Roadworks and artworks combine for Art Prize

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A team of road repair and maintainance specialists from West Gosford-based company, Sharpe Bros, took time out from their busy roadworks schedule to judge hundreds of artworks in the 2009 Sharpe Bros Roadworkers Prize at the Gosford Regional Gallery in early November.

Sharpe Bros among Significant Men of the Central Coast

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A new book by Margaret Hardy titled Significant Men of The Central Coast was recently launched at Gosford. Michael, Richard and Hayden Sharpe are mentioned for their involvement in providing support to community groups through donations, partnerships, volunteering and community sponsorships.

New Paving Technology

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Eurobodalla Shire Council Maintenance Engineer, Rob Burke, said the Flexipaver adjustable patching equipment will help reduce ongoing council maintenance costs for problem road sections in the shire.

Roadworks and Artworks Combine at the 2009 Art Prize

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A team of road repair and maintenance specialists from Central Coast company, Sharpe Bros, took time out from their road works schedule to judge hundreds of art works in the 2009 Sharpe Bros Roadworkers Prize at the Gosford Regional Gallery.

New Road Repair Machine Hits The Streets

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Several Eurobodalla roads will be transformed over the next fortnight with damaged pavement and potholes to be fixed and surfaces to be made smoother, stronger and safer using an innovative road repair machine, the Flexipaver.

Safety Ambassadors

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To help promote safety on the coast, Sharpe Bros will hold its annual Roadworkers Art Prize at the Gosford Regional Gallery to coincide with Safe Work Australia week.

Art Prize Winners

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Winners in the Gosford Art Prize were announced on Friday night with Evan Salmon taking the top award with his painting Sunroom Eleven am from a record 548 entries.

'Sharpe' Focus On Safety During Safe Work Week

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Sharpe Bros has made a considerable investment in building a strong safety culture.

'Sharpe' Focus On Safety During Safe Work Week

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The award winning Gosford based civil contracting and roads maintenance business Sharpe Bros will once again be taking part in Safe Work Australia Week events around the country.

Netball court gets facelift

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Work has started on a $115,000 facelift for the Forbes netball courts, including the resurfacing of all nine courts and rebuilding the court surrounds. Asphalt specialists, Sharpe Brothers, completed rebuilding the court surrounds.

Safety is everybody's business

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Joint Managing Directors of Sharpe Bros, brothers Michael, Richard and Hayden Sharpe have built their business on safety. Their passion for safety is evident through their recent success in winning the ASCC Best Workplace Health & Safety Practice in Small Business Award.

Aussie Road Repair Innovation That Protects Local Jobs Trialled In The North West

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Costs are substantially reduced for Councils because a project that would usually take at least a week using traditional methods can be completed in a day using the Sidewinder.

Road Repair Innovation Supports Local Jobs

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An innovative road repair machine, the Sidewinder was making roads safer and wider in the Lachlan Valley last week and because the technology will be working in conjunction with with Boorowa Councils own roadwork team it has the additional benefit of retaining local jobs.

Road Repair innovation Trialled On MNC

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Representatives from Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie Hastings, Taree, Gloucester and Great lakes Councils inspected the shoulder widening project during a Technical Tour organised for the Institute of Public Works Conference.

Sharpe Bros Continues Support For Young Artists

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Gallery Curator Tim Braham said the competition was designed to support the work of young artists in New South Wales who find that opportunities to gain wide scale exposure in a main stream setting are few and far between.

Not Just Cardboard Cutouts

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Paintings on cardboard cutouts and a black and white photograph of a face from a pornographic movie have taken the top prizes in Gosford Regional Gallery's Emerging Artists competition.

Roadworks Time Halved

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The project funded through the RTA's Blackspot program, was completed in a record 7 days with civil contractors, Sharpe Bros using their innovative Sidewinder machine.

Browns Gap Road Widening And Upgrade

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Lithgow City Council's operations manager, Stephen Darlington said council was delighted to be working with the civil contracting and road maintenance company Sharpe Bros, in providing much needed safety improvements to Browns Gap Road.

Central Coast Businesses Shine

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The Sharpe Bros were Awarded for their involvement with local community charities and chambers of commerce across the Central Coast as well as their use of environmentally beneficial technologies which has lead to the employment of local people.

Sharpe Honoured

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The community spirit that drives the Sharpe Bros family business was honoured at this years Gosford City Australia Day Community Awards.

Safer Driving On Gap Road

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Narrow roads and soft edges can spell disaster for motorists so an innovative machine designed to quickly and efficiently fix the problem will be a welcome sight.

