ANZ / UniSA Business Growth Program

In partnership with the University of SA Centre for Business Growth, the ANZ Bank offered us the opportunity to attend a Business Growth Clinic in Adelaide on the 9th May 2016. Kym and I attended to meet with the very knowledgeable and inspirational Jana Matthews from UniSA and Shane Cheek founder of an Australian based venture capital firm, Acumen Ventures.

The one day clinic, held at the ANZ Office in Adelaide, exposed our company to some of the key aspects of business growth, implementing an Action Plan and the importance of company values and roles of a CEO.

We both walked away with a fresh appreciation of our achievements so far and extremely excited and enthusiastic about the future and the new contacts we have made. A very motivating and inspirational day left us with the desire to further the Business Growth Program.

We received the call on the 7th June from Jana Matthews that we have been selected in the top ten high-performing Australian small-to-medium business to participate in the 9-month program. A very exciting day for us as it comes at a crucial growth phase for Beachport Liquid Minerals with opportunities opening up in the International market.

Kym Sutherland (CEO), Colleen Tilley our General Manager and I as a Director of the company will be attending the program, with the first 3-day module held at the University of SA in September.

The ANZ has issued a news release on 21st June 2016 with more information about the program and the other 9 businesses selected as part of the funded program. Read the ANZ media release here.

Written by Kelly Nicholson