and OH&S, together with an enviable track record of training and developing staff to succeed in their career paths.

Sonia is able to draw on her many achievements and successes to lead the RPR Trades business in NSW.

Contact: 0488 030 288
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