Sharpe Bros Wins Gosford City Business Of The Year

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Joint Managing Directors and brothers, Michael, Richard and Hayden Sharpe were commended for their involvement with various community groups.

Australia Day Honours

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The strong sense of community spirit that drives the successful Sharpe Bros family business was honoured at this year’s Gosford City Australia Day Community Awards.

From the CEO's desk

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One paper presented summed up many of the issues raised by all the speakers. This was Michael Sharpe's paper in which he discussed the highly successful Safety Bro awareness campaign run in his company.

Workers Choice A Safe Bet

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The workers viewed an exhibition with Federal Safety Commissioner, Helen Marshall, and selected the Winner of the Sharpe Bros Roadworkers Prize.

Painting the perfect picture of workplace safety

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SHARPE Bros have awarded its 2008 Roadworkers Prize to Mike Worrall for his artwork entitled ‘Windows of portend’. The road maintenance firm says the rest and recreation, sense of community and enjoyable work environment the event provides plays an important role in maintaining safety in the workplace.

Slow down: Art-work ahead

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A TEAM of Australian road workers from Sharpe Bros. will form a panel of art judges to mark the start of Safe Work Week.

Success relies on succession plans

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The three brothers at West Gosford asphalt paving company Sharpe Bros took about 18 months to set up a system where there was a chain of command as well as a clear line of succession.

Baton Change

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Best business practices, including clearly delineated roles and conditions for everyone, can make a good family business great.

What Would Safety Bro Think?

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The commitment of the roads industry to occupational health and safety excellence has been highlighted by the award winning Safety Bro campaign developed by a New South wales civil contracting and road maintenance company.

Little Green Man With No Pants

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The Sharpe Bros company had succesfully used marketing and information technology channels to make a fun and easily integrated concept accessible at a range of different levels.

Diversity A Hallmark Of Growing Industry

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Category 1; Sharpe Bros, Gosford. These leaders in the asphalt industry were recognised for their award winning Sidewinder technology which provides fast and cost effective road edge repair.

Families First

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Sharpe Bros of Gosford win Family Business Award.

Making The Roads Safer For Drivers

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The Federal Office of Road Safety says decaying road edges are a danger to motorists and when traffic lanes are widened by just one metre the rate of head on and run-off-road crashes can fall by 20 per cent.

30 Finalists In Running For OHS Awards

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Australian Safety and Compensation Council Chairman, Bill Scales says the awards are the premier occupational health and safety awards in Australia and promote continuous improvement in OHS by recognising excellence.

Safety Bro Wins OH&S Award for Civil Contractor

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NSW based civil contracting and road maintenance company Sharpe Bros, has taken out the Best Workplace Health and Safety Practices in Small Business prize.

Safety Bro Wins OH&S Award for Civil Contractor

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industrial Relations Virginia Judge, who presented the Awards said the annual program showcases innovation and excellence and recognises best practice by highlighting industry achievement in workplace safety.

Go The Bro

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An innovative approach to workplace safety has won Gosford contractor Sharpe Bros a WorkCover New South Wales Award.

New Machine For Pavement Edges

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The Company used machines from their Sidewinder range to fix drop-offs on the pavement edges, which were as high as 200mm. They then added an extra 1.5m of width on each side of the road.

Roadworker Judges Got Past The Nudes To Make Their Award

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"The guys do take their jobs as art critics just as seriously as they take their jobs as road repairers, even though many people said they wouldn't get past the nude portraits." Mr Sharpe said.

The Winner Is....

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Ten Roadworkers from civil and road maintenance contractor Sharpe Bros have selected the winner of the Roadworkers Prize at the Gosford Regional Gallery. Jason Hodge, a road worker and one of the judges, said he and his colleagues selected Huang He's "Silent City" because of the quality of the painting and because the image appealed to them.

Long and winding road to top prize

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The most eagerly awaited award in the Gosford Art Prize, the Sharpe Bros. Roadworkers Prize, has been announced and not suprisingly the winner features plenty of bitumen.

Aussie Invention Fixes Roads

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"A job which would normally take at least a week can be completed in a day at a much lower cost." Mr Sharpe said.

Roadworks to support artworks

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Artists on the Central Coast will receive a significant boost through a major donation made by a local company. Famous for their green colour, Gosford civil contracting and road maintenance company, Sharpe Bros, announced early last month that they would continue their proud association with the Gosford Regional Gallery, pledging $25,000 over five years to support Australian artists.

Family behind Sharpe's success

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Perhaps, a measure of a company's success is not how much money they make, or how vast their projects are, but how they are best able to benefit the community in which they operate.

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