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ABOUT MY COMPANY – BERKLEY HOMES
Berkley Homes is a custom home builder in Sydney, specializing in renovations, extensions, knock down rebuilds and new homes.
Custom home builders can have a reputation of being expensive; At Berkley Homes, our creative team work direct with our clients to achieve the best outcome for their design and budget needs.
Your journey with Berkley begins on trust, we work closely with our clients from conception and throughout the entire building process ensuring we hand over a product they can be proud of.
Our director & project manager Aaron McEvoy, has a driving commitment to using quality materials and ensure expert craftsmanship on every project.
Berkley homes are of distinction.
Aaron McEvoy the Director of Berkley Homes, has over 15yrs experience in the building & construction industry, with involvement in commercial buildings, heritage, renovations & extensions, multi-dwelling residential, granny flats and project homes.
Aaron’s strengths are his attention to detail and passion for design. His expert building knowledge is an accumulation of his experience both on the tools and in management positions.
His passion for design and in-depth construction knowledge allows him to create affordable and distinct projects
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Health and Fertility Matters –
At Health and Fertility Matters a select group of qualified and professional practitioners, highly experienced in their chosen health modality, integrate western and eastern alternative therapies to offer the best solution for your health.
We also specialise in assisting couples with fertility and pre-and post-natal wellbeing. Healthy babies are best conceived from healthy bodies and minds.
Our specialist holistic health practices include:
Naturopathy, Diet and Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine,
Vicki has a quality about her that every health practitioner should surely have: a glow of good health and vitality. She not only treats her patients – she inspires them.
With more than 30 years of clinical naturopathic medicine practice, learning, researching and fine tuning her skills, Vicki has established an integrated holistic clinic, to provide patients with the best pathway to health and wellbeing.
Vicki treats a very wide variety of health issues for adults and children, from digestive to immune system problems to skin and allergies, low energy, to stress, sleep issues, anxiety and depression. After years of training and clinical practice, acquiring the skills to help so many people, she expanded her work into the specialty of reproductive health, supporting both males and females in their quest to conceive and produce their healthy, beautiful baby.
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CANE Financial is a highly-regarded mortgage broking business with nearly 100 years’ combined experience in the finance industry. We’re a dedicated team of specialist brokers who love to help professionals, investors and self-employed clients find the right financial solution for their property, car and commercial requirements.Our priority is to find our clients’ highly competitive rates on the most favourable terms whilst giving them the best experience throughout the process. We partner with our clients’ to help them achieve their desired goals with the least amount of fuss.
Our clients love working with us because we offer a hands-on, do-what-it-takes approach. We provide a personalised service coupled with expert and transparent advice at no cost.
Our services include:
• Owner Occupied Home Loans
• Investment Loans
• First Home Buyers
• Self Managed Super Fund Loans
• Car and Equipment Leasing
• Commercial Loans
Craig is the founder of CANE Financial. Craig set up CANE Financial with the dream of building Australia’s leading mortgage broking business focused on providing a more dedicated, personal and stress-free service to his clients.
Craig’s strength is in building relationships with both his clients, partners and lenders. His reputation in the industry is unparalleled due to his in-depth industry knowledge and ability to support his clients throughout the process.
Craig has 23 years’ experience in local and international financial services and has access to over 40 lenders.
He is a member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia and holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honours in Finance and Business Administration
- Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking
- Diploma in Mortgage Broking
Craig recognises that for a lot of his clients, arranging finance can be an overwhelming and stressful process. He guides his clients through the process and discusses options that support his client’s goals.
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Platform 24 is a proactive IT partner you can relate to, offering managed IT solutions that will make your business more productive. We specialise in making your IT systems simple to use but powerful, easy to maintain but full functioned and above all cost effective. Rick has been working in the IT industry in Sydney since 1996 and has built a strong customer focused company with 6 employees and a range of specialist sub-contractors. We support many different business sectors in Sydney with a focus on Managed networks, maintenance, and proactive support. Specialties: We specialise in building and maintaining Windows or mixed networks for SME’s and giving end to end support to meet their requirements. We work with industry leaders, Microsoft, Telstra, Sophos and use state of the art tools to deliver secure Managed IT solutions to suit the SME budget, without compromising quality.
Rick has a background in Market Research and teaching prior to his work in IT this has given him a unique blend of skills allowing clear communication to complement his technical wizardry. Outside of work he enjoys playing football, doing home renovation projects and travelling. Rick has is married and has 2 teenage boys who he is very proud of.
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The Accounts Studio is a well established bookkeeping agency set up in 2005. We deal with all aspects of bookkeeping including training, conversions, fix up work and cash flow management; and niche in working with clients in the design and creative sector. A team of 8, we are very experienced in working with all software in particular XERO. The Accounts Studio have been finalists in the Australian Accounting Awards for the past two years and were also voted as one of the top 100 Anthill Coolest Companies in Australia.
