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If you are a business already operating in the region you know you are in good company and if you are not already here or doing business with us – we invite you to get to know our businesses, meet our business people and find yourself – in good company.

People talk about ‘fabric of society’, in the Northern Rivers this fabric is interwoven with business people who have an innovative and entrepreneurial drive, a heart and soul for their community and a mindfulness and respect for sustainability, the traditional custodians and shared values to continue to enrich the land together.

As you delve into the northern rivers business stories you will come to understand more and more what we mean. We believe that sharing these stories and showcasing our region will bring us even closer and new relationships will develop and opportunities will arise to do more business together.

Featured Story

spirit of the rainforest

Cape Byron Distillery

Business Stories

 

Intro text to business stories. We’ve spoken to 40 awesome Northern Rivers businesses to find out how the succeeded in business in the region and the advantages they found from being based here. These stories have been published together in a printed book to coincide with the Commonwealth games 2018, and are archived here on the website.

1000 627 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

cooperative success, sweet for 150 years

Sunshine Sugar
The Northern Rivers is home to generations of cane farming families who have not only built the sugar industry, but also saved the local…

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2560 1600 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Spoiled stays for special pets

Skye Park Pet Resort
In 2014, a long-held aspiration finally came to fruition for Helen and Ian MacGregor when they purchased an existing pet boarding facility in bucolic Clarenza, with the dream of making it their own.

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1200 900 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

From cobblestones to all-terrain cranes

Wicks and Parker
Fast approaching 100 years old, the Wicks family business has helped build motorways and carry out emergency bushfire repairs, but it once hammered out steel bands for horse-drawn carriage wheels.

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1245 933 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

A walk on the wild side

Vision Walks Eco Tours
Wendy Bithell has built her multi-award-winning eco-tourism business, Vision Walks – Eco Tours, by combining her two areas of expertise: ecology and technology. Her Byron hinterland adventures are as diverse as nature walks with night vision goggles, Indigenous bush tucker tours, and three-day women’s indulgence escapes.

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2016 1512 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

A planet of business diversity

Tropical Fruit World
It’s been almost 50 years since Robert and Valorie Brinsmead bought the 200-acre farm in Murwillumbah.

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541 817 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Art of Glass

Tweed Coast Glass
Anyone who lives between the Gold Coast and Ballina with even a passing involvement in the building trade will be familiar with Tweed Coast Glass.

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We’re helping business’s develop their social media skills

Take the Pledge

 

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Business Stories

 

Intro text to business stories. We’ve spoken to 40 awesome Northern Rivers businesses to find out how the succeeded in business in the region and the advantages they found from being based here. These stories have been published together in a printed book to coincide with the Commonwealth games 2018, and are archived here on the website.

2560 1920 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

Position, people, poached eggs and a president

Caperberry and Flinders Rose
What makes an entire family move from three different cities to live together in a quiet coastal town? Great coffee.

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1620 1080 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

From trauma to business transformation

Our Cow
For Casino-based meat providers Our Cow, the last three years have seen remarkable, game-changing growth.

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2048 2560 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

biggy pop sings support for matilda

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
In 2020, Iggy Pop received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys; in the same year his pet cockatoo, named Biggy Pop, became the founding patron of Byron Wildlife Hospital…

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1920 1080 In Good Company | Northern Rivers

reinventing a special highway town

Rod n Reel Hotel
Woodburn NSW is a charming riverside town with which is about to embark on a transformation. When the Pacific Highway bypass is completed…

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Looking to relocate your business to Northern Rivers? Contact us to learn how we can help?

The Project

This is collaborative partnership project aimed at supporting business recovery and sustainability in response to the March 2017 weather event
The first step to recovery is rebuilding confidence.
The ‘in good company’ project is an initiative developed to bring back confidence to the businesses in the region by reminding them they are in good company – and that together we can recover, thrive and prosper.
The ‘in good company’ project is has two parts (in the initial project implementation) – an external multifaceted marketing campaign and an internal marketing support program. In combination, this approach will ensure the Region and our businesses have the best chance of a sustainable recovery and will ensure value for money for the marketing efforts undertaken.
Showcasing the strengths, resiliency and vibrancy of the Northern Rivers region’s businesses, towns and villages, people and natural assets through the telling of personal business stories, connected to the lifestyle, people, access and landscape of the region ‘in good company’ will highlight and showcase the full picture of the Northern Rivers for visitors and local/regional stakeholders alike.
For more information about the project call Jane Laverty, Regional Manager, NSW Business Chamber on 0419 260 220

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