Braaap began in 2005, when founder Brad Smith, then aged just 17, sourced factories in China to make bikes to his specifications.
He was named 2008 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Tasmania’s Young Australian of the Year in 2010 while the company has won the Australian Retailers Association’s Small Business of the Year four times.
Braaap has experienced sales growth up to 400% in 2015, including international markets.
The company is now fighting charges of rebirthing vehicles and Toby says they are confident of successfully defending the charges brought by the NSW Property Crime Squad.
They have not yet had a chance to submit their defence evidence and are unable to comment further as the matter is still before the courts.
Meanwhile, Toby and Brad have said it is “business as usual”.