As well as being founder of The Accounts Studio, Sophie also lectures in finance at one of Sydney’s top fashion colleges, and has been on the Board of Directors for the Australian Bookkeepers Association since 2013. She is the author of The Creative Collection which is a wealth of information for anyone running a business in the creative or design space.As well as being founder of The Accounts Studio, Sophie also lectures in finance at one of Sydney’s top fashion colleges, and has been on the Board of Directors for the Australian Bookkeepers Association since 2013. She is the author of The Creative Collection which is a wealth of information for anyone running a business in the creative or design space.
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At The PB, We’re a team of professional visual content creators who are always able to meet the brief, we deliver outstanding photography, video and production services for digital advertising.
We’re also Internet junkies who love social media! So if your company wants to capture it’s brand and create a powerful online content, we have the skills and experience to help you go viral.
When you hire The Photography Business, you will be getting a team working on your brief to deliver stunning results on razor sharp deadlines.We love to add that human touch, and we’ll always go that extra mile to provide excellent service.
Whatever you need, at The PB we make YOUR Business OUR Business
A lifetime behind the lens and over 3 years with The PB as photographer & Director, David knows his stuff.
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Century 21 Classic is unique. Housed in one of Randwick’s oldest and most beautiful buildings, “Sandgate Cottage”, Century 21 Classic was one of the very first Century 21 offices established in Australia. We opened our doors in 1989 and have been providing real estate advice and assistance to the Eastern Suburbs community ever since. Our reputation has earned us the privilege of repeat business and personal recommendations from all sides of the real estate process: buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and colleagues. Real estate practises have changed radically in the last twenty years and we have been around long enough to appreciate that success is based on constant adjustment to market demands. We know that technology now more than ever plays a crucial role in real estate and we have harnessed this to our customers’ advantage. At Century 21 Classic, we gauge our success not only through our sales but also through the satisfaction of our customers. So whether you are buying, selling or renting, you can rely on the team at Century 21 Classic.
With over 16 years experience purely selling Real Estate, Nelson has developed into one of the eastern suburbs highest achieving agents. What is important to Nelson is delivering a level of service to his client that is second to none.
His professionalism, personality and expertise in the area have enabled Nelson to achieve some huge results for his clients and set him apart from most other agents. When dealing with Nelson you will realise that not all agents are the same and that he is honest, knowledgeable and approachable.
– Century 21 Platinum Award – 3rd Quarter 2016
– Century 21 Gold Award – 1st & 2nd Quarter 2016
– Century 21 Diamond Award – 3rd Quarter 2015
– Century 21 Centurion 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
(Top 2% Salesperson)
“I understand that the decision you make today, will be one of the most important you will make during your lifetime and I will do my utmost to help you through this time with constant communication and an open dialogue that keeps you up to date with what’s happening throughout the sales campaign.”
ABOUT MY COMPANY – NOVA Entertainment
NOVA Entertainment is Australia’s fastest growing entertainment company with broad interests across the media industry. Our national footprint began to take shape with the acquisition of our first FM license in 2000 which became NOVA 96.9 in Sydney. From there the Nova radio network was built across metropolitan Australia with stations in Melbourne (NOVA 100), Brisbane (NOVA 106.9), Adelaide (NOVA 919) and Perth (NOVA 93.7), and is the most listened to metro network in the country. In May 2012, smoothfm was launched, a contemporary easy listening FM network in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities and have been an outstanding success. As one of the media industry’s most innovative companies and in view of the rapidly evolving media landscape, NOVA Entertainment’s vision is to endure as an entertainment company, with a mission to create content that is loved and shared by audiences, wherever they are.
A true “People Person” – I have a wealth of experience across sales, journalism, customer service and account management spanning over a decade. Equipped with a degree in Media and Communications, I have always aspired to work in the entertainment industry and bring brands to life across many platforms. At Nova Entertainment, I have worked with many brands to reach audiences all over Australia. From Podcasting, Radio, Coles, Radio as well as digital and social platforms. I have delivered many campaigns to my clients who have seen dramatic results in their brand awareness and sales. I am passionate about working with my clients to create a tailored solution to meet their marketing objectives. I am known for my positivity, honesty and genuine nature. I enjoy representing Nova as we are a safe environment for your brand and achieve amazing results as our audience is loyal and trustworthy. Let’s talk more about aligning your target audience with Nova’s amazing platforms and assets.
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Remember Creative is not just our name but also our motto and call to action. We believe that a genuinely creative idea can be a game-changer – It’s at the heart of what we do. Our experienced team will help grow your business online and stand out from the crowd.
Michael Menzies started the business in 2013 after learning the ropes and shortcomings of the big agency methodologies. He has assembled a team of professionals from various industries both client and agency side which holds us in good stead to supply our clients with amazing creative and strategies.
Along with creating noise for a client or doing an intricate integration for a client, we pride ourselves on finding solutions to the problems that people have accepted as just a bugbear part of doing business.
In short, we love challenges!
With over 15 years experience in marketing and design, I have established myself as a creative leader who specialises in digital and creative strategy, as well as brand development. Having worked for some of Australia’s premiere advertising agencies, such as Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Mojo, I have garnered a deep knowledge of both, the art and economics of marketing. I’m very lucky to do a job that I love and continue to find joy every time a client succeeds.
