Business

Paintball business proves popular

BROTHERS IN ARMS: Jack, Harry and Ben Carew’s business, Tactical Ops Paintball, has only been open four months but has scored the top position in a poll about local businesses.
BROTHERS IN ARMS: Jack, Harry and Ben Carew’s business, Tactical Ops Paintball, has only been open four months but has scored the top position in a poll about local businesses.

IPSWICH brothers Ben, Harry and Jack Carew are changing the way people think about paintball.

Their hard work as owners of Tactical Ops Paintball has scored them the top position in the Queensland Times Facebook poll calling for the Ipswich public to nominate the best new businesses in the city.

The centre has only been open for four months but already has a loyal base of fortnightly players and growing awareness of paintball's profile as a sport.

Harry said the inspiration for the attitude they take at Tactical Ops Paintball came from the brother's childhood polocrosse games.

"It was just one big family," he said.

"That's what we wanted to create here."

ALSO MAKING HEADLINES TODAY ...

Man loses control of car while trying to drive and eat chips

Goodna bottle shop worker takes $2300 from register

Pizza Capers is a Facebook favourite

Doctors prescribe no more sitting on the job

10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

Harry said the business had experienced astronomical growth since it opened and now has more than 14,000 fans on Facebook.

Alongside Tactical Ops Paintball, Rustic Blonde and Nails By Brooke also got plenty of votes from the Ipswich public.

You can head to facebook.com/thequeenslandtimes to keep nominating the best businesses in Ipswich.

Categories will be open twice a week until the end of August.

The polls are part of the QT campaign City Pride, encouraging people to support local business with the chance to share in $11,000 worth of prizes.

Topics:  city pride (qt), paintball




Springfield 'Tower of Power' up for sale

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Receivers move in but interest high in iconic building

We find city's tastiest burger

ISN'T SHE LOVELY: Michael and Tara Melcic with the Tower Central Cafe Noa burger, which has been voted as Ipswich's best.

City Pride gets the juicy gossip on Ipswich's best feed

How to lose 51kg in six months

Paul Nugent of Forest Lake has recently lost more than 51kg.

VIDEO: Father of four shares his amazing weight loss tale

Latest deals and offers

Ipswich people love heritage

'It's a great vote of confidence for a program that was launched in 1992 and has since provided thousands of property owners with heritage conservation'


This week's community billboard

Want to get involved in gardening? The Glebe Rd Uniting Church Garden Club meets first Saturday of each month.

Toastmaster, Tai Chi, Scouts, the Men's Shed and more

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

More buildings earmarked for demolition at Bunnings site

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Springfield 'Tower of Power' up for sale

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Receivers move in but interest high in iconic building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale