Mastercom, New South Wales’ trusted leader in mission-critical two-way radio and networking marked a half a century of innovation with a gala event at Sydney’s Star City Event Centre last night.  

In true celebratory style 200 guests, including Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP, State Labor Member for Granville, Julia Finn MP and NSW Police Deputy Commissioner, Jeff Loy enjoyed an evening of fine-dining, speeches and networking.  Comedian and MC Seamus McAlary ensured proceedings flowed while Aussie music scene stalwarts, Bakky Skank filled the dance floor with their signature rhythm and melody.

From humble beginnings the back of Cumberland Cabs, Granville (now Premier Cabs) in 1968, Mastercom has gone from strength-to-strength over the years, delivering cutting edge communications technology that has positioned the company as unique in its ability to create bespoke, scalable two-way-radio network solutions that keep people connected.

The team’s genuine passion for, and interest in the capabilities of available technology saw the company grow until new premises was needed around 1980. The new site is now a hive of activity and a valuable training ground for many of today’s digital mobile radio industry specialists.

Under the direction of Managing Director, Hamish Duff since 2007, Mastercom has been able to do what some in the sector have not – move with the times, innovate with the technology at hand while also looking to the future.

“Mastercom prides itself on the strength of its professional team and ability to develop, manage and grow often complex communications technical infrastructure. We think outside the square and never shy away from a challenge, which is how we’ve been able to stay ahead of the game.” Hamish commented.

Jenny Aitchison MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business praised Mastercom for its longevity and contribution to both the Local and State economy.

“Making a small to medium business successful takes skill and dedication, but it also requires a genuine commitment to staff that they will receive not only employment, but ongoing training and mentoring. Many of Mastercom’s staff have been with the company for decades and are leading the way when it comes to providing technological advances within the sector. Likewise, many customers have relied on the business for decades. I congratulate Mastercom, Hamish and the team on reaching this important milestone, and for being a training ground for new recruits in what is a complex industry where learning must be done on the job’. Said Shadow Minister Aitchison.

When asked his thoughts about the company reaching such a major milestone, Hamish said, “I began my career with Mastercom in the 80s, so it’s with great pride I see the company hit its half-century. So many people along the way have been instrumental to the company’s success; our staff, partners and customers – without their support and loyalty Mastercom would not be what it is today so to them I offer my heartfelt thanks”. 

(L-R) Managing Director of Mastercom, Hamish Duff, State Labor Member for Granville, Julia Finn MP and NSW Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP