Building Better Business in the Hunter

Is it your year to experience the euphoria of winning a trophy in the

25th Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards?

Entering your business into these prestigious awards is an incredible opportunity to gain public recognition for the energy you and your team have put into building a solid business. Unlike other Awards, the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards are not a popularity vote, they are about valuing and recognising businesses that are built on viable and sustainable foundations. Our judges look at your motivation for starting your business, the distinct ways you serve your niche, your determination to overcome challenges, your innovations, and your commitment to excellence.

There are 19 categories to choose from including New Business (less than 2 yrs) NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) business, Internet Based Businesses, Hospitality and Tourism, Home Based Business, Health Services, Not for Profit and Professional Services.





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