Ladies in Business Day 23 – Cairns A/C and Refrigeration

Ladies in Business Day 23 – Cairns A/C and Refrigeration


Jo Piggott

Company name/Organization name

Cairns A/C & Refrigeration

Q – Tell us about your business (what product or service you provide )

Our family business has over 30 years experience across all facets of the air conditioning and commercial refrigeration industry. Our focus is on energy efficient solutions for your cooling needs, that perform sustainably and reliably. We design systems, design and build cool rooms, marine refrigeration, sell air conditioning, install and maintain. Our customers span from the Cairns region to remote locations. We are your local air conditioning and commercial refrigeration specialists.

Q – What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to others?

Believe in yourself, your team and your products.

Q – What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?

Be proud and share what you do.I am a huge advocate for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. An industry that sometimes seems invisible. I am proud of what we do I have invested many hours of my time to highlight and educate people about this amazing industry, that is everywhere. food storage and transportation, cooling and heating buildings, medicine storage, Marine refrigeration.. without us you wouldn’t enjoy a cold beer!

Q – Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business?

Building strong networks, listening to your customers, outsourcing work so you can focus on what you are great at. and keeping yourself up to date with your industry.

Q – What do you do for fun/relaxation?

I do heaps of Awesome life here in Cairns!! How can you not! I love walking with my family and our dogs and horses. I cycle, run and swim and am an active patrolling member at Ellis Beach surf club. I have created a healthy supportive community for women through walking and connection which meets every Tuesday, called Your Tribe Walk and Talk. We have started exploring and hiking which I absolutely love. You couldn’t ask for a better environment to live.

Q – And something on the fun side of things, what’s your party trick or secret talent?

Now this is a tricky one.. Party trick, probably dance terribly after a few vinos. I love connecting people And sharing my smile

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