Building Better Business in the Hunter

We have a full list of the 2018 award

winners on our awards page including

photos of the Gala dinner



2019 Awards open the

1st Monday in May 2019





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



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 Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) may be the answer   NEIS provides you with support to start your own business, including: Training in Small Business Management Mentoring and advice for twelve months Financial support ...

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 …

Tax for Small Business

A free workshop developed for small businesses.   Discover your small business tax and super obligations in this ATO approved workshop You'll learn about business structures how to register your business GST (goods and services tax) income tax and claiming deductions The advantages of record keeping how to lodge and prepare you activity statements Employer obligations ...


a selection of our member businesses
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
diVine tours

About diVine tours diVine tours, established in 2006, specialise in small group Hunter Valley wine tours.  Our long history has seen great relationships form with a variety of businesses in the Lower Hunter Valley and neighbouring regions.   Our Tours The Gourmet Hunter Valley Wine Tour is ideal for couples and small groups.  With a maximum of 11 people on each tour, you are ensured a more personalised tour experience.  The itinerary includes wine tastings at 4/5 …

Mobile: 0414 858 671
McAllister Legal Services

McAllister Legal Services is a legal office owned and run by Lee- Ann McAllister who has been practicing in Kurri Kurri for over 18 years. Their main areas of expertise are : Fixed Fee Conveyancing and property matters Business sales and purchases Wills, Probate and Estates Powers of Attorney and Guardianship’s Family Law (Legal Aid also available) Leasing Mortgages Debt Recovery Local Court Matters, including criminal and driving matters, and AVO’s   We offer pensioner …

Phone: 02 4936 4948
Handmade in the Hunter Markets 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans. Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine. As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations. We have the distinction …

Chase Limousines

Chase Limousines recently won the Brides Choice Awards for our transport services. We pride ourself in making sure all our clients enjoy their  special day / event and ensure on our end everything runs smoothly. Chase Limousines offers Chauffeur driven Limousine Hire in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley for: – Weddings – Formals – Vineyard Tours (Hunter Valley & Newcastle) – Airport and Cruise Terminal Connections – Funerals – Hens & Bucks Shows – Transfers …

Phone: 0499 699 433
Mobile: 0499 699 433
Network ICT

Network ICT Pty Ltd is a locally owned business, We keep the Hunter Valley connected with managed business grade network solutions. Our customers enjoy a smooth transition onto the NBN with improved services, local support and often savings of up to 50%. Network ICT are the Hunter Valley’s ICT and NBN specialists, we offer the following services: Fully integrated voice and data networks NBN ready telephone systems Business grade managed NBN solutions High-speed fibre optic, copper and …

Phone: 0249 323 605
Mobile: 0437 902 478