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At Core, we are dedicated to providing you with a personal protection plan, tailored to your specific circumstances. We put Heart, Passion, and skill into taking care of your needs. Not being linked to any large financial institution means that we are not limited or influenced as to the policies we can recommend. This means we can access and offer you policies from a broad range of providers. This gives us the power of flexibility and choice.
We are not financial planners, bankers, or accountants. We only do risk planning. Concentrating only on risk means that we are specialists in our field with deep and broad knowledge.
Passion – Nothing makes us feel as good as knowing that our clients are well protected from the unforeseen events that life can throw their way.
Craig is a specialist insurance consultant, with over 15 years’ experience in risk. He focuses on providing insurance solutions to professionals, senior executives, business people, and families who are interested in growing and protecting their wealth.
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We offer unique solutions to help buyers and investors feel confident about their decisions. We can help an investor know where to start with a tailored strategy, through to a full end to end investment service that includes sourcing and securing the right property for the right price. We also help all buyers negotiate with agents and step them through the buying process to ensure they don’t make any costly mistakes.
Gareth Woodham has been conducting property valuations across Sydney and Melbourne for more than 17 years.
Gareth attended the University of Technology Sydney from 1992 to 1998, and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Land Economics. Shortly thereafter, Gareth was registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading, and began practising under Ken Feltham FAPI, where he acquired experience valuing a vast range of residential properties across Sydney. During this time, Gareth conducted valuations for major banks and financial institutions, lawyers and accountants, for a range of purposes including: mortgage security, statutory assessment, mercantile recovery and family law.
In 2003, Gareth relocated to Melbourne, and was employed by WBP Property as an unrestricted valuer, conducting residential, commercial and industrial valuations across Melbourne, again for banks and financial institutions for mortgage security, statutory assessment and family law purposes.
Admitted to the Australian Property Institute in 2006 as a Certified Practising Valuer, Gareth returned to Sydney in 2006 to establish an office for WBP, conducting portfolio valuations for the Defence Housing Authority, Mortgage Insurers, and undertaking extensive recovery and liquidation valuations for several mercantile agents.
In 2010 Gareth extended his qualifications to include Thermal Performance assessment of residential dwellings, became licenced as a Buyers Agent in 2015, and is actively conducting valuations of residential properties in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide metropolitan areas.
Gareth now leads the customer engagement and business development at Suburbanite Property Advisors, helping people achieve their goals through strategic property investment.
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Elite Chiropractic provides comprehensive preventative as well as rehabilitative health care. With top-of-the-line equipment alongside the latest chiropractic techniques, Elite Chiropractic gives the best chiropractic care in the Randwick area.
Michelangelo is a Chiropractor who is dedicated to the present and future well-being of his patients.
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At Cohen & Krass we offer an expansive spectrum of legal, accounting and business advisory services to small to medium sized businesses and individuals. We work across our legal, accounting, business consultancy and financial planning divisions to deliver the best possible service and solution for our clients.
Warren Krass, Director, Solicitor, Cohen & Krass
(Supreme Court admission in 1980, Bachelor of Laws, additional qualifications in estate planning and Public Notary)
Warren was a founding principal of Cohen & Krass in 2002 following a career that spanned over 20 years. Warren commenced practicing as a solicitor in 1980 and became partner within five years, continuing to practice in partner and principal roles since then.
Warren is motivated by assessing situations people find puzzling and working with them through to resolution, helping them to better understand their situation as well as resolve any issues they may have.
His favourite thing about working at Cohen & Krass is the pleasant atmosphere and friendly environment he experiences every time he walks through the front door.
In his spare time, Warren enjoys films (he was Honorary Solicitor to the Sydney Film Festival for over 20 years and is now an Honorary Life Member), exercise, reading, music and spending time with his family and friends.
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WordStorm PR was established by Monica Rosenfeld in 2000 after working at Channel Nine’s A Current Affair for two years and learning how NOT to do PR. Monica’s insights from her time on ‘the other side’ mean that we truly understand what the media need and how to craft stories that cut through the noise.
WordStorm PR’s goal is to garner media attention for our clients in order to boost brand awareness, credibility, trust and our client’s bottom line.
All of our clients have one key attribute in common and that is they’re all enhancing the lives of their clients or customers in some way. We love working with clients who are passionate, dynamic people and who are making real a difference to their target demographic and the world at large. We have worked with countless businesses and individuals and seen them go from strength-to-strength as a direct result of the exposure that a PR campaign has brought them.
Your Gardening Services Partner: Roberto Matamala Hurtado is the Founder and co-owner of Pink Gardens along with Janine van der Waal. Roberto’s background in Agricultural Engineering, and over 15 years of creating beautiful outdoor spaces across landscaping, gardening and maintenance, Pink Gardens is your trusted, reliable and creative gardening services company. Our personalised customer focused approach means you can trust us to keep your outdoor spaces and gardens a space to enjoy from landscape architecture and construction, to garden makeovers and regular maintenance.