Rohan Braddy – Chief Executive Officer, Mambourin Enterprises
I personally have been regularly attending BizNet meetings since I commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Mambourin Enterprises Inc in early 2002, and Mambourin’s relationship with BizNet goes back even further, as my predecessor also regularly attended meetings since BizNet’s inception in mid 1998. We have at least one representative at most meetings, with colleagues such as our Chief Financial Officer and Business Manager also regularly attending. There are three main reasons which keep us regularly attending meetings over such a long period of time.
It’s great for business. Over the years, Mambourin has established, grown and maintained several significant business opportunities as a direct result of our BizNet involvement. For example, only recently we secured a contract with a fellow BizNet attendee worth hundreds of thousands of dollars annual turnover. This contract led to a massive expansion of our business and helped us employ at least six new people.
Professionally I have learnt an enormous amount from attending BizNet meetings over the years, both from the formal presentations that take place each month, but also more informally from talking with and learning from other business professionals. These conversations take place in a relaxed environment, and I am always impressed by how willing people are to help, even direct business competitors. There is clearly the atmosphere that ‘your success is our regions success.’
Personally, I enjoy the collegiality of the dinner meetings. I always come away having had a most enjoyable meeting and a lovely dinner. I greatly value the many friendships that I have made through BizNet.I would encourage any business person to join BizNet, attend regularly and take the view that you get out of it what you put into it (and more!)