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The story of Shark Shield
Shark Shield is a manufacturer of the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent called ‘Shark Shield’.
The 15-year-old Perth-based company has clients around the world, including dive retail stores, navies, military and police divers, and is constantly transferring funds to and from a wide variety of destinations.
The company’s safety equipment supports conservation of sharks by removing the need for culling or other lethal means of managing human and shark interactions. The device’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform instantly turns sharks away by causing spasms in sharks’ electrical receptors located in their snouts.
Shark Shield’s technology and patents have been developed over 20 years of extensive research, in partnership with organisations, such as the world’s leading experts in sharks like the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa.
Mr Lindsay Lyon, Managing Director at Shark Shield, said “we have experienced annual growth rate of more than 50% over the last two years, catering to big players in the industry, including Ocean & Earth, Adreno Dive and Dive & Fish, and have plans to continue this growth rate”.
How Shark Shield saves money on their international money transfers
The fast growing company has used World First over the last two years, transferring funds on a regular basis. Shark Shield now enjoy better exchange rates than they were receiving through NAB and have found dealing with World First staff and trading platform hassle-free.
“Our trading experience with World First has been very smooth, as its flexible online platform allows us buy and transfer foreign currencies efficiently and cost effectively. With a wide range of overseas suppliers, we regularly need to buy foreign currencies, while also receiving funds from overseas on a regular basis”.
Lindsay also added “excessive currency transfer fees hold back some Australian businesses from trading overseas as they affect their profit margins, but with World First there are no hidden charges and fees, making overseas funds transfers simple and inexpensive”.
Money saved on transfers can be put to better use for Shark Shield in areas such as research, product development and promoting this life saving technology.
What’s next for Shark Shield?
Former World Surf Champion Tom Carroll has spent the past two years working with Mr Lyon to develop and design a new product targeting surfers. The new device, shipping in July 2016, could prevent an increasing number of shark attacks and create safer beaches for surfers.
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