We are a public relations agency specialising in branding and promoting Tasmanian food & tourism
147 EAST was established by Claire Burnet with the specific intention of assisting Tasmanian business define and develop memorable brands, manage their public image and promote themselves to Tasmanians, mainlanders and beyond.
Claire has 19 years experience and a BA in public relations with a working knowledge of Australian tourism. She liaises closely with a team of associates, hand-picked as experts in their field within the food and tourism sectors.
Developing a cohesive and collaborative brand for Tasmanian produce is a particular focus of 147 EAST and we are keen to cooperate with Brand Tasmania in order to achieve this.
A S Consulting Pty Ltd
A S Consulting delivers communications and marketing services that make a difference. You'll be noticed for all the right reasons.
Offering in-depth strategic marketing and communications knowledge and experience A S Consulting is a multi-faceted marketing and communications group.
We have blue-chip corporate experience, unmatched online and small business development know-how and are called upon by both the Tasmanian and Australian Governments to provide consulting services.
Serious about providing marketing and communications ideas and assistance that will work, A S Consulting has worked with many different companies, big and small and has delivered communications and strategic assistance to most Tasmanian Government Departments. We provide expertise in online and traditional marketing and the implementation of successful marketing, branding and communications tactics.
A S Consulting is registered on the Tasmanian Government’s Register of Communications Consultants and Service Providers, managed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Core competencies include:
◦Strategic marketing plans and their implementation to minimise risk
◦Tactical communications strategies and their implementation
◦New branding and rebranding initiatives that strongly resonate with key audiences
◦Online marketing strategies, initiatives and the latest in social and other online media
◦Web site development and web site usability evaluation
◦Marketing material development – brochures, fliers, annual reports, CD ROMs
◦Prospectus development for successful capital raising
◦Market research - focus group and small telemarketing campaigns
◦Launch events that get remembered
Manufacturer of adhesive labels and stickers. Agent for Zebra & Toshiba TEC printers and Benchmark, Benchmate, Benchmax & Dicks label applicators.
A member of the Printing Industries Association of Australia and the Label and Tag Manufacturers Association. Winner of many printing awards. Abel Labels Directors and Staff pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality products and friendly, knowledgeable customer service on time. We realise that sometimes orders need to be supplied in a rush and we go out of our way to meet deadlines.
Agility builds durable, efficient supply chains that power businesses and drive trade, creating access to new opportunities.
Agility Logistics provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, chemical logistics, and fairs and events.
We are distinguished by our global network and leading position in emerging markets; a willingness to customize solutions for our customers; an entrepreneurial culture that has led us to invest and grow in areas where others see risk; and a deep commitment to personal service for our customers and communities.
Anderson Morgan is a trusted privately owned Tasmanian ICT company with the greatest geographic foot print in the State
As a local Tasmanian business Anderson Morgan has come a long way since it first opened its doors in Devonport in 1999.
Today as an ICT solution provider it has the largest geographical foot print in Tasmania with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. The business has also grown nationally with an office in Brisbane Queensland and internationally with offices in Canada and America.
As a Government approved GITC and C150 provider, Anderson Morgan provides a range of services to SME's, Education, GBE's, Local and State Government.
These solutions and services cover the following broad ranges:
- Simple, Intelligent and commercial Wi Fi
- Public Wi Fi
- Strategic consulting
- Cloud, NBN and Datacentres
- Hardware procurement (Server, Storage, Network, Wireless, Security, Desktop, Thin Client, Mobility)
- Software procurement (Platform, Application, 3rd Party, Security)
- Technical support and maintenance
Anderson Morgan proudly employs highly trained local people that work in their local area and understand local issues, striving to deliver the best possible outcome for their clients.
Australia China Business Council – Tasmania Branch
ACBC is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation comprising of a National Office, six Branches, and more than 1500 representatives from over 900 Australian companies who do business with China.
A Tasmanian ACBC chapter that is formally part of the National ACBC and is dedicated to promoting business and trade between Tasmania, Australia and the People’s Republic of China. We are dedicated to:
• To provide opportunities for our members to develop networks and collaborate with their peers;
• To provide members with useful market data to enhance their China engagement;
• To provide education and services to develop a China focused and China capable business community;
• To encourage and facilitate opportunities for our members to meet with senior Australian and Chinese business
people, politicians and officials;
•To bring the interests and concerns of our members to the attention of the Australian and Chinese Governments and other policy makers and administrators in Australia and China;
•To support the promotion of Tasmania’s commercial interests in China;
•To encourage and facilitate education, training and cultural connections with China.
• To provide exclusive events for members.
Branding, marketing and sales management for Tasmanian produce
Bass Brands is the first and only provider of Branding, Marketing and Sales Management services exclusively for Tasmanian food producers. We are 100% committed to taking “Tasmanian Produce to the World.”
Beatties Digital Studio
Believed to be the oldest photographic business in Australia. Beatties Studio presents quality images of Tasmania's past.
Biofouling Solutions Pty Ltd
We are team of highly qualified marine scientists who specialise in the management of biofouling and invasive marine species.
Our services cover the broad range of scientific, professional and technical skills required to effectively manage biofouling and invasive marine species (IMS). We specialise in pragmatic management of IMS risks via reducing the potential for their transport and introduction. We have specific expertise in managing biofouling on man-made surfaces including a wide range of immersible infrastructure, the external surfaces of a diverse array of complex vessels and within internal seawater systems.
Booty started in December 2006 when, on the suggestion of a flat-mate, Mel Irons texted a few friends to see if they wanted to do a bit of fitness work. With 67 people showing up to the first session it was wildly popular and has been going ever since.
Booty is group fitness training. The idea is that you run, jump, skip, box, pushup, tricep pushup, crunch and squat jump your way into feeling and being fitter and stronger and healthier. It’s extremely straightforward stuff – basically you will join a big bunch of really, honestly, genuinely nice people in summer and winter, running around and smooshing your face into the grass or the gym floor in a pushup position until you can’t run around or smoosh anymore.
Booty is about putting yourself in an environment where you will be asked to really push yourself in order to get fitter and healthier. It is about challenging yourself – but enjoying it. ACTUALLY enjoying it. It’s about meeting a whole lot of new people. It’s about getting your exercise done for the day so that you can use the rest of the morning and afternoon or evening to enjoy feeling fit and strong, and being healthier than the average bum next to you who slouched out of bed and got to work in a bad mood.
It’s about you turning something that is 100% non-negotiable – exercise – into something that is an essential part of your day that you actually… MAY look forward to! It’s a program that a lot of people find they can stick to on a very regular basis. If you want long-term changes in your mind and body, you gotta find something that you CAN actually easily commit to; day in, day out. Booty is fun, but extremely challenging at the same time.
Brooke Street Larder
Brooke Street Larder is the downstairs cafe at the end of the famed Brooke Street Pier, Hobart.
Showcasing the best Tasmania has to offer – the wrap around foreshore vista of its great harbour setting; a “Downton Abbey Downstairs” décor, locally sourced food and drinks to eat–in or take away; and the best of Tasmanian produce in a 360 degree display, designed to tuck into a shopping basket for a meal later, or to bestow as great gifts to friends and family.
As befitting the cellar below The Glass House, this café celebrates the discovery of Tasmanian foods, wines, and produce all freshly prepared just for you. Come down for a quick snack before a trip on the MONA ferry; for a coffee and muffin as a start to the day; for a quick or a lingering lunch; or for an afternoon glass of something sparkling with good friends.
Choose to eat in at a single setting checking the views across to Salamanca, at a communal table, at tables for two four or six or out in the fresh air on our absolute waterside terrace; or take-out using our convenient take-away packs.
It is exclusively home for all Tasmanian Grocer products.
Business Enterprise Services
CoacheStuff Pty Ltd, previously part of the Enterprise Centres Tasmania network, is now trading as Business Enterprise Services and might we be of assistance to you. How, you ask?
The CoacheStuff team of experienced small business owners provide practical guidance on all aspects of starting up, running, expanding or exiting a business. Confidential business assistance to existing business owners and to people who have just started or are thinking about starting a business is available through a range of Fee-for-Service time packages. We aim to assist any business across Tasmania, whether big or small. With more than 30 years of business and training experience in the team, we can assist with practical tools, techniques and strategies to help small business owners through any stage.
Perhaps your wondering if now is the time to take on an Apprentice or a Trainee? Give us a quick call to see how we can provide FREE business assistance with determining what help you need and for how long each week you can afford it. We provide 12 months mentoring assistance to both the employer and your new employee should you decide to employ.
As well as general business health checks, we can evaluate opportunities, develop business plans, assist with website and online tools, review financial management and budgeting or plan your digital strategy; to name a few of the services we offer. Business concerns can be enormous or tiny…we’re all good listeners.
Simply contact us, using the details below, for help in determining what's the best next step for your business! We provide a FREE upfront quote for any service being offered so you know what our costs are for the work you need.
Business Events Tasmania
Business Events Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing business events professionals with independent, expert advice and support on every aspect of holding a business event in Tasmania.
Business Events Tasmania can assist with the following:
- Examine the feasibility of staging a national or international convention, meeting or incentive in Tasmania.
- Prepare a comprehensive bid to present to national and international executives outlining the many advantages and benefits of meeting in Tasmania.
- Source submissions and quotations from meeting venues and service providers in Tasmania.
- Host and coordinate site inspections and familiarisations.
- Assist with the marketing and promotion of business events to achieve maximum attendance in Tasmania.
- Register eligible conferences for the Tasmanian Government-funded Meet in Tasmania Incentive Scheme a cash payment for conferences held between May and September in Tasmania.
- Provide visitor information for delegates and their partners.
