Make it happen
The latest updates from Roby Sharon-Zipser CEO, Co-Founder, and Executive Director of hipages Group.
Roby is an entrepreneur with a passion for developing durable and innovative technologies that liberate tradies to free up their time for higher-value activities.
He kickstarted the hipages Group journey in 2004 by creating an opportunity in a market that didn’t exist. The company’s core product, hipages, disrupted how Australians connected with tradies, inspired by the personal challenges of trying to renovate his own family home.
Having been a chartered accountant for many years prior, Roby’s chops for business have enabled him to achieve substantial business growth, with hipages Group’s products now servicing over 34,000 tradie businesses in Australia and New Zealand.
Today, hipages Group is an ASX-listed company with a team of more than 300 team members working collectively to deliver on its purpose – to transform the trade industry, creating better lives for everyone.
November 9, 2023
Supporting the resilience of Australian homeowners and easing the tradie squeeze
Aussies defying cost of living crisis to invest in home upgrades, but without steps to ease demand for skilled tradies, it could stall projects and further impact consumer confidence.
October 6, 2023
Fiscal Year 2023: a year of growth, adaptation and innovation for hipages
FY23 has been a transformative year for hipages, marked by growth, adaptation and innovation. The financial results reinforce the company's resilience in challenging times and its capacity to create value for tradies and investors.
September 4, 2023
Voice of the tradie takes centre stage for hipages with new Customer Advisory Board
As a forward-looking tech business, hipages needs to stay closely connected to tradies to understand the way their business is changing and how the products and services we’re delivering need to adapt.
August 10, 2023
How hipages enables tradies to become financially confident
Australian homeowners are house proud, and what is clear from the behaviours we are observing across hipages and Builderscrack, is that home maintenance and improvement jobs remain a priority, even in a downturn.
May 4, 2023
Our strategic moves to own the tradie ecosystem
Why combining our hipages and Tradiecore platforms will make it even easier for tradies to manage and grow their businesses in a single app.
March 2, 2023
Countercyclical businesses find calm (and profit) in the chaos
Leading a business with a countercyclical design means continuous evolution and execution - even in times of success.
March 29, 2022
The Budget 2022: What Australia’s tradie industry needs, now
Australia’s tradies are the backbone of the economy, playing a critical role in rebuilding our country in the wake of recent natural disasters.
December 23, 2021
Blazing your own trail
The importance of having clarity on your core beliefs and values cannot be underestimated, and I would encourage everyone to consider what matters most and what drives them.
December 9, 2021
Cracking the trans-Tasman home reno market
This month we’ve continued focusing on milestones by joining forces with New Zealand’s leading tradie marketplace Builderscrack in an acquisition announced today.
November 22, 2021
Thriving and enduring; a reflection on our journey to IPO
As I’ve been thinking about hipages Group’s upcoming 18th birthday, I’ve also been reflecting on the past few years, which have been pivotal for our business.
November 12, 2021
Why tradie-preneurs will be the big winners in the next 12 months
This week we were proud to have hosted our Annual General Meeting for 2021, highlighting the ways in which hipages Group has continued to thrive throughout the turbulence of COVID-19.
November 4, 2021
hipages Group invests in Bricks + Agent – the coming together of like minded, complementary companies
When two founder-led companies come together, it can only mean we’ll achieve our ambitious goals together, sooner, and make the lives of our customers easier.
September 28, 2021
The hipages Group secret sauce? Freedom within boundaries and a cross functional approach
I believe the cross functional model enables our teams to more closely execute on our strategy, while keeping everyone accountable.
September 8, 2021
Rebuilding Australia with confidence
It’s been a tough 18 months for many, but we're turning a corner. We developed the COVID-19 vaccination badge to make it more transparent, efficient and seamless for everyone.
August 26, 2021
Milestone year for hipages, first as a listed company
Today we published our full year financial results to the ASX for the first time, and we couldn’t be prouder of the team’s achievements.
August 19, 2021
We’re proud to announce hipages is one of the Best Places To Work
We’re incredibly honoured to be recognised as one of Australia’s Best Places to Work, having just been awarded second place in the WRK+ Best Place to Work 2021 List.
August 2, 2021
Looking back on FY21 as we leap into FY22
FY21 marks one of the most significant years I’ve had personally, as we launched hipages onto the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) during this time.
June 28, 2021
Three domains where data excels
Data is everything at hipages. It’s how we track results, learn latest trends among homeowners and our trade business subscribers, and become informed to drive change and innovation.
June 5, 2021
Is your business innovation-active?
At hipages Group, we proudly fall within this category. We have been transforming the Australian trade industry through technology for the past 17 years.
May 24, 2021
COVID-recovery: utes are a sign of economic growth, and tradies are in the driving seat
Yes, Australia’s economy took a major hit when COVID-19 took hold on our shores 12 months ago, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
May 12, 2021
How the 2021-2022 Federal Budget impacts the on-demand tradie economy
This week’s Federal Budget announcement incorporates a number of positive inroads for trade businesses, homeowners and technology companies such as hipages.
November 12, 2020
Historic day for hipages: Today we rang the ASX bell
Today is a historic day for our business - we rang the bell at the ASX. Listing today is a culmination of the hard work and dedication of so many people who believe in our mission.
October 9, 2020
Why I’m optimistic about the new Federal Budget for the trade industry
It has been an uncertain several months for many Aussies in the trade sector, we are optimistic that the Government is placing trade at the heart of re-building the post-COVID 19 economy.
May 26, 2020
Why the ‘JobMaker’ scheme is welcomed for the trade industry, and Australia as a whole.
At hipages, our data has shown that Australian trades have remained an essential service for households around the country during the pandemic.
Got a question?
Contact Liz Wise, our Head of Brand & Communicationslizwise@hipagesgroup.com.au