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  • 15-Nov-2022 09:10 | Deleted user


    The bar on leadership has been raised. It is now critical that you have true leaders at ALL levels in your business, not just in the most senior positions. Leaders who are forward-focused, actively seek new ideas and know how to inspire their team to deliver exceptional results.

    Offered by Upskilled (RTO No 40374) and presented by Diana Tapp, the Nationally Accredited course BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management has been developed to achieve true leadership capability, in consultation with industry experts.

    With a six-month program of live workshops, real-life case studies plus 1:1 coaching, we ensure the knowledge people gain is practical and highly applicable. Empower your managers with valuable skills, tools, techniques, and insights they can implement into your workplace straight away.

    Places are filling up quickly! Apply by Friday 2 December to secure your place and the funding for upcoming courses starting on 8th March and 18th May, 2023. Call 1300 085 248 or email


    • Become a world class leader
    • Build a cohesive, high-performing team
    • Inspire & motivate people to deliver exceptional results
    • Adapt your leadership style to bring out the best in each person
    • Demonstrate exceptional EQ in every situation
    • Increase your effectiveness and productivity
    • Be future focused & agile
    • Communicate effectively in all situations, including conflict
    • Initiate transformation and change
    • Influence people at all levels of your organisation


    • FULL PRICE: BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management: $7,730
    • LESS: NSW Government Subsidy: $4,880*
    • YOUR INVESTMENT: $2,850 (payment plans available)

    *This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria apply.


    • CLICK HERE to download a BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management course guide
    • To discuss enrolment or ask further questions about BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management, call World Class Teams on 1300 085 248 or email
  • 14-Nov-2022 12:19 | Deleted user

    The world of work has changed. And so has the wants and expectations of our workers.

    51% of businesses have had to pay more in wages to attract the right candidate in the past 12 months. How can small businesses compete on increased wage growth? By upskilling their workforce offering:

    • Professional and Career Development
    • Enhanced in demand skills
    • Higher job satisfaction
    • Flexibility

    Would it surprise you to know that Millennials now make up the largest age demographic in the workforce? On average a Millennial only stays in a job role for 18-24 months. They are not afraid to take risks and completely change the industry they are in. How did they become so comfortable with ‘change’? By realising that skills are transferable.

    Core skills such as:

    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cyber Security Awareness

    These skills once learnt can be transferred across a range of industries and roles with ease. So, what does this shifting workforce mean for employers? With change comes opportunity, that you can leverage to stack the deck in your favour and build a fresh resilient workforce. A dynamic culture based on mentorship, flexibility and learning is what workers are looking for. Become a leader of the upskill movement.

    The world of work has changed, have you?

    My Skills Australia RTO#91037 has its final student intake for 2022 starting 28th Nov:

    • Digital Marketing
    • Web Development
    • Systems Admin Support
    • Work Health and Safety
    • Forklift Licence

    For course information email:

  • 14-Nov-2022 11:29 | Deleted user

    Matthews Folbigg Lawyers have been providing legal assistance to companies and private clients in western Sydney and across Australia for over 60 years. Their office is conveniently located in the heart of Parramatta and they are one of the largest law firms outside of the Sydney CBD.

    Matthews Folbigg are always keen to take advantage of opportunities to strengthen their already strong commercial law team and they are delighted to announce through The Connection's e-News, that Geeti Chawla has joined the commercial law team at Matthews Folbigg as a Senior Commercial Lawyer.

    Geeti is an experienced commercial lawyer who understands when a client needs a lawyer to take control and solve complex commercial and legal problems, but is equally comfortable working with clients to provide legal reassurance that they are on the right track.

    Geeti has a focus on complex commercial contracts and deeds as well as compliance and corporate governance. Both are of critical importance to successful companies irrespective of the industry in which they compete.

    Geeti completed a double degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University. Her ability to understand commercial problems and find legal solutions sets Geeti apart, and offers clients the opportunity to work alongside a lawyer who will help them to achieve their goals.

