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Manager, Warners at the Bay Bottleshop
17 years in the liquor industry
Independent Liquor Group (ILG) Hotel of the Year 2007.
Australian Hotels Association NSW Runner Up Country
Bottleshop of the Year in 2005.
Australian Hotels Association Newcastle & Hunter
runner up Hotel and Bottleshop of the Year 2010.
Induction into the Exotic Beer Club Hall of Fame in 2009.
THE journey of
an award winning
When customers walk into the Warners At The Bay Bottleshop, they
embark on a voyage of discovery like no other and their experience is the
result of one man's irrepressible zeal.
Beginning his journey in the goldfields of Kalgoorlie, Mark Mead yearned to
travel, to explore the world and experience a diverse array of international
cultures. After returning to Australia, Mark began managing the Warners
At The Bay Bottleshop in 2005 and this saw his infectious passion applied
to creating a store like no other. While at the helm, Mark has developed
the Bottleshop's product range to include over 750 boutique beer labels
from 43 different countries, a unique inventory that has led to the store's
Now a proud family man, Mark continues to receive accolades from
peers and industry bodies alike and, just last year, was inducted into the
prestigious Exotic Beer Club Hall Of Fame.
industrial developments in the region over many years,
becoming an extensive developer of light industrial estates
such as those at Cardiff.
He formed Hunter Land Pty Ltd with Graham Burns
in 1993 and has been involved in extensive commercial
and industrial developments, mainly in the Lower Hunter
including Warners Bay, Tomago, Thornton, Beresfield,
Morisset and Rutherford.
He has very extensive business interests including
ready mixed concrete, quarrying, hardware, concrete
masonary and pipes, irrigation, steel fabricating, plant
hire, residential building, motor dealerships, travel and
more. Among other interests are cattle, sheep and turf and
fodder farming both in the Lower and Upper Hunter.
He serves on a number of charitable, local government
and business boards and committees, including the
Hunter Medical Research Institute board and the Hunter
Community Foundation board.
The Hunter Business Chamber
2008 Business Person of the Year,
McCloy joined his father in the
family construction business in
1976, taking over the McCloy
Group in 1986.
During the 1990s the
company diversified into
commercial office space
In the residential area McCloy's interests include
Northlakes Estate at Cameron Park, Ironbark Ridge at
Muswellbrook and Heritage Green at Maitland.
The company's commercial property portfolio includes
the Telstra Civic Building, more than 10 Hunter St office
buildings plus buildings in Wickham and King St, making
McCloy a big player in Newcastle's renewal.
In tourism and hospitality McCloy's has the $15 million
luxury charter vessel MV Seafaris which operates out of
Cairns for around $125,000 a week, and in the Hunter
part owns Blue Water Pizza, Starfish Cafe, Harbour View
Function Centre and the John Hunter Hospital food
outlets. The company also operates a saltwater barramundi
farm just north of Cairns.
Past projects of the group include John Hunter Hospital,
Jewells Tavern and the Mattara Hotel, while buildings it
has produced for charities at cost or below include the
Hunter Life Education Centre, Ronald McDonald House
and housing at the Spastic Centre of NSW at Wallsend.
McCloy is also known to have made donations of $1m to
the Salvation Army and Newcastle University among other
The managing director of family business Saddington
Building Supplies since 1978, Saddington has built the
company until it now has several corporate divisions
covering building supplies to the development of
residential and commercial land and buildings.
Among his interests are the new Caves Beach Resort
on a site he has owned since 1980, and the Lakes Central
development in Swansea.
Saddington was the Hunter Business Chamber's Person
of the Year in 2007 and positions he has held include
chairman of the Lake Macquarie Combined Chamber
of Commerce, president of the Swansea Chamber of
Commerce, chairman of the Newcastle Red Shield Appeal
and contributor to a number of non-profit and charity
organisations in Lake Macquarie.
NRMA director Kyle Loades is a past director and past
president of the Hunter Business Chamber and is
managing director of Auto Advantage, a Hunter-based car-
buying service he established in 2001 which delivers motor
vehicles to buyers all over Australia.
He is a director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Service, a former board member of Hunter Tourism, a
former president of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club and is
involved in other community activities including charitable
organisations, among them serving on the Salvation Army
Red Shield Appeal advisory committee.
A former Upper Hunter pit electrician turned coal
magnate, Tinkler achieved a $500 million bonanza in
2007 when he sold his company and its 70 per cent stake
in a Queensland coal project for $275 million and a stock
allocation, which he later sold for more than $400 million.
With that bankroll he spent millions on coastal real
estate and bought massively into the horse racing industry,
spending millions on horses and properties in the Upper
Hunter and elsewhere for his Patinack Farm racing and
breeding empire. It has been reported that he spent
around $200 million to create his racing interests which
take around $20 million a year to run.
He has also stayed in mining and recently bought the
undeveloped Maules Creek mine for $480 million, and
he is expected to float his company, Aston Resources, any
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