- Offer free independent advice and assistance with the planning of a conference, meeting or incentive.
Callington Mill is a working Georgian windmill built in 1837. The restoration of Callington Mill to its former glory was completed in 2010 and the first turning of its sails after being dormant for so many years was a magnificent sight.
The Callington Mill, in the township of Oatlands, Tasmania and was fully restored to full working condition in 2010 after may years of lying dormant. The mill is the only fully working wind driven tower mill in the Southern Hemisphere. Callington Mill was built in 1837, here is the story behind this iconic structure…
John Vincent was born in 1779 in Cornwall, England. In 1803 he married in London Susannah Rivers who was the same age. Over the next twenty years the couple had seven children while they were living in England. In 1823 at the age of 44, they decided to move to Tasmania. They immigrated with their children on the ship Elizabeth which arrived in Hobart in 1823. After they came to Tasmania they had two more children.
Over the next decade John became the proprietor of two licenced hotels, one in Bothwell called the Norwood Inn and one at Spring Hill called the London. His eldest son John Jubilee Vincent was also an innkeeper and ran the Lake Frederick Inn (later Lake Dulverton Inn) at Oatlands. This hotel still stands today.
In about 1836, at the age of 57, John decided to build the flour windmill at Oatlands. He used the best technology available in this project. It seems that he was very proud of this investment and he announced its opening in the newspaper in 1837. However, his interest in the mill was short-lived and the following year he tried to rent it. He advertised it in the newspaper giving a good description of the mill and its surrounds, it said:
“In its early years, it was considered one of the first rate windmills in the country, and surpassed by none in its situation for business. Fitted up with two pair of good stones, (French burrs,) dressing and smut machines; together with a very respectable dwelling house, attached to which is a counting house and small store, washhouse and servants’ bedroom. On the premises is a good granary, stable, chaise and cart houses, with piggeries and fowl house, and about two acres of garden ground in cultivation. Also, to be let with the above are six Cottages, all occupied, and paying good rents. Application to be made to Mr. John Vincent, the proprietor.”
Campo de Flori
Campo de Flori is a 52 acre sustainable boutique farm business high in the mountains of the Huon Valley.
This farm was carved out of the bush in 2010 by David Peck and Lisa Britzman. They grow and produce extra virgin olive oil, table olives, several varieties of lavender, purple garlic, raspberries, blueberries and extra category 1 grade saffron. They built an Alan Scott design wood fired oven and pottery studio on the property.
Crops were selected and planted to have produce in the different seasons on the farm. Lavender, berries and garlic are harvested in the summer, saffron in autumn, and olives in late autumn to winter.
The ethos of Campo de Flori is to be self-sufficient while maintaining a balance ecosystem on the property. Sustainable uses of resources are considered as well as implementing biological farming techniques on the farm. This form of sustainable farming practice not only benefits the environment but delivers top quality farm produce.
Lisa maintains a pottery practice on the farm and sells her ceramic art in several galleries in Hobart, the Cradle Mt. Lodge and online. David enjoys filling the air with the aroma of his fresh baked breads, which pop up at local markets.
Their lavender is used in products created on the farm and sold through the Salamanca Market, the Huon Visitor Centre, and galleries in Hobart. Other farm products can be found at their open farm gate and studio days throughout the year.
Cavalier Homes Hobart & Launceston
Award winning builder, producing high quality homes at competitive prices.
Project and Custom home builder meeting the marketplace with high quality affordable homes using quality products, materials and tradesman.
House and Land packages as well as design and construct packages are part of the service. Cavalier Homes have over 100 designs on hand and are able to adjust standard plans to clients request.
As a licensed designer Cavalier Homes are able to handle the plans and permits so that the home owner can relax and let the process of building their new home take place.
Cawthorn Welding Pty Ltd
Metal fabrication and boat building business located south of Hobart at Electrona Industrial Estate. Established in 1993.
Cawthorn Welding has diverse workforce with a varying range of ages, skill sets and years of experience.
We undertake steel, aluminium and stainless fabrication
Boat building, work barges, pontoons
Vessel modifications and refits
Work for the aquaculture and fishing industry
Chipper bin bodies
Hooklift bins and waste bins
Earthmoving equipment repairs, mudbuckets, grabs, etc
Corporate Communications (Tas) Pty Ltd
Strategic communication consultancy that employs professionals who work in corporate affairs, government and public relations, marketing, advertising and publishing.
Corporate Communications (Tas) Pty Ltd is an integrated communication consultancy that specialises in corporate affairs and strategy, government relation and public relations.
The public / media relations function is a specialty of the consultancy. Clients in this space include corporations, small business, government business enterprises and state-owned companies, industry associations, welfare organisations and individuals.
It also operates a successful marketing and advertising division and is able to develop creative communication solutions across a diverse selection of media.
The consultancy publishes four monthly community and business newspapers (Eastern Shore Sun, Glenorchy Gazette, Hobart Observer and Island Business).
Craig Howard & Son
Fine furniture maker and designer.
Craig Howard & Son creates traditional and contemporary one off pieces of fine furniture, using traditional construction methods like hand cut dovetails. Tasmanian special species timber is sourced from a chain of custody supplier, which we cut from logs ourselves to achieve the best grain and colour patterns. The logs are then air and kiln dried on site.
My son Jack and myself are fifth generation timber workers. We have received two Business East Awards for Excellence, and a Salamanca Rotary Club Award for Excellence.
I was also awarded the Tasmanian apprentice of the year award from 1980 to 1983.
We have sold fine furniture all over Australia and several pieces have been sold oversees. Delivery is not a problem as we box and wrap the furniture.
We are currently producing 3 mm thick sustainable eco timber in Tasmanian special species which makes this resource more sustainable for future generations.
Creative Paper Tasmania/Makers’ Workshop
The largest handmade papermaking mill in Australia, the Creative Paper Mill in Tasmania’s north-west specialises in prestige paper products for a wide range of uses.
Natural fibres such as flax and hemp are used, along with recycled materials, such as cotton threads, denim jeans and office waste. The Body Shop, Australian Geographic shops, museums and arts galleries display papers and paper products from the mill, including its trademark Roo Poo Paper.
Contact name Russell Steers
Phone 03 6430 5831
For more than 15 years Da Angelo has been bringing authentic Italian food to Hobart.
The menu of tried and true favourites, mainly from the southern regions of Italy, where pizza originated and where pasta is king, has been joined by some delightful concoctions devised by the partners, Angelo Fraraccio and Marco Caporelli. In true Italian fashion just about everything is freshly made on the premises. And if you want to know why the gnocchi, in particular, tastes so exceptional - it's because Angelo's and Marco's mothers, Nicolina and Rita, come in each and every day to make it. Ristorante Da Angelo, also in true Italian fashion, is very much a hands-on family concern.
Davies Collison Cave
From the very beginning of intellectual property law in Australia, Davies Collison Cave has been protecting innovation for 130 years serving their clients with passion and leadership.
No matter what your issue or where you are located, DCC has the resources and experience to serve you in relation to the full range of IP matters: trade marks, domain names, patents, designs, trade secrets, copyright, licensing, litigation.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment manages the use of Tasmania’s natural resources – its water, air, land, plants and animals.
It also contributes to the management and preservation of Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage. It helps to nurture a competitive primary industries sector and maintains resource information infrastructure.
Department of State Growth
The Department of State Growth purpose is to work together to make Tasmania a prosperous and vibrant community.
Our core business is to create and promote a leading vision for Tasmania by leading industry and community development, delivering marketing and development programs for Tasmanian tourism and providing policy and planning for Tasmanian arts and culture.
Diemen Pepper is a small, locally owned enterprise specialising in the products of the Tasmanian rainforest plant: Native Pepper. We harvest, dry and prepare pepperberries and leaf for sale interstate and for export.
Our pepper product is unique - although our peppers look a bit like conventional pepper, they give a sweet fruity flavour followed by a brief, sharp tingly sensation on the palate, and are very popular in several discerning markets - Germany and France for example. Our dried pepperleaf is used by many commercial manufacturing businesses to provide that unique native flavour of the Australian Bush.
We operate on a farm in the lovely D'entrecasteaux region, and our pepper supplies come from all over Tasmania mainly in the high rainfall regions of the north west and northeast.
We pride ourselves on our excellent quality product - the best in the business - and our prompt and friendly service.
We welcome commercial and retail enquiries and are able to provide a high level of technical and developmental support if required.
Speciality Coffee Roasters
Eat Well Tasmania Incorporated
Eat Well Tasmania Inc (EWTi) is a state-wide, non-government, membership based organisation that provides support and assistance for activities or projects that promote enjoyable healthy eating. Our slogan is: “Enjoy healthy eating, support local produce.”
Our members are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including from the health sector, food industry, education, community organisations, researchers and local businesses.
The work undertaken by EWTi compliments the roles of other government and non-government organisations. EWTi has a particular focus on supporting organisations to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs, but does not offer specific information or advice about nutrition to individuals.
EWTi is the only organisation in the State working with this particular focus around nutrition promotion.
To improve the nutritional wellbeing of all Tasmanians and contribute to the reduction of diet-related health problems (such as cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers), by maximising the impact of food and nutrition promotion.
EWTi operates under a set of core Values that recognise:
Collaboration and partnership - The importance of collaboration and partnership in the effective promotion of nutritional well-being across the State;
The need to work with a policy framework - EWTi works within the National Health and Medical Research Councils suite of: Dietary Guidelines for Australians;
A broad concept of health - The importance of viewing nutrition as part of a broader concept of health;
The value of diversity - The best impact on all nutritional well-being will be achieved by working with diverse range of partners;
Empowering communities - The importance of empowering communities and addressing inequities so that they can make healthy food choices;
Independence - The value of being an independent community based organisation which can use its public profile to advocate for change in nutritional well-being.
