The people who make everything happen
Our management team consists of an elected committee who are all volunteers and two employed office staff. The committee is responsible for governance and strategic direction while Radi and Melanie in the office handle all day-to-day activities such as answering membership enquiries and attending to the endless details involved in organising and publicising our events.
I like socialising. I always have, I always will. I love interacting with people and getting to know their stories. I am a ‘tell you how it is’ kinda guy who likes to get straight to the point without all the fluff! I enjoy problem solving & growing businesses with digital marketing. I run regular talks, workshops and meetups on Google, Social Media and all things Digital Marketing. I live in Perth, Western Australia, enjoy wine, food and the sun.I’m the founder and director of Concise Digital a 35 strong team of digital marketers. The WSBA has a passionate group of people behind it, all of whom are small business owners themselves, and with them, I look forward to helping other small businesses in the Perth Western Suburbs grow their businesses and networks.
I joined in 2007 and became a committee member soon afterwards. I’m extremely proud to have been involved in our transformation from the Subiaco Business Association into the force we are today. The journey has been personally rewarding and serving on the committee is a great way to give something back to the community while networking with other professionals. As a strong believer in the importance of long-term business relationships, I gain great satisfaction from the way WSBA attracts and holds so many members and helps them connect with each other.
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My accounting firm joined in 2013 with the aim of finding new clients. It was a smart decision that has paid commercial dividends. What has especially appealed is that we meet high-calibre people who come from diverse industries and represent everything from start-ups to established companies. We’re also very impressed with the quality and frequency of events and WSBA’s community feeling. The way members relate to each other fits perfectly with my philosophy of creating real working partnerships with clients, something I know other members also aspire to achieve.
I have on behalf of Quest on Rheola been a member of WSBA since 2018, Since joining I immediately found a business community that I wanted to be a part of. Members are welcoming, and shared the same challenges we all endure.
As a Business Development Executive, I enjoy the ability to connect with a variety of businesses. I am a solutions focused individual, and enjoy the ability to combine both attributes in a social setting amongst likeminded business owners and members.
The local connection and how we can all collaborate and assist each other is the driving force that I chose to become a committee member. I wanted to share my experience and ideas further with a greater audience, and help grow this amazing Business Association.
Having been a member of WSBA for a number of years I felt it was time I gave back to the Association by joining the Committee. The fellow members of the committee are all passionate small business owners and their stories are quite inspiring. But they are not alone. They are just a small sample of the many wonderful members of the WSBA.
Connecting, collaborating and supporting other business owners in the WSBA is why I have joined the committee. I hope we continue that work and to grow the WSBA into an even bigger network and provide further opportunities to support small business in the Western Suburbs.
I have been working with small-to-medium Western Suburbs based businesses since 2011, and I am thrilled to now be in a position to offer my experience in brand management, strategic marketing and business development to the esteemed WSBA.
I have always felt a pull towards the hospitality & events industry and I joined Ultimo Catering & Events in 2013 as their Brand Marketing Manager – and most recently as their Marketing and Business Development Manager. I am passionate about the role of creativity and innovation in business, using critical thinking and digital skills to deliver creative, bold and strategic solutions.
Originally from New Zealand, I have found a home in Perth and have felt incredibly welcomed in the Western Suburbs community. I am excited to give back to this community and relish the opportunity to apply my skills to the benefit of the committee and it’s members.
There’s something very special about WSBA. For me personally, I absolutely love meeting new people and learning something new. I enjoy building relationships and a massive believer in that we can achieve more as a collective group, than we can individually. That’s why the WSBA and its high calibre member membership has been an excellent fit and complements our business exceptionally well.
Acumentis has been a member of WSBA since 2020, with an association stretching back to 2010 with previous business identities and we have enjoyed following its journey to the fantastic group that it is today. I’m excited to be a member of the WSBA management committee and look forward to assisting the WSBA, its members and their business build stronger relationships and have some fun along the way.
As a Certified Practising Valuer, Licensed Valuer and Associate of the Australian Property Institute, I have extensive experience across a wide variety of asset classes and specialise in prestige / high worth residential through the Western Suburbs. As a veteran Expert Witness, I regularly give evidence at trial in the Supreme Court and Family Court of Western Australia and have been engaged in a number of landmark cases which revolve around complex property matters in recent years. When I’m not under intense cross examination, you’ll find me enjoying time with my young family, usually on the water with the other love of my life, a vintage rescue boat that I’m slowly bringing back to life.
As a long term resident and having worked in Subiaco for many years, including, owning a gorgeous small business, I am passionate about my ‘hood’ so the opportunity to join the WSBA was irresistible. I believe the cornerstone of success is great service and connecting with like minded & positive people with a mutual vision to create genuine and collaborative relationships. I found that matching philosophy, with the WSBA committee. They are warm, positive, engaged and genuinely care about growth and business success within the Western suburbs. As the old adage goes, so often, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, in my personal experience it’s always peppered with a little bit of each. Through our events program, I relish the opportunity to assist in building awesome collaborative connections and to support your business within our talented, diverse member & guest community. Who doesn’t love a good party? I look forward to welcoming you to one of our networking events very soon.