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Family business reaches new heights

Proud Bardi and Yindjibarndi man, Matt Leisk, is the Director of Leisk Hydraulics, a family-owned and operated Plumbing and Gas business passed down through three generations.

He joined the family business as an apprentice in 2014 and is now a licenced plumbing and gas fitting contractor. In addition to his plumbing duties, he takes the lead on project communications and opportunity engagement.

Matt’s grandfather founded the business in 1964, under the name R.P. Leisk. Almost 60 years and a name change later, the company continues to operate under the leadership of Matt and his father, Mark.

In their years of operation, Leisk Hydraulics have successfully delivered services for commercial, industrial, and mining companies across Australia and internationally for many years.

Matt said the Waalitj Hub, and his business coach Shane, have been instrumental in his business journey.

“Shane has been a great mentor; my confidence in myself as a business-owner has grown so much since working with him,” he said.

“He also ensured we connected with the Accounting services at the Hub – they have been a game-changer for our business.”

Matt’s Hub business coach Shane Devitt said it has been inspiring to see a family-owned business continue to reach new heights.

“It’s fantastic to see Matt focused on growing Leisk Hydraulics,” said Shane.

“Matt has the energy required to service clients in both the Metro and Midwest regions and I know he will continue to succeed,” he said.

Leisk Hydraulics is committed to creating sustainable outcomes for First Nations people by utilising First Nations businesses as much as possible. Matt hopes to grow the business to a point where he can support other Aboriginal people entering the industry.

“In the next five years, I would like I see Leisk Hydraulics expanding into the Pilbara and Goldfields regions where I’d like to focus on supporting young Aboriginal people to gain their Plumbing apprenticeships,” said Matt.

When asked what advice he would give other First Nations business owners, Matt said he would highly recommends contacting the Waalitj Hub.

“No matter your business’s stage, the Hub is there to support you.”

To find out more about the Waalitj Hub, click here.

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