Tabatinga is taking off

LOCAL business owners Brian and Cathy Parker from the Tabatinga Family Fun Centre have taken out a major national marketing award on the Gold Coast.

It was handed out by the Perth based ‘Streetsmart Business School' which provides marketing training and education to small business owners in Australia and New Zealand.

The win by Brian and Cathy follows closely after their win in the local Sunny's Business Awards in the Marketing & Advertising category.

“It is a real thrill and honour to win this award amongst such talented and successful business operators,” Brian said.

“We have worked tirelessly on furthering our knowledge of business marketing and then applying it to Tabatinga. This award on the back of the Sunny's win recently has been a great acknowledgement of our efforts.”

Brian and Cathy said their business has grown by 30 per cent as a result of their marketing efforts.

The Tabatinga business was showcased in front of hundreds of business owners present and thousands via the business school electronic media.

Their prize includes a trip for two to the United States to attend a conference hosted by world renowned marketing expert, Dan Kennedy.

Business School founder, Mal Emery, said that previous winners have gone on to become multi-millionaire business entrepre-


Cathy and Brian hope to now use their knowledge and success to expand the Tabatinga brand into franchising and providing marketing consultancy services to the recreation and leisure industry.

“We receive requests every other week about expanding our business mainly from visitors to our centre, but the feedback we received after our presentation on the Gold Coast has been beyond our wildest imaginations,” Cathy said.

“It is great that we have been able to forge such a strong brand in Coffs Harbour during a time when business has been tough – it will be a real feather in the cap for local business in Coffs Harbour.”

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