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Master plumbing awards ACT honour industry greats, rising stars
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Canberra’s apprentice plumber of the year Aaron Keen left the gleaming world of retailing for a career in plumbing and could not be happier. Aaron won the top award at the Master Plumbers ACT prize-giving which celebrates the excellence of the off-the-job training conducted by Canberra Institute of Technology for plumbing apprentices and tradespeople in the ACT. Aaron won the...
The capital market with David Robertson
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Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). January to March, 2019 quarter It’s finally here!...
Workplace gender equality: how do we get it right?
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More than 50 years since the start of the feminist movement in the 1960s which saw greater numbers of women entering the workforce, workplace gender equality is still a contentious topic. While society has come a long way, certain industries still struggle to achieve an ideal balance. The legal profession is undoubtedly one such industry, frequently dominated by “boy’s clubs”...
Yass businesses spark momentum atop a wave of new arrivals
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Four years ago Adam and Brooke Bantock, temporarily in Murrumbateman after five years in hospitality in Hong Kong and Shanghai, took such a shine to Yass they bought a big weatherboard home and opened a 50-seat bistro, Clementine, now a one-hat restaurant with a rising reputation. Four years ago, a juice van operator, Sophie Peer, and a coffee van operator,...
Putting people first a winning strategy for face2face Recruitment
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Running a small business is a hard slog. There are ups and downs, winning moments and losing moments. Small business owner Kate Prior says she has experienced the full gamut of emotions running face2face Recruitment, but of late she’s on a mega high. face2face recently won the National Recruitment Services Award, at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2019, competing...
Club Lime owner Viva Leisure to list on ASX in bid to keep growing
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Viva Leisure Limited, the owner of Club Lime in the ACT and a leading operator of health clubs and aquatic facilities in Australia, is seeking to become the only health club group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) after submitting its prospectus and listing application for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Viva Leisure, which began operations in the ACT...
Four years on, sky’s the limit for visionary Vantage Strata
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Vantage Strata’s remarkable growth over its four years in existence is a part of the evolving Canberra story about how we choose to live, and the need for more professionalism and expertise in managing the increasing number of multi-unit properties that more and more are calling home. Vantage's partners saw the changing landscape and a gap in the market, but...
‘Finding my own tribe’: Bosom Buddies’ Young Women’s Group a boon for patients
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When Erin Osborne was 32, life looked rosy. She had a bubbly two-year-old and was 13 weeks pregnant with her second child. Then came the news. Erin had breast cancer. She had no idea it was coming. “The initial reaction was fear for my unborn child and I was overwhelmed with so many questions,” says Erin. “Would I have to...
Canberra Times offloaded by Nine in $125m deal
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The Canberra Times will change hands once again after being sold off as part of the Nine/Fairfax media merger. Former Domain real estate boss Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments are part of a company that will pay $115m for the Australian Community Media and Printing group. The group includes multiple regional mastheads and assets that Nine boss Hugh Marks described...
Retirement after fifty years in pharmacy for Braidwood’s Julie Ballard
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Braidwood Pharmacy has served the healthcare needs of the community since approximately 1886. In recent years, Julie Ballard and Bente Hart have been the familiar faces at the chemist, supported by their loyal team. From the first of May, the Braidwood community will enjoy the same great service, with a slightly new line-up of pharmacists. Julie Ballard is retiring, with...
Wacky Aunt Matilda to cut children’s screen time
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Free of screens and the addiction of checking them repeatedly, Carly Saeedi found her children happier, calmer and busy exploring their own backyard over the last summer holidays. “When we didn’t have to worry about screens for homework or any other purpose, they disappeared, the kids forgot about them,” Carly says. “The kids had this wonderful summer outside, we took...
Brothers behind PKUP service named Young Canberra Citizens of the Year
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The local brothers behind the PKUP service that drives you and your car home if you're unable to drive have been named the 2019 Young Canberra Citizens of the Year. The entrepreneurial brothers, environmental activists and community leaders were recognised at Friday night's (12 April) award ceremony at QT Hotel for their entrepreneurial spirit, business skills and commitment to community service....
Smaller-than-usual house helps stock community cupboards
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When businesses support communities, wonderful things happen. Like the cubby house project that raised $1,500 for not-for-profit [email protected] It all started when the team at Independent Property Group Tuggeranong (IPG Tuggeranong) decided to raise money for the local community in which they predominantly work. The first step was to pick a charity active in the Tuggeranong area. The second step...
BAL health program awarded platinum status
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For almost 13 years, Canberra legal firm Bradley Allen Love Lawyers’ Directors and their staff have been developing their own leading health and wellbeing program. In 2015 BAL sought recognition from ACT Healthier Work for a 12-month health and well-being plan. Four years on, in January 2019, after assessing the comprehensive program that addresses mental health, physical health and wellbeing,...
Budget 2019: Canberra not on infrastructure fast track, says business
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There's been a mixed reaction from local business figures to the 2019 Federal budget as local leaders conjure with tax cuts and a promised surplus on one hand but a distinct lack of direct local benefits for the Canberra economy on the other. During the Canberra Business Chamber's budget breakfast, Region Media questioned Senator Zed Seselja on how strongly he...
Tech-driven rebrand launches Independent into the future of property
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Major ACT real estate company Independent Property Group is revolutionising its business with a new name and a technology-driven overhaul that will enable it to be more responsive to customers and allow its agents to focus on more personalised service. The adoption of leading-edge technology in coming months is part of a rebranding of the company launched on Thursday (28...
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