2017 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful gold and silver hole sponsors and prize contributors for 2017!

Gold Sponsors

These are our Gold Sponsors.

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.

Providing high quality care and education to your most precious assets since 1994.

Tillys Play and Development centres are a leading privately owned family business that prides itself on providing the highest standard of Early Childhood Education and Care for children aged from birth to 12 years.

With centres located across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley our aim is to provide you and your children with the very best early education and care in beautifully designed and presented centres.

Because at Tillys Play and Development Centres we believe that Good beginnings Never End!

Silver Sponsors

These are our Silver Sponsors.

Puro People is the new temporary and permanent business support arm of the already successful professional recruitment firm, Puro Partners.  Dedicated to client outcomes and candidate care, the Puro People team are Kathryn Blythe, Sam Wallace and James Tocci, recruitment industry experts with over 40 years’ local recruitment experience. 

We work with businesses large and small to assist in identifying and providing the right person. Matching culture, organisational values and motivations to improve the human element within each client and build teams that will help their business to grow. We offer tailored recruitment strategies, a very competitive fee structure and by using new technology and efficiencies in our process, we are able to place candidates faster without comprising on quality. 

The team at Puro People are experts in the business support and administration area and understand the value of great support. It is our aim to help candidates pursue their career aspirations by providing the right advice and by placing them into roles that provide a sense of achievement and fulfilment within their career. We look to work with professional people at all levels and we maintain that same professionalism in everything we do. We deliver on what we promise.

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.  

For all your home finance needs. If you are looking to invest in property, upgrade to a new home, renovate, refinance your existing loans or make the most of your equity, Viv can help you understand the options available. Owning your dream home or investing in property may be easier than you think.

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.

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.

Tamburlaine is Australia’s largest producer of organic wines, although not a large winery in world terms. The winery was established in 1966 in the renowned Pokolbin district of the Hunter Valley. In 1985, a small group of friends and relatives, led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson,purchased the Pokolbin, Hunter Valley winery and vineyard from its founder, Dr Lance Allen. 

Ten years later, in 1995, Tamburlaine expanded its production and quality base through the acquisition of prime vineyard land in the emerging cool climate Orange wine region in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. Up to 70% of the annual production now comes from Orange. 

If you'd like to order some of their wine, click here to access their special offer for Divas, where $50.00 from every order will go to Divas on the Green!

Julie & Leah of Fox Stevens Conveyancing are Licensed Conveyancers and Justices of the Peace located in Adamstown, Newcastle.  Julie & Leah have been providing high level conveyancing services to the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region for the last 2 years.  In addition to servicing the local area, as Licensed Conveyancers, they can take care of your property sale and purchase anywhere in the state of New South Wales.

With over 30 years of conveyancing experience between them, together with their team of Licensed Conveyancers and conveyancing assistants, their business is going from strength to strength, with further expansion planned for 2017.

Overcoming the tough, interrelated challenges our clients face requires a company that can provide the broadest perspective and a full range of support. A company like AECOM, 85,000+ people strong in over 150 countries, whose integrated capabilities provides an edge in delivering what others can only imagine. In Australia, we leverage our team of advisors, engineers, designers and planners to work together to positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place. From 20 offices in major capital cities and regional centres, we work together to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets across the country. In the Hunter we have over 100 staff across offices in Warabrook and Singleton, dedicated to assisting local clients address complex infrastructure challenges. Our core values of safety and sustainability are embedded into all of our projects for the benefit of our clients.

We are deeply committed to embracing the diversity of every employee through an inclusive and accountable culture. Collectively AECOM is putting gender diversity and inclusion at the forefront of who we are and how we operate as an organisation.  To effect change, we have taken a bold, innovative and tangible approach, played out through the implementation of a Gender Diversity Strategy committing AECOM to actions that set new benchmarks for our industry. We are proud of our efforts across a number of programs including reporting gender pay gap analysis, unconscious bias awareness training for managers, mentoring circles for female staff and a new all roles flex commitment.  Our efforts were recognised in 2016 with the presentation of the Most Outstanding Company in Gender Diversity Award by Engineers Australia.

We are proud to support Divas on the Green – connecting local Hunter women and supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation – two wonderful charities at the heart of our Hunter community.

One thing we know for a fact is that life is busy! But for a small business owner it can be even more hectic and often overwhelming. Our experienced and dedicated team LOVE working with business owners to support them and their team on their journey.

The biggest trap we see passionate entrepreneurs fall into is not caring about their numbers (and yes we passionate Diva's can be some of the worst offenders). Imagine if you said to your partner or kids on a daily basis? 

“I don't care about you” and “you aren't important to me”. 

What do you think is going to happen to that relationship? Will it grow and prosper or will it dwindle? Numbers are the language of business and numbers love structure and appreciation. Our core focus is on assisting small business owners to feel that they are giving their numbers structure in a rhythmic way and they are engaging with them and appreciating them rather than being intimidated by them regardless of whether they are good, bad or ugly. When it gets down to the detail we can help with numbers systems from setup and training for the business owner or their team through to a fully outsourced financial department - either way we've got your back.