After a somewhat extended summer hiatus – hello winter anyone – we have started publishing again, and our editorial team has re-evaluated the approach to consistently deliver Vivid Minds Vivid Futures to the quality standard, and with the frequency, we feel is needed, while also managing our individual growing businesses. To achieve our ambitions to…
Aileen MacDonald, OAM, is a driving force behind Renew Armidale and the President of Business New England. In her 32 years in the New England, she has made a name for herself championing community issues and local business.
Raphaella Kathryn Crosby is the Principal of KORE Communication Strategy Research, Founder of Migraine Australian, and leads quantitative research for the Aurora Strategy Group.
Deb and Tracy, both gifted makers, are passionate supporters of local creatives and Australian businesses. Their stunning gift shop in the Armidale Mall is a destination that delights locals and visitors alike.
Daniel provides high quality IT solutions to businesses in the New England region. Formerly operating as Daniel Baldwin IT, he has now joined forces with Laurence Nussbaumer and launched New England Business Technology, united in their mission to help their clients do business better.
Llara Wright is the owner and manager of Intersport Armidale. As part of one of the world’s largest sporting retail groups, she invests in the local community and actively supports many local sporting clubs and associations.
Jypsi Hooper is the owner of the Rainbow Room in Guyra. The Rainbow Room specialises in locally crafted children’s clothes and gifts and is one of the businesses driving Guyra’s business renewal, attracting local business and highway travellers.
Rebecca Spence, Executive Director of Peaceworks Pty Ltd and Training Lead at the University of New England, and is the training leader of three major programs funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Eva provides Buteyko breathing technique training and Bowen massage therapy to enhance individual and community health and well-being.
Chris Thompson is the Commodore of the New England Sailing Club, and loves giving back to the community and getting people out of the house and back into the elements.
Beattie and David share a passion for fantasy, art, and making beautiful, unique, heirloom toys.
Jason has been a content maker for over thirty years, producing several award-winning short films and documentaries.
Murray Scanlan, a long-serving member of NSW Ambulance, is educating and supporting paramedics to meet the challenges of a COVID world.
Meg Tickle, the owner of Precise Acupuncture & Massage. Meg has a passion for healthcare, with a focus on how acupuncture and massage can support emotional and mental wellbeing.
Calum and the team at Thunderbolt Equine provide general and specialised health care for all equines.
Bettina Donohue is the new owner of Blacksheep Wool ‘n’ Wares in the main street of Guyra. For Bettina, it’s not only a job, it’s a passion.
Liz Ferris, District Coordinator, NSW Rural Fire Service, New England Zone. Liz is the 2IC for the New England Zone, which covers Armidale, Uralla and Walcha council areas.
Aileen is well known within the community for her involvement in the Guyra & District Chamber of Commerce, where she is currently Secretary, as well as other community-based organisations such as Renew Armidale.
Selina Anne Ryan is the owner of Pulse by Selina Anne Fitness. Pulse is celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday 13 June!
Eilish Chalmers is the newly appointed Executive Officer for the Armidale Business Chamber.
Chris and Tarryn Walker share a passion for chiropractic and lifelong learning – their goal is not only to give their patients pain relief, but also the tools to stay well.
Starfish Initiatives has won numerous awards including the 2017 Northern Inland Innovation Award for its global Biochar for Sustainable Soils initiative.