2016 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful gold and silver hole sponsors and prize contributors for 2016!

Gold Sponsors

These are our Gold Sponsors.

Moray & Agnew is a leading national law firm with a distinctive aproach.

Over the last decade, the firm has tripled in size to support the growth of their Australian and international clients. As a mid tier firm, their size allows them to continue to look after their state and local clients. Their long standing relationships are founded on the commitment of their lawyers and  commercial edge to their advice.

With 75 partners, they have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle and Perth.

Dalton Partners offer the help you really need!
When you decide to put your home or investment property for sale or lease, you want expert advice, reliable support and regular feedback.  You need an agent who knows the market, set achievable goals and gets you the 'best price possible'! Their promise is to work with you in the spirit of partnership to meet all your requirements.  They'll be right by your side, applying their skills to your advantage.

Jirsch Sutherland opened its office in Newcastle in 1993, and for over two decades has served the needs of the Hunter in the specialised areas of corporate and personal insolvency services, business restructure and turnaround, forensic accounting and litigation support.  With over 100 years combined professional experience in our Newcastle team, we focus on ensuring that our clients receive the benefits and resources of a national firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane and Perth, with the flexibility that only a local firm can provide.

Silver Sponsors

These are our Silver Sponsors.

At Forsythes Business Advisors we pride ourselves on providing first-class accounting service and business advice to our clients. Our strong reputation and close client relationships allow our diverse team to provide timely and meaningful solutions to our clients.

The delivery of these services is made seamless with the latest in cloud computing solutions to ensure you make the most of your time, doing what you do best. As your trusted advisor you can expect services that extend well beyond numbers to include business planning, sales and marketing and management support services.

All this in addition to market leading financial services starting from the preparation of your income tax return and accounts, to fulfilling your virtual CFO and payroll management roles, right through to the provision of carefully constructed advice to navigate you way through the most complex of tax situations.

Visitors to Maroba call it "amazing" and "exceptional" - we just call it home and we hope you will too.

We know you’ll feel welcome from the moment you walk down the red carpet (really!) to join our happy community. We offer a number of options, whether you’re looking for independent living, you need some day-to-day help or you need specialised care. We take the time to explain the whole process of joining us, and your care, so you’ll understand how everything works.

You can choose Maroba in complete confidence that we are fully accredited with highly skilled employees to care for your every need. Our team love what they do and they genuinely enjoy helping residents settle in. Plus there are activities to help to foster the sense of community we believe is so important to the wellbeing of our residents.  

Myrtec take a strategic, proactive and business-oriented approach to Information Technology.

They use the latest software and business processes to provide seamless IT support to companies seeking to leverage technology to achieve their business objectives. By automating routine monitoring and maintenance tasks, they are able to reduce the overall cost of technology and focus on strategic IT initiatives.

Myrtec take responsibility for delivering results and endeavour to create long-term partnerships with their clients. Their renewed focus on client needs is a core part of the way they do business and they are always happy to discuss ways in which your company can use IT to improve productivity, reduce costs and add value to your bottom-line.

If you are seeking a design agency that has a genuine buzz associated with it, where you can effectively engage the creative team and bring your brand to life; then your cog just might be the right fit for their engineroom.

Peony Property Staging can help you gain maximum profit and a shorter sale period when your house is placed on the real estate market. Your home is often the biggest financial investment you will make in your lifetime. It makes sense to present it in a way that appeals to the maximum amount of people in your target market.

Home staging can help create an emotional response in the potential buyer which helps you gain maximum value. It is more than just cushions and lamps, although I am partial to a good cushion! It is really about minimising the negatives of house, those things that potential buyers will use as an excuse NOT to buy your house and maximise the amazing things about your house. Those things that when that potential buyer sees, they say WOW, I need this house now and I don’t want anybody else to buy it!

Home staging in Newcastle and Central Coast. Offering consultations, accessories, soft furnishing and furniture hire. Member of HSRA & grad of IIHS.

Their business, Hunter Global Travel was established in 2006 in Maitland.

They have since grown the business and were proud to compliment their Maitland office with the opening of a store in Rutherford in February 2007 and then in Newcastle West in January 2013.

Partnering with other like minded, progressive travel agents within the local area and around the country who are young at heart, locally owned and operated travel businesses - together they form Australia’s newest and most exciting retail travel network!

Providing you with world class travel solutions now and into the future as part of a dynamic group focused on acting local but thinking global.

Italktravel MaitlandRutherford and Newcastle West has a dedicated and professional team with more than 200 years combined travel experience. They pride themselves on customer service, local employment and commitment to the community in which they operate.

The Socialite loves to style any space to create unique and unforgettable events! 

Whether you’re planning a whimsical birthday party, a corporate event, or any special occasion I love to style your area to amaze your guests and make special memories. 
Intimate dinner with friends; I can create your dining room into something spectacular!

Children’s parties; I’ll take your stress away by sourcing and decorating an enchanting and exciting event.

I love to dream the theme and am passionate that it’s all about the detail. (yes, I’m a little OCD!) 

I can work with you to get you started or my “make me look good” package gives full style service to bring your event to life.


Roberts Legal is a specialist legal practice located in Newcastle, but are sought out by clients from Sydney to Coffs Harbour and beyond. Principal Solicitor, Samuel Roberts, is 1 of only 4 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions.

The firm practices predominantly in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Building & Construction Law, Business & Company Law, Insolvency, Property & Estate Planning.

Roberts Legal is committed to providing outstanding legal services whilst maintaining an optimal balance between quality and value. When you instruct Roberts Legal you get a dedicated team of legal professionals committed to exceeding your expectations.

If you have a legal dispute, Roberts Legal can help you find a solution.


Industrees Rock/Rope/Trees is owned and operated by Michael Kelly and his partner Eliza. Michael is a self-confessed climbing gear junkie and rope nerd. Industrees is a local company that services Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. 

Michael has been working as an arborist for the past 8 years and is fully qualified. He is fully insured and can provide the following services: 

  • Professional tree removal and pruning
  • Dead wooding
  • Clearing of storm damaged trees
  • Stump grinding
  • Hedging

We are passionate about the tree industry and pride ourselves on providing quality service and advice to our customers. To book a FREE quote or to find out more about us, please visit our website: www.industrees.com.au

First Creek Wines are situated in the Hunter Valley, NSW and have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. The talented and highly acclaimed team of Winemakers at First Creek are led by Liz Jackson and Greg Silkman and ensure relentless attention to detail in the winemaking process. First Creek aim to show the great diversity of wine styles from the Hunter Valley as well as examples from other wine regions.