The MidCoast Business Chamber acknowledges our valued new and returning sponsors and supporters; without them the MidCoast Business Awards would not be possible. We welcome our sponsors of the 2019 MidCoast Business Awards. They are a very valuable and important part of this team. Special thanks to our major sponsor Insurance Advisernet.
Insurance Advisernet is locally owned by Jeremy and Nikki Thornton.
Since starting in 2011, Insurance Advisernet Mid North Coast has grown to include Offices in Dungog and Armidale. We are proud of the reputation we have built, as businesses see the benefit of partnering with us to help protect their assets and lively hood.
Our staff have over 100 years experience in broking, underwriting and claims which mean you can trust us to offer you great advice that will help protect you and your business.
Talk to The Manning Great Lakes fastest growing and most innovative general insurance advisers. Find out more at www.iaamidnorthcoast.com.au
Complete Risk Solutions Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Insurance Advisernet Australia Pty Ltd. ABN: 15 003 886 687. AFSL 240549. CAR No. 411353
Holiday Coast Credit Union
Our business is not just about selling financial products and services. It’s also about helping our members structure their personal finances in a way that eases stress and supports the making of wise and informed financial decisions. Our aim is to help members live the lifestyle they want now, whilst enabling the achievement of their future dreams and goals. Our desire is to have our members in control of their finances and their financial future.
Stockland Forster is located on the mid-north coast of NSW and services a main trade area of approximately 36,100 people. The Centre has a GLA of 39,014sqm and is anchored by fantastic major tenants including Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Kmart and Target Country plus over 70 specialty stores to cater for the everyday shopping needs of our local community as well as the seasonal tourist market.
Stockland Forster also offers an outdoor takeaway food/ café precinct conveniently located next to our children’s play area. The adjoining Retail Park offers 7 large format bulky goods retailers including Rezzie Betta Electrical, Bunnings Warehouse, Petbarn, Jax Tyres and Anytime Fitness.
Stockland Forster…it’s your place.
ENTERPRISE & TRAINING COMPANY
ETC is a leading provider of employment, training and business services.
Through our jobactive, Transition to Work and Disability Employment Services contracts we assist employers in finding people who are the right fit for their business.
As a Registered Training Organisation, ETC works closely with employers to develop innovative training programs that meet industry needs.
Find out more information about ETC’s services at www.etcltd.com.au
Address: Shop 1 & 3, 20 Albert Street, Taree. Ph: 1800 007 400
Forster Bowling Club
Forster Bowling Club was established in 1954. The club has a Chinese Restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The club also has a coffee shop which offers a range of cakes and light meals. The club has bingo on Mondays. Raffles are held on Thursday & Friday nights. Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We have a courtesy bus for those who do not want to drive which covers the area from Forster Keys to Tuncurry, bookings are essential.
At the Entertainment Centre the club has a dinosaur themed 9 hole putt putt course, New York street styled laser skirmish, tenpin bowling lanes and amusement machines.
The club has recently expanded their portfolio and purchased the Palms Motel which has 36 rooms, pool, function room, etc we have different packages some of those already created are for families, seniors, & bowlers, which will bring more visitors to our Club. The packages include the motel, the entertainment centre and club.
Members of the club also receive a 10% deposit on any bookings made in their names.
WIN Television has a long and proud tradition of bringing fun, engaging and informative content to regional Australians. Home to award winning shows such as The Project and Masterchef and premium Australian content such as Have You Been Paying Attention, Gogglebox, The Living Room, I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here, Australian Survivor, The Batchelor and Bondi Rescue. The WIN Network including Peach, BOLD and Sky News on WIN provides a strong platform to build strategic and value for money advertising solutions for our clients establishing what their business wants to achieve and developing a game plan to get the WINning edge.
Johnson and Thompson accountants
The Team at Johnson & Thompson have been working with businesses in the Manning Valley and surrounding areas for over 50 years. Our friendly and approachable staff’s aim is to provide a high quality service that you and your business needs and deserves.
Johnson & Thompson’s staff are up to date with the latest in accounting standards and technical knowledge through ongoing training.
At Johnson & Thompson we encourage our clients to be proactive about their finances and accounting processes. Gone are the days when you go to see your accountant once a year, we want to be involved and proactive on a day to day basis. We offer an accounting service that utilises technology in a way which enables us to stay in touch with our clients, in a way that only an in-house accountant used to be able to do.
