Warwick small business designs for iconic Australian brand
THINKING big is working for Warwick small business Zooma Signs, after they scored a job that will put them in front of a potential audience of more than a million people.
The business, under the ownership of Carey and Nicole Burt recently completed a job for RM Williams, as the iconic Australian brand looks to get back to its country roots.
Set to debut at the Royal Easter Show next weekend is the company's branded travelling store, dubbed The Hut.
Mr Burt said he was proud of taking on the job for such an Australia icon.
"This was a huge job for us, a little Warwick business," he said.
"I'm really chuffed that work on this scale can be done right here in Warwick.
"It's always the opposite, people think they won't be able to get work done in Warwick and go to the city, in this case, RM Williams wanted the work done away from the cities."
Zooma Signs was tasked with manufacturing the illuminated sign that sits atop the building.
"They've taken a 20ft shipping container and lopped the top and sides off and built up from there," Mr Burt said.
"It's designed to be a throwback to the classic old bushman's hut that were so iconic throughout Australia's formative history.
"We just happened to buy the routing equipment for a job like this at Christmas time.
"Someone recommended us to the company and we went from there."
Mr Burt said the company wanted the structure to be made completely by country Aussies for country Aussies.
"I think in recent times, the company has copped a little flack for moving away, deliberately or not, from their country roots," he said.
"This is a concerted effort by them to rediscover those roots and take that product to the people at shows and rodeos all over the country.
"Hopefully we'll see The Hut at the Warwick Rodeo in October."
Up to a million people will head to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney next weekend and Mr Burt said it was staggering their work could reach that many people.
"I guess it proves a couple of things," he said.
"Just because you're a small country business, don't underestimate yourself and what you can achieve.
"Don't think you're just stuck with the local market - be confident in your abilities and the sky's the limit."