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Founder of Bespoke Communications, Amber Daines is a former journalist and corporate communications expert with over 14 years of local and international experience in the worlds of traditional media, PR, fundraising and relationship marketing in the government, business and creative fields.
Launched in 2007, Bespoke Communications is a boutique agency with solid experience across the business, consumer and not-for-profit sectors. Extensive communications experience, specialist media and promotions skills, strategic thinking and a proven commitment to an individual client approach are all central to the Bespoke experience.
Amber holds a BA Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where she majored in Journalism and Asia Pacific politics, a Masters of Arts from the University of New South Wales and Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (Train the Trainer) from UTS.
In 2010, Amber became an accredited media trainer with the Media Skills™ Network. She is also a part time lecturer at APM College of Business and Communication. Her first business book on PR and social media tips for small business is due to launch in May 2013.
PR consultant and copywriter specialising in not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, tourism destinations & impactful businesses across Australia and New Zealand. Doing good for the world by sharing news about good folks and places making a difference.
Anita Kilkenny, The Holistic Virtual Assistant, started her virtual career started back in 1994, helping heart-centred business owners with their administration and secretarial needs and, more recently, with social media, email marketing and online events. She is Australian based and focuses on the health and wellness sector.
Ashleigh is a strong voice for survivors of sexual violence after her own experiences. She is the creator of Recovery Podcast, a show nominated for a Cool Company Award, and named in the 2018 Player FM Top 50 Podcasts for the Recovery category.
The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of multiple birth families; the organisation is run by volunteer parents of multiples who provide support, resources and education to other families sharing the same unique journey. We do not receive government funding and as such, the organisation operates on membership affiliation fees. These are kept to a minimum to make membership accessible to all families.
Emmanuel Martin is the Consultant General Manager of BREED Australia a charity registered business incubator based at Quakers Hill in Western Sydney.
BREED was incorporated in 1994 with the aim of incubating local Start-Ups and Small Businesses while at the same time providing training and work placement programs for the Community.
In 2018 BREED opened its second business incubator in Temora, Regional NSW, to expand its footprint and mission.
Dawn Lewis is a professional crafter, vlogger and podcaster based on the NSW Central Coast, Australia. She has worked in the Australian craft industry for well over a decade, creating projects for craft magazines and brands across a variety of craft mediums. She presented and hosted an Australian papercrafting television show, Scrap It TV (seasons 3-7). Dawn was a speaker at The Artful Business Conference, and has been a panelist at events and interviewed on several podcasts about business.
Di Clements is a Melbourne-based copywriter with an impeccable reputation for always meeting even the tightest deadlines for her grateful small business clients, by writing super content super-fast, on time, every time. Her clients include APW Fuel, Earth Source, Explore Sydney Harbour, GLOBE, Flourish Web Design, Freight Match and many more.
I am the Founder and Academic Director of the Future Work Skills Academy. I specialise in the Future of Work with a particular interest in the role of humans as work transforms from the industrial model of the 19th century to a new era. The topic necessitates wide ranging interests including ethics & artificial intelligence, economics, anthropology, surveillance capitalism, education, neuroscience & learning science. I like to engage in deep conversations about humans, work, skills and identity.
Elise, the managing director of What's On 4 Kids and What's On 4 Travel; along with her husband have three children (Julius 10, Charlotte 8 & Elijah 4). Elise loves to inform and encourage other families to know What's On in there local area.
Elise comes from a back ground of school based Occupational Therapy (continues to practice) and also specialises in online marketing in particular social media, business growth and development, team management and working as an influencer.
At Enever Group we are committed to excellence in all that we do. Our founders Clive Enever and Linda Reed-Enever are leaders in their fields and offer strategic coaching mentoring and services in Marketing, PR and Business
Jaclyn Bold - Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre
Jaclyn is the co-Founder of Bold Trailer And Caravan Repair Centre and has over 17 years experience in the automotive repair industry. She is constantly challenging stereotypes, improving industry standards and encouraging small and family business. Jaclyn has been named as a finalist in the 2020 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards - Outstanding Business Person Of The Year , having also been a finalist in 2019.
