Head of Product and Customer Success - Localised
Boost your business!

Round 4 of Business Victoria’s Boost Your Business program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in funding for eligible small and medium enterprises.

Find out more about the program, including funding streams and eligibility criteria, click here: https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/Boost-Your-Business

Peter Ford Catering welcomes new team member

Peter Ford is delighted to welcome a new recruit to the team: Kesh Manton.

Drawing on her hospitality focussed work in Ballarat and the surrounding region, Kesh will bring her Sales, Marketing and Event Management experience to her new role as Peter Ford Catering’s Business Development Manager.

Do you require catering for an upcoming corporate event, function or private party?  Kesh would be delighted to hear from you.

Kesh can be contacted via:

E – kesh@peterfordcatering.com

M – 0411 105 927


Business Services - Commerce Ballarat
b2b Business to Ballarat

Ballarat! This Christmas you can be part of the movement!

When you’re thinking about your Christmas shopping list, think b2b, Business to Ballarat! Because every dollar you spend in Ballarat supports our economy, our families and our future! So make a local business smile this Christmas and #ShopBallarat

Free legal advice clinics

Melanie Wyatt Family Law will be providing “pop up free legal advice clinics”. Date and locations to be announced shortly under events. If urgent legal assistance is required prior, please email melanie@mwfl.com.au or submit a query through the website to arrange a free appointment: https://www.melaniewyattfamilylaw.com.au


Head Coffee Roaster, Chef, Co-owner - Martin Street Coffee Roasters
“One of regional Victoria’s best coffee roasters”

It’s official, Martin Street Coffee Roasters, has been named on of the best in regional Victoria; by Larissa Dubecki.

Larissa is one of Australia’s most respected restaurant critics and food writers.

Apprenticeship Coordinator - BGT
BGT Jobs and Training

Are you an employer looking for great people to join you team? Looking for an apprentice or trainee? Then call BGT to help you find that person. With over 32 years of experience BGT are happy to assist. Please call 5333 8600.

Administration Officer - Highlands LLEN
GROW Ballarat’s Event on Social Procurement

We were thrilled to see so many local businesses and industry professionals attend last nights GROW Ballarat event that focused on the new Social Procurement Framework! Complying to the SPF is a requirement for organisations involved in Victorian Government Construction Projects and our goal was to provide more information to local industry on how to make the SPF work for them!

Thank you to our fantastic speakers:

– Vincent Sully (Pricipal Policy Officer – DJPR)
– Tom Johnson (Manager, Local Jobs First – DJPR)
– Richard Nicholson (Director – Nicholson Construction – Nicholson Construction)
– and Rob Croucher (Project Manager – GROW Ballarat)

The presenters contextualised the SPF for local Ballarat businesses and they provided examples of ways business can engage with socially minded practices to further their commercial success as well as supporting the wider community. We’re excited to see where the framework takes us next!

If you would like to read more about the Social Procurement Framework check out the link below:


Principal Lawyer - Law on Lydiard
New Podcast

Hi All,

I am very excited to announce that our second episode of our brand new podcast series called Lydiard Law is out today. It is on Apple and Spotify and it is free, educational and hopefully, entertaining.

Beekeeper & Entrepreneur - Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat
Interested in Beekeeping?

Introduction to Beekeeping Courses

Specialising in tailored small group training that teaches the important foundation skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeping journey.

Workshops include:

  • Learning from an accomplished, qualified beekeeper and trainer;
  • Copy of Bee Agskills, NSW DPI;
  • Practical skills session including how to light a smoker and open and reassemble a hive; and
  • Workshop handouts

Workshops in September, October, November, December 2019 and February 2020.

Cost: $125.00 per person

Limit: 6 people per workshop

Visit www.backyardbeesballarat.com.au for online bookings.