Cabinet maker crafts business success

Danny Lam at his Maidstone factory. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Tate Papworth

A Deer Park cabinet maker who took his business from a small garage to a Maidstone factory has won a national award.

Danny Lam, owner of Deluxe Interiors Oz, was awarded the Bizcover NEIS-Change Award at the 2018 NEIS Awards in Sydney earlier this month.

The award was presented to Mr Lam for demonstrating the biggest life transformation as a result of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), an Australian government program that provides eligible unemployed people with training and assistance to become a self-employed business owner.

Mr Lam completed NEIS training at Kangan Institute and has gone on to build a successful business.

He said it was a huge honour to receive the award.

“I certainly didn’t expect any of this, but winning was lovely recognition of the business I’ve built,” he said.

He said the training he received help him turn what was almost a hobby into a thriving business.

“I enrolled in the course to get as much information as I could on how to get the business up and running.

“It was more beneficial than I thought it would be and within a year I had enough money to move into a factory, buy machines and employ four people,” he said.

Mr Lam said with the expanded business, he’s now able to offer more services.

“We do joinery, vanity and cabinet making for the kitchen, laundry, bathroom … any room of the house,” he said.