Key Areas of Focus
- EWTi key areas as outlined in the EWTi Strategic plan:
- Build and maintain a membership network;
- Increase nutrition promotion skills and knowledge;
- Strengthen nutrition promotion in Tasmania through advocacy;
- Increase promotion of healthy food choices; and
- Ensure the effective management of EWTi.
Chef, Cookbook Author, Photographer, stylist, recipe writer, recipe & photography website, online store of Tasmania food products, books and kitchen ware.
eloiseemmett.com Cooking, writing, styling and photographing food in Tasmania with Tasmanian produce, over 150 recipes. Online store of Tasmanian Produced cookbooks and Tasmanian products and gifts.
Engineers Australia (Tasmania Division)
Engineers Australia is the trusted voice of the profession. We are the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.
Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia. Engineers Australia Tasmania Division is based in Hobart and has approximately 1300 members statewide. The Tasmania Division advocates for the recognition of the role Engineering plays in the Tasmanian economy and community and provides opportunities to advance knowledge to the benefit of the state
Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Launceston
Professional cleaning service, using a unique range of locally made, environmentally friendly products.
Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Launceston is fully insured and all prices are inclusive of our unique products. Currently servicing Launceston and surrounding areas. We take pride in our attention to detail. We are committed to supporting the local economy. All of our products are made by us, using as many local ingredients as possible.
Events Tasmania is a government body and part of the Department of State Growth.
Events Tasmania provides grant funding, advice, training and educational resources to assist in the creation, staging, promotion and operation of events in Tasmania.
- provides grants to private business, clubs, associations and community groups.
- provides one-on-one advice, guidance, consultation and skill building services to event organisers and promoters.
- offers workshops and coaching programs tailored to the events sector as well as information about event specific training opportunities being offered in Tasmania
Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding.
Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding. Owner Andrew Wilson has over 20 years in the industry, starting out his career as a Producer for Advertising Agency Ogilvy and Mather, Mazengarb in 1995.
Andrew has produced work for brands such as J.Boag and Son, Cascade Brewery, Hydro, Aurora, MBF, Blundstones, Salvation Army, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Islington, Smolt Restaurant, Gambling Support Program, Zimmah Coffee, MS Society, Hobart City Council and various government departments and agencies.
Andrew has also worked for American, British, Canadian, Asian, New Zealand and mainland Australian production companies on TVC, documentary and feature film productions. In 2012 Andrew founded Parliament Co-Working (http://parliamentcoworking.com/) at the Gibson City Flour Mill Building and in 2013 released his first printed publication Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania (http://oldseadogs.com.au/).
Unique chocolate experience, makers of high quality chocolate, fudge and confectionary located near Port Arthur, Tasmania
We start out with the finest chocolate and a blend real ingredients producing delicious, mouth-watering products.
Melted; hand mixed and moulded using old style methods and equipment.
Come visit us at our popular factory at Taranna just minutes before Port Arthur and witness the whole manufacturing process. You can sample our products on site and at our stall at Salamanca.
An ongoing process of experimentation and development is in place to increase and improve the range of products.
Fudges, Nougat and Chocolate products are made on the premises by our skilled artisan makers.
Font Public Relations
At Font, we believe that good communications begins with the strategic plan, it ends with a measurable result, and along the way, builds a strong reputation for the organisations we work with.
We build brand and reputation for our clients. We focus on results, with a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job.
We're creative, collaborative and thorough, and we strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. And while we strongly believe in detailed attention to strategy, we also seek to deliver a bit of zing and work with a dash of fun. We believe you have to work in a happy environment to love what you do, and it's because we care that we make a difference for our clients.
Our drive is simple, Inspire and Teach others how to improve their lives and achieve lasting results.
Forte is a business built on passion, vision and a strong purpose. We Teach, Coach and Inspire Tasmanians to achieve lasting results. Our strategy is simple, share the messages that matter!
Our 3 pillars are to be Passionate, Purposeful & Practical Our promise is to do this through trust, transparency and adding real value to our clients, students and partners.
We deliver the following services:
- Training Workshops, seminars, 1:1 and B2B
- MyBusiness Coach, 1:1, Small groups
- Small Business Bootcamp, '9 steps for getting your business in shape'
- Employee Development Systems
GDA Financial Services
GDA assists individuals and families to invest, build wealth and manage retirement income. Our passion is built on the success of long term relationships and advice that you can trust.
For over 20 years our team of financial advisers and accountants have helped individuals and families retire comfortably, invest and manage superannuation, and navigate the age care and age pension system.
GDA is a boutique, independently owned and diverse financial services firm that offers personalised service using modern financial strategies to make a positive difference in our client’s financial lives.
Our close-knit team of experienced professionals provide you with the following services:
• Strategic Financial Advice
• Investment Advice
• SMSF Administration & Advisory
• Accounting and Taxation
• Funds Management & Property Investment
• Business Advisory
• Finance & Lending
Hamlet Downs Country Accommodation
A family run accommodation business in the Derwent Valley, near Mt Field. We offer accommodation in self contained suites, two with kitchens so that guests can self cater if they wish. We also offer delicious home cooked meals.
Hamlet Downs has been running as Accommodation for over 20 years, we have owned the business for two years, and continue with many of the traditions created by previous owners. But are adding our own stamp as well. The accommodation is in a traditional farmhouse cottage and suites offer private accommodation for 2 - 4 guests depending on which suite. The whole cottage can also interconnect so that a group or family of 10 could be accommodated. We try to grow as much fresh produce as possible and source locally produced foods as well. Most of our guests who stay only 1 night wish they had booked for longer as not only is Hamlet Downs a convenient base to explore Mt Field National Park, Strathgordon and the Gordon Dam, Bothwell , Hamilton and New Norfolk, but guests also enjoy spending time walking on our property and spotting our platypus, chatting to the alpacas and relaxing in the Yoga Hut.
Honey Tasmania - The Beehive
Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.
Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.
Come taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by millions of industrious bees.
Watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance from two wonderful new display beehives.
Sample unique honey alcohol, as well as Tasmanian whisky and gin. Discover beauty products made from honey and beeswax, honey- and bee-related handmade gifts, books on bees and honey, as well as many more honeybee focused products.
Come enjoy a delicious honey ice cream in the garden while watching the bees fly amongst the flowers.
Horticultural And Landscape Supplies
Horticultural Supplies is the largest garden supply businesses in Tasmania, with representation in both the north and south of the state.
We also package potting mixes, composts, mulches and fertilisers under contract for mainland companies. We are developing a number of products that have under the HALS brand that will have innovative Tasmanian inputs.
Huon Valley Council
The Huon Valley Council is the southernmost local government area in Australia. The area retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era, yet it is only a 30-minute drive from Hobart. The main townships are Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston.
The Huon Valley is a vibrant, semi-rural community, 30 minutes south of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. It is Australia’s southernmost municipal area with a population of more than 16,000 people.
The Valley’s 5,497 square kilometres are dominated by meandering waterways and forested hills. The region’s fertile landscape produces a dazzling array of quality foods that has helped Tasmania earn its reputation as a food lover’s paradise.
The Huon Valley is also a haven for yachting and boating enthusiasts with easy access to the Huon River and D’Entrecasteaux Channel. These waters offer world class fishing, sailing, diving and rowing.
The area is also renowned for its produce, award-winning wine, cider, seafood, fruit and other gourmet delicacies. The gourmet food festival, Taste of the Huon, held each year in March, is a weekend celebration of the best produce the Valley has to offer.
Huon Valley Seafoods Pty Ltd
Seafood Processing Plant including blast freezing facilities
Welcome to Huon Valley Seafood's
A privately owned seafood processing and packaging business, Huon Valley Seafood's Pty Ltd was established in 2000.
Located in Huonville, the gateway to the beautiful Huon Valley in Tasmania, our team is committed to delivering the best...and we have fun doing it! We are passionate about service and being viewed as the benchmark in seafood processing.
Our goal is to satisfy our customers' needs through timely delivery, providing the best value for money with efficient and courteous service and superior reliable quality products.
We are committed to:
•Understanding and responding to our customers' needs and expectations
•Providing outstanding quality
•Improving systems and/or production to generate continuous high quality and productivity levels
•Developing a trained and motivated workforce with full accountability and responsibility
•Establishing long-term relationships with suppliers and customers.
Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service, value and are committed to serving the community.
Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service and value and are committed to serving the community and providing fresh local produce.
With more than 80 stores trading under IGA branding, IGA customers can be assured that when they are shopping IGA they are enabling local Tasmanian businesses to continue to be active in the communities that they serve.
Tasmanian Independent Retailers (TIR) is responsible for the marketing and development of IGA stores in Tasmania whereas Island Fresh Produce (IFP) is responsible for the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetable products into stores.
In addition to direct employment, IGA stores’ trading activities indirectly provide support and employment opportunities for thousands of other Tasmanians. IGA members keep local money circulating locally, creating significant revenue and investment spin-offs throughout the State.
Funding Food and Beverage Businesses in Tasmania
Industrylink: Culinary School of Excellence
Industrylink is Tasmania's Culinary School of Excellence.
A multi award-winning Registered Training Organisation, the school is solely dedicated to the provision of Tourism and Hospitality qualifications relevant to the Tasmanian marketplace. Headquartered in Hobart's exceptional Guilford Young Trade Training Centre, we also deliver training in the stunning new Regional Trade Training Centres around the State. Industrylink currently delivers a range of full qualifications, including Certificates I- IV in Hospitality, Kitchen Operations, Commercial Cookery and Patisserie, as well as master classes for seasoned industry professionals. Industrylink offers an ever-increasing range of elective Units of Competency and Skills Sets, developed in response to industry and learner requirements for diverse, specialised training relevant to the growing niche and artisan market in Tasmania's Tourism and Hospitality industry. Our promise to our learners and the industry is that our qualifications count.
