Meet our special guests and sponsors for 2019!

Our Special Guests

Introducing our Special Guests for this Friday’s Business Awards.

Major sponsor: Uralla Shire Council
Buckingham’s Timepiece Repairs, Emalene Gemmell Family Law, EPS Consulting, IMACKA Property, Melrose Uralla, Neal Howards Electrical, New England Solar Farm, Phoenix Foundry, Properties Uralla, Seasons of New England, Sunhill Dairy Goats, and Thunder Graphics/Defence Model Supplies.
Also, thanks to New England Brewing Co, Merilba Wines, WhyWorry Wines, Foodworks, Treasury Wine Estates, and Yinyang Kombucha.

Our Major Sponsor

Introducing Our Sponsors

John Buckingham Trading as Buckingham’s Timepiece Repairs – Since 1979.
John commenced his 6 year apprenticeship in Watchmaking for a Gosford Jeweller at the age of 15. On completion of his apprenticeship he became manager of a jewellery store for the same firm. In 1979 he started doing contract work for Prouds, Angus and Coote, Michael Hill Goldmark and many other jewellery stores. In the 50 years plus of watchmaking John has held the position of President of the NSW Branch of The Watch and Clockmakers of Australia, was Vice President for 6 years, trade test officer and a member of the state executive for 30 years.
John was part of the team of watchmakers that spent years cataloguing and assessing the Sydney Power House museum’s collection of watches and clocks. John has spent time teaching the watchmaking course at Ultimo TAFE, has done specialised work for Seiko Australia, trained 4 x apprentice watchmakers and after running a watch and clock repair business on the Central Coast for over 35 years moved to Uralla in 2017. John now runs his business The Manse at 30 Bridge Street Uralla and can fit batteries, repair and restore most watches and clocks, has watchbands and new and restored watches and clocks for sale. He also does house calls for large and heavy clocks.

As a locally-based firm, we understand the unique challenges that come with close-knit communities, family properties and generational relationships. Our solicitors are Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and Nationally Accredited Mediators. This allows us to adopt a ‘holistic’ approach to our client’s needs, helping them successfully navigate their way through the legal process. Where possible alternative dispute resolution practices are adopted which can result in more cost-effective and timely resolution of matters. And should we need to represent you in Court our Solicitors are experienced and dedicated litigators who will advocate for you with skill, determination and the utmost commitment.
We listen to you! We can best represent you by getting to know your individual circumstances. Our friendly and approachable staff uphold an extremely high standard of quality care. Our service is boutique and personalised, and to us, you will always be a person, not a “matter”.
We assist clients throughout the New England North West and throughout Australia. We understand that travelling to our offices in Armidale or Uralla is not always possible, so we offer telephone, skype, or facetime appointments at no extra charge. We can also visit our client’s in the comfort of their own home, rural property or aged care facility. We also offer after hours and weekend appointments, by prior arrangement.
We are family law specialists, there for you, when you need us most!

EPS Consulting Australia, a leading safety consulting firm is now based in the New England area and specialise in delivering tailored Business, Emergency Management, Work, Health and Safety, Project Management, Training & Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Investigative services to government departments and private industry. EPS provides bespoke short and long term services and develop strong on-going partnerships with their clients managing projects to build resilience, achieve compliance and develop strong safety cultures. Our clients enjoy confidence in our professional and personal service which is the foundation in which we build and maintain our valued partnerships.

IMACKA Property is an award winning Agency proudly operating for over 30 years and in Uralla for over 10. At Imacka Property we offer friendly professional service in many areas of real estate, including Residential and Commercial sales, Stock and Station, Property Management, as well as businesses for sale or lease. If your thinking of an Auction or wanting a drone or walkthrough video of your property, we can assist with that too.
After investing 20 years into his own successful agency in the North Western NSW and the Upper Hunter regions, Iain Mackintosh (Mack) moved to Uralla in 2007. Expanding his business, Mack has provided the area and surrounding districts an immense amount of opportunity in the property and livestock marketing enterprises.
Mack’s expertise ranges in the selling and leasing of all aspects of real estate: rural, residential, commercial and industrial properties, as well as livestock. He also boasts a successful record in auctioning houses, land and rural properties, plus livestock and conducting clearing sales. With his extensive knowledge, Mack understands his clients’ diverse needs. He works to professionally and successfully promote the sales of listed properties. He also readily assists customers in meeting their objectives in finding the ideal property.
Come and see Mack and his experienced and friendly team in Uralla today. Also see Mack about buying your tickets to the awards Friday 26 July 19.

Melrose is an exciting new store opening in Uralla on Thursday August 1, 2019.
It is the creation of Sonia Repin who is no stranger to retail in Uralla. While Melrose will still carry many of her beloved labels, she will be bringing a new direction to this business with carefully sourced and selected brands and new ranges of stock. These include homewares, furniture, wallwares, art, local produce, clothing, accessories, plants, flowers and workshops.
One of the new ranges is men’s wear and products which will be a great addition to the Uralla shopping experience, broadening who can enjoy a visit to town.
There will literally be something for everyone, so pop in and check it out and remember supporting small and local businesses keeps your town alive and thriving!

