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Cover story The Protective Group

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 10 October 2019
Cover story The Protective Group
Craig Gibbens, James Gibbens & Samantha Swain Think of a steel fence surrounding anything from an airport to a new infrastructure project, bridge, farm or railway line and chances are it was manufactured right here on the Central Coast by the Protective Group. As a leading Australian manufacturer and supplier to the fencing and wire mesh markets in the Asia Pacific region, the Group, which today is led by fourth generation Gibbens family members, has thrived over the past 44 years in ...
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Michael Bell, Bendigo Bank Community Bank® East Gosford, Lisarow and Kincumber

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 3 September 2019
Michael Bell, Bendigo Bank Community Bank® East Gosford, Lisarow and Kincumber
When the last of the big 4 banks shut its doors in East Gosford twenty years ago, it left a vacuum in the close-knit community that seemed impossible to fill.Local consumers left in droves for Erina, putting enormous strain on the once thriving shopping strip.But all that changed when long-established local businessmen and members of the East Gosford Chamber of Commerce put their heads together after watching a story on A Current Affair about a Community Bank®Bendigo Bank, and were give...
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Rob and Kevin Haines - Haines Gas Service

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 1 August 2019
Rob and Kevin Haines - Haines Gas Service
Father and son team, Rob and Kevin Haines operate the family owned business, Haines Gas Services Pty Limited at Erina. Established on the Central Coast in 1977 and now in their 42nd year, the business has a very strong loyal client following, solid staff retention levels and the opportunity to expand nationally if they desire. This story explores the Haines Gas Services journey and highlights how strategic decision-making, including knowing when to say no, has helped this company earn ...
Posted in: Cover Story August 2019  

Chris and Karen Coulson, Gosford (Karis) Furniture Removals & Storage

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 10 July 2019
Chris and Karen Coulson, Gosford (Karis) Furniture Removals & Storage
Committed to service excellence for more than 35 years They say moving house is one of life's most stressful events. Chris and Karen Coulson have built a successful furniture removal and storage company by turning this and other key pain points around to look after customers and their goods like no other. Right from the start, they have observed and listened to what customers want and, importantly, what they don't want, and evolved their business model to suit. As Karen said, &...
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Paul Tonkin, Lawyer and health advocate

Posted on 18 June 2019
Paul Tonkin, Lawyer and health advocate
Paul Tonkin was admitted as a partner in the firm Tonkin Drysdale Partners (TDP) on the same day that his father Phil Tonkin, who opened the doors of TD Tonkin & Co on July 13, 1958, announced his retirement in 1992. He joined Darrell Pannowitz OAM, who is now Managing Partner, Jim Drysdale, who retired in 2002 and John Fitzpatrick, who retired in 2004. Paul Quinn was subsequently admitted as Partner in 2004 followed by Lee Pawlak, an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, in 2014. I...
Posted in: Cover Story June 2019  
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