Innovations Development Tasmania
Innovations Development Australia Pty Ltd was established by a progressive group of members who recognised the need for a private research and development company with an Australian market focus and worldwide applications.
IDA is a growing, privately governed and funded organisation based in Hobart, Tasmania. This unique location enables IDA to take advantage of Tasmania's creative culture and collaborate with global partners, many of whom have a base in Australia and business interests in the region.
Our mission is to help our clients' businesses grow by making international and interstate importing and exporting easy. We design customised solutions to reduce the time, cost and effort involved in sourcing, booking and tracking freight shipments.
We want to help your business grow.
We do that by designing the best freight service for you that meets your needs and reduces the time, cost and effort involved in managing your freight and ensure that you can focus on your core business.
With InXpress you save time through our online portal that gives easy access to multiple carriers to obtain quotes, schedule and track shipments, enables the consolidation of all shipments into a single invoice no matter how many different carriers you use and records your shipping history and past invoices. You reduce the effort need to manage your freight through our personal service and, if there is a problem, our team works on your behalf to fix it for you. You save money by accessing our bulk buying power with our partner carriers and a customised freight solution that delivers the best outcomes.
We specialise in finding solutions for regional businesses and SME's. Whether importing or exporting, ecommerce retail or bricks and mortar shopfronts, international or interstate markets, InXpress focuses on providing an exemplary service that understands your business and provides you with the best options to make your freight shipments easy.
Irrisys – Automation and Electrical
Irrisys provided products and services developed from innovation, engineering and R&D.
Our company is focused on providing solutions to meet the needs of primary producers in both Agriculture and Aquaculture further more we have worked on the mining sector developing products to support Atlas Copco for their underground drill rigs. Irrisys is Tasmanian owned and operated dealing throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Jo is a fully Accredited Natural Therapists and specialises in Remedial Massage and a range of massage modalities.
Jo is an experienced, clinical Massage Therapist offering a broad range of massage modalities and treatments.
Located in Tasmania's north-west, by appointment at Cradle Mountain's various accommodation facilities, as well as at Moina, Wilmot and surrounding districts.
Each and every treatment is uniquely tailor made and focused on results and naturally facilitates health and wellbeing.
* Remedial Massage - can include Trigger Point Therapy
* Sports Massage
* Aromatherapy Massage
* Swedish Relaxation Massage
* Pregnancy Massage (not within the first trimester)
* Hot Stone Massage
* Bowen Therapy
* EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
* Body Wrap Treatments
Health Fund Rebates are claimable on certain remedial therapies.
Jo is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association and holds multiple Diplomas of Distinction from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, located in Brisbane.
Contact name Ms Jo Ross
Phone 0429 004 417
Just the Sizzle
A food blog from Tasmania that dishes truth, people, products and venues.
The owner is Christine Matheson-Green, an owner-chef of 10 restaurants, newspaper editor and former teacher. The platform is sustainability - both with the businesses in the hospitality industry and the people in it. The aim of the blog is to raise the standards and conditions of chefs and staff, create sustainable pathways for young people looking to enter the industry and ultimately? To provide a go-to web site that acts as coach/mentor for staff and owners who are stressed and time poor. We have a great team who can think outside the square, are experts in their fields, and are driven and passionate in solving the crises in the industry today.
King Island Brand Management Group
King Island Brand Management Group is a Special Committee of King Island Council, comprised of local representatives. The group aims to champion the values of King Island Brand and ensure continued community support.
Activities will build on the strengths of established perceptions of King Island through the quality and promotion of its dairy, beef, seafood, rainwater products and tourism while ensuring any of these established perceptions are not compromised through implementing Brand King Island.
Products registered for use of King Island Brand logo: King Island Tourism Inc. and King Island Seafood
Kiss A Fish Cookery School
Kiss A Fish Cookery School specialises in teaching seafood cookery, and promoting Tasmanian seafood and produce through its classes.
Visual communications and reflections of identity and personality across the graphic design spectrum – print, identity, digital, environment and interactive.
Liminal Graphics is part of Liminal Studio which is an international multi-disciplinary design practice integrating architecture with parallel disciplines such as graphic design, art, objects, writing and performance.
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania is a not-for-profit social enterprise selling a locally made range of condiments to fund its community work.
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation that uses a mix of local produce from fruit and vegetables farmers and distributors that would normally go to waste, along with generous donations from supermarkets, shops and individuals. These meals are prepared by students, community and corporate groups who gain valuable skills in food preparation and enhance their employment options under the supervision of a qualified chef.
These meals will be funded by the sale of a range of jams, chutneys and sauces made in Devonport from a majority of Tasmanian ingredients.
All profits from the sale of these products are returned to the Tasmanian community as emergency food relief through appropriate agencies, skill training and mentoring.
Lowrie Kent Conveyancing
Lowrie Kent Conveyancing is a boutique Conveyancing firm offering personalised, professional and ethical service. Lowrie Kent Conveyancing is owned and operated by Helen Kent, a Licensed Conveyancer with over 30 years experience in the industry.
We will arrange for all the necessary paperwork and searches and complete the settlement process on your behalf, including attendances on your lender if you are not providing funds for your purchase or need to pay out a loan when selling. Whether you are buying or selling we recommend you let us review the Contract before you sign. Download our free guide to purchasing property in Tasmania.
Macquarie Franklin Pty Ltd
Macquarie Franklin provides specialist integrated consulting services to agribusiness, government and community covering technical, business and environmental issues
Macquarie Franklin specialises in providing customer focused, integrated consulting services to agribusiness, government and community.
The company has a team of experienced and qualified specialists with expertise in farm business management and mentoring, project management, agricultural extension, water development, irrigation system design and management, wastewater reuse options, agronomic management and crop development, livestock management, rural land use and environmental management.
Macquarie Franklin promotes a team approach and 'can do' attitude with its staff and supports staff in their aspirations to excel in their fields. Macquarie Franklin is a strong supporter of Tasmania's primary industries and actively works with industry to support and encourage progressive industry development and innovation.
MarineDirectory.net was formed to promote Tasmania's recreational marine capability and provide timely information on products and services to boatowners.
Tasmania has many small recreational marine businesses producing great products and services, but often they fail to promote what they can do for the growing number of local and interstate boat owners.
MarineDirectory.net was formed to connect boat owners with timely information about quality marine products and services in Tasmania. It supplies information and articles to attract boat owners to visit Tasmania, and has produced a series Sailing to Tasmania for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival (AWBF) newsletter.
This information is also being promoted through other national community groups with high boat ownership.
About Tim: a volunteer for the AWBF, Tim manages the Maritime Marketplace for the festival. Since 2009 he has built the marketplace from ten exhibition booths to over seventy and has already secured revenue of over $140,000 for commercial display spaces for AWBF 2015. Tim manages a marina and is currently completing a Diploma in Business.
Marinova is a privately owned biotechnology company specialising in the development and production of high purity marine extracts for nutritional, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.
Marinova is a progressive biotechnology company dedicated to the development and manufacture of seaweed extracts for the betterment of human health. Specialising in high purity fucoidan compounds for use in nutritional, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications, we are recognised around the globe as the leader in our field.
The company is widely acknowledged as for its unique extraction technologies, commitment to innovation and quality of products. As a result of our research programs we have pioneered the development of the novel Maritech® extraction technology and accumulated a valuable portfolio of intellectual property.
In combining our unique manufacturing technologies, intellectual property and expertise in clinical research we have created a library of natural bioactive compounds for use in a range of medical, nutraceutical and dermatological applications. Marinova supplies fucoidan to world-renowned research institutions and some of the world's largest pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies.
Through our extensive research and development program and extraction capabilities we continue to consolidate our position as the leader in our field.
Mark Smith, writer, marketer and wine educator
Freelance communications specialist with more than 20 years's experience across print and online platforms. Experience primarily across Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.
I am a communications specialist, freelancing across print and online platforms. My work is underpinned by a commitment to sharing the achievements and innovations of Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.
First employed in 1994, I have contributed 20 years and more than 1700 published articles to reporting on all major developments in Tasmanian/Australian wine and wine tourism.
- mastheads owned South Australia's Winetitles Pty Ltd (2005-2014);
- Tasmanian Farmer (2002-2014);
- The Examiner and Sunday Examiner (2000-2010);
- Tasmania 40° SOUTH (1998-2010);
- The Advocate (1994-1998).
In 2010, I was honoured with a Tamar Valley Wine Route Award: - Service from an outside organisation/person. - The award acknowledged 14 years of promoting the valley as a wine destination.
Also wine marketing; thematic interpretation; media/industry liaison; wine education; company communications, inc PR, newsletters, web pages, government grant applications and research. Clients included Stefano Lubiana Wines; Kreglinger Wine Estates; Domaine A; Riversdale Estate; Winstead Vineyard; Tasmanian DPIWE.
We are a local web design and development business located in Hobart.
We take great care in providing businesses with websites and business marketing services that work for them. With every website we provide free ongoing support and training and free basic website updates. We also offer cost effective business solutions such as domain name registration and hosting, business marketing and branding, advertising materials. Every website we build loads responsively on all desktop computers, tablets and phones so they are future proof.. no longer will you need to get your site built for each device. All of our websites are fully self managed using our very powerful content management system that we have customised to be as simple as possible and completely unbreakable for our clients.. your website will look great all of the time. We also build custom components and programming for any website requirement.
