Celebrate Tweed women in business this International Women’s Day

Katherine Butterworth

South Murwillumbah Post Office was an institution in Prospero Street when Katherine Butterworth and her husband bought it in 2008.

Katherine used her retailing, marketing and business skills to expand the Post Office’s product lines into an extensive range of children’s books, quality greeting cards and stationery. She embraced Australia Post’s push into technical products, banking facilities with all the major banks, money transfers, travel money and insurance plus photographs for passports and saw the business thrive.

Katherine is proud to say South Murwillumbah Post Office has won the Top Award for sales, business operations and customer service out of 80 Northern Region Licensed post offices for several months in 2016 and for January 2017 and hope this trend continues.

She believes the key to this Post Offices’ outstanding success is “true” customer service and having fun with “all my wonderful customers who come from far and wide to support us”..

Michelle Partridge

Work ‘n’ Country Gear is a family owned business that has been established for over 25 years.

Michelle and her family have been in the industry for over 10 years and prides her business on supplying the best quality Work ‘n’ Country gear such as Akubra, Levi’s, Wrangler, R.M. Williams, Naot & Emu Australia footwear, while also providing local primary and high school pupils with good quality school wear for: Murwillumbah High School, Mt St Patrick College and Mt St Patrick Primary

Come in and see Michelle and her friendly staff for all your clothing and footwear needs.

Anne Besgrove

I commenced Real Estate in 2008 and went to work with what is now First National Murwillumbah. After working in local business and owning two businesses of our own.

I am not just another real estate agent  –  I am part of our community , I am a Mum, married with a  growing family, live on the land, and my family are fifth generation locals.

I am genuinely interested in our community and the people that make up our Valley.   I enjoy being part of the community and helping the many good causes, presently raising funds  for Juvenile Diabetes and my Epic new challenge,  an Ultra Marathon with a few local mates and my brother running 250 kms (4 marathons in 4 days and a double marathon to finish) in the Simpson Desert from Birdsville in June this year -The Big Red Run.

I pride myself in the  belief as  my role as an Agent is to provide “Good Old Customer Service”

My clients are people and families not just  “Buyers and Sellers.” As a result of my ability to work with people,  I have  forged long term relationships with both my new and old property owners.  This is an ongoing reflection  in my repeat and referred business.

Anne’s Mission Statement is  “Matching People to Properties”  and to pass on properties for new families to enjoy.

To donate  to my new fundraiser  please go to  Epic Ultra Marathon: https://www.gofundme.com/hardnuts-simpson-desert-campaign

Victoria Skitt and Michelle Ng

Murwillumbah Family Dentist is the only dental surgery in town which is owned and operated by two local female dentists, Michelle Ng and Victoria Skitt.  Their focus is to provide families with a full range of quality dental care in their comfortable, modern, new surgery. 

Michelle and Victoria are gentle, caring, experienced professionals who aim to create an atmosphere where you feel welcome and at ease.  We invite you to come up and meet our friendly team and find out what care we can provide to suit you.

Jeannie Anderson

Mayberry Meldrum & Anderson have been operating successfully as a part of our local community for more than 33 years, providing quality premium accounting services to Murwillumbah, and the entire Tweed and Gold Coast region.

Jeannie Anderson joined the firm in the Year 2000, and became the first female partner in July 2006. Jeannie is passionate about the work that she does, and loves assisting & supporting local businesses of all sizes.

Mayberry Meldrum & Anderson are continuing with their FREE monthly educational seminars in 2017, and encourage both clients and the general community to come along and join in. It is Mayberry Meldrum & Anderson’s way of supporting our local businesses, so check their website to see all upcoming seminars and book your FREE ticket

Jeannie and her team also specialise in Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Jeannie loves the wealth creation potential that the ‘SMSF’ strategies can offer to her clients.

To learn more about Jeannie and Mayberry Meldrum & Anderson, check them out on their website at http://www.mmaacc.com. Call us today to book a consultation on 02 6672 4044 or email me at jeanniea@mmaacc.com

Nicoletta, proprietor and GM since 2009 with GREEN STAMP, 7 awards over the past 3 years.

Murwillumbah Collision Repair Centre MCRC owner and astute business woman Nicoletta is one of very few, awarded the Green Stamp,  fulfilling 65 conditions beyond environmental laws:

*Her shop has a state of the art spray booth, using eco-friendly water based paint, releasing 85% less emissions into the air.

*Everything is recycled: Metals e.g. smashed parts, tyres, pallets, cardboards in different bins.

*“We are the first business in the region compliant with the National Work Health Safety Act Occupational Health and Safety

Requirements and Environmental Act,”said Nicoletta with a happy smile.

Her business is the biggest, most modern and best equipped car repairer in the region -the only Recommended Insurance Smash Repairer in the area. “We work for all Insurance companies, doing all Private and Insurance work, offering Lifetime Warranty on all repairs,” said Nicoletta proudly.

Her shop is the only One Stop Car Repairer in the region offering five sections:

  1. Smash repair and spray painting.
  2. Mechanical car services and repairs.
  3. Car Wash for the general public.
  4. Towing 24 hours.
  5. 5.Crash Data Retrieval

*“What you need to know when doing an insurance claim by calling the insurance call centre: You, the customer has the choice of  repairer & should not be talked into your car being repaired in Tweed Heads, as your choice of repairer is Murwillumbah Collision Repair Centre in Murwillumbah in your local area,” said Nicoletta proudly.

Call in to see Nicoletta for a free quote or a car wash

Now that her baby girls are a little older, Skye Swift is back on the scene and has hit the ground running. Last year, Varela & Swift Pharmacy took out a trifecta at the Tweed Shire business awards, winning  ‘People’s Choice’, ‘Employer of Choice’ and the overall ‘Best Business of 2016”.

In recent months, Skye was elected onto the board of directors for Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber (MDBC) . She is passionate about her role as Business Officer which aligns her love of engaging with people, to support the growth of business in Murwillumbah.

Despite recent accolades, Skye remains grateful. “I am forever thankful for my wonderful business partner, Con Varela, and our dedicated team who go above and beyond everyday. And our customers, they’re the best!”

Skye is preparing for their in-demand flu vaccination service. Vaccines will be arriving any day now. Keep updated on Varela & Swift Pharmacy’s Facebook page or call 6672 2388

Sally Mather

Sally Mather is a dedicated and hard working real estate professional at First National Murwillumbah.

Working in the industry since 2007, Sally has made a natural progression into sales. Her proven skills and ability to exceed client expectations have led her to gain an excellent reputation in the community and she is currently the Number 1 most recommended agent in Murwillumbah (www.ratemyagent.com.au). Being brought up on a farm in Uki and currently residing on five acres, Sally also thoroughly enjoys selling acreage properties and can relate to her clients needs for their livestock.

Growing up in the Tweed Valley, Sally holds invaluable local knowledge of the area. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys meeting new people and assisting them through what can be a major life event in buying or selling a home. If you are looking for a driven sales agent who values honesty and integrity please call Sally Mather today.


I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sally Mather to sell your property. Her service went over and above what we have received in the past from previous real estate agents. She sold our house within 2 weeks of showing and at almost the asking price, and to a cash buyer!!! We couldn’t have asked for more. Sally contacted us after every open house to give us feedback and also sent reports every week. She is very easy to talk to and helped us with advice on how to present our property to get the best price. I highly recommend Sally if you’re looking for a highly motivated, professional and successful agent to sell your property. B.Gregg