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Business: Native Secrets, Dubbo

The secret is out, with Dubbo business Native Secrets going from strength to strength in the corporate world. “It’s an exciting time for us,” business co-owner Phil Thompson said, explaining that their distribution network currently spans eastern Australia, with export plans also underway. Along with wife Cherie, their company has evolved from unique circumstances and opportunities which they created. “Phil…

Business: Jespresso, Wellington

As a fifth generation Wellingtonian, Jessica Gough decided to start a business that would combine her love of coffee with her hometown. With 10 years’ experience as a barista and a hot pink logo, Jespresso was born. “After working in the coffee industry for ten years before establishing Jespresso, I feel I have gained a wealth of experience in the…

Business: Freightlancer, Dubbo

Freightlancer has revolutionised the freight, transport and shipping industry, taking it to a global marketplace. The company is a subsidiary of Freelancer, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with a network of more than 31 million. Freightlancer connects freight owners with transport operators, simplifying the supply chain by providing a turn-key management system.  Freightlancer was launched in late 2018…

Business: Central Stores, Gilgandra

Not only is Gilgandra’s Central Stores part of the town’s historic streetscape, but it continues the family heritage of its owner Elizabeth McAllister. “I utilised the name of my grandfather’s business in Gilgandra which closed in 1969,” she explained. The original Central Stores was a classic country general store which sold everything from fine crockery and gramophones to nails, paint…

Business: Mumble Peg, Narromine

A mixed farming and citrus enterprise that started as a 750 acre grazing lot for a family of 15 children has developed into a large operation of 13,000 acres exporting oranges to the world. Narromine-based Mumble Peg started more than a century ago in 1910. The farm also features livestock and wool production along with cropping of wheat, cotton and…

Business: Mink and Me, Coonamble

Mink and Me started with a dream to provide beautiful homewares and gifts to the residents of Coonamble and North West NSW.  First established in 2015, owner Lucy Watson said the business started after a random conversation with her beautician. “Before I knew it, I was moving into one room of the So Spoilt beauty salon,” she said. Mink and…

Business: The Tronic Group, Cobar

The Tronic Group provides onsite IT support and design services in western NSW, supporting the mining industry and small businesses in Cobar and the surrounding area.  Since 2014, Tronic has grown from a small home-based business to a regional service provider working for clients with up to 350 employees. Business owner Tom Shanahan is from Cobar and seized the opportunity…

Business: Dubbo Landscaping

Dubbo Landscaping is a boutique company offering unique and modern landscape design and construction. Operated by Behn Monley since 2012, the business started out with $800 in the bank doing lawn maintenance and small residential jobs. “We are now turning numbers in seven figures with a fleet of trucks and machinery, doing everything from creating and installing outdoor learning environments for…

Business: Outback Beds, Louth

Being a guest of an Outback Beds provider is to ‘stay in the Outback with friends.’ The network has adopted this catch phrase to match the country hospitality offered by its 23 members, who offer unique accommodation in a picturesque location. From station life to pub stays, shearers’ huts, secluded lodges and remote retreats, there is a range of options…

Business: Three Rivers Machinery, Warren

Three Rivers Machinery (3RM) is a family-owned and operated agricultural machinery dealership based in Warren. They are the local dealer for a range of equipment to meet farm machinery needs, including combines, tractors, spreaders, and speedtillers. Clientele mainly come from an agricultural background. The company’s decision to appoint two migrant workers from the Philippines to join the company as service…