Regional & Rural

Creating a brand based on Country culture – Angela Lavender curates an online shopfront taking regional handmade goods to Australia and the world

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Angela Lavender loves her country life and she kindly gave us some insights into her vision for Country Culture at our recent Fulworks event on “Brand” and “Reputation”.  Her inspired online business, takes the best of Country Culture and closes the gap between regional Australia and the world.  That is…

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Hello, Petal. How Sarah Sammon and her mother pioneered the production of rose petals for weddings, parties, anything!

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“Grown with love, for love” it says on their website, and for Sarah Sammon and her mother, Jan Slater, it’s been a labour of love. Their Simply Rose Petals business is celebrating 10 years in 2014, but building business success has not been a bed of roses. (Their enterprising story…

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Nuts about macadamias and dreaming big – Donna Burton wants to crack the UK market

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Ever since she lived in London in the mid-1990s, Donna Burton has yearned to return, and her dream is to become a supplier to the big names in grocery stores in that great city, Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly – even Harrods! Donna launched her Jelbonleigh Macadamias about 15 years…

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Be alarmed! We’re eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before – 30% less than 15 years ago. Helen Waterworth sounds the alarm!

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The alarming fact is that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary stape for Australians, with teenagers leading the charge to fast food, according to new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows. Helen Waterworth – who I wrote about in the AFR Weekend, Enterprising Women, column – is part…

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Hear! Hear! We hear you Elaine Saunders – if you’re a boomer in a boardroom, or hard of hearing, Blamey Saunders hears you

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By “boomers”, Elaine Saunders means those of us getting to a certain demographic where the hearing starts to falter! We all live with someone, work with someone, have observed someone, whose speaking volume is further up the dial than the rest of us! The innovative team at Blamey Saunders Hearing…

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Home is the base for Robin Ellenberger at her best little (gluten-free) bakehouse in Launceston

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It’s not about the size of her business, it’s all about the passion for baking bread that drives Robin Ellenberger. Based in Tasmania, she always baked wheat bread for her family, but a casual conversation with a health shop proprietor revealed there was no local Launceston supplier for fresh gluten-free…

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Eat your veggies! Helen Waterworth, regional food guru, promotes old fave vegetables as new ‘heroes’ on the dinner table!

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Helen Waterworth has always had a passion for Australia’s regional food producers. Her brilliant career as a food consultant has been on an upward trajectory, ever since she left teaching and jumped on board the King Island Cheese bandwagon and became their chief marketer soon after launch back in the…

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