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Landscapers, Plumbers, Electricians and Fencers are just a few of the tradespeople that use Mini Diggers for earthmoving, digging and much more. These handy little machines have many uses and like anything with an engine will need maintenance and servicing over time.
Brian Townsend has over 17 years experience working on mini diggers and knows pretty much everything there is to know about how they work and how to keep them going!
After working for the man for so many years, Brian has decided to venture out on his own with his own Mobile Service business, Wild Dog Field Service.
Brian is quite handy when it comes to other small engine machinery so call on him if your ride on mower is coughing and spluttering and could do with some attention. He also has experience with other small machinery such as quad bikes and dirt bikes.
Now ladies of Townsville, we understand that you yourself will probably not have a mini digger parked in your garage, but chances are you know someone who does!
Your Brother, Father, Uncle or Cousin’s Neighbour’s Best Friend’s Aunty! Anyone that you know with a mini digger or other small engine machinery will be requiring a service, maintenance, parts or breakdown repair at some stage and this is where you’ll need to remember Brian’s name.
Local home based business, Paper & Pans, is a combination of the skills of Bec Anderson, a busy wife and mum of 2.
As many mums know, finding an ideal work from home opportunity can be daunting! When her son was 1, Bec decided to become a stay at home mum and she immediately started thinking about what business opportunities were available that would allow her to work around her family.
Starting her business in 2010, the idea came about due to her passion for making invitations and special occasion stationery and a growing customer base through being a consultant with the Chefs Toolbox – hence the name, Paper & Pans!
After creating her own personalised invitations to cut down her wedding costs, Bec realised that she had quite the talent for making beautiful stationery at an affordable price.
You want your wedding guests to be excited when they receive their invitation in the mail, and by working with Paper & Pans you will have the perfect wedding stationery, including RSVP cards, wishing well notes etc. Bec can tailor a package that suits you.
With the ability to completely customise your stationery to match your theme, Bec will work with you over face to face meetings, via email or phone. Once she has a few of your ideas, Bec then produces samples for your approval. You have complete input into the creative process meaning you get the stationery that YOU want!
Although the Pans side to Bec’s business came about through Chefs Toolbox, recently her focus has changed and over the past year she moved the focus of her business in a new direction.
Being a bit of a superstar in the kitchen when it comes to baking and all things sweet, Bec was delighted when her son’s 1st Birthday cake turned out exactly as she hoped.
What followed was making cakes for friends and family before she realised that cake making was what she truly felt passionate about. Over a couple of years, Bec’s skills have increased and she is constantly learning new techniques and expanding her knowledge in the cake making field.
Her signature design is a beautiful buttercream rosette covered cake. Stunning in it’s simplicity, Bec has perfected this classic design but then goes a step further by adding extras to create an individual cake that is just perfect for your special event.
All cakes from Paper & Pans are made from scratch – no packet mixes here! Sponge cakes, mud cakes, fruit cakes… if it’s cake, Bec will bake it! Bec welcomes cake tasting sessions and can work with you to create a cake that will amaze and delight your guests!
From exquisite personalised invitations to feeding your hungry guests a mouth watering treat, Paper & Pans is your best choice for personalised service and custom made to order, one of kind, products!
Grow Real Estate opened in January 2016 and have since proven themselves to be ahead of the pack when it comes to all things real estate. Particularly Property Management.
“By having a set price for the year, we take the guess work out of this expense for investors. Regardless of what rent per week your property achieves, you will find value in our simplified fees and knowing exactly how much you will be paying each week. There aren’t any surprises, you pay one flat fee each week of the year with no extras.”
Grow Real Estate are not motivated by greed but by performance. Investors work directly with the business owner who has a vested interest in the performance of the property and Kathryn ensures her clients are well looked after.
Many of us have probably been bitten by capped price deals before that then turn out to have lots of hidden extras. But not at Grow Real Estate. When they say capped price, that’s exactly what it is – no more to pay.
There are no extra fees for admin and they take advantage of new technology such as Dropbox, email statements and a web based portal for owners to log in to at any time.
Kathryn says, “We use new technology and we’re constantly updating”
As well as providing superior management of your property, Grow Real Estate are also embracing the opportunities to better support private landlords as a consultancy service. Whether it’s just a one off Letting or having the rent collection taken care of, Kathryn is happy to work with private landlords to find the best solution for them. Even if just a one off routine inspection so there’s a professional eye going over the property, Grow Real Estate believes in empowering and supporting those landlords who choose to manage their own property but wish to access the subscriptions or professional experience Grow can offer.
Make the decision easier for yourself and your investment property by making an appointment with Grow Real Estate today.
How would you like to complete a Business Course for only $60?*
Axial Training has been in Townsville for almost two decades and in that time their experienced trainers have delivered a high level of workplace based training across many industries.
The Qld based training provider has recently expanded their services in North Queensland to include campus based qualifications and courses at their purpose designed facility in Townsville.
Eligible Students can now complete business courses at Axial Training's new Townsville Campus. In a competitive job market you want your resume to stand out from the rest and a nationally recognised qualification can help do that.
Axial Training General Manager Natalie McIntyre believes the campus will provide the region's residents with a quality, supportive learning environment for Certificate - Diploma level qualifications and short courses.
"We are currently offering business courses and due to demand we have plans to expand courses offered to include hospitality and events management." says Natalie.
"Students studying at Axial's campus will benefit from engaging with experienced trainers that can pass on their knowledge of business best practice."
The cost of training doesn't need to be a barrier, with the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee available for eligible students to subsidise the cost of completing the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration.
