Brand Tasmania is at its most effective when Partners work with the Brand Tasmania Council to champion the State’s place-of-origin brand. The monthly publication Partner Connections serves to link Brand Tasmania with its Partners and Partners with each other. This newsletter introduces new Partners and emerging sectors, as well as profiling existing Partners who have achieved success. Where appropriate, we encourage Partners to consider other Tasmanian-based businesses when buying goods or services. View a listing of Partners by sector.
Legislation to transform Brand Tasmania into a new, independent, Statutory Authority, is now before State Parliament.
And, our Brand Tasmania Partners, are amongst those who stand to benefit the most.
26 October 2018
Welcome to the July edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition by encouraging Partners in the agriculture sector to have their voices heard and help shape Tasmania’s agrifood future by completing the TasAgFuture survey.
We welcome several new Partners and share with you some new videos profiling Stefano Lubiana and 131-year-old Maylands Lodge.
25 July 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the June edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition by encouraging all food and beverage Partners to update their profiles.
We welcome several new Partners including Devil's Distillery, Glen Albyn Estate, Kermandie Waterfront Hotel, PANTAZIS and Summerlea Farm Tasmania.
We share with you some new videos profiling the Hadley's Art Prize, Tasmanian companies that provide support to Antarctic expeditions and we hear from some of the delegates at the recent Singapore Forum talking about place branding.
28 June 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the May edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition profiling the Partners involved in Fine Food Melbourne trade show in September.
We welcome several new Partners including Van Diemens Land Creamery, Robyn Wilson Training Company, Kettering Quail, Tasplan Super, Edge Radio 99.3FM, Lobster Shack Tasmania and The Taste of Tasmania
25 June 2018, Partner Connections
Welcome to the April edition of Partner Connections.
We begin this edition with the annual health check of Tasmania’s brand and finds the state in ‘great shape’.
We welcome several new Partners including Boks Bacon, Dial Your Meal and Cultivate Productions.
28 April 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the March edition of Partner Connections.
With the days getting colder it's time to put on the winter woollies! We profile Smitten Merino, proudly making woollen garments in Tasmania. We welcome several new Partners share with you some new videos profiling recent visits to King Island by our Brand Ambassadors.
29 March 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the February edition of Partner Connections.
We congratulate several Tasmanian distilleries for winning medals at the World Whisky awards and welcome several new Partners.
We also report on recent visits to the state by our Brand Ambassadors.
28 February 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the January edition of Partner Connections.
In this edition we start by wishing all Partners a happy new year. This will be an exciting year for the Brand Tasmania Council as it prepares to transition to a statutory authority.
We welcome several new Partners including Van Diemens Land Creamery, Corey Speers Consulting and Olive & Ash.
24 January 2018, Brand Tasmania
Welcome to the December edition of Partner Connections.
In this edition we congratulate Premium Fresh Tasmania on its success at the National Export Awards.
We welcome several new Partners including Loaves and Fishes Tasmania, wukalina Walk and King Island Prime Meats.
19 December 2017, December 2017
Welcome to the first edition of Partner Connections.
Each edition will introduce new Partners, profile existing Partners who have achieved success and promote upcoming events that assist you in developing your business.
In this first edition we congratulate Kooee! Snacks on securing distribution for its beef jerky in Woolworths. We welcome new Partners Swinging Gate Vineyard, Oyster Cove Marina and Penguin Composites.
23 November 2017, November 2017
Listed below are businesses recently approved as Brand Tasmania Partners. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with each of these businesses.
Fluff & Function
Husband and wife team based in Hobart providing ICT, photography, transcription, and office operations services.
We do, from ground up, software development, landscape or product photography including post-production works, medico-legal or general audio typing, and various office operations support including but not limited to customer service, data entry, computer maintenance and repair. There is a special part in our website where we feature Tasmanian SME of interest as well as deals or events happening in Tasmania.
Producer of kimchi from our farm in North West Tasmania using natural chemical-free farming methods
We pride ourselves in health and nutrition, taste and quality in real ingredients - zero fake stuff. Honesty and transparency, customer centric, attention to detail, variety and adaptability to different tastes: we believe in adding value to customers's lives through Tassie-grown freshness.
Tasmania Gourmet Food Tours
Tasmania Gourmet Food Tours takes you on the ultimate exclusive small group dining experience.
Luxury small groups - with a maximum of only seven guests in a luxury van - mean you are given full service at every turn.
