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Ballarat Business Women

Meet the Board

Ballarat Business Women is managed and operated by an all-volunteer board of local business owners and professional women.
If you have any comments, feedback or questions for the board, please feel free to get in touch.
Also, if you're interested in becoming a board member, we'd love to hear from you.

Margi Cousins


Ballarat Employment Facilitator

Workforce Australia Local Jobs

Bec Ware

Vice Chair

Ballarat Employment Facilitator

Workforce Australia Local Jobs

Lee Martin

Board Member

Committee for Ballarat

Lee Martin Coaching

Fiona Goodie



Fortitude Legal

Meegan Dunne



M & B Accountants

Simone Anderson

Member Officer

Facilities & Relationship Manager

Ballarat Business Centre

Wendy Winzar

Board Member


Employment & Neis Program Specialist

Pina Worsley

Board Member


The Sweet Owl Hampers

Kesh Manton

Board Member


MESH Marketing and Events

Angela McWiggan

Board Member


Sure Trac Consulting

Jess Kelly

Board Member

Director and Founder

The Design Dept and HUCX Prefab

Emma Duzhnikova

Board Member


The Concept Distillery

Meet our Members

We’re proud to introduce all of our amazing members! 

If you’d like to add, change or update any of your details please use the form below.

Accounting Services

Karla Treweek



Hello there! I'm Karla, and I'm a Principal at RSM Ballarat, in our Business Advisory division. I'm born and bred in Ballarat, and have over 10 years' experience in accounting/business advisory. I enjoy assisting my clients with a broad range of services, including cashflow and tax planning, payroll, cloud accounting and compliance (Including Financial Statements, Tax returns and Business Activity Statements), I'm drawn to helping people, and adding value to their business, beyond the compliance side of accounting! 

Meegan Dunne

M & B Accountants



Kelly Perkins

Beautiful Bookkeeping Services


Beautiful Bookkeeping Services was created with a vision to provide bookkeeping and admin services to our clients that went beyond the usual "boring stuff".‍ We care about more than just your books. We love what we do and our aim is to make the bookkeeping and admin side of your business easier, whilst having a little bit of fun along the way. For more information visit us at: or on Facebook/Instagram at:

Rebecca Gadd

Mindfully Balanced

0493 866 980


Your Sanctuary for Financial Certainty and Peace of Mind
I don’t just crunch your numbers, process payroll or file your BAS returns. I help you get your financial house in order and support you in achieving your business goals and objectives.  
Mindfully Balanced brings modern bookkeeping concepts and holistic business principles to the forefront, focusing on the bigger picture – your life and how your business is meant to be showing up for you.

Sally McEldrew



Sharon Hope

Hope Accounting


I am a curious individual who is passionate about science, math, and technology. I am a curious individual who is passionate about science, math, and technology.

Kim Montgomery



Business & Professional Services

Stacey Oliver

City of Ballarat


I am a curious individual who is passionate about science, math, and technology. I am a curious individual who is passionate about science, math, and technology.

Jackie Pipe

DDSN Interactive


Passionate about connecting people with their customers and membership base, I am a Communication and Marketing professional turned User Experience (UX) specialist with DDSN Interactive. Whether you're looking to improve your customer experience and add more value for your existing clients to keep them coming back or looking to grow and attracting new customers, we can assist in finding the best solution for you.

Gillian Fraser

My Practice Manager


I am a freelance Practice Manager who helps allied health practitioners with their own private practice reclaim their time, enhance their efficiency, and elevate their practice to new heights. 
If you feel overwhelmed by the complexities of Medicare, NDIS, WorkSafe and TAC, you can put your trust in me to navigate these on your behalf. I will also manage documentation relating to complex funding requirements leaving you free to focus on what you do best: supporting your clients' well-being.
Drawing from extensive experience as a Practice Manager for a large group practice, I specialise in streamlining every aspect of your practice. And with expertise in practice management platforms such as Power Diary, Halaxy, Cliniko and others, I can help you utilise their features and functions to ensure the basics such as appointment scheduling, client communication, and invoicing are performed effortlessly. 
But that's not all - I also offer process optimisation, expenditure management, and accounting-related preparation. Plus, with flexible hours tailored to your needs, you have the freedom to choose the level of support that suits you best.
Let me handle the details so you can focus on making a real difference in your clients' lives.

Aarati NM

Amplify My Business


Amplify My Business offer business coaching and management consulting services for businessowners like you. We help transform your business and lives to attain abundance with knowledge and clarity. Along with comprehensive business coaching programs, We offer unique focused Business support in areas of cashflow, annual planning, goal setting, sales and marketing plans, pricing, costing, Profitability and process/policy manual. We work with clients in 1-on-1 coaching sessions to implement business management concepts in your business. To learn more about unique programs visit: 

Simone Anderson

Ballarat Business Centre


Rosemary Gilbert-Waller

Allan Bros Jewellers


Jewellery Repairs, Restoration & Remodelling Services


Lee Martin

Committee for Ballarat


Committee for Ballarat is a member based organisation that advocates and influences, working across the three layers of government, to impact change that will help deliver a thriving, growing community that is connected, liveable and sustainable.

Our members include some of the largest businesses in the region, to small business and cover every sector.

My role includes events and membership engagement. This includes Round Table Dinners, Insights forums, breakfast events, Leadership events, Sponsorship and administration. Our dynamic team make it such a great place to be a part of.

For more information on Committee for Ballarat, you can visit the website:

Samantha Davies

Platypus Coworking Pty Ltd

0417 581 675

Felicity Pascoe

Products of Purpose




Its My Business to Grow Your Business 
For over 20 years, I've been helping businesses launch, scale and go global. I'm passionate about purpose-driven products and turning business owners' dreams into reality. 
Using certified Product Management techniques, I offer you a done-for-you or done-with-you packages to ensure business growth. From initial concept to market leader, I’m there to ensure your project not only meets but exceeds expectations. 
I am a specialist in bringing teams together to create and build award winning digital ecosystems that propel businesses into the global marketplace. Whether it's crafting an online presence that resonates with audiences worldwide or implementing strategies for international expansion. 
I love working with startups with big ambitions or established businesses who are ready to conquer new horizons, I work out a tailored approach to fit each business. I love collaborating with like-minded individuals who share my passion for success and innovation. 
If you need help with scaling your start-up or taking your established product-based business to the next level, I can help you bring that vision to life.

Caylene Vincent

Safety Xperts

People, Safety & Systems Specialist


I'm funded by the government to provide you 9hours of free OHS Consulting if you have less than 60 employees and a Work Cover Policy. These include the services of OHS, Return to Work (Work Cover), Mental Health and having a degree in HR this is included within.

Coaching, Education & Tutoring

Carolyn Gower

Carolyn Gower Coaching

0437 911 704


Lee Martin

Lee Martin Coaching 


As the Director of Lee Martin Coaching and I am here to support you, to change your story.

We all have experiences in life that create the stories we tell ourselves and others. These can remain the same OR we can create new stories that enable new adventures and dreams.

My role as coach is to support you to unpack the past, change the narrative of the present and visualise into fruition, a future story that has positive outcomes. You are supported to become empowered, confident, free of old hang ups and enabled to see, feel and hear, a bright future for yourself and those around you.

One on One coaching and group workshops are offered both online and in person (where viable).



Lynette McClenaghan Tutoring Service and Author


English teacher with over 25 years of experience. English tuition provided to students from years 5 to 12 for 20 years. I have extensive classroom teaching and scholarship assessment experience. Over the past 5 years this service has been provided exclusively online. Published author of Supernatural and Gothic fiction, and currently working on a new publishing design project. Free student resources available on Website and TutorFinder profile:

Website address:

Janette Dalgliesh

Janette Dalgliesh Coaching


Erin Robinson

The Art Club Hub


Ballarat's own art club, The Art Club Hub, can now be found at our beautiful location; 80 Bridge Mall. 

Come along for art classes for ages 5 - 105 aimed at the complete beginner to the more advanced. Explore our beautiful gallery space in the 'Sky Studio' upstairs, drop in for some casual art sessions or pick up some art supplies in our retail space. 

Book your next event or birthday party with us.

See you in the art room!

Jo Debrincat

Quantum Flow Coaching


My name is Jo, l am the owner of Quantum Flow Coaching. I am deeply passionate about helping women discover and embrace their true potential through their unique Personal Power. My method includes coaching women to create a powerful vision for themselves by facilitating transformation through my 4 Personal Power Codes. Women have the opportunity to delve deep into the essence of the Codes, each holding the potential to reshape your life by providing deep healing, and ultimately empowering your Soul. Come on a journey with me to discover the Ultimate You. I also provide Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling.



Sure Trac Consulting



"Hello, my name is Angela, and I'm the Founder of Sure Trac Consulting, a leading organisation dedicated to unlocking the hidden potential within individuals and building effective, motivated, and engaged workforces across Australia. 

At Sure Trac Consulting, we specialise in providing comprehensive learning and development solutions through workshops, bespoke training programs, nationally recognised qualifications, coaching, and psychometric testing. Our goal is to empower organisations to thrive by investing in their greatest asset—their people. 

As a seasoned Leadership Consultant, Organisational Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, Keynote Speaker, and certified practitioner of Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and Genos Emotional Intelligence assessments, I bring a wealth of expertise and post-graduate qualifications in Applied Business and Organisational Coaching to every engagement. 

I'm passionate about helping businesses unleash their full potential, and I'm here to support you in creating a workforce that excels and drives sustainable success. Let's connect and explore how Sure Trac Consulting can take your organisation to new heights!" 

Employment, Training & Career Development Services

Bec Ware

Local Jobs Program DEWR



Bec Ware is a dynamic and results-oriented professional with expertise in connecting businesses, securing grants, recruiting and future workforce development and planning, and specialises in social procurement recruitment. With a strong background in community and business leadership, Bec's dedication to her community and commitment to excellence has been widely recognized. 
Bec was recently named as one of the top 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 by the Ballarat Courier. In addition to her role on the Ballarat Business Women's Board as Vice Chair, Bec actively participates in numerous community organizations and initiatives. Her passion for making a difference, combined with her leadership skills, has ensured that she is actively involved in driving positive change in the Ballarat community.

Bec coordinates the Workforce Australia Local Jobs program (Local Jobs). Local Jobs is a collaborative place-based initiative to ensure local labour markets work well for all Australians, in partnership with business and communities. Local Jobs supports tailored, local approaches to skilling individuals to meet local workforce needs.
Connect with Bec Ware today and discover how she can help your business thrive!

Margi Cousins

Local Jobs Program DEWR



Margi Cousins, founding member and current Chair of the Ballarat Business Women’s Group, has held the position of Chair for 14 of its 15 years. 

Margi formed the Ballarat Business Women’s group in 2008. It is testament to the value and opportunity it offers to members, that it remains active 16 years later. 

Margi is the Employment Facilitator and leads the Workforce Australia Local Jobs program (Local Jobs). Local Jobs is a collaborative place-based initiative to ensure local labour markets work well for all Australians, in partnership with business and communities. Local Jobs supports tailored, local approaches to skilling individuals to meet local workforce needs.

Margi is an experienced Senior Executive and Board Director with a demonstrated talent in building and leading high performing teams.

Financial Services

Helen Stephens

Simplex Insurance Solutions



Simplex Insurance Solutions is a multi award winning Insurance Brokerage who provides support and assistance to clients Australia wide when it comes to identifying and sourcing the right insurance covers for their insurable risks. Our team of qualified and experienced insurance professionals are here to help with a wide range of insurance enquiries and to also manage the claim process on our clients behalf in the unfortunate event that a claim needs to be made. As members of the Steadfast Group, Australasia's largest insurance broking network and NIBA - Australia's peak representative body for the intermediated insurance industry in Australia - you can be assured of receiving professional, ethical service. Contact our team today to find out how we can assist with your General Insurance needs.

Jae Sanders

Loans 4 Wheels

0410 943 338

Renee Gregg

RG Lending Solutions



RG Lending Solutions, founded by Renee, an experienced and dedicated finance industry professional, passionately empowers individuals to attain their financial aspirations. As the director of RG Lending Solutions and a broker for Elders Home & Commercial Finance, Renee offers clients competitive financial solutions from a diverse range of lenders. Specializing in home loans, refinances, car loans, debt consolidations, personal loans, and equipment and commercial loans, Renee's expertise ensures tailored guidance to help you secure your financial future. Trust in Renee's commitment to excellence as she partners with you to achieve your goals and deliver exceptional service.

Elisa Elkins

Allegra Financial


Allegra Financial provides Holistic Financial Advice specialising in working with Businesses, Professional Women and Pre-retirees.

Stacey Price

Healthy Business Finances




Financial Coaching, Virtual CFO, Accounting, Payroll, & Bookkeeping Services.
For professional service businesses, for creatives, for entrepreneurs. We speak your language and we are not afraid to hold your hand on your numbers journey.
Specialising in Xero, Myob, Quickbooks Online.

Health, Wellness & Medical Professionals

Michelle Connor

Nurse Next Door Ballarat

0473 109 576


Nurse Next Door Ballarat, is proudly owned and operated by Michelle Connor, A registered nurse along with her team of qualified caregivers and registered nurses proudly serves the community by providing an adaptable range of In home care services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Nurse Next Door works closely with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Home Care Package Providers. 

Our care team is available 24/7 1300 600 247

 Ballarat Direct Email:

Laurey Sherren

Nourished Everyday


Carol Morley

Me Moments Inspired

Co-founder and Moment Maker


Ready to thrive in midlife? Then let’s connect!
Carol Morley is co-founder and Moment Maker at Me Moments Inspired, a subscription box membership for women who want to learn how to bring more intention and purpose to their daily lives. 
Through a combination of monthly strengths-themed boxes, an online community of amazing women, and virtual community catch-ups, Me Moments is all about supporting self-discovery and connection so that can live the life you want. 
How does it work? Every month you'll receive a box delivered to your door, full of activities and products designed to energise and uplift you. The box is a reminder to take a regular ‘me moment’ where you can focus on what makes you uniquely you. And when you’re ready to delve deeper into the theme and how you can apply it in your life, come over to our Facebook community to share and explore with like-minded women and with the midlife experts we bring in for our monthly gatherings.
If you want to get your midlife mojo back and bring more joy and direction into your day-to-day, Me Moments is for you!

Laura Young

Healio Care 


Healio care provide mental and physical wellbeing support to people of all ages across Ballarat and surrounding areas. From gardening, to personal care, assistance with appointments and shopping we have a range of friendly support workers who will be there for you. Our support workers enjoy fishing, bush walking, mediation, caring for animals, music, arts and crafts, gaming and cooking, most of all they love sharing their interests with participants and learning more about your interests. At Healio Care we understand navigating the NDIS and My Aged Care can be confusing, we are here to help you with the process.

Fi Hocking

Director and Art Therapist


Creative Butterfly Expressive Arts Therapy offers a safe, nurturing space for children aged 7 and above as well as adults of all ages to creatively explore life's challenges and achievements. Whether you choose to engage with our services at a safe space of your choice, at my creative space within Ballarat Business Centre or online via video call, Fi will listen with compassion and guide you to a preferred way of being. Using creative activities that will leave you feeling calm and connected to your body, Fi can work with you 1;1 or within a group which can inspire you and connect you with like- minded people. Fi works with participants who have NDIS funding to work towards their various goals to improve their health and well-being.

Krystyna Burcon

Support Solutions 4 U 


My business is in disability support. Im a NDIS Support coordinator, which means i organise support services for my clients to suit their lifestyle, needs and interests. I have been doing this role for 7 years since the roll out of NDIS in Victoria. Im independent which means I'm mot affiliated to a provider that offers other services so there is not conflict of interest issues. I work for and with you try to help you live your best possible life to fullest. I subcontract to an Australia wide organisation that specialises only in Support Coordination.

Nicci Ashby

Nic The Water Chic


Do you realise the water you are drinking has the potential to age your cells, skin, and organs? Do you know that you're made up 70% water? I'm thrilled to introduce you to a magic water that's been making waves in the wellness world: electrolysed-reduced, hydrogen-rich water. If you're seeking a simple yet profound way to supercharge your health journey, I'm your woman! So, what exactly is electrolysed-reduced, hydrogen-rich water, and why is it garnering so much attention? In essence, it's water that has undergone a revolutionary process called electrolysis, which imbues it with an abundance of molecular hydrogen. This potent antioxidant has the remarkable ability to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, combat oxidative stress, and promote cellular health from the inside out. In essence, it hydrates your body super fast, fights the oxidative aging effects of free radicals, and gives you more energy and greater clarity. Picture this: by incorporating electrolysed-reduced, hydrogen-rich water into your daily routine, you're not only hydrating your body at a cellular level but also unlocking a myriad of transformative effects. From enhancing athletic performance and accelerating post-workout recovery to supporting immune function and promoting vibrant skin, the potential benefits are truly game-changing. But that's not all—this miraculous water has been shown to alleviate symptoms of inflammation, boost cognitive function, and even contribute to overall longevity. Whether you're a seasoned wellness warrior or just beginning your health journey, harnessing the power of electrