HMA Wrap Up

Congratulations again to all winners and finalists of the 2016 Hunter Manufacturing Awards!

Friday evening was such a wonderful and well-deserved celebration of the many inspiring manufacturing feats the Hunter region has to boast.

Plus a special congratulations to R&R Murphy, Manufacturer of the Year!

Full list of winners at

Hunter Manufacturing Awards 2016 - Past, Present and Future

Heading to the Hunter Manufacturing Awards tonight?

Catch Varley Electric Vehicles impressive electric superbike on display in the main foyer as part of the 'Past, Present and Future' display (here's a sneak peek).

We also wish to best of luck to all finalists for the evening! Great to be able to celebrate another year of successes for the Hunter manufacturing scene among such high quality peers.

See you there!

Congratulations on your MBA, Nick!

Congratulations from all at Varley to Nick Percy (Engineering Manager - Defence & Aerospace) on completing his Masters of Business Administration with the University of Newcastle.

Varley supported Nick throughout his studies, and so we are proud to celebrate Nick's success and witness Nick's new skills being transferred across to Varley's business operations.

Well done Nick!

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Varley turns 130!

Tomago - Honour Board Inductees






Yesterday Varley Group was delighted to celebrate our 130th Birthday with afternoon tea parties at each of our facilities around Australia.

The feature piece of the afternoon was the unveiling an Honour Board at our Tomago Head Office.

The ‘Ray Hall Memorial Honour Board’ – named after our beloved former employee of 70 years – acknowledges the following current and former employees whom have served Varley for more than 30 years throughout the our long history:

-          Raymond Hall (commenced: 1940, years: 70)

-          Edward (Ted) Bunn (commenced: 1946, years: 39)

-          Dennis Beveridge (commenced: 1965, years: 51)

-          Anthony Potter (commenced: 1965, years: 44)

-          Clement Varley (commenced: 1966, years: 34)

-          Kevin Johnston (commenced: 1967, years: 42)

-          Michael O’Rourke (commenced: 1971, years: 42)

-          Richard Hadden (commenced: 1971, years: 38)

-          William Riley (commenced: 1973, years: 34)

-          Dennis Gardiner (commenced: 1974, employed to date)

-          Kerry (Ross) Wells (commenced: 1985, employed to date)

-          Scott Foy (commenced: 1985, employed to date)

-          Andrew Henderson (commenced: 1986, years: 30)

-          Stephen Dart (commenced 1986, employed to date)

-          Brian Heslop (commenced 1986, employed to date)

-          David Aitchison (commenced 1986, employed to date)

Many of the above Honour Board inductees and their families were in attendance at the ceremony yesterday, alongside their families, current Varley employees, directors and VIP guests.

We were also delighted to host Peg Hall to unveil the Honour Board, representing her late husband Ray whom sadly passed away in 2010.

Varley are proud to celebrate such a momentous occasion together with many integral members of the company and wish to sincerely thank all whom have contributed to Varley’s success throughout the past 130 years.

Hunter Valley EV Festival

Be sure to visit the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival this weekend for a fun family event showcasing the latest in Australian EV technology!

We'll have a range of electric carts and utilities on display, so pop in and see our friendly team to find out more about Varley Electric Vehicles!

See you there - Cameron Park Raceway, both days this weekend from 10am to 4pm!

MAJOR NEWS: Varley and Jets soaring together again in 2016-17

Varley Group MD, Jeff Phillips, with Newcastle Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna, at Varley's Tomago facility this week.

“Varley Group are proud to continue our partnership with the Newcastle Jets into what is a new and encouraging era for not only the Club but also Novocastrian sport.

“At Varley Group we place the highest importance on actively supporting the local community, and sponsoring the Jets is one of the many ways we wish to give back to the Hunter region.

“Under Lawrie McKinna and the Ledman Group the future of the Newcastle Jets appears remarkably bright. Varley Group are excited to share in the Club’s progression throughout the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season."

- Jeff Phillips, Varley Group Managing Director

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