Alex Palmer, your local born and bred Tasmanian expert guide, will be there to share his extensive Tasmanian travel and food industry experience with you.
Visit us at the Pooseum for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Here at the Pooseum, talking about poo is not taboo. In fact, we think it’s fascinating stuff. From the white splashes on our cars and dog sausages in our backyards to the droppings of kangaroos in the Australian bush, poo is all around us. Disregarding it as simply smelly and gross means not giving it due credit.
At the Pooseum, you will enjoy learning about poo more than you ever thought possible. Come and see the world of poo anew!
Located opposite the beach and Georges Bay, where guests can go fishing, boating or swimming, Homelea Accommodation offers both motel suites and self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.
Fully renovated in 2016, each apartment has an electric stove top, dining area and a lounge area. There is 1 apartment with a 2-person spa bath. All have a private bathroom with a shower. The motel suites were renovated in August 2017 and have tea/coffee making facilities.
The apartment complex offers an outdoor dining area with tables and chairs, a self-service laundry and free parking. There is a children's playground, BBQ area and a library of complimentary DVDs which can be borrowed from reception. Homelea Accommodation is a 10-minute walk from shops and restaurants and a 14-minute drive from the Bay of Fires.
Situated by the sea, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Percy Steel Reserve, Suncoast Gallery, and St Helens History and Visitor Information Centre. St Helens Waterfront and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km). Homelea Accommodation features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This St Helens motel also offers a picnic area and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site. All 8 rooms have 5 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. Guests will find kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves.
Tamar House is set in over a hectare of gardens and offers serenity and comfort after a long day enjoying the delights of the Launceston region.
Tamar House is a charming single-storey red brick 1980s property set in the quiet and picturesque village of Rosevears, Tasmania and sits high on a hill overlooking the resplendent Tamar River – the region being home to some of Tasmania’s best wineries, restaurants, artists and artisans.
It is set in over a hectare of gardens and offers serenity and comfort after a long day enjoying the delights of the Launceston region. The property, with its own rickety old private jetty, is located on the banks of the Tamar River Conservation Area – an area of outstanding natural beauty and a wetland habitat to many native animals and plants – a place for artists, gardeners, book enthusiasts, fishermen, photographers, cyclists, car and motor bike club members, ornithologists, and water lovers to pursue their passions, sports and crafts.
Located just 15 minutes from Launceston - in the lea of Grindelwald - and set amongst the Tamar Valley Wineries, Tamar House offers superior, self-contained accommodation in the Tamar Valley.
Tamar House provides the comforts of home for those looking for a private no-fuss approach. It combines Tasmanian country hospitality, practicality and comfort with affordable luxury.
Tasmania's complete IT service
Tech-Vision Solutions is a Tasmanian owned and operated company that specialises in assisting clients meet their IT needs. Our technicians are qualified and highly skilled experts who understand that IT is an essential component of all business operations. We aim to be Tasmania’s number one IT provider by providing personal and professional service tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We understand how fast technology can change so we strive to keep up to date with the latest developments and standards in the IT industry to provide our clients with the best possible solution.
ECS Botanics Pty Ltd
Industrial hemp seed grower and hemp food brand
ECS Botanics is in the process of establishing a leading hemp food and personal care business. The raw material is to be grown in Tasmania on our own farm then processed and manufactured in Tasmania.
Our introductory products include hemp hearts (dehulled seeds), hemp flour and hemp seed oil. The branding is in development and our first crop is being planted in October 2018. We have trademarked our name and logo in Australia and our brand name in China and South Korea. ECS Botanics has a strong board, advisory board and executive team, furthermore the company is well capitalised and positioned strongly for growth. Our aim is to transition our products to being chemical free and eventually organic.
Spruka Photography is a small business specialising in landscape photography and is managed by owner and photographer Gerard Anderson.
Spruka Photography owner and photographer Gerard Anderson lives at the iconic spot of Turners Beach and conducts photography across the Central Coast and Tarkine Areas. Gerard specialises in Business Photography, Lessons in Landscape Photography and has a gallery at The Speckled Hen at Stanley, Tasmania
Gerard is an award-winning photographer, having won prizes that include the "Highly Commended in Australasian Landscape Photography 2018" and The Advocate's Readers Snapshot Winner in 2017.
Spruka Photography's most sought after product is Gerard Anderson's Annual Calendar which is available for sale every October.