Contact name John Rama
Phone 03 6223 5007
Megavar is an Australian power engineering firm, headquartered in Tasmania. We specialise in high voltage design, installation, testing, commissioning and asset maintenance for our clients, and we offer a comprehensive test equipment rental service.
Our experienced engineers, project managers, designers and technicians will work closely with you to deliver quality outcomes across your power generation, transmission and distribution assets. We are able to mobilise at short notice and deliver projects and services anywhere in Australia and in the Pacific region. Our clients span utility, water, manufacturing, mining, transport, property, commercial and industrial sectors and include many of Tasmania's iconic food and beverage brands. We are third party certified to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 for our quality, environment and safety management systems. Megavar supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and the annual Tasmanian Project Management Achievement Awards.
Mike Calder Photography
Mike produces a range of gift books and products which promote Tasmania
Mike's range of products are designed to be used as gifts. This Island: Tasmania is a hard cover, A5 book of 68 pages featuring all areas of Tasmania. Recently Mike had this book translated into Chinese. Information about all of his products can be seen on his website.
Ms Katt’s Kustom House
Welcome to Ms Katt’s Kustom House, Hobarts most exclusive vintage inspired clothing boutique.
Much adored by our regular clientele, we are not just a destination for vintage loving fashionistas, but for any woman that wants to look and feel fabulous. Our customers return to us again and again because they know they’re going to love what they find here!
At Ms Katt’s Kustom House we know that while fashions and fads come and go, style always prevails and we encourage every woman to find and then own theirs. With our stock we aim to draw upon the fine lines, flattering cuts and beautifully feminine tailoring of the 1940s and 1950s to find wonderful clothing that fits and flatters real women’s bodies.
All too often we hear women saying “I was born in the wrong era!” We believe that no woman was born in the wrong era, because we know they’ll find what they’re looking for at Ms Katt’s Kustom House! Our style is classic and elegant, just like that of the eras that women feel they have missed out on.
You don't need a passion for a particular bygone era to love our stock. Our individually selected range of flattering frocks, skirts, tops and knitwear has wide appeal, regardless of it being vintage inspired or a mid-century design. The most important thing to us is you, our customer, and being able to provide you a great range of styles and looks.
We are fully aware that no woman is the same as another and we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to many different shapes and sizes, ranging from XS–4XL. Our dresses look just as amazing on curvy women as they do petite women.
So, please, come on in. Spend some time in store with us, and we can guarantee, you'll leave looking and feeling fabulous!
Nanna’s Farm Beauty Products
We produce all natural hand creams for Curringa Farm, Tamar Ridge, Coombend Estate (Gunns Ltd).
Nanna’s Farm Beauty Products
Founder Valerie Haines launched Nanna’s Farm Beauty Products in 2002. With background both in farming and pharmaceuticals and a natural passion for helping others Valerie’s business quickly grew gaining notoriety within her home state of Tasmania and around the world.
Valerie Haines is from a long line of proudly Tasmanian farmers. Growing up, Valerie was surrounded by the many healing properties of the land and the natural remedies used for many different ailments.
Valerie’s long line of farming heritage and respect for the land fostered an understanding of nature. This valuable knowledge helped Valerie create many healing creams for her family and the people that so devotedly loved and worked the land.
Valerie also went to work as a pharmaceutical assistant learning valuable skills in the mixing of ointments the ingredients use. It was this experience which evolved into a skill of both the land and chemistry that led her to thinking of new and innovative combination with the natural remedies Valerie had already known. These skills combined to what was to become one of the most natural healing and rejuvenating creams known around the world for their natural healing and purity of ingredients.
Naturally Millie Ma
Artisan Handmade Natural Soaps and Creams. Rich oils, butters, pure Tasmanian spring water and Tasmanian Olive Oil and incorporating as much Tasmanian content as possible.
Local Small Business that manufactures handmade and high quality body & bath products that are full of rich Tasmanian content. Naturally Millie Ma's products are available all over Tasmania in selected shops, Salamanca Market and other local markets and online.
Discounts offered to all Members of the Australian Defense Force.
North Melbourne Football Club – ‘The Kangaroos’
The North Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1869 and became known as ‘the Kangaroos’ in 1950.
The fourth oldest football club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest in the world, North Melbourne’s administration and training facility is based on Arden Street in North Melbourne.
League games were played at the venue, but the club’s home matches are now held at Etihad Stadium, Docklands.
The club was inducted into the Victorian Football League in 1925 and is characterised by its inner-city location, working-class background and a determination to succeed, even against the odds. The club has an envied culture and those lucky enough to have played in the royal blue and white are dubbed “Shinboners”; a term which dates back to the 19th-century and local abattoir-workers.
The phrase ‘Shinboner Spirit’ is synonymous with the club.
The club's motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for “Victory Demands Dedication”.
Northern Tasmania Development
NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.
The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.
As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.
We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.
Nose-2-Tail Pet Treats
'Providence For Pets'. 100% locally, ethically and sustainably sourced pet treats, handmade in Tasmania. Natural and healthy treats for dogs & cats.
Nose-2-Tail only sources local, grass-fed or free range meat to make natural and healthy pet treats for dogs and cats.
We are committed to sustainability, and use parts of the animal not used for human consumption, thus reducing waste. We only use Tasmanian produce and are transparent in our sources. We do not add any preservatives, salt or sugar to our products and they are all 100% meat. We use recycled packaging and are passionate about sustainable and humane local meat production.
We believe in Tasmanians being able to access ethically sourced food for their pets, and know exactly where that food has come from and what is in it. We are the only pet treat business in Tasmania committed to 100% sourcing of ethical produce, with our products only ever containing 100% meat.
Olive & Ash
Olive & Ash is uncomplicated skincare – beautiful soaps, creams and lotions made in Tasmania, an island state off the Southern coast of Australia, using natural ingredients.
Our range respects the Castile soap making process developed by Spanish villagers in the seventh century. In its most basic form, these traditional methods can be brought back to two ingredients – olive oil and wood ash. We don’t add anything harmful or unnecessary to our products, instead using Tasmanian olive oil to create skincare that is nourishing and effective. We never use palm oil or bulking agents.
Olive & Ash is based in Tasmania, an island with one of the cleanest and purest environments on earth. Our products are made by Deb, a qualified Naturopath, and Andrew, a chef and skincare specialist. Deb’s naturopathic oath is to do no harm to oneself, others or the environment, ensuring our products are environmentally friendly and as close to their natural state as possible. Andrew sources the best local ingredients to create simple products for all skin types that possess an abundance of natural benefits.
Orora Fibre Packaging
Orora fibre packaging is a corrugated box manufacturer based in Launceston.
Oyster Cove Marina
Tasmania's premier private marina located at Kettering, the gateway to Bruny Island and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Oyster Cove Marina is a state of the art, privately owned marina and boatyard and is the first marina in Tasmania to gain International Clean Marina and Fish Friendly Marina accreditation through the Marina Industries Association.
We are committed to playing our part in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the unique, pristine environment that the channel has to offer so that our marina customers can enjoy the rare natural beauty for generations to come.
The marina consists of 250 berths and a boatyard serviced by a 50 tonne Marine Travelift, 23 hardstand spaces, three maintenance sheds, a keel-pit, chandlery, sail-loft, 24x7 laundry and toilet facilities and has all marine services on-site.
International and interstate visitors to the marina are highly impressed with the quality of the facilities and friendly, welcoming environment and rate the marina as world class.
Personalised Tasmanian Tours
Personalised tours of Tasmania to any destination you desire to travel to and see.
Tour operator to destinations including Mona, Port Arthur, kunanyi / Mount Wellington, Strahan, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Abalone Farm, Sorell Fruit Farm, Sheffield Murals, Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Richmond, The Honey Farm, Ashgrove Cheese.
For a truly in-depth experience of all the delights that Tasmania has to offer, you can’t do better than book a Personalised Tasmanian Tour. You can book for half a day, a whole day or multiple days, in groups of two or more.
There are two different vehicles available – a Toyota Prius for two to three people, or a Hyundai Imax, which can take up to seven passengers, we also are able to access and drive vehicles up to 57 seats as required.
Pick-ups are from motels and airports in Hobart and Launceston, as well as the Devonport Spirit of Tasmania terminal.
The state is your oyster – as you can choose to visit any part of it, from a two-night stay in Strahan, to a tour of Hobart by night, experiencing Salamanca and kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
Contact Philip or Theresa to get a quote for your Personalised Tasmanian experience, plus your ever-attentive guides will stay with you at any of the destinations, to ensure you are well and truly cared for.
The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products
The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products to the marine, aquaculture, mining, civil construction, industrial services and agriculture sectors. PFG also owns and operates Prairie Signs, Tasmania’s only statewide graphics company.
PFG currently has three factories in Tasmania and two in South Australia and we distribute products and services globally. Our head office is located on the waterfront in Goodwood and with factory/warehouse infrastructure exceeding 12,000 square metres, we have the facilities and logistical expertise to service the local Tasmania market while further expanding our national and international opportunities. PFG employ approximately 50 staff across all sites.
Pics and Pixels Pty Ltd
Photographer, videomaker, skilled drone operator, expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication.
• expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication (more than 20 years): strategic business positioning, social media, web advertising, web usability
• creation, development and management of corporate websites, portals, e-commerce, business to business and business to consumer solutions, expert in wordpress.com platform
• brand image / corporate identity: business cards, folded flyers, posters, banners, display
items, packagings, magazines, books, catalogues and interior decoration.