My Other Kitchen is the first Australian kitchen incubator, providing advice, guidance and expertise to new food business owners that would like to scale or fail quickly. Formed in 2008 by Jane Del Rosso and housing a true business community made up of added value service providers and clients and alumni, delivering business coaching, education sessions, workshops and business boot camps through the sister organisation The Business of Food.
Head Start Communications: A Niche Public Relations Agency
We help individuals, small business and the not for profit sector improve their brand recognition, public perception, plus maximise media exposure.
Known as “The Fish Lawyer” for her specialisation in aquaculture, marine and fisheries law, Katherine Hawes is the principal of Aquarius Lawyers.
Katherine’s unique blend of business and maritime expertise means that you will be provided with a specialised and professional legal solution. The aim is to provide cost-effective legal and compliance solutions for your business.
Keith Livingstone is a chiropractor who lives in Bendigo, Australia, with his wife and five children. He grew up right on Arthur Lydiard’s doorstep amidst the running boom of the mid 1970s.
For over ten years Keith was nationally ranked as a distance runner in both New Zealand and Australia, over road, track, and cross-country, and he won a number of regional titles. He knew, raced, or trained with many of the great runners in New Zealand and Australia during the “golden era.”
In 1990 Keith helped his current coaching colleague John Meagher to a debut marathon time of 2 hours 16 minutes, and later to a Melbourne Marathon victory, triathlon titles, and three titles in the World Masters Games. Their “HIT Squad” currently boasts three nationally ranked senior 1500m runners.
For thirty years Kerryn has been working as a catalyst for change.
She is the founder of Your Time Matters and The Network Catalyst. Focused on transforming and enriching lives, and has no doubt that networking is a lifeskill that we all need both personally and professionally.
Kerryn believes relationships are the key to achieving growth, and relationships grow from conversations building mutual understanding and trust.
She says "..anything is possible with a supportive network.
Our Mission: To make a safer world for kids by leading the promotion of action to highlight and to minimise the unacceptable level of risk and consequence of injury to children in our adult-focused world.
Kim Lambert is an author, photographer and business woman. She owns Dreamstone Publishing, which publishes books in all genres, in electronic or paperback formats (hardcover possible) with a particular focus on helping small business owners get their specialist knowledge into a book, available on Amazon, to boost their authority in their market, differentiates from competitors, generate leads and generate income. She has a long history in many business areas, including over 25 years in the IT industry,
Kylie Hollonds is the founder of the Whatcanieat.com.au Network for the past 6 years.
She has been making it her mission to source products and services available to consumers in Australia, who are searching for food and personal care to suit their specific dietary, personal and lifestyle choices. Kylie also refers her clients to her
Kylie also refers her clients to her Bio-Compatibility Hair Test 500 protocol for those who have health challenges, which are generally related to food and toxic exposure.
Once we identify what foods and products are friend or foe we can then refer individuals to products and services through the online directory. Kylie is also a partner in GK Gluten Free Foods, the national importer of GF Oats in Australia.
Publicist and Marketing Consultant Linda Reed-Enever lives and breathes publicity with a passion for connecting; everything from people to ideas. Linda is the Principal Director at ThoughtSpot PR and Media Connections and with her ‘can do’ attitude and entrepreneurial spirit she inspires and motivates as she connects people and opportunity.
Little Innoscents was founded in 2007, after the Director Antonette Golikidis fell pregnant with her first child Alex. Antonette searched endlessly for baby products that were chemical free and found herself disappointed to find such a limited number of products, which were often difficult to find, too expensive, or offered misleading greenwashing marketing strategies to persuade you to buy something that wasn’t all what it said it to be.
Green Hip is outdoor workwear designed for women.
Our workwear makes you feel feminine while working alongside the guys. Not only do you look good, you'll feel amazing! Our workwear is made from durable cotton fabric with some added stretch and it's so incredibly soft to wear. Green Hip workwear is designed by Liv Thwaites, who's also a horticulturist, so you can rest assured the garments are tailor made for women working outdoors.
For every garment you buy Green Hip plants a native tree or grass. Now you can shop with a conscience and help the environment along the way!
At MARQUET Consulting, we understand and value each business individually. Our Executive Assistant will complement and add value to your business through innovative, efficient and timely support for your solo or small business.