    Geeti has led a team of commercial and corporate lawyers as head of a commercial practice and understands the demands of SMEs, national and multinational corporations. Geeti has worked on a diverse range of commercial transactions, corporate and governance issues, business restructuring issues.

    Geeti believes that understanding client needs and goals should drive the provision of practical and effective legal advice. She is passionate about working with clients to help them achieve those goals.

    Geeti can be contacted on:

    P: 9635 7427


  • 14-Nov-2022 10:56 | Deleted user

    J&J Metro Air Conditioning are always looking to advance and offer their customers expertise and skills to ensure they exceed expectations, no matter the size of the project.

    They continue to provide a complete turn-key solution to your heating-ventilation-air conditioning needs from the initial concepts and engineering designs through to sourcing equipment, manufacturing parts, installation, servicing and preventative maintenance programs.

    As a Bronze Member of the Fire Protection Association Australia, J&J Metro are pleased to announce that they now also offer Mechanical Fire Services including:

    • Certification of installation for:

    o Fire Dampers

    o Smoke Dampers

    o Mechanical Handling Systems

    o Stair Pressurisation Systems

    o Smoke Management Systems

    • Repairs and rectification for Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS)

    Be sure to get in touch for more on this and other services they offer, by calling 1300 883 153 or visiting

    J&J Metro - Proudly doing whatever it takes for over 28 years!


  • 09-Nov-2022 10:48 | Deleted user

    By Sue Lawrence, President, NWBC

    The North West Business Chamber (NWBC) continues to advocate for investment in the North West Growth Area.

    The area is at the pinnacle of change and resourced correctly offers benefits too big to ignore.

    During Small Business Month the NWBC would like to take the opportunity to prepare their members and the businesses of the wider community with a glimpse of the future posibilities and pitfalls.

    On Friday 25 November 2022 they are hosting a business networking lunch “Foundation Stone – a glimpse into the future of Sydney’s North West”.

    The centrepiece of the event will be a presentation by research-based futurist and social researcher Mark McCrindle.

    Mark has an international following and is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends, he will be focusing his presentation on the future of the North West Growth area.

    This not to be missed event is essential for any business or individual operating in Sydney's North West.

    Registration to this free catered event is essential and can be done by clicking here.

  • 02-Nov-2022 12:20 | Deleted user

    Mid-tier accounting firm, William Buck has accelerated its growth in Western Sydney through a strategic merger with Champion’s Business Growth Advisers. The merger creates the largest SME focused accounting and advisory firm in the region.

    Since William Buck opened its offices in Parramatta, Western Sydney has seen significant change. It’s now home to almost 230,000 SMEs and represents 25% of NSW’s Gross State Product. The merger, effective from 1 November 2022, will consolidate William Buck’s position as the ‘go to‘ advisor for these SMEs.

    William Buck NSW Managing Director Nick Hatzistergos says that building the firm’s service quality and capabilities in Western Sydney was a key pillar of the firm’s strategic plan.

    “Western Sydney plays a vital role in all sectors of the economy. This merger represents our long-term strategy of delivering ‘a whole of firm’ service to the West including expanded tax and wealth advisory services.

    We’ve known Champion’s for a long time, and they’re an obvious fit. They’ve built a formidable firm based on a great culture amongst their people and outstanding client relationships. Their unwillingness to compromise on client service is a value shared by William Buck.”

    Stephen Champion and David Freney, Directors at Champion’s said joining forces with William Buck is a win-win for both their clients and people.

    “Our clients will gain access to William Buck’s deep expertise across Audit and Assurance, specialist Tax Services, Corporate Advisory and Wealth Advisory. Our team will benefit from William Buck’s expansive training and development and wellbeing programmes.”

    The firm will operate from William Buck’s existing Parramatta premises which will now be home to over 50 full time professionals. Further investment in Western Sydney together with ambitious growth plans will see the firm deliver continued benefits to the area through specialist services and greater employment opportunities.

  • 31-Oct-2022 11:38 | Deleted user

    Aboriginal students are making their mark on Sydney’s new airport with a flag celebrating First Nations culture proudly flying atop a crane building what will be Australia’s best airport terminal.

    The flag, designed and painted by First Nations students from neighbouring Luddenham Public School as part of Western Sydney Airport’s School Engagement Program, will fly 75 metres high on the Western Parkland City skyline.

    Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the airport was committed to ensuring Australia’s new global gateway reflects and respects the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage, with First Nations people consulted throughout the airport design process.

    “From 2026, Western Sydney International will welcome millions of visitors from across Australia and the world and we want the airport to celebrate more than 60,000 years of First Nations’ culture with every one of them,” Mr Hickey said.

    “But we’re not waiting until 2026 – we’re celebrating and embedding First Nations culture into everything we do here at Western Sydney Airport from construction to opening.

    “These young students will be able to drive past the airport construction site and proudly see their flag flying high on what will one day be Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

    “We want to engage students in what will be one of the most transformational projects in Australia’s history and hopefully one day see them working at Sydney’s new airport.

    “We are committed to ensuring that Western Sydney International makes a meaningful difference to the lives of First Nations people, providing jobs and economic opportunities now and into the future once the airport is operational.”

    Construction of the airport terminal is charging ahead with work underway to build the baggage handling system platform. The departure and arrival levels are also underway with more than 450 tonnes of structural steel installed to date and 365 supporting columns now poured.

    Luddenham Public School Education Support Officer Krystal Player said flying the flag was an important representation of the school community, where more than a fifth of students are Aboriginal.

    “The flag features fifty dots to symbolise each student in our school and around the dots are the artworks created by each student along with their handprints,” Mrs Player said.

    “This is a great opportunity for students to really connect with the airport and be part of its journey.”

    Since construction began, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers have accounted for an average of 2.6 per cent of the Western Sydney Airport team, exceeding the project’s target.

    Earlier this year, Western Sydney Airport launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan, outlining its commitment to honouring First Nations communities

  • 24-Oct-2022 10:17 | Deleted user

    Western Sydney Wanderers FC would like to offer all local businesses a 20% discount across all Corporate Hospitality packages for the match this Friday night against Newcastle Jets.

    Corporate Hospitality can be used for a range of occasions, whether you are entertaining clients, hosting a team event, or attending with family, we have the perfect package for you.

    All packages include 3.5 hours of food and drinks, including beer, wine, and soft drinks.

    With the match taking place on a Friday night, it’s the perfect opportunity for businesses to take their team out, have a few drinks and watch the Western Sydney Wanderers FC take on Newcastle Jets FC.

    Round 4 – Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    When: Friday 28th October

    Where: Commbank Stadium

    Time: 7:45pm kick off

    Corporate Hospitality can be purchased through the link below, apply code WSBC20 during the checkout process.

  • 17-Oct-2022 14:55 | Deleted user

    Celebrate Melbourne Cup at The William Inglis Hotel and:

    • Indulge in luxury with a glass of sparkling served on arrival
    • Enjoy a delicious hot buffet lunch, accompanied by antipasto and dessert stations.
    • Watch the race that stops the nation on large plasma screens with onsite TAB Machines, live entertainment and hotel giveaways

    Book your tickets today.

    Melbourne Cup at The William Inglis Hotel

    Date: Tuesday 1st November 2022

    Price: $95pp

    Time: 12pm-5pm

    Inclusions: Glass of Sparkling on arrival + hot and cold buffet lunch + live coverage of the races + entertainment and TAB machines.

    Ticket sales close: 28/10/22

    Ticket Link:

  • 17-Oct-2022 12:24 | Deleted user

    On Tuesday, 25 October Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down an updated 2022-23 Budget. With rising interest rates, increased inflation and a volatile global environment it’s challenging economic times. Meanwhile, a deep skills shortage intensifies its threat on middle market businesses, impacting some of our most critical industries.

    How will the Albanese Labor Government’s first Federal Budget respond to our economic challenges?

    Join William Buck tax specialists Todd Want and Danielle Constantine the morning after Labor’s Federal Budget announcement as they explore the key measures and the impact on you and your business. Click here to register.

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