The start-up that has grown to $1B turnover – iiNet

From humble beginnings as a fledgling start-up working from his mum’s garage in 1993, iinet CEO Michael Malone has grown this telecommunications company to become a leading challenger in the market, and employer of over 2000 team members.

Bentleys has proudly partnered with Michael along his journey. We share his passion for customer service and innovation – and these shared values ensure that we are constantly evolving in the way that we work together.

What started as a requirement to look after Michael’s personal affairs when the business was quite small has grown to the point that we now offer business mentoring to Michael – this is a service that he greatly respects and values.

In his words, “The guys will call me up when they’ve seen something or heard something and say “I think this could work for you” – and I really like that”.

I’ve been working with Bentleys for over a decade and they’ve never let me down” Michael Malone, iinet

How can we help you?

Owning and running a business can be quite isolating, working with a Bentleys Mentor will allow you to break free and take advantage of a sounding board to validate your ideas and strategies.

Bentleys Mentoring will take you outside of the daily grind and offer you insights and a deeper understanding of your business. Bentleys Mentoring focuses on three key areas:

  • Improving profit
  • Enhancing cash flow and
  • Optimising the value of your business


You will receive a FREE Business Health Check that will show you just how powerful a small 1% change can make to your business cashflow and bottom line.

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