President's Message

 

Giving back to the community we work within

    Sometimes you come across business and individuals that are going out of their way to contribute to the communities we work and live within – and this is what was on display during the 2018 Newcastle Business Club Awards. Established in 1975 the core purpose of...

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It’s not work/life balance, it’s about alignment of values

    Increasingly I have come to see that chasing after a work/life balance becomes problematic. Because it draws a line in the sand between work and life. Instead I believe that we should be looking to work within organisations that align with our values and allows an...

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Focusing on your customer’s needs, not your own

      It was great to welcome Lois Donaldson from Wine Selectors, to our May luncheon. She provided some great insight into the customer journey that Wine Selectors has been on. A local quiet achiever, the organisation has successfully repositioned itself to remain...

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Making it an experience for your customers, not just a purchase

      Our April luncheon was a packed house, with everyone keen to hear from Phil McAveety, Director Customer Experience of Scentre Group (who manages Westfield – among other things!) He provided a captivating presentation about the approach of their team to look at...

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Great way to start 2018!

Our annual Mayoral Panel was a great way to start the year, with our tickets selling out before the event! In case you missed my message last month, one of the new member benefits is that if you are a member you get access to event tickets 48 hours prior to everyone...

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Celebrating 85 years of Newcastle Business Club

Welcome to 2018! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be leading the Newcastle Business Club in its 85th year. It is an absolute honour and I am very excited about what we have planned. To be honest I didn’t know if I would ever throw my hat into the ring to be...

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Annual Awards

The November luncheon has always been a favourite of mine as we celebrate the award winners for the year.  The awards have followed an annual tradition where the club has recognised a significant contribution toward the improvement of industry, culture, education,...

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October Luncheon

As the end of year fast approaches it is hard to believe that 2018 is just around the corner. With that in mind, we have opened up our early bird membership for next year! Normally $90 for new members and $75 for renewing members, for those of you who join or renew...

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September Luncheon

Our September luncheon was full of energy with the charismatic presentation from Daniel Hayes.  His beginnings were humble; as a boy he grew up living in a caravan with his brother and single mother.  With one pair of rubber soled shoes, that sometimes melted on the...

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