• experienced photographer (more than 30 years):
➡ corporate: industrial branding photography, architecture, portraits, landscape, interior, panoramic images 180° / 360° / 540°
➡ advertising: beauty, fashion, editorial, commercial, product, food and beverage
➡ performing arts: actor headshot, model portfolio, dancers portfolio
➡ personal: portrait, classic, glamour, fashion, themed, beauty, family, children, maternity, personal photographer
• experienced video maker: virtual reality, corporate, commercial, personal video maker
• skilled drone operator to take aerial shot
• Google Business Photographer
Poly Marketing P/L T/as Envorinex
Envorinex is a Tasmanian owned & operated polymer manufacturing plant with a key focus on producing environmentally sustainable products.
Awarded the Excellence in Best Environmental Practice for PVC & our building products have been independently audited to meet the Green Star PVC Credit. Our environmental focus ensures our clients of a cradle to cradle product with all builders & clients supplied with a Take Back Agreement so as all off-cuts & material at the end of its design life can be returned to our factory for remanufacture into innovative recycled products such as our craypot rod.
Productivity Improvers works with your staff to improve your business by using proven methodologies such as Lean 6 Sigma focussing on your product and processes.
We create a continuous improvement culture, that delivers sustainable methods for driving ongoing efficiencies and growth, for your business and your customers.
Our Business Improvers have more than a decade of experience in Lean continuous improvement initiatives including the elimination of waste. Waste is anything that consumes resources but creates no value. Productivity Improvers will find your waste, creating significant efficiency improvements. Improved efficiency – less waste – better cash flow. How? By Training and developing your people and Transforming your culture.
Contact name Kezia Plumb
Phone 0417 120 857
Scorpion Universal Pest management
Scorpion is a pest control business servicing the residential and commercial sectors for their day to day pest problems. We provide fast, simple, cost effective solution for all pest problems.
Scorpion Universal Pest Management provides fast, simple, cost effective solution for all pest problems in the residential and commercial sectors.
We treat from schools, childcares, nursing homes to restaurants there is not limitation to who we can help.
We effectively control a wide variety of pests including rats, mice, silverfish, spiders, fleas, birds, possums, ants, millipedes, wasps and more.
Scorpion uses environmentally safe work practices to protect our customers business or house and family. We use eco friendly, child safe pest control methods.
Scorpion Universal Pest Management is a family owned and operated business.
Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe
Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe is the largest privetly owned gallery in the North East of Tasmania situated just 60 minutes from Launceston
Scottsdale Art Gallery is situated in the heart of the North East, boasting green undulating hills,red soils and valleys.Here you will find the rich blends of the best coffee and art from Tasmanian artists.The Gallery has been operating since 2005.Cyclists may make use of the bike rakes after riding the rail trail.
We endeavor to cover the full spectrum of artists tastes and philosophies thereby providing a stimulating display of diverse Tasmanian fine art and timbers.
The Gallery is a member of the Collect Art purchase scheme which is an interest free loan program that enables you to purchase works by contemporary Tasmanian artists and is available from Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe.
Secvest Capital Pty Ltd
Secvest Capital (SCL) is a 100% Australian Owned boutique financial house, specializing in cross-border transactions, investments and businesses between Australia and Greater China and now in Hobart.
Secvest is 100% Australian owned and was first established in 1988. It evolved into Secvest Capital (SCL) as a boutique financial house, specializing in cross-border transactions, investments and businesses between Australia and China. SCL is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and is well represented in Greater China and now in Hobart.
Over the years, Secvest has been involved in multiple successfully completed transactions in the SME segment of its targeted market. They include Mergers & Acquisitions (both friendly and hostile), business restructuring, capital raising & management, IPOs & public listings, debt fundings, direct investments in both listed and unlisted entities as well as private equity activities.
SCL has held an appropriate AFSL (Licence No 414225) issued by Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) since inception and is regulated by it in accordance with the license conditions.
Servcorp is the world's leading Serviced Office and Virtual Office provider located in the Reserve Bank Building Hobart.
With a global network offices we help Tasmania businesses branch into new markets but also bring overseas' business into Tasmania assisting them to be instantly in business. Servcorp assists businesses to reduce costs by offering flexible office and meeting space solutions. We provide the best facilities, along with the most advanced IT and communication services in the industry. Our highly qualified people support companies of all sizes, in many different industries. The Hobart support team was recognised for their high level of service in the Hobart community, being a finalist in the 2011 Hobart City Council Exceptional Customer Service Awards. Having the right people supporting your business is critical to success - that's why our priority is to select, train and retain the best of the best receptionists, virtual assistants and administration team from around the world.
A bunch of young professional, open minded and creative people. We love what we do and we are the best at our job. Since we opened our door in Jan 2011, Award winning Shoebox Cafe has become recoginised as a must-visit cafe in Hobart.
Shoebox Cafe presents a warm, welcoming and contemporary interior fit out. It makes a perfect place to catch up your friends. Our team has won the prestigious City of Hobart Exceptional Customer Service Award recognising our passion and commitment to our customers and our service. We do our best to make our customer happy by providing great food, exceptional coffee and big smiles.
Shoebox Cafe also offers catering for Corporate events, Private events and Cocktail Parties.
Singleton Consulting and Training
Founded in 2001, Singleton Consulting & Training is a Tasmanian based business owned and operated by Kirsten Singleton.
Our mission is to deliver quality learning and consulting services that enable our clients to achieve workplace success and encourage lifelong learning in workplaces.
We specialise in strategic human resource management, workforce planning and organisational development. In 2008 we established a registered training organisation with a focus on delivering leadership and human resource management qualifications. In response to client demand, we also provide disability qualifications.
Tasmania Chinese Business Association (TCBA)
TCBA is the first and the only non-for-profit Chinese business association in based Tasmania.
We have formed strategic cooperation with the state government, local councils, business associations, multicultural groups, and some local service providers.
TCBA aims to better promote Tasmania towards all the Chinese both in China and mainland Australia, and to attract more tourism and investors for this wonderful state.
Most of our members are local service providers and Chinese investors, who also passionate about promoting Tasmania and improving the economic development of Tasmania.
TCBA has organised and sponsored some important events for the local community with the aim to facilitate culture exchange and to contribute to the economic development.
Tasmania Invest is a unique buyers agency focused on locating individual and aggregated investment opportunities in Tasmania for sophisticated investors
Tasmania Invest is a bespoke investment matching service bringing investors in Australia and around the world together with Tasmanian business and property.
Our innovative consultancy services ensure your investment can be further developed post settlement utilising professional local tradespeople – whether to construct luxury accommodation chalets on a vineyard, develop a robotic dairy on an aggregated dairy investment or install a management team to grow your new business.
Tasmania Invest Directors and Business Consultants John Lamb, Sarah Hirst and Robert Harrison have a combined 73 years of business leadership experience across more than 10 industry sectors.
The Tasmania Invest team will introduce you to key senior government representatives, facilitate government grant opportunities, personally tailor a lucrative investment portfolio to suit your desired investment level, oversee all relevant parties until the sale is complete and work with you to create jobs, expand your investment and further grow Tasmania's economy...
Tasmania Maritime Network
The Tasmania Maritime Network comprises the heart of the maritime industry, boasting innovative and world leading companies with leading edge products, technology and services, supported by highly adaptive and skilled workforces.
Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group
APG was established in 1989 to provide advocacy around responsible regulation of pesticides in the agricultural sector. The benefits of broad industry collaboration, both between sectors and between pre and post farm gate interests, is more evident today than ever and critical to providing the optimum policy and priority settings for growth of the Tasmanian economy.
n response to this critical role in advocacy and specifically TAPG’s preferred approach of soft diplomacy, TAPG has grown to become a trusted and respected conduit between Government and the agricultural industry. This exists not only for policy setting but also for the exchange of ideas and initiatives between industry and Government. TAPG often act as an ‘honest broker’ or facilitator in this space.
In addition to advocacy support TAPG also provides leadership on a range of productivity related initiatives, with recent examples including the management of projects to advance Precision Agriculture, facilitating Innovation Extension forums and contribution to marketing initiatives.
TAPG exists as a highly skilled and networked sectoral board supported by an Executive Officer. The board represent members whom invest in TAPG not only for their individual benefit but more importantly for the benefit of the entire agricultural community. TAPG remains committed to supporting responsible policy and being a critical driving force in initiatives to advance agriculture for the benefit of the entire Tasmanian community.
Tasmanian Gourmet Gifts
Providing totally Tasmanian premium gift hampers, beautifully presented and express delivered Australia wide.
We pride ourselves on sourcing quality Tasmanian produce, and presenting impressive gift boxes and hampers for any occasion. Our selection of over 200 gourmet Tasmanian foods, wines, boutique beers and wines, timber gifts and beauty products are all produced by like minded local businesses and showcase Tasmania’s very best. Orders are delivered overnight to most areas, right to your door.
We have sought out our suppliers from across Tasmania and love to track down and support the small handcrafted producers. We are proud to be the first supplier for some of them in the state, outside their own kitchens and markets.
We have a unique "Create Your Own" section where you can choose from our diverse range of products to create your very own custom gift or choose from a selection of ready made hampers. All gifts are hand wrapped at time of order with care and love.
Corporate gifts are our speciality also and we can suggest the perfect choice for those important clients, valued employees or gifts for your next corporate event.
Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA)
Dedicated to Maintaining and Improving the Professionalism and Prosperity of the Tasmanian Hospitality Industry.
The THA is the merger of the AHA (Australian Hotels Association) and the RCA (Restaurant and Catering) Associations of Tasmania. We represent any Hospitality Business that wishes to be a member of our Association.
Tasmanian Independent Retailers
Tasmanian Independent Retailers (TIR) represents Tasmania's independent retailers trading independently or as an IGA branded outlet.
