About Sharon Kelley

Sharon began her career in studying for a degree in journalism, majoring in photography and linguistics. She went on to obtain a post-graduate qualification in communications. Since then, she has worked in the public, private and community sectors as a professional journalist and public relations manager. Her areas of interest are property, business, the startup sector, community, and motoring.

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Completely Taylored to flexible working and those who need it most
Local Leaders
Courtney Milne was a new mother when she discovered her baby, Taylor, had a medical condition which required repeat surgeries. Working at an accounting firm, she asked for an extension of her maternity leave, without pay, and was instead made redundant. With her husband leaving the army and financial uncertainty looming. Courtney had to make some drastic changes. Without the emotional...
Quietly walking the walk, Bayldon Ag on employing people with a disability
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Bayldon Ag does many things aside from selling top quality farming and agricultural equipment. They sponsor the Canberra Cavs, and they're heavily involved in their community, fundraising continuously for charity and causes. The business is a prime example of giving everyone a fair go, and supporting people and causes, from having a 'tap and donate' point to support a charity...
Canberra local Tate Harris has a passion for his clients and their insurance needs
Local Leaders
Tate Harris is a personable, easy-to-talk-to guy. He grew up on a farm at Hall, where his grandmother and father now run one of Canberra's oldest and most respected kennels: the Dog'otel & Purrrfect Cattery. He remembers running around chasing chickens when he was three or four years old, and riding his 50cc PeeWee motorbike around the farm. When the...
RCSA commissioned report says agency staffing firms are key to economic recovery
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A report commissioned by the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia & NZ (RCSA), the peak industry body for Australian job agencies, says Australia's economic recovery from the COVID-19-induced recession will be heavily dependent on the services of labour hire and recruitment companies. The report said businesses are likely to want flexible workforce solutions in the current level of...
Australian-first guarantee protects consumers from substandard plumbers
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In an Australian first, Master Plumbers ACT has taken inspiration from its New Zealand counterpart by issuing a consumer guarantee to ensure all works by its members are covered by a $5000 fund if works are substandard or your plumber goes out of business in the middle of plumbing work. The concept of a consumer guarantee came from a conference in...
Amber Wang is dedicated to justice and fair outcomes for personal injury
Expert Advice
Navigating the legal process after being injured at work, or in an accident, can be confronting, stressful and difficult. Snedden Hall & Gallop personal injury lawyer Amber Wang believes finding the right help with your personal injury claim is essential. Amber is not only a highly experienced personal injury lawyer whose legal practice keeps her busy, but she is also...
First responders and ADF veterans are the most Effective People for civilian jobs
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Kris Milne served in the Australian Army for 14 years. Despite the toughness and fortitude required to go on deployment to places such as East Timor, the most difficult thing he’s done is leave the army and adjust to life in a civilian job. He knew the minute he left the army he would lose his security clearance and have...
Chatbot to help businesses with COVID-19 stimulus packages
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A new chatbot is helping businesses affected by COVID-19 to navigate the range of complex financial stimulus packages announced by the Federal Government. RSM Australia has launched a chatbot called RAMI, which stands for "robotic automated machine interface" and draws on an extensive knowledge bank developed by the business advisory company's financial advice experts. The chatbot operates on the RSM...
Labour-hire employees finally have a security rated future
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If you have ever worked as a labour-hire contractor, or applied for a contract which needs a Baseline, NV1 or NV2 Department of Defence clearance in Canberra, you will know that not having a security clearance is one of the major barriers to success. The requirement for a security clearance has been tied to a candidate occupying a position and...
Bucking the trends: team training has all the elements for a fitter future
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Are you one of those people who joins a gym with the best intentions, train for a month or two, then find after that you’re going less often? And then your membership is up for renewal and you feel you have wasted it and are no closer to your fitness goals? Sebastian Ellis is a local business owner and qualified...
EOFY is the time to consider your next car
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If you're in the market for a new car, there's no better time to take the plunge than at the end of the financial year, and with such a tough trading environment at the moment, dealers are more eager than ever to make a deal to move stock. Traditionally, car loans are the first option for car buyers car, but...
Bendigo Bank backs small businesses post-COVID-19
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Canberra’s housing market is showing no signs of a slowdown and customers with mortgages are not defaulting or in housing stress, according to Bendigo Bank mobile relationship managers Bryan Dacey and Peter Grady. They attribute the absence of mortgage delinquency in Canberra to strong employment figures, but they say when COVID-19 lockdown measures came into effect, they also proactively reached out to small businesses to ensure they were aware of the options...
Georgia is a plumber of the future and a Rheem Apprentice Grant recipient
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Tarago resident Georgia Ugov is wasting no time getting on with her career. The 17-year-old is a first-year apprentice plumber with Queanbeyan-based Simmo's Plumbing who applied for the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants to help pay for her tools and tuition fees. She is one of only 10 people to receive the grant, which is given to chosen apprentices who demonstrate commitment to...
Bianca Way joins the team at home.byholly
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https://youtu.be/CeQs3lGjQIw With a passion for storytelling, a lifelong obsession with property, a secret side hustle as a writer, a sprinkling of TikTok fame and years as a wedding celebrant, Bianca Way has the most well-equipped skill set for real estate. She's also home.byholly's new superstar agent. She is a born and bred Canberra girl who grew up in Tuggeranong, and...
Tech-savvy agents lead the way in sales in the new world of social distancing
Expert Advice
In the current world where social distancing is mandatory and open houses and auctions are no longer allowed, many real estate agents are struggling to find new ways to do business and avoid a downturn in the property industry. But some agents, such as Jonny Warren, Fiona Murray and Tom Osborne at Independent Inner North & City, have long been using...
Local knowledge makes all the difference for one of Australia’s best insurance brokers
Local Leaders
Perhaps it is because Lara Morgan was born and raised in Canberra that she is so good at what she does. Working as an insurance broker, her local knowledge is essential when talking to clients about their business needs. She has a complete and thorough understanding of the environment in which ACT businesses operate, and the culture of the nation’s...
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