Extensive range of electrical services for: commercial, industrial, residential and rural.  Level 2 accredited, CEC accredited, power, heating and cooling, solar, power lines, metering and 24 hour emergency service. Family owned and operated since 1953.

The New England Solar Farm will create up to 700 jobs and opportunities for local businesses, contractors and suppliers to be part of the project. Register your interest to work on this major renewable energy project at
The New England Solar Farm is a proud supporter of the Uralla Shire Business Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence.

Phoenix Foundry specialises in creating cast bronze memorial and commemorative plaques that will ensure the memories of your loved ones and your special events are kept alive and strong forever. So whether it’s a memorial plaque to remember a loved one, a commemorative plaque to mark an event in history, a plaque to remember the passing of your favourite pet… or even beautiful new signage for your house, property or business, Phoenix Foundry can help you choose something special to mark your important occasion.
Phoenix Foundry’s business history dates back to 1872 when it was known as the Uralla Foundry or the New England Brass and Iron-Lace Foundry. Although the Foundry’s main purpose at inception was the manufacture of iron lace for residential and commercial buildings, it has been used as a motorcar showroom, timber mill and an iron infrastructure manufacturing plant.
Phoenix Foundry Today
These days Phoenix Foundry operates out of modern premises at Uralla. We are currently the leading Australian-owned supplier of cast bronze memorial plaques and commemorative products throughout Australia… and we also supply bronze products to the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Phoenix Foundry looks forward to building on our history of combining leading edge bronze casting technology with traditional foundry techniques for many more years to come.

Properties Uralla is local and provides a very personal service in Uralla. At Properties Uralla we have years of experience in the real estate industry with a particular focus on service. We focus on people; tenants, landlords, purchasers and vendors are all offered the same high level of service.
We measure our success on the many clients who keep coming back to us and the high percentage of referrals of friends and family to our business.
We love real estate and get great satisfaction in being able to fulfill people’s needs and dreams.
When the right property and person meet there is a certain magic, excitement, a sense of belonging and coming home.
When a property is sold, the owner is free to move onto their next dream … to take the next step into their future.
A very emotive time for both parties, which makes us feel like we have the best job in the world!
Joanne Hull
We are located at Suite 2/96 Bridge Street in beautiful Uralla

Seasons of New England is about bringing local producers and artisans together and providing a forum for the rest of us to enjoy what they have to offer. Based in Uralla, we draw first and foremost from the New England Region for our talent. And there is plenty of talent to go around.
Producers, Makers & Creators Expo
Saturday 28th March 2020 – 9am – 4pm followed by more live music, meals, full bar facility, the Uralla Arts Lantern Parade & Evening Entertainment, Food & Drinks
Entry – FREE for children, $2 for adults
Held at Hampden Park, cnr King and Maitland Sts, Uralla
Turning east off the New England Hwy on to King St, Hampden Park is 1 block in on the right.
We have a great line up of stallholders ready to showcase some of the New England’s finest local produce, wine, food, art and hand made products, for our Producers, Makers & Creators Expo on Saturday 28th March 2020. For a growing list visit our stallholders page – there are some really talented people out there and bringing them all together in one place is a great excuse for a day out and some pretty special retail therapy. Think hand poured candles, handmade clothing for the entire family, beautiful creations for the home and garden, unique jewellery, gift cards gourmet food ingredients and many more special creations reflective of the New England.

Sunhill Dairy Goats is a family run business in Salisbury Plains with the principals of sustainability and sufficiency. Our milking herd produce the most beautiful milk in the Uralla Shire for everyone to enjoy including our large range of Skin Care products and Soaps or our very localised unique goat cheeses. The public is welcome to visit and learn about what we do at Sunhill. – FB: SunhillDairy Goats and SunhillSkinEssentials – Instagram: sunhillskin

Thunder Graphics and Defence Model Supplies are subsidiaries of Defence Models & Graphics Pty Ltd.
A true his and her shop. Thunder Graphics grew out of the need for signage on a teeny scale for Russ’ model business and Teresa took it further to now also do larger scale signage and printing, then the model supplies shop was a logical further step from there, so it has evolved into a true his and hers shop as Russ and Teresa both now have an outlet for their creativity!
We can create signs, prints or other forms or artwork or printing on many different materials, using the various machine we have. These include our wonderful laser cutter and engraver for cutting or engraving wood, acrylic, glass or leather, our brand new metal engraver for metal plaques, pet tags and jewellery. We also have a wide format printer for your beautiful works of art that we can reproduce on canvas, sticker, paper for framing, banners, signs, and other printers for customised items like mugs, clocks, and items of clothing.
We are proud to have been printing removable dots and canvasses for Highland Living, and now Melrose Uralla for the past six years! And other signs and prints around town, including New England Brewery’s signage on their building and other buildings around Uralla. We pride ourselves on the fact that our work is quality and lasts a long time.
Defence Model Supplies is a relatively new string to our bow which has proved to be a welcome addition as there are no other hobby suppliers of this kind (plastic model military aircraft, ships and vehicles, as well as model railway accessories and landscapes) in the tablelands, and from what our customers tell us, the only model shop between Newcastle and Brisbane.
Stop in and see us, we are open from Thursday to Mondays every week.

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