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John Ralph, John Ralph's Camera House

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 2 December 2019
John Ralph, John Ralph's Camera House
From pharmacy to photographics The name John Ralph is synonymous on the Central Coast with photography and video. However not too many people would be aware that John is a pharmacist by profession and at one stage co-owned three pharmacies in Wyong Shire as well as the invalid aid shop and health food store at Long Jetty. So what prompted this practising pharmacist of twenty years to enter the world of cameras and photography in the mid 1980s? And how did he overcome the numerous challe...
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Cover Story : Lee Woodward, Real Estate Academy

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 11 November 2019
Cover Story : Lee Woodward, Real Estate Academy
Lee Woodward is the CEO and Creative Director of Australia's largest real estate training, events and systems company, Real Estate Academy. This story explores the evolution of Real Estate Academy and Lee's strategies for future-proofing the business and opening up the possibilities to take his products and services to a global audience. He commenced his real estate sales career in 1992 after completing a plumbing apprenticeship. Just 21 at the time, sales came naturally to him....
Posted in: Cover Story November 2019  

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  
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