Business & Industry Engagement Officer, Economic Development, City of Greater Geelong - City of Greater Geelong
Economic Development 2018 Review

The City of Greater Geelong Economic Development 2018 Review is now available.

The review outlines the Economic Development team’s activities and achievements across the year, identifying record attendance at Small Business Festival events, and the festival’s sell-out opening night featuring Ita Buttrose, as major highlights.

Click here to read the Economic Development 2018 Review online, and contact the Economic Development team at to find out how the City can support your business.

Marketing & Fundraising Manager - Give Where You Live Foundation
2019 BTS Admin Professional Breakfast raises funds in style!

Thanks to all guests who attended the annual BTS Admin Professionals Breakfast, raising funds for the Give Where You Love Foundation.

The breakfast which featured Harper’s Bazaar Features Director Kirstie Clements raised in excess of $35,000!

Special thanks to Naming Rights Sponsor – BTS – Business Technology Specialists.

Sales Representative - Working Ergonomics
Small businesses can claim an immediate deduction for most depreciating assets!

Creating your perfect working environment has never been more affordable thanks to the continuation of the the incentive offered by the government for small businesses.

As a Geelong business we really do want to assist all local small business with access to affordable healthy working spaces . For a free consultation regarding your work space please give us a call as soon as possible as time is running out!

Please contact Michelle Tilbrook on 0438 074 433 or Jill Martin on 0403 347 911 to book and appointment before 30th June.

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Next Localised Meetup: save the date!

Have you been to a Localised Meetup?

Our meetups are fun, highly targeted, business-first networking events for the commercially minded. We LOVE promoting local business! So come along with your 20 second lightning pitch prepared and tell other local businesses what you do. Check out our Localised YouTube channel to discover how it’s done.

Our next Meetup is on Friday 19 July in Torquay at Peppers The Sands Resort. You can RSVP for free here.

Events and Community Liaison - Harwood Andrews
Harwood Andrews Planning and Environment team recognised as leader

We are excited to share that the Planning & Environment Team at Harwood Andrews, along with the firm itself, have been recognised in the Doyle’s Guide listings in May 2019.

The 2019 listing of leading Victorian Environment & Climate Change Lawyers details those practising within the areas of environment, natural heritage, sustainability and climate change matters in the Victorian legal market, while the list of leading Victorian Town Planning & Development lawyers recognises those practising within the areas of town planning, development approvals & appeals as well as local government matters in the Victorian legal market.

Harwood Andrews has also been recognised as a Leading Law Firm in the areas of Victorian Town Planning & Development Law and Victorian Environmental  & Climate Change Law.

Doyle’s Guide features leaders in their fields  who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.


Head of Marketing and Community - Adroit Insurance & Risk
Adroit win Australian Brokerage of the Year

The highly regarded 2019 Australian Insurance Business Awards were held on Friday 3rd May at The Star Event Centre in Sydney. The Awards define excellence in the Insurance profession, recognising industry leading companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements.

Adroit Insurance & Risk won the Brokerage of the Year (20 Staff and over) and won the top prize of 2019 Australian Brokerage of the Year, capping off a fantastic evening for the firm.  The top award was won against thirty-one other finalist insurance broking firms, including large international operations.

“We are so proud to have won Brokerage of the Year (20 Staff and over)” said Danny O’Leary, Adroit Senior Account Manager/ Director Geelong. “but to then win the Australian Brokerage of the Year was fantastic. This amazing achievement wouldn’t have been possible without our hard-working team and loyal clients” he continued.

New office for West Carr & Harvey

Not long after celebrating 70 years in Geelong, our growing accounting firm West Carr & Harvey have moved location to a custom built premises at Federal Mills in North Geelong.

In the last 20 years, we have grown from 12 staff to 60 and the move was vital to allow for our continued growth.

The move is a logical one with many of our business relationships already in place in the precinct because we specialise in assisting start-up businesses. And we look forward to providing ongoing support to these new businesses.

The new premises has been named a “flagship” office for the area by property developer, Cameron Hamilton. “This space is one of the largest at Federal Mills and is the most exciting office fitout our new ‘Hamilton Group Spaces’ business has delivered. We’re very proud to welcome another progressive business to our precinct at Federal Mills & Pivot City.”

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Lightning Pitches reach dizzying heights at Meetup

Thanks to all those who came along to last week’s Localised Meetup at Provenance Wines.

Over 90 savvy business people heard about the latest HR index results for the Geelong region from Maree Herath at Harvest Talent Recruitment & People Solutions.

And thanks to Les Watson from Get More Time for time keeping a record breaking 32 awesome local business Lightning Pitches. You can check them out here.

Our next Localised Meetup is Friday 19 July at Peppers The Sands Torquay. RSVP free here.

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Applications now open for this year’s Loaned Executive Program

Who from your business will take on this professional and personal challenge?  Will it be you?

Applications are now open for the Give Where You Live Foundation’s 2019 Loaned Executive Program. We’re thrilled to welcome ambassadors from the following businesses into this year’s intake of the Loaned Executive Program: Adroit Insurance Group, Advisory Partners, Barrier Group, Coulter Roache, Faggs Mitre 10,Ford, GMHBA, Heathcote Consulting, Hoare Bros, Roderick Insurance Group and TAC.

For further information, please contact Sheridan Salmon, General Manager: Marketing & Fundraising via email: or by phone 5229 4364.