Johnson & Thompson can provide you with solutions for your businesses – accounting and bookkeeping needs, not just at tax time, but throughout the year.
Concept Design Kitchens
Concept Design Kitchens and Joinery is owned and managed by Tod Gribble. Tod has been in the industry since 1999 and provides a first class range of services including, kitchen design and manufacturing, all joinery and cabinetry to a very high standard.
Tod’s work ethic is complemented by a keen eye for detail and innovative design concepts. His introduction to the trade was provided by his grandfather, a craftsman in cabinetry and furniture making and restoration, as well as an honorary member of the Australian Institute of Construction Supervisors. In 2005, Tod completed his apprenticeship and was recognised for his dedication and quality of workmanship in receiving the HRATA award for Trainee of the Year.
Concept Kitchens and Joinery offers state of the art designs and a focus on satisfying client requests.
Mid Coast Automotive
In November 2015 my business partner and I purchased the existing dealership and named it Mid Coast Automotive Group. We are franchisee’s for Ford, Nissan, Isuzu Ute, and Kia as well as a huge range of pre-owned vehicles.
We employ 50 local people who sell, service, supply parts, and provide finance for the vehicles we sell.
Over this time the business has won many awards from the franchise’s we represent, as well as being announced Business Leader a couple of years ago at these awards.
We are thrilled to be a sponsor at Business Awards night and congratulate all the entrants and winners to their respective categories
Newcastle Permanent’s vision is to be the leading retail banking business in Australia by helping our customers achieve financial success and contributing to the wellbeing and vibrancy of the local communities we serve.
For the past 115 years we have provided a better way of banking through our customer-owned banking model to help our customers transact, save, protect and borrow.
We are 100% owned by our customers, not shareholders, so all the value we create is shared only with our customers and our local communities.
We are one of the largest and financially strongest customer-owned banking institutions in Australia, and continue to evolve with our customers’ needs, developing our digital services to complement our branch and ATM networks.
EVERMORE RETIREMENT LIVING
Evermore conveniently located in the heart of Forster is redefining how retirement living should be by offering luxury 5 star facilities and superb apartments.
Since opening 31 apartments in October 2015, the overwhelming popularity of this new age retirement village has grown to 122 to date with a further 26 becoming available by the end of 2018! Once completed Evermore will house 148 luxurious apartments and include a Private High care facility to provide the total solution to seniors living.
Evermore covers all facets of seniors living from Independent to Supported to High care.
Evermore is delighted to again sponsor the Mid Coast Business Awards and we congratulate all nominees and the local chambers for participating, hosting and coordinating the event.
Dave Kedwell started his own business in 1986 in Taree and contracted for larger companies with an emphasis on pre-cast concrete structures.
Since 1992 Kedwell Constructions has designed and /or constructed over 50 precast concrete structures in the Taree, Forster, Port Macquarie and Tea Gardens areas.
Some of their projects include. — MID COAST FORD-2000. EVERYDAY LIVING COMPLEX- 2002. SUPERCHEAP AUTO.- 2003. TAREE MOTORAMA OFFICE , WORKSHOP - 2004. TAREE MERCEDES- 2005. TAREE HIGHWAY SERVICE CENTRE— 2008. BUNNINGS—2009. TRADELINK—2010. TEA GARDENS WATER TREATMENT PLANT— 2012. OFFICEWORKS—2014. V W SHOWROOM—2015. TUNCURRY H S V— 2016. TAREE HOCKEY CLUB EXTENSION—2017, as well as many other largeindustrial and commercial building,s and some tilt up houses.
Kedwell Constructions became a company in 2014 with Dave and son Dion being directors. They have a core group of only 6 employees and turn over between $1 million to $3 million worth of contracts each year.
In the last 25 years Kedwell Constructions have put 16 apprentices through their time and have supported many charities and local sporting bodies.
They are currently constructing 1,000 square metres of wall panels for a major extension to St Claire’s High School.
The community’s vision for the MidCoast region is to be recognised as a place of unique environmental and cultural significance.
Council’s economic vision supports the achievement of this by aspiring towards sustainable economic growth founded on the region’s natural assets, amenity and location while offering a healthy lifestyle and community connection. We aim to continually strengthen the region as a location of choice and create a supportive environment for businesses to invest and grow.