Building Better Business in the Hunter


Congratulations to all

The Winners in


Hunter Regions

Business Excellence Awards



For a full list of all the winners

Please visit our awards page

2020 Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

will be open the 1st week of May 2020





The Hunter Region Business Hub is one of over 100 BEC’s that operate nationally to provide new and existing micro, small and medium business clients with practical assistance in business planning, advice on marketing, budgeting and cash flow.

The assistance offered by the Hub is independent and confidential. Fees are cost-effective and affordable. Hunter Region Business Hub can assist in the areas of the establishment of new small business enterprises and existing small to medium enterprises who are experiencing issues, want to grow , or just want to be better.

Alan Banner Right

About Alan

Alan Stevens (who has been referred to as The Mentalist meets Dr Phil) is an International Profile and Communications Specialist, recognised globally as “the leading authority in reading faces”. He is an authority in reading people, what they aren’t saying, what they’re attempting to conceal and how they are likely to behave in given situations, all through recognising and reading unconsciously leaked indicators, as well as conscious preferred behaviours and personality.

He holds Masters certifications in Human Trait Recognition, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Neurological Repatterning and Ericksonian Hypnosis, as well as Professional and Elite Proficiency in Micro and Subtle Expression Recognition and Dangerous Demeanour Detection.


Business Essential Fast Start Course

with Alan Stevens

Want to learn how to build instant rapport with clients, suppliers and staff?

Increase sales, improve customer relations and gain staff loyalty?

Then we have the opportunity for you with Alan’s Business Essentials Fast Start Course.  Learn how to get inside your client’s head to make your communications more powerful and effective, increasing sales as you go. Understand how to open a relationship with your client and progress it to closing the sale. Understand their buying motives and how they really see you and use this knowledge to your advantage.

In just a few hours you will have the skills that will serve you for the rest of your life. Skills that will show you how your ideal client really feels, how you can increase sales and build how to build memorable long term relationships, as well as create far greater loyalty and engagement in the workplace.

Topics are:


Module 1: How Much Space Do They Need?

Module 2: The Analyst

Module 3: Confidence Levels

Module 4: How Tolerant Are You?

Module 5: Self Reproach

Module 6: Thinking Styles

Module 7: Motivated By Action or Thought?

Module 8: Dry Wit or More Reserved?



Need to expand your home office, relocating or downsizing? Why not consider Hunter Region Business Hub. The Hub is centrally located in the Hunter Valley and is close to the Hunter Expressway.

  • Centrally located ½ hour to Newcastle and Singleton and 15 minutes to Maitland and Cessnock, close to Hunter Expressway
  • Furnished or unfurnished
  • Air conditioned and carpeted
  • Cost effective monthly fee includes electricity, rates, cleaning, security, council and water rates
  • Subsidised rents – conditions apply
  • Free off street parking for you, your staff and clients



New Business Assistance with NEIS information sessions

Do you have a business idea? Would you like to have your own business but don’t know where to start? The New Business Assistance with NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) may be the answer   New Business Assistance with NEIS provides you with support to start your own business, including: Training in Small Business Management Mentoring ...

Small Business Start-Up information sessions

Are you thinking about starting or buying a business but don’t know where to start? You'll discover essential information in this FREE start up info session   Small Business Start-Up information session   Hunter Region Business Hub's  Advisor, Kimberlie Clare-Campbell, will present the following topics and answer your questions What is research? Commercial leases, council ...

Exploring Being My Own Boss

Thinking you would LOVE to be your own boss, but don’t have any ideas? There is now a workshop series called Exploring Being My Own Boss (EBMOB), which is available to all unemployed people who are active job seekers and are not in education or training. The workshops encourage you to think about self-employment and …


a selection of our member businesses
Forsythes Advisors

Support Beyond Numbers   Yes, we provide traditional tax return and accounting services but we do much more.   We work beside clients to help:- Increase your profits and cashflow Protect your family and assets Minimise your tax   How Improve your businesses efficiency Ensure you have the right legal structure in place Have a tailored ‘wealth development plan’ in place for you Develop and help implement your business and marketing plans Ensure you are …

Phone: 02 4926 2699
Hunter Vineyard Cleaning

Hunter Vineyard Cleaning has over 20 years experience in commercial cleaning providing a high quality service with attention to detail.   Our service is offered at competitive rates and specializes in small business office cleaning.   To find out more information please visit our website at or ask for a free no obligation quote.

Phone: 02 4936 2636
John Lechner Art

John Lechner Art specialises in large format glass prints featuring nature at it’s most beautiful moments. John Lechner Art services business and government with corporate art that is both beautiful and therapeutic. We currently focus on the medical industry, hospitals, nursing homes, medical practices and more. In addition we work with SMEs who are attentive to the needs of their team by providing a great workspace.”

Mobile: 0449 105 295
Whites Diesels Australia

Whites Diesels Australia are a Parts Business specialising in European Truck & Bus Parts, Truck Body Parts & Daewoo Bus Parts, Whites Diesels have been operating for over 27 years originally starting as a 2nd hand Truck Part Business over that time we have gone through some major changes to the current new model selling Parts to our Customers via Phone Rooms in Sydney, Newcastle “The Hub” , Gold Coast & Townsville and our Parts …

Phone: 1300 657 645
Fax: 1300 657 645
Liquid Lighting and Design

Located in North Rothbury, Liquid Lighting and Design is a boutique Lighting company, specialising in the Design and Supply of quality Lighting solutions. We work with Home owners, Business owners, Builders, Architects, Facility Managers, Electricians, Interior and Landscape Designers to provide Lighting solutions specific to their needs. We have access to a vast range of quality and exclusive Lighting from the US, Europe, Asia, NZ and Australian Suppliers and Designers. These include, David Trubridge from …

Mobile: 0450 929 780
kurl web

Kurl Web is a multi award-winning web design studio supplying web solutions to clients all over the Hunter Valley, throughout Newcastle and beyond.   Our team of developers, designers, content specialists and digital strategists specialise in small businesses. We know how to get websites noticed by Google and potential customers. We are all about flexibility – working with your business to find the web solution that fits.   Contact us for websites, online stores, blogging, …

Phone: 1300 888 307
Mobile: 0417 280 352