National recognition for local business advisor and centre

Business Advisor and trainer Brooke Phillips, part of the team at The Business Centre (Newcastle Region), has won a prestigious National Award for Best Regional Business Enterprise Centre Mentor.

Brooke is a Business Advisor and Trainer under the Small Biz Connect Program and has been with the Business Centre for the past 3 1/2 years. “I am a big believer in doing what you love which for me is assisting small business with practical advice and a clear action plan. Small business has supported me my whole life and it’s incredibly rewarding to support others in any way I can” said Brooke.

The Business Centre, located in King Street, provides a range of high quality services and programs to assist the development and growth of small business across the Hunter and was also acknowledged at the National Awards and presented with a Highly Commended Certificate in the category of Best Regional Business Enterprise Centre 2014. The award recognises the Centre’s contribution to small business in regional Australia. Many of the services and programs offered by the Business Centre are fully subsidised by the State and Commonwealth Government with other services partially subsidised to ensure accessibility and affordability to all small business owners.

Brooke Phillips