Hunter Business Chamber to move into new, larger home

Hunter Business Chamber to move into new, larger home

The Hunter Business Chamber will move to a larger office next month following a successful three years at the TAFE NSW campus on Parry Street in Newcastle West.

The Chamber will call the MBA building at the corner of Lambton Road and Turton Road in Broadmeadow home from mid-November.

Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Bob Hawes said that the organisation has experienced positive growth over three years at the Newcastle West site.

“With more than 2,000 business members across the Chamber network here in the Hunter, the organisation is the largest regional Chamber in Australia and is strongly focused on business growth across the whole region,” Bob said.

“Our flagship membership base, Hunter First, has grown substantially, and the move will ensure the right resources are in place to help the Chamber grow even more and provide additional support to the businesses community into the future.”

NSW Business Chamber’s Apprenticeship Support Australia, the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Program and Apprenticeship Careers Australia will share office space with the Hunter Business Chamber in the building.

Bob said the partnership shared with Hunter TAFE before and during their time on-site has been invaluable.

“We’ve been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work so closely with TAFE NSW for many years, pre-dating our move to the Parry Street Campus,” Bob said.

“We’re looking forward to continuing this close working relationship with TAFE NSW into 2018 and beyond.

“The Hunter Business Chamber will remain focused on assisting businesses throughout the region from our bustling, centrally located office in Broadmeadow.

“Staff and Directors here at the Chamber are eagerly anticipating the move. We’re excited about continuing to engage with businesses and support them from our new premises starting in November.”

IMAGE | CEO of Hunter Business Chamber, Bob Hawes.

Business Hunter

Business Hunter is the new name for the organisation formerly known as the Hunter Business Chamber. We are the largest regional peak business group in Australia, representing members across all business and industry sectors. Business Hunter is a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to connecting people in business with what they need to succeed.

We have been the voice of business in the Hunter since 1886. Our members are part of a network of more than 2,500 businesses across the region. That network includes members of 20 aligned local chambers across 10 local government areas, stretching from the Mid North Coast to Lake Macquarie and inland to Scone. From main-street retailers to ASX 100 corporates, our member businesses power Australia's strongest regional economy. 

The name Business Hunter was adopted in February 2020 to better reflect the vibrant and diverse businesses the organisation represents. The new name also aligns with our affiliates Business NSW and Business Australia.

Business Hunter has been through a number of name changes; what has never changed is our commitment to helping our members do business better, to drive growth and prosperity in the Hunter region.

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