SRBEC Voted Best Regional BEC in Australia.

The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) has been acknowledged & rewarded for its; innovation, quality of delivery & service to regional NSW at the National Peak bodies ”Business Enterprise Centres Australia” annual awards presented at the recent national conference held in Canberra.

Awarded the ”Best Regional Business Enterprise Centre in Australia” is recognition of its delivery of services to businesses & young people across the southern region of NSW. Board Chair Sue Whelan OAM & CEO Graham Baxter were present at the gala dinner to accept the award. In accepting the award, Chair Sue Whelan acknowledged the work done by Graham & his team at SRBEC in assisting businesses to innovate, to scale up & generate additional employment across the region. Sue also recognised the work SRBEC do in assisting young people to advance their educational & career prospects through the delivery of various government programs.

In outlining SRBEC history, its locations & current staffing, CEO Graham Baxter said he was extremely proud of the team & what we have achieved together, particularly over the past 5 years as we have experienced amazing growth during this period. The SRBEC was established in Queanbeyan in 1987 (31 years ago) by the community to promote business sustainability, to assist with employment generation & economic development of the region. Today, the Centre operates throughout the southern & northern region of NSW with outreach offices in; Canberra, Wollongong, Goulburn, Narooma, Bowral, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Port Macquarie & of course in Queanbeyan (HQ) & has a team of 33 dedicated, experienced & professional staff ready to assist businesses & young people in regional NSW.

SRBEC services are extensive & diverse with a focus on skill development, business growth & enhancing employment opportunities. A key part of SRBEC product delivery has been the provision of an extensive business advisory & educational service to all businesses across the region. We service, existing, start-up & exiting businesses across all industry sectors with a team of 12 mobile advisors travelling throughout the region. Advice & assistance is offering on area areas of business management including; marketing & digital engagement, strategic business planning, workforce & financial management as well as a raft of other operational & compliance matters.

This award has spurred us on to achieve even greater success as we plan for 2019 Graham concluded.