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are general ship suppliers and providors based in Hobart Tasmania. Supporting shipping calling to Tasmanian ports with provisions and deck and engine supplies.
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are general ship suppliers and providors based in Hobart Tasmania who specialise in the supply of the full range of fresh, dry and frozen provisions to visiting vessels and Antarctic stations. Established in 1989, TSS has grown into one of Australia's leading ship and contract provision suppliers, supplying a range of vessels and clients including in the cruise, research, trading, and Antarctic sectors.
For over 20 years TSS has been been supplying the Australian, French, and Italian Antarctic Stations along with their resupply vessels, L'Astrolabe and Aurora Australis with fine Tasmanian produce and innovative equipment. More recently with the fast increase in the cruise sector, they supply Australian home ported and international cruise vessels with stores during their Tasmanian port calls. Tasmanian produce also makes its way aboard Naval and the increasing number of Southern Ocean research vessels making port calls to Hobart.
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies is the total supply solution for vessels calling to Tasmania, with a wide range of deck and engine stores, lubricants, safety equipment and a network of contractors available for any in port repairs.
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies has a certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management sustem and HACCP food safety program.
Tasmanian Storyboard Group
The Tasmanian Storyboard Group provides writing, editorial and publication services for corporate, tertiary-education and government clients.
Our aims are to hear your story, know your strategic vision, and write content that broadens and deepens your stakeholder engagement.
We add value by crafting accurate, clear, concise and ethical material that captures the audience, promotes the brand and helps to realise organisational goals.
The consultancy generates, reviews and manages projects in traditional and digital publishing environments. As professional and innovative specialists, we are connected to a respected community of publishing creatives and corporate stakeholders.
Tasmania is our inspiration; words are our business!
Tassie Pure® sells a curated range of 100% premium Tasmanian food, beauty, wellness and lifestyle items and tailored g corporate/private gift sets.
Tassie Pure® is a 100% Tasmanian owned and operated business selling a curated range of premium Tasmanian food, beauty, wellness, lifestyle and gift items via a bilingual (Chinese/English) online store. We also sell a bespoke range of high-end gift sets for corporate (M.I.C.E) and private (weddings) functions. We offer the largest selection (300 and counting!) of Tasmanian items anywhere on the web and are the only store selling worldwide and in Mandarin Chinese. Our customers come from as close as Melbourne and as far away as Calgary. We offer a 'true taste of Tasmania'.
Tempus Innovative Solutions
Tempus was created from necessity and the belief that we can do things differently, we will help you engineer your business to improve efficiency.
Every business desires to be more efficient in its operations. We believe that information flow is vital for this, but in our experience it is typically constrained by silo structures, manual information flow, and incompatible software applications.
Tempus has created an innovative framework that utilises engineering modelling techniques and manufacturing principles that, when applied to business processes and information flow, can drive efficiencies into companies and provide the intelligence needed to deliver strategic objectives.
Our framework has been applied across multiple sectors such as Banking, Education, Utilities, Mining/Manufacturing and private clients.
The Cutler’s Galley
Hand-forged damascus and stainless steel knifeware and jewellery made in Southern Tasmania by John Hounslow-Robinson.
The Jellyfish App Pty Ltd
A Global GPS based App, that informs /identifies/location based alerts and provides first aid advise for a jellyfish species around the world.
This product was designed and created totally within Australia, Tasmania to be specific.
This innovative App is the only one of its kind in the world whereby through a feature of the paid version allows the user to interact with the worlds leading authority on the species of Jellyfish.
the app has been in operation since dec 2016 and has now been downloaded into 61 different countries, and through its News section is attempting to partner with Tasmanian businesses to help promote their story and therefore obtain global exposure.
the App is available for both iPhone, iPad or Android phone devices, the app has just been converted to include a Chinese language version and is currently being adapted for the French language.
To obtain further information please visit www.thejellyfishapp.com
The Mullen Group Pty Ltd
Sales and Business Coaching and Consulting. Grant Mullen - Author, Speaker, Motivator and Trainer
I offer [Nationally] Small to medium businesses an affordable membership solution to small business. Established in 2008 and having had many transitions in growth, my company now provides this solution to companies throughout Australia [and within Tasmania]. Clients of my company range from good old Phil from fishy business down at Mcquarie Wharf to some of Australia's largest blue chip companies and in between all of that there are national franchises and local iconic institutions who have benefited from my coaching, intellectual property and guidance. www.supersalescoach.com is the home of my offer and I invite you to browse through.
My three part formula for success is to Encourage, Empower and Equip small to medium size businesses for stable, steady growth in an ever changing and noisy marketplace. My niche area is sales and high attention marketing.
The Teddy Bear Shop, Hobart
Established for over 35 years, offering a vast array of Teddy Bears and associated products
The Teddy Bear Shop is owned by a Tasmanian family partnership. We provide our customers with excellence in service, and quality products. Our large range of plush and collectors' teddies (and their friends) includes unique, handcrafted bears and soft toys made by local Tasmanian artists.
The Website Clinic
The Website Clinic creates online marketing strategies so you can identify your potential online market, shape your online offering to match the demand, attract interested online visitors, convert these visitors to customers in a way that earns you a profit.
Tier Gear is a Tasmanian manufacturer of lightweight camping hammocks and accessories, and a supplier of other specialised outdoor products.
Tier Gear manufactures lightweight camping hammocks and accessories, and is a supplier of specialised lightweight hiking products to the Australian market. Tier Gear also supplies the materials and guidance for people to make, modify or repair their own lightweight outdoor gear including tents, hammocks, tarps, sleeping bags and backpacks.
Total Freight Solutions P/L
Since November 2001, Total Freight Solutions has operated as a brokering service, providing global and domestic freight forwarding solutions to the public and private sectors of Tasmanian business.
The principal of the business, Steven Miller, has over 20 years of experience in the freight and transport industry and has leveraged off this experience to grow the business from an idea to a wholly owned Tasmanian Pty Ltd company with a turnover in excess of $4M per annum, and a customer base of 200. Major freight customers include Skretting, Incat Australia, Gunns Limited, CBG Systems, University of Tasmania and Tourism Tasmania.
Total Freight Solutions is able to deliver its freight services through the development of strategic relationships with major suppliers, both Nationally and Internationally, these relationships allow for the tailoring of freight solutions that are customer focussed. Total Freight Solutions provide services ranging from overnight envelopes and artwork to exporting and importing very large cargo, such as catamaran engines and helicopters. Regardless of scale, the focus remains on customer service and providing the most cost effective and efficient freight solution available. TFS Warehouse. In the first quarter of 2007, the company made its first major acquisition; that of a warehouse and office space to enable the company to expand operations to include warehousing and distribution services within Tasmania.
In October of 2009, the company moved into a newly constructed facility adjacent to the original one, providing for an additional 1000 square meters of floor space, enabling further growth in warehousing and distribution. Located at 14 Maxwell's Road, Cambridge, the facility is approximately 5 minutes from Hobart airport and 17 minutes from the Hobart CBD. It is a concrete tilt panel construction, fenced on all sides with a security gate at the front. In 2009, Total Freight were successful in winning a tender from a major Queensland Logistics company which has now grown the order picking and national distribution to over 1500 orders per month. We are in the process of extending our warehouse space by 192 pallet spaces and will be targeting mainland clients to bring stock into Hobart so orders can be picked thus offering the client and overnight service to their client base.
Our major focus is our staff who we think are the best team in Tasmania, they share our vision, they are engaged in all facets of what we do, they have equal input into all we do and we recently won a merit award for Employer of choice at Business East. Without our team, we have nothing as they are the heart and soul of what we do!
Tourism Brochure Exchange
A Tasmanian company formed in 1990 to distribute tourism information via various mediums: brochures, digital app, screen network, posters and co-op TV.
Tourism Brochure Exchange was established in 1990 to promote the distribution of professional brochure displays throughout Tasmania.
We are Tasmania’s statewide distributor of travel information. With an extensive state-wide network of over 200 locations including major hotels, airports and the Tourism Hub on the Spirit of Tasmania.
Our digital app 'Brochure Buddy' is a successful digital means to upload specific tourism content. And our recently launched Tasmanian Tourism Exchange gives operators cost effective co-op TVC to capture intrastate business.
Poster Impact distributes event collateral for the Arts & Entertainment industries.
Tourism Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government organisation whose role is to lead the industry in jointly delivering marketing and development programs that drive benefits for Tasmania from domestic and international tourism.
Tourism Tasmania was established as a statutory authority in 1997. It operates under the Tourism Tasmania Act 1996, and is governed by an eight-member Board appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister. Part of the wider Department of Economic Development and Tourism, it links government and the private sector in marketing Tasmania's unique assets.
Villino Coffee Roasters
Villino Coffee Roasters is a Hobart based roaster and wholesaler of specialty coffee.
Web Star Services
A boutique digital marketing services provider, helping Tasmanian and Australian business owners build their success.
The current government initiative to educate people about the digital space "Digitally Ready" reveals that Australia is changing significantly, because the whole world is undergoing the 'Digital Revolution'. In fact the changes have been so profound and rapid that people and businesses have been left behind, for a lot of business owners approaching the online dimension of their marketing can be a daunting prospect.
Web Star Services works with the core areas of the digital space as they directly affect business:
1. Site building - creating a digital nexus where the online presence of the business is managed
2. Optimizations - simply being 'present' on the web is not enough the presence must be managed and optimized to promote visibility & engagement.
3. Social Media Advertising - platform specific targeting and lead generation
4. Content creation & syndication
Web Star Services is based in Tasmania but seeks to assist clients regardless of location and offers modern and premium, effective services that match today's business needs.
