BAY LOCALS is a collection of Byron Shire businesses which service the Byron Bay area. Listings are free, and the link to add your own business is here. You can also upgrade your listing so that it stays at the top of the Category.
During January we will also be introducing Byron Trusted Local Business Certification. Once certified, new customers who don’t know you yet will feel much more comfortable in dealing with you, because you have been certified by the Voice of Byron•Bay Locals team.
Born local, in the Byron Hospital, Bangalow, John lived his first 38 years in Byron Bay. During that time, he served his Apprenticeship in Offset Printing at RJ & J Wright, his parents’ print company, and then went on to run a variety of businesses:
- Professional Photography
- Music Supplies and Accessories
- Wholesale Picture Framing
- Graphic Design
- Commercial Printing
- Newspaper Owner/Editor
John sold up all his interests in Byron Bay in 1993 and lived two years in the island paradise of Bali.
On his return in 1995 he got a job with his old enemy, The Northern Star.
After 4 great years at The Star, John took a 12 month contract at Gold Coast print firm Heaney’s Performers in Print, upgrading their Pre-Press division.
Next, John secured a New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) grant to commence his current business which has been running successfully since November 2000, trading under brands like Guaranteed Webs, Ultimate Graphics, Ultimate SEO and The More Customers Group.
In 2010 John started the Facebook Group known as Know What I Miss About Byron Bay? and in mid 2015 he expanded his Facebook publications with the Voice of Byron suite of Byron Bay-centred Groups:
- Voice of Byron
- Voice of Byron: Sport
- Voice of Byron: Busy Line
- Voice of Byron: Wholistic
- Voice of Byron: Food & Fun