John Guinea: The Narbil Training story.

Narbil Training is a dynamic and innovative Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering nationally recognised training based in Gladstone who provide both face to face and online training for various industries including the resource and construction sector. “We predominately do high-risk training and licensing for a number of industries including dogging, rigging, cranes, hoist, forklift and scaffolding,” Narbil Training Director John …

How to make your home more resilient to natural disasters

Thousands of central Queenslanders aren’t considering how extreme weather could put their lives and property at risk when house hunting or renovating, a new report shows. As climate change wreaks havoc on Australian weather patterns, data shows 46 per cent of Australians aren’t thinking about natural disasters when buying a new home or renovating. The survey of 1195 Australians shows just …

Solving the underinsurance problem for small business

Many small businesses don’t have enough cover when it comes to business continuity, flood insurance and also certain speciality policies, leaving them vulnerable when they suffer a calamity. This can drastically reduce their profits or, worse, see them shut their doors permanently. Perennially flood-affected Queensland businesses know this only too well. Although Morris Peluchetti had insurance cover for his Townsville newsagency, he …

ARMA Insurance Brokers CQ: October Newsletter

Welcome to the ARMA Insurance Brokers CQ Newsletter Hello from the ARMA Insurance Brokers CQ team and welcome to our October Newsletter. Our newsletter is to keep our current and prospective clients up to date with your local insurance needs whether it’s your business, your home, cyber insurance, or even public liability. ARMA Insurance Brokers CQ is a locally owned …

Top tips to safeguard your roof in the next storm

Roofs are the subject of a huge number of business insurance claims, especially after big storms.  Many Australian businesses have been devastated by storms so far in 2021, with Queensland hit by violent storms in March including central Queensland with major hail storms in September, the Insurance Council of Australia estimates damage from these types of storms to the eastern …

Jenny Verne: The Gladstone Greenscape story.

Greenscape Gladstone cater to all landscape and garden maintenance, irrigation installation and repairs, for commercial and residential clients across the Gladstone Region. “In the last few years, we’ve done lots of jobs including several schools and kindergartens,” Greenscape Gladstone Director Jenny Verne said. “Recently we worked with the Rainbow Valley Early Learning Centre and the Toolooa State High School, where …

Insurance premiums tripling in the METS sector

A growing number of small to medium-sized businesses that service the resources sector are having significant problems securing insurance because of recent climate change-related policy changes by insurers, ARMA Insurance Brokers CQ managing director Tony Noyes said. “Central Queensland businesses support the state’s $82.6 billion resources sector, particularly our local Mining, Engineering and Technology Services (METS) sector, with many now …

Is your business fire safe?

With the bushfire season just around the corner, the risk is only one of a host of different sources of fire. Arson is often the cause of fire and poor maintenance standards are another serious fire risk for businesses. For instance, damaged or old electrical cabling is all too often the cause of a fire, especially in older buildings.  Another …

Sally-Anne McIntosh, the Gladstone Bicycle Centre Story

When a caravan crashed into the front of the Gladstone Bicycle Centre in September 2020, the local Gladstone business, like all small businesses, needed to be open and operating as soon as possible. “The front of the shop was damaged by the caravan and it needed to be removed and the damaged fixed as soon as possible so our customers …

Gus Stedman, the GAPDL Story.

The Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation responsible for strategically marketing the Gladstone Region as a tourism and lifestyle destination. GAPDL Chief Executive Officer Gus Steadman said their membership base consists of over 200 members that come from a wide range of sectors including government, accommodation, and tour operators, with their preferred insurance broker …