April 2021 Update from the President

Business confidence and activity continues to build as our economy rebounds under the tremendous stimulus measures and increasing demand for products and services across the majority of our business sectors.  Despite the temporary lockdowns, restricted trade conditions and challenges imposed on us in a volatile COVID dominated world, we continue to see business, resource markets

BGCCI Update from the CEO – May 2021

Resilience and Change May is here and we welcome the change of season with some well needed rainfall. The colours of Autumn are creeping quickly onto our landscape. For many small businesses who operate on a financial year basis this coincides with their planning cycle, a time of fervent reflection, strategising and planning for the

BGCCI Update from the CEO

April Abounds There is a buzz in the air. What an exciting time to be in the South West. With a four-day Easter break just behind us, and two weeks of school holiday’s well underway, Bunbury is alive with visitors. Our hospitality industry, more specifically our accommodation providers were at capacity over the Easter long

March 2021 Update from the President

Business activity across most of our South West community continues to grow each month as the ongoing economic stimulus and the start of major infrastructure projects take effect. Easing of the restricted inter-state travel regimes, coupled with a surge in regional travel across WA has also had a positive impact on our retail and hospitality

February 2021 Update from the President

In the run up to the WA State Elections in March, the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI) as the major local business association in the South West, released our key advocacy areas (below) prior to the start of the elections campaigning season:- The BGCCI proudly advocate for, and strongly support building enhanced

BGCCI Update from the CEO

This has been an incredible first month with BGCCI – it is an honour to be appointed into this position. Thank you to the Executive Committee for trusting me to represent our local businesses and build a strong and vital community. I have been getting out and about meeting with our members and key stakeholders.

October Update from the President

Following the great success of our Business After Hours event in September, here are some further highlights from Albemarle At Kemerton near Bunbury, Albemarle are constructing a lithium hydroxide processing plant, representing US$1+B investment by Albermarle in the South West Region. Although new to Western Australia, Albemarle is a well-established global company, with strong values

CEO Update for September 2020

This article bookends my time as the CEO of the BGCCI. The organisation has gone through significant change over the last three years and I leave the organisation a vibrant and relevant organisation. I will not be disappearing entirely as my new role will ensure that I will continue to utilise the CCI network across

AGM 2020 Report from the CEO

I have been speculating how I may be able to describe the last financial year without uttering the words Corona Virus, I realised it was impossible so I thought I would get it out of the way early. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything we thought we knew about difficult economic conditions. Like the businesses

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