Commenced trading as Silver Chef
Silver Chef listed on the ASX
Silver Chef Limited admitted to the Australian Stock Exchange
Launch of GoGetta
GoGetta brand launched
Silver Chef founder, Allan English, appointed as Chairman
June $100m assets under management
June Awarded #25 in BRW’s 50 Best Places to Work
July Charles Gregory appointed CEO
August Silver Chef celebrates 25 years in business
Sept Launch of Hospitality Industry Success Index (HISI)
Oct Silver Chef Franchise division established
Awarded #37 in BRW’s 50 Best Places to Work
Silver Chef employs its 100th employee
GoGetta Launches Go.Own.Plus® long term rental product
Sophie Mitchell appointed Non-Executive Director
Karen Penrose appointed Non-Executive Director
Awarded Franchise Council of Australia's Supplier of the Year award
Silver Chef commences operations in New Zealand
SIV head office relocates to purpose designed facilities in West End
Awarded #19 BRW’s 50 Best Places to Work
Karen Penrose appointed Deputy Chairman
SIV enters ASX All Ords
Silver Chef Group's new corporate identity launched
Awarded Aon Hewitt's Top 20 Best Employers Awards
Awarded BRW's top 50 Best Places to Work
It was at a US trade show in 1985 that the idea for Silver Chef was born. Seeing that the American home delivery pizza market was booming, and convinced of the market’s potential for growth in Australia, Allan English, Silver Chef’s founder, and a business partner, invested heavily in conveyor ovens.
Unfortunately, it soon became clear that many pizza businesses could not afford to buy them. The solution? The ovens were rented out, and soon began to sell themselves.
Ten years later, Allan bought out his partner and devised a funding option that enabled small businesses to procure the equipment they needed, without committing large amounts of capital up-front. The new option, called Rent-Try-Buy®, has been at the centre of the Silver Chef success story ever since.
After many successful years providing a flexible funding option to the hospitality market, opportunity presented to broaden the product to fund the greater commercial equipment market. In 2008 GoGetta was launched, a division of Silver Chef Limited, offering flexible funding to a variety of industries.
In 2011 the Silver Chef brand was launched into New Zealand as a result of demand from international hospitality franchise partners, and in 2013 the Silver Chef brand was launched in Canada.
Today, Silver Chef continues to offer its flexible Rent-Try-Buy® Solution to the hospitality industry while GoGetta offers its go.Rent.go.Grow.go.Own® Solution in more than 20 industries including construction, transport, fitness and point-of-sale.