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business is ideal for team members who are looking to boost their knowledge and skills in current business technologies and practices while BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration includes processing payroll and effectively managing accounts payable and receivable.
Axial Training make it easy to fit study around existing careers, family and other scheduling commitments with flexible study options. Students can choose campus based with face-to-face support from dedicated trainers or online study at their own pace.
Axial Training also delivers workplace based trade training in the areas of engineering, meat retail, heavy automotive, diesel fitting, refrigeration and air conditioning, and automotive air conditioning throughout the Townsville region.
For more information please call 1300 729 425, email email@example.com, visit www.axial.com.au or find Axial on Facebook.
*Eligible Students Only. Please see the website for information.
Renovating, refurbishing and maintenance repairs can be stressful enough already without having to sit around and wait for trades.
Many of us are aware of how frustrating it can be when they don't turn up at the appointed time or never return a call for a quote.
And what about after the job is done? "I always clean up after myself either by vacuum or dustpan" Sam says. You can sit back and enjoy your newly completed electrical work without having to worry about cleaning up once the tradesperson has left.
Unfortunately even in this modern day, women can still feel like they are at the mercy of the male tradesman. There are all too familiar stories of us gals being 'ripped off' with work being carried out that wasn't required or being charged well above the original quote amount because of the belief that it's a man's world and women know nothing.
Well, Sam is out to challenge that and here at Townsville Women we fully support her!
As the only female owned and operated Electrical Contracting business in Townsville, Chickelec is boosting equality and supporting women in trade. With a friendly and approachable nature, Sam is trustworthy, honest, reliable and professional - you will feel safe knowing that you aren't being taken for a ride.
To further help allay fears of being overcharged, the Chickelec website includes a pricing calculator to give you a guide on what to expect - and you will be surprised at how affordable a professional electrician is!
"People are usually scared of how much a tradesperson is going to charge," says Sam. "I offer free quotes and advice plus I have a pricing calculator online to play with so you can get an idea of how little an electrician can cost. Also on the website are several links to online lighting catalogues for you to peruse through at your own leisure."
After completing her apprenticeship under a very detail orientated electrician, Sam takes the same approach and prides herself on her work.
"I won’t be finished the job until the client is happy."
Call Chickelec for all of your electrical requirements
No job is too big, or too small!
Phone Sam on 0400 706 332
Visit the website or find Chickelec on Facebook
The above article is written by Townsville Women using information provided by Chickelec and is correct at time of publication.
For further information on any services listed above, please contact Chickelec directly using the contact details provided.
Physiotherapists are health professionals who are trained to assess and treat the underlying causes of conditions altering the movement of the body.
Are you in need of some Physiotherapy but finding it hard to secure treatment?
Did you know that JCU Health operates a not-for-profit Physiotherapy Clinic that is more than affordable AND you don't even need a referral! Sounds great right?
The JCU Physiotherapy Clinic provides services to those who would have difficulty accessing physiotherapy in any other way.
The JCU Health Physiotherapy Clinic provides services to the community as well as staff and students of JCU. Clients are treated by JCU physiotherapy students in their 3rd and 4th years of the Physiotherapy Program, under the supervision of Clinical Educators.
The supervising Clinical Educators are fully qualified Physiotherapists and are present at all times during client assessment to supervise and guide students in their treatment of clients.
The JCUHealth Physiotherapy Clinic is committed to providing high quality musculoskeletal physiotherapy services to all its clients. The physio clinic is a training facility incorporating up to date methods for treating all musculoskeletal conditions.
Physiotherapy students are trained to provide-
* Quality assessment, treatment and client education including self management strategies for your condition
* At the first assessment a plan that can collaboratively address the management of your condition.
Who is Eligible?
Clients who have a Third Party Claim for motor vehicle accident or are able to claim through Workcover are INELIGIBLE to attend the clinic. Everyone else is welcome, including those with private health insurance.
Private health rebates will be charged. Those without insurance will pay an administration fee of $10 per visit.
No referral necessary – contact JCUHealth Reception to make an appointment – 4759 6300
Clinic operating hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.45am and 4.30pm, and Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Consulting times may vary at different times of the year.
The clinic is located on Level 1 of the Clinical Practice Building, 1 James Cook Drive with easy access to free parking and a bus stop.
Reserved car parks are available to clients. A permit is required to use these parks and can be gained from reception upon arrival.
For further information on the JCU Physiotherapy Clinic visit the website at http://www.jcuhealth.com.au/our-clinics/physiotherapy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone reception on 4781 4495
JCU Physiotherapy Clinic
The above information was provided by JCU Physiotherapy Clinic and is current at time of publication. For further information on any services listed above, please contact the clinic directly using the contact details provided.
Written by Tori England
Sugar can be consumed as White, Raw, Brown and even Honey and are all bad in large amounts; excessive sugar can lead to health issues such as tooth decay and obesity.
The health risks associated with excess sugar consumption are becoming more publicised with the latest research, documentaries such as "That Sugar Film" and celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver.
But how do we cut a chunk of sugar from our diet and still get that afternoon pick-me-up that so many of us rely on soft drinks or energy drinks for? Tori tells us how...
Written by Tori England
Definition: You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. There are many different ways to deal with stress once you understand the causes.
Everyday causes like your job, health, relationship, friendships, family and money are all common causes, but are they worth the stress? In some cases, yes, but in most cases it isn't. Too many of us stress on small things and don't look at the bigger picture in front of us.
After all, is it worth poor health?
Stress has a number of consequences such as acne breakouts, depression and even heart attacks.
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