How Gerry Harvey, Brumbies enforce Corkhill’s success
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Corkhill’s Engineering has won a substantial contract to supply Harvey Norman with steel-framed glass screens for shop fit-outs, in another example of ingenuity from a workshop that has put Boorowa, northwest of Canberra, on the map. In a village of 1600 people, creativity and an extensive network underpin Corkhill’s Engineering, without which the business would not thrive. The engineering firm...
McReynolds clan bring wealth of personalised real estate experience to home.byholly
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home.byholly has just had a major growth spurt, with the addition of the McReynolds family — a father, mother and son team, all passionate about, and experts in, real estate. Even though now larger, the home.byholly team remains dedicated to providing boutique, personal, hands-on service, something the McReynolds are masters at. Jenny McReynolds says the trio was attracted to join...
Golnar Nekoee brings her passion for advocacy to her role on the Menslink board
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"Let’s break the stigma against mental health, and support men speaking out about it." Forty minutes into my conversation with Golnar Nekoee, what impresses me most is not the many and varied professional goals she's already achieved. It's the way she continually brings our conversation back to a personal passion; removing the stigma surrounding mental health issues, specifically that of...
Numbers man makes the accounts click for small businesses
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Justin Wong is a numbers guy. He loves crunching them, and helping clients understand and use them to full advantage in business. That’s why Justin opened PAQ Group, a bookkeeping and payroll solution that has designed its services especially for small business. “The benefits of understanding your financial position are enormous,” says Justin. “It lets business owners focus on their...
Preparing plumbers for a leap into exciting future
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Damien Holder is excited how tradies of the future are being developed. Over the next 10 years, they will be stronger, plumbing designs will maximise efficiencies and have the ability to be remotely monitored and a plumber will be notified and dispatched before issues become problems. “This is all exciting stuff and we need people to develop,” he says enthusiastically....
Sheena Ireland’s gamble paying off with successful communications business
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Sheena Ireland says opening her own business, Specialists in Communications, is one of the best decisions she's ever made. Sheena Ireland dreamt of moving into business for a long time. She loved her job but couldn’t shake the feeling that it was time to explore what could be. So one day she jumped from her secure position to opening Specialists...
Will Honey: courage in choosing the path less worn
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Whether achieving an outstanding price for a plush new apartment in a multi-unit complex, or listing a 40-year-old, three-bedroom home tucked away in a cul-de-sac in the Tuggeranong valley, Will Honey is blazing a new trail in property with technology and teamwork. Born in Bega and having completed high school at Erindale College, Will entered real estate as a personal...
Jess Smith leads young people on career path
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Nine years into an outstanding real estate career that began when she was 21, Jess Smith has invaluable advice for young people: Don’t wait until you are 40 to become a leading figure in this business. If you’re about to leave school, you can learn on the job and flourish up the front of the residential property market in Canberra....
Moving on from the military and making sense of a new life
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Like many Canberrans, Nigel Earnshaw's life was consumed by his military service. Deployed five times, he suffered an injury in Iraq and reached the rank of major before leaving the armed forces and wondering what would come next. His journey illustrates both the difficulties in making that transition and the potential positive outcomes. "The military gives you a place to...
Community spirit gives this former butcher a healthy slice of property market
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Good butchers tell great stories. Before he was a real estate agent, Col McIntyre was a butcher who managed a shop in South Dunedin, New Zealand, called the Bashful Butcher. A chirpy young bloke who was a real estate agent named James Stewart called in regularly for Col’s chops or sausages and always told the butcher what he was doing...
Growing gardens provides a growing business for Canberra woman Suzie Fletcher
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A highly successful national not-for-profit, that originated in Canberra, is now helping a new wave of women facing barriers to employment to find purpose and a sustainable income. Multiple studies and social welfare groups such as The Salvation Army now point firmly to older women as being the new face of poverty and at an increasingly heightened risk of financial...
Real estate gentleman Paul Corazza has had a stake in Gungahlin for 26 years
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Paul Corazza is no stranger to real estate. He’s just marked his 26th year in ‘the biz’ and has sold 1508 properties worth close to half a billion dollars. That’s more than one a week, every week, for 26 years on average. Paul, the Principal at Independent Gungahlin, remembers his first sale as clear as if it was yesterday. It...
Roger Tall: A philanthropic giant in the Canberra community
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Roger Tall well remembers the catalyst which started him on the road to help others within the Canberra community. It was 25 years ago and Roger, a pharmacist, had become friends with a customer at his Wanniassa pharmacy whose son had severe cerebral palsy and who attended the Malkara Special School. He observed the love between parent and child and...
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