Mel Driver is the founder of Embalm Skincare. The business of Embalm came to life because I was inspired by and believe in the philosophies of the ancient Egyptians. Before creating the Embalm Skincare range I researched and learned about their ancient natural beauty practises, and the therapeutic powers nature has to offer. I believe that returning to simple ingredients like essential oils, is the path to true beauty in our modern world.
Nitty Brown is the business manager of Markets and Community, a website that lists and promotes markets, fairs, stallholders and online businesses.
Markets and Community started the website to help promote the small local community markets and events to help them get some advertising to bring people outside the local area to their events. They also work closely with the stallholders and online businesses by offering to promote their businesses as well as mentoring, training and advertising. Nitty is a regular contributor to online media, blogs, articles and networking groups and you will find her at many of the networking events connecting with businesses.
On-the-go Protection & Comfort since 1997
At Outlook we take great pride in producing, multi-award winning, innovative, quality products for today’s families. We continually strive to provide our customers with the best, tried and tested products on the market. We love hearing from our customers and welcome any feedback
QCCC (Queensland Conference and Camping Centres) consists of a team of outdoor education, catering, cleaning, maintenance and management staff striving to care for our guests with excellence in hospitality, service, partnership and outdoor instruction.
QCCC is responsible for the viable and effective operation of our centres and expeditions in keeping with the mission, vision and values of the Queensland Baptists. We seek to be our customers first choice by consistently exceeding their expectations and by providing the very best care for our guests through Christlike character, Christian conduct and professional competence.
Ray Pastoors is a young marketing student and enthusiast, the founder of LYF Solutions and a passionate individual working to create memorable change for businesses to put them on a pathway to success. Ray contributes to a number of community forums and blogs.
Roberta works to engage your audience. Trained in PR, change management, design & participatory project management, and working on projects such as a water education program during Victoria’s longest drought, counselling road trauma survivors after removing their memorials when at the state road authority and joining retailers to promote what they do to visitors during the worst retail downturn for some time, have been humbling experiences. They have shown her that what is needed now is connection, a big picture story to believe in, and, most importantly, a need to celebrate the moments in life that give meaning. It can be easy to overlook some of the simple opportunities to create a connection and really engage your stakeholders.
Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention.
We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period.
For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads.
Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue.
Stacey Copas, Author of “How To Be Resilient”, is an International Keynote Speaker and Facilitator on Resilience and Turning Adversity Into An Asset. She has worked with large organisations such as Telstra, CSIRO and McGrath Foundation and has been featured in national media including ABC, Financial Review and The Australian for her insights on resilience in the workplace. She also teaches resilience to high school students, their parents and educators.
Sue Lester, Australia's leading expert in optimising unconscious blueprints, author, speaker, adventurer
Sue Lester helps over-stretched business owners/executives to feel successful on the inside too. Specialising in clearing ‘head trash’, Sue Lester is an international Mindset Coach, speaker and author of “The Face Within: How to Change Your Unconscious Blueprint”. In her spare time Sue’s been charged by a silverback gorilla in the Congo, canoed the Zambezi River dodging hippos, walked across the Australian Simpson Desert with 16 camels and more. Sue uses her adventurous travel tales to inspire.
After a corporate carrier of 25 years into top management, Uwe founded Property Friends in 2003. Property Friends educates property investors, sources investment opportunities and has assisted several families to get to “Net Asset Millionaire” status.
The company operates on 3 basic principles: Trust, Community and Progress. Uwe is a published author.
His ultimate aim is to assist his clients with options towards their financial future through residential real estate investment.
With more than 20 years experience, the WMC Public Relations team can build your brand and help grow your business through creative PR marketing programs that work, whether your needs are medium to long term or have a one-off project.
Leanda Michelle is a writer/author, workshop creator/facilitator. An advocate and educator of alternative healing methods, she has transformed her life and believes all have the power within to heal and rewrite their story. Leanda is a disciplined yoga and Pilates fan, loves capturing photographic moments in nature, is confident in the kitchen and passionate about travelling to sacred places. Leanda aspires to uplift and empower others to live a meaningful life.