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Managing Director

ADAPT By Design Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 *********  
Email: b***@***.au
24 Moreau Mews
Applecross , Western Australia 6153

Company Description: ADAPT was founded on the discoveries made in the building of a software technology company called acQuire. Because of this, ADAPT empathises with entrepreneurs and...   more

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Bill Withers Visit his website
Bill Withers is the founder of acQuire Technology Solutions (acQuire) and ADAPT by Design (ADAPT). He was trained as a software engineer with a bias to solving engineering and scientific problems.
Bill is on the board of Conscious Capitalism Australia.
Bill Withers - Director of ..., 26 Mar 2014 [cached]
Bill Withers - Director of Planning
Bill was elected to the Board in 2009 and is responsible for strategy and planning. Bill's passion for community and our indigenous game led him to East Fremantle where he has influenced planning, process and culture. Bill is the founder and Managing Director of AcQuire Technology Solutions. Bill was announced the winner of the Western Region Entrepreneur of the Year - Technology & Emerging Industries in the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
The acQuire business was founded in ... [cached]
The acQuire business was founded in Perth, Western Australia in 1995 by majority owner Mr Bill Withers. Mr David Stephen is currently the MD if acQuire, while Mr Withers continues as Chairman of the parent company, Metech.
News Release - Geosoft and Metech team up to offer integrated Exploration Essentials software suite, 6 Aug 2003 [cached]
"Exploration Essentials provides for the integration of field data capture, management and analysis," said Bill Withers, Managing Director, Metech, "All facets of the technology to facilitate this workflow, are now available from one company."
Why Bill Withers decided to ..., 10 April 2015 [cached]
Why Bill Withers decided to sell his company to his workers
Why Bill Withers decided to sell his company to his workers
Why Bill Withers decided to sell his company to his workers
Published 10 April 2015 11:56, Updated 10 April 2015 14:59
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Bill Withers wants employees to have ownership in his businesses.
Former software engineer Bill Withers started an employee ownership scheme for his company, acQuire Technology Solutions, in 2008 with co-founder Andrew Shoemack, a mining engineer.
"We have a strategy of accelerating that in the next 18 months to two years," says Withers. Now 54, his intention is to sell out of the company to employees by the time he is 60.
AcQuire is the "economic engine" that allowed Withers to launch ADAPT by Design two years ago.
Looking at his customers and other companies, Withers said externalising their share capital (by bringing in investors or floating the company) means they are restricted in their ability to plan long term.
"We have never retrenched anybody for economic reasons," says Withers.
Then there is the succession issue, Withers says.
Build your own: Withers wasn't keen on the existing employee-ownership models he found, so he decided to come up with his own.
Keeping people: The average tenure of the board of 11 is 11.8 years each. Out of 120 staff, 87 have been with the company longer than three years and 61 longer than five years.
Trust: By selecting employees with high levels of personal responsibility, the company is able to have less "policy policing". "If you build organisations on the principle of a low opinion of people, you build lots of rules and then you put in policing systems to check those rules," says Withers.
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