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Bower earns bronze

13 Sep 2015

Bower earns bronze Image

After 14 years of operating his business out of the IBM building in Southbank, founder and CEO of Neo Technologies David Bower was deservedly acknowledged last month with a Bronze Lord Mayor’s Commendation.

Originally from Sydney, where he founded the company in 1996, David’s success since moving to Melbourne in 2001 typifies all the qualities it takes to warrant a business commendation.

“The business was quite formative at that stage. I’d been working in technology since 1993 and I didn’t know anybody down here,” he said.

“I moved down here because of my partner Julie who I met out on her first night in Sydney. She convinced me that Melbourne was the place to be.”

“The home office wasn’t for me so I moved into the IBM building and started developing and growing the business from there and I started to become more familiar within the business circles as well.”

After 14 years of business in Southbank, David said he looked forward to just as many more.

“This Lord Mayor’s Commendation I was kind of overdue for it actually so I’ll be fronting up again in just a few more years!” he said.

“We are deliberately in Southbank and will always stay in Southbank as well.”

Through a bit of bravery and inventiveness, David has helped Neo Technologies grow into one of the city’s most trusted and successful businesses in the delivery and maintenance of information and communications technology for businesses.

Since establishing his office on level three of the IBM building, he said he had now built a team of nine dedicated staff who were as equally passionate about the work as he was.

“We’re basically the IT department for companies that don’t have IT departments,” he said. “We’re happy to help these businesses grow and it’s really all about the technology working for the business and not the other way around.”

“We have a very high customer retention rate and we don’t charge an arm and a leg. All of our staff are very professional and most importantly, for me, they care about what they do.”

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