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Women only, says Diana Williams from Fernwood

Diana Williams from Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs In the early 90s Diana Williams recognised an untapped market for a women-only gym. With co-founder John Clow, the pair were just in time to beat overseas competitors to the market, and rolled out the hugely successful Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs franchise, which now boasts 75 locations around… Continue reading Women only, says Diana Williams from Fernwood

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Wizard Home Loans specialist Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris, founder of Wizard Home Loans Seeing the time was ripe for non-bank home loan providers in the late 90s, Mark Bouris took advantage of the property boom and started Wizard Home Loans. Bouris attracted powerful backers including Kerry Packer, eventually seeing turnover grow to $100 million annually. Recently selling the company for a tidy sum, he remains… Continue reading Wizard Home Loans specialist Mark Bouris

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Coaching is sweet for Brad Sugars from Action International

Brad Sugars from Action International From teaching business in his suburban bedroom, Brad Sugars’ company Action International now has nearly 1,000 offices in more than 20 countries teaching business owners how to be their best. Having learnt the ins and outs of business after owning and operating several of his own since leaving university, Sugars’ made a… Continue reading Coaching is sweet for Brad Sugars from Action International

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Roger Gillespie, baking a storm at Baker’s Delight and Brumby’s

Roger Gillespie, founder of Baker’s Delight and Brumby’s bakery chains Roger Gillespie knows his dough. A fourth-generation baker, Gillespie started his first bakery to help fund a local school in 1975. This became the first Brumby’s. In 1980 he launched Baker’s Delight, to great success, and the stores kept coming. There are now 700 franchisees… Continue reading Roger Gillespie, baking a storm at Baker’s Delight and Brumby’s

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Casella Wines follows the Yellow Tail road

John Casella, managing director of Casella Wines You’d be hard pressed to find someone who’s not familiar with the Casella Wines’ Yellow Tail brand, the brainchild of John Casella. Coming into the family business as managing director in 1994, with a focus on new technology and up-to-date developments in the winemaking process, Casella has seen… Continue reading Casella Wines follows the Yellow Tail road

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