Webmistress is a small, highly experienced web design studio. We have been creating fresh and elegant websites for over a decade; we have crafted hundreds of sites for businesses, government bodies, schools, community associations and charitable organisations.
We only offer tailor-made work and have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our websites follow good design principles which embrace simplicity and creativity. Our work is responsive and optimised for mobiles, and reflects a meticulous attention to detail.
We provide a complete service covering website design and build, ongoing maintenance and hosting, consultation and developments through time as technology and devices evolve. Because our sites are designed and built well, they have longevity and can easily be updated as necessary.
Wild Island is a vibrant retail, gallery, online, interactive and informative space that celebrates Tasmania’s magnificent natural heritage. It brings nature and wildness to the city and takes people to wild places.
Wild Island offers an inviting and dynamic gallery that features the imagery of Peter Dombrovskis and a wide range of other artists, and a unique selection of high quality, ethically produced, primarily Tasmanian, nature-based goods. Wild Island also hosts in-house workshops and entertainment that pertain to nature and photography and leads authentic, themed trips to Tasmania’s wild places. These range from simple guided day tours to kunanyi / Mount Wellington, and Mt Field, through to week-long immersive workshops in remote wilderness.
Wobbly Boot Vineyard
Wobbly Boot Vineyard is a small family run boutique vineyard Valley of southern Tasmania.
Wobbly Boot Vineyard is a family run vineyard in Campania, Tasmania producing limited quantities of vegan friendly Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Whilst using some traditional methods Wobbly Boot is known for its innovation in grape growing, winemaking and visitor experience. Visitors can expect an earthy and non commercialised experience where they will go behind the scenes into the vineyard to have hands on activities.
You may learn to prune a vine, test for grape sugar levels or even pick the fruit! A focus is on meeting and engaging with the owners and learning about not only wine but the abundant native wildlife on the property. You may even spot one of the many resident platypus in the river!
Wobbly Boot is all about involving visitors in all aspects of vineyard life. With a percentage of all sales going to creating wildlife habitat and animal rescue, this community vineyard combines a love of wine and animals. Guests are welcome to bring their dogs and let them have a run in one of the three fully fenced off leash areas.
Bringing a picnic to enjoy either in the vines or by the river is encouraged.
The state's (and countries) finest producer of smoked Ocean Trout and Smokes Salmon Products.
Woodbridge Smokehouse uses Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout grown in the pristine ocean waters of Tasmania to make our award winning smoked fish product range. The fish we use are specially selected for curing in sea salt and sweet Demerara sugar and are then slowly smoked with a special combination of Applewood and Oakwood chips and other seasonal woods for 12 hours to deliver an intense yet balanced flavour.
Work & Training Ltd
Work & Training is a statewide, not-for-profit company providing employment and training serivces to Tasmania.
The company was established in 1988 and our vision is to be the provider of choice for quality employment and training services in Tasmania.
We are a specialist provider of
•Group Employment Services (trainees and apprentices)
•Nationally Recognised Training
• Foundation Skills and Literacy and numeracy training
We are the largest company in Tasmania providing employment of apprentices and trainees.
Our company was formed by business people and industry leaders, who foresaw that traditional methods of recruitment and training would eventually leave Tasmania with a skills shortage.
We have offices in Hobart (Moonah), Launceston and Ulverstone, employing 50 core staff covering the state. We also employ approximately 270 trainees and apprentices on behalf of businesses across Tasmania.
To be the provider of choice for quality employment and training services in Tasmania.
To work with individuals, businesses and communities in creating pathways to employment across Tasmania.
Xderma Pty Ltd
Xderma is a company formed around natural product based topical formulations to treat a variety of bacterial and fungal skin conditions. Our products are evidenced-based and backed by extensive clinical and laboratory scientific research.
Xderma is a company formed around natural product based topical formulations to treat a variety of bacterial and fungal skin conditions in animals and humans. Our products are evidenced-based and backed by extensive clinical and laboratory scientific research.
TT-Line is set to order two new, bigger and cleaner ships to boost capacity and heighten customer appeal on its Bass Strait service.
11 December 2017, Edition 190
TT-Line posts record profit
TT-Line posted a record after-tax profit of $25.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2017, according to the company’s annual report tabled in State Parliament in October. Company Chairman Michael Grainger (also Chairman of the Brand Tasmania Council) said TT-Line improved its performance compared to last year in virtually every metric. “In addition to achieving record after-tax profit, through the refurbishment of the Spirit of Tasmania vessels, increased sailings and lower average passenger fares, the company achieved record total revenue of $231.8 million,” he said.
The number of sailings increased by 3 per cent to 838. Day sailings totalled 144 – the most since 2004. Passenger numbers increased by 4 per cent to 433,925, also the highest figure reported since 2004. Freight volumes were the highest on record: 103,430 20-foot equivalent units compared to 100,626 last year. TT-Line is working with the Tasmanian Government on vessel replacement. The valuation of its two vessels did not change compared to the previous year – they were valued at 65 million euros each as at 30 June 2017.
Mr Grainger said 2016–17 was the first year of a new five-year deal (2017 to 2021) with North Melbourne to play AFL games in Hobart. “Spirit of Tasmania’s relationship with North Melbourne (since 2012) has delivered significant brand recognition in our key markets interstate through Channel 7 and Foxtel, and flow-on benefits to the State, particularly in hotel and restaurant businesses,” he said.
6 November 2017, Edition 189
Whisky maker is export ace
Hellyers Road Distillery, the southern hemisphere’s largest single malt whisky producer, is the 2017 Tasmanian Exporter of the Year. In the past six years the Burnie-based business has established a growing distribution footprint in Europe, especially France, Japan, China, Argentina and Vanuatu. Other State winners included:
- DFAT Agribusiness Award: McKay Timber
- AusIndustry Business Services Award: ISW
- Austrade Digital Technologies Award: Echoview Software
- TasPorts Regional Exporter Award: Premium Fresh Tasmania
- Austrade Education and Training Award: Australian Honey Products
The Tasmanian winners will compete for Australian Export Awards in Canberra on 5 December.
6 November 2017, Edition 189
New ship for King Island
The Tasmanian Government has secured a new ship to run a triangular freight service between King Island, the Tasmanian mainland and Victoria. The vessel, being built in Malaysia, will have double the capacity of the existing freighter, The Investigator, and will meet all the island’s present freight and livestock demands, while having reserve capacity for future growth. The service will eliminate the present unloading and re-loading conducted in Devonport for freight from the island to Victoria. The new ship will be run by a subsidiary of Tasports, Bass Island Lines, which operates The Investigator. The Government said the operator would consult with customers on the island and with other key stakeholders including Tasmanian-based meat processors about port schedules and logistics.
6 November 2017, Edition 189
BET appoints four ambassadors
Business Events Tasmania (BET) has appointed four additional people to its Ambassador’s Program to help secure more national and international conferences. They are:
· Karen Rees, the Tasmanian Polar Network;
· Irene Penesis, the Australian Maritime College;
· Gretta Pecl, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies; and
· David Armstrong, AK Consultants (agricultural and natural resource consultant).
There are now 12 ambassadors who bring their own personal expertise and their own network groups to BET’s activities. The organisation generated 233 bids last year and scored 97 wins with an estimated future contribution to the State economy of $44 million.
4 July 2017, Edition 185
Spirits funding bill passes
A bill to establish a special fund for the future replacement costs of the Spirits of Tasmania passed through Parliament in April without amendment. The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, said he was pleased to see the TT-Line’s Vessel Replacement Fund Bill through the Legislative Council. The resultant fund would ensure that the State would be well placed to meet the future replacement costs of the two vessels. “The money will be locked away and only able to be used for that purpose,” Mr Gutwein said. “It will also allow further contributions to be deposited as the State Budget allows.” In 2016, the number of people travelling to Tasmania by sea rose by 11 per cent. The reintroduction of a Sydney to Devonport passenger ship has been raised in the media by out-going tourism industry spokesperson Ian Waller.
1 May 2017, Edition 183
Defence rejects Tassie prototype
Tasmania’s difficulties in securing Australian Defence contracts continued in August when its Sentinel II Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle was ruled out of the tender process for a new $2.7 billion contract to design and manufacture a state-of-the-art armoured vehicle. Significant investment had gone into the production of three prototypes in the bid for the Australian Defence Force’s Land 400 program by Team Sentinel, a consortium made up of global manufacturing companies including Tasmania’s Elphinstone Group and CBG Systems. The first Sentinel II vehicle was assembled by Team Sentinel partner ST Kinetics in Singapore and arrived in Tasmania in June on board a Russian air freighter. The Defence Force ruled in early August that the prototype did not meet all its criteria.
30 August 2016, Edition 175
Swire needs cargo from Hobart
Singapore-based Swire Shipping’s direct service from Hobart to interstate ports is operating at less than a third of its capacity. The service was introduced in November 2015 to help unblock a Bass Strait freight impasse, but it has not attracted the custom it expected. Swire’s Commercial Manager, Alex Pattison, said: “We've got a ship on berth every nine days and we would like to see that supported by locals.” The ship can carry up to 300 containers, but has been transporting about 90 containers on each sailing. The Chairman of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bob Gozzi, urged local businesses to make the most of the new service. A proposal to ship about 300,000 tonnes of pulpwood in containers from Hobart could provide a lift to the struggling service, if it is approved.
24 May 2016, Edition 172
Tasmania’s brand is on the rise in China, the leader of Tasmania’s largest trade mission to our biggest export customer said in September.
6 October 2015, Edition 165
A baby club concept implemented in Hobart 29 years ago has opened access to China’s $500 billion mother-and-baby market.
2 September 2015, Edition 164