Off with the beard!

At OpenShutters, we like to give back to the community – especially to those that need it most. So when Peter, our delivery driver, mentioned he'll join in with this year's The World's Greatest Shave, many of the OpenShutters team followed suit…
 
 
 
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Wildlife on the Central Coast

wildlife on the central coast
Last weekend local radio morning announcers from Star FM were challenged to meet 1,000 people in one weekend to prove the Central Coast is the friendliest place to live…
 
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Our Award Winning Apprentices

It was a privilege to be present at the CCGT Awards evening on 2 November. The night was full of excitement and celebration. Both our apprentices Aidan Lee and Robert Reynolds were finalists in the 3rd year apprentice category, and Aidan was also a finalist for the TAFE award.
 
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New Talent – Nick Yallouris

young local and aspiring professional cyclist Nick Yallouris from central coast
We are sponsoring a young local and aspiring professional cyclist from the Central Coast of NSW. Let us introduce you to Nick Yallouris. 
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OpenShutters at Grand Designs Melbourne

Kevin McLeod of Grand Designs fame having a laugh with Pam Batrouney from Melbourne Plantation Shutters, and standing with Peter Maddison, award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Australia.
It was a fabulous few days at Grand Designs Melbourne 21-23 September. OpenShutters was represented by Pam Batrouney from Melbourne Plantation Shutters. There were over 28,000 people through the doors and we were busy showing off our brand new i-View shutters.
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Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders

Marion Mikkelsen with OpenShutters apprentice Robert Reynolds who's been selected to be part of a week-long national leadership and career development program.
Congratulations to Robert Reynolds of OpenShutters! He has been nominated to participate in a week long leadership and career development program in Canberra, part of Australia's 'Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders'.

The participants are regarded as ambassadors and emerging leaders in their fields which this year includes engineering, electrotechnology, automotive, plumbing, construction, sport & recreation, horticulture and insurance broking.

"These 21 young men and women are the leaders of the next generation of our skilled workforce. They represent the superb calibre of young people across Australia who are undertaking a trade, and building the skills necessary to drive our economy. This program will help the apprentices discover their potential and develop the leadership skills that will lay the foundation for successful careers." – Jim Barron, Group Training Australia CEO

Robert Reynolds is an apprentice wood machinist at OpenShutters, working on his Certificate III in Furniture Making. He is the only apprentice from Central Coast to attend the training next month.
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