Accelo is a complete service operations automation solution tailored for professional services, helping to streamline business operations in one cloud-based platform.
Christine Higgins – who grew up in Wisconsin in the US but now calls Wollongong home – is co-founder and software engineer at Accelo.
In terms of retention it’s a strong offer. The number of people that we talked to and some who are starting to join our team who have been doing that commute up to Sydney. Now they’re at the point where they’ve got young families and Wollongong just offers a different lifestyle. And certainly from my perspective the lifestyle, you can’t beat it.
Community. We’ve been talking about that and doing so made me realise how much that matters to me. It’s a huge part of what makes it feel like home.
Lifestyle. I think of the beach. I think of the escarpment. I think of the trees. I think of the birds. I just think of the beauty.
Home to me now too.
Everyone’s so welcoming and engaging and passionate about what they do. Each group that I get involved with, when you show interest, they just embrace you and bring you in. It’s so genuine.
I think that’s what’s made this a transition that I could do. Growing up, community was so important to me. If I didn’t find that same thing here, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to settle in the same way.