Business Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Workshops

WORKSHOP  – Protect Your Business by Managing Risk

Attention CESSNOCK 💛🖤 business owners!

Join us for a series of FREE networking lunches and learn simple risk management strategies to help ✅ safeguard your 💼 business from disasters.

Workshops are being held across the region including Cessnock, Wollombi, Greta/Branxton and Kurri Kurri.

Every business owner needs to be aware of and manage the risks that could affect their business, whether it be product quality, bushfires, or even a global pandemic. While it’s not possible to eliminate the risk altogether, it’s critically important to have a well-thought-out plan to turn to when something does go wrong. Limit the impact of adversity, prepare for recovery, and plan the best strategy to help your business not just survive, but thrive.

The First series of workshops titled; Protect Your Business by Managing Risk seek to help local businesses to limit the impact of adversity, recover from disasters and plan their strategy for survival.

Participants at this event will:

  1. Learn to identify, analyse and evaluate risks
  2. Gain an understanding of the different types of business risks
  3. Conduct a risk assessment for their business
  4. Understand relevant insurances to offset risks
  5. Manage mental health and workplace safety
  6. Identify critical environmental impacts
  7. Create a business continuity plan
  8. Develop an emergency action plan


Free for businesses located in Cessnock and Singleton Local Government areas.


Thursday 2nd December, 2021 – Myrtle House @ Wollombi [ BOOK HERE ]
Friday 3rd December, 2021 – Cessnock Leagues Club @ Cessnock [ BOOK HERE ]
Monday 6th December, 2021 – TAFE NSW @ Kurri Kurri [ BOOK HERE ]
Tuesday 7th December, 2021 – Quest @ Singleton [ BOOK HERE ]
Wednesday 8th December, 2021 – RSL Memorial Hall @ Greta [ BOOK HERE ]


Workshops located the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) are for businesses located in the Cessnock area only.
Workshops located the Singleton Local Government Area (LGA) are for businesses based in the Singleton area only.
This is event is scheduled as an in-person event and attendees will be required to follow all NSW Health government Covid Safe Guidelines.
A light lunch and refreshments will be served as part of the event.

Bookings are essential. Please note spaces are limited. Don’t miss out – reserve your ticket today.

The Hunter Region Business Hub (HUB) in cooperation with Cessnock City Council, is pleased to announce the launch of our FREE Business Disaster Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Workshops to help businesses not only get back on their feet but thrive. This series of workshops is the first of three being run as part of the initiative.

These events are free for local businesses to attend, being funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

For more information or to register your interest in the program, please contact Troy White at the HUB on (02) 4936 2557.