BUSINESS GROWTH CENTRE

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  • Created: November 14, 2016
  • Updated: March 20, 2017
Address: 48 Oakdale Rd, Gateshead NSW
Postcode: 2290
Phone number: 02 4942 3133
Email address: admin@mybgc.org.au
Business Incubator - with 10 offices and 12 light industrial units for start-up and growth phase businesses. We have a 94% success rate. The average stay is around 4 years. Over 140 businesses have been tenants in the Centre in the past 16 years with an estimated 340 jobs have been created. The average occupancy rate for the past 5 years is 91%.

RTO – the Centre has 6 business qualifications from cert III to Diploma on its scope of registration specifically to assist business owners, managers and employees to develop their knowledge, skills and capability.

Business Development - the Centre provides non accredited business related workshops and facilitates the develop on business plans on a cost recovery basis.

Business Advisory Service - the Centre provided a fee business advisory service to business intenders, startups and established businesses. These range from 30 to 80 per year.

Business Networking – the Centre runs and facilitates the Lake Macquarie Business Network with 4 events per year with up to 80 attendees and the lake Macquarie Women in Business Network with 10m events per year with up to 40 attending per event.

Business Awards - the Centre initiated and manages the Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards with 13 categories and 3 major awards. These commenced in July 2012 and are held annually with 120 entries. To date just under $300,000 in prizes have been donated to winners. Winners of 6 categories are automatic finalists in the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards and the winner of one category is a finalist in the Safe Work NSW Awards.

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