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Welcome to a new semi-post COVID world
6 October 2021
Its been a difficult two years. The Risk Assessors never dreamt this one up. COVID caught everyone by surprise and through our Business Plans into disarray. Businesses, all businesses, depend on a certain amount of certainty. But we are now into a long period of uncertainty, some people will make it work some won’t.  It takes a particular type of person to turn adversity to an advantage. This takes me back to my very early years after World War II and Australia was accepting mi...
Gavin Yates – Steinbok Brands
6 October 2021
Gavin Yates began his career in the 1990s working behind the bar by night mixing classic cocktails and with his father Norm by day manufacturing breakfast jams for the hotel and aviation sectors in their small family business, Yates Traders at Somersby. An innovator from the get-go, Gavin created his first unique product for bars while still making jams. It was a shot glass with a pull-off lid, an idea inspired by a combination of the miniature jars used in the family business and the h...
UON appoints Central Coast Interim Executive Dean
6 October 2021
University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO has announced the appointment of Professor Michael Bowyer who will take on the role of Interim Executive Dean (ED) Central Coast. To be formally recruited later this year, the Executive Dean Central Coast is a new role reflecting the University’s strong commitment to the Central Coast and the delivery of outstanding educational offerings, research and engagement for the region. This role will be a member of the Unive...
West Australian craft brewery expands east – locates at Warnervale
6 October 2021
A grant of $900,000 from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund will support Western Australian brewery, The Beer Farm Pty Ltd which owns Beerfarm, a brewery at Metricup in the Margaret River Region of WA, to build a new $9 million manufacturing facility at Halloran, near Warnervale. The grant will enable the company to develop the site at 92 Mountain Road to build a brewhouse, manufacturing facility, laboratory and packaging area  as well as upgrades to town water connec...
Demand for value add food products boosts Pro Ali order book
6 October 2021
Business for North Gosford based Pro Ali Design, designer and manufacturer of conveyor systems and associated equipment for the food industry, has gone through the roof as food processing companies expand or realign production systems as a result of consumer demand for value-add products.  “Our order book now stretches out to June July next year,” said Miles Fink, Pro Ali  Founder and Managing Director. While continuing to design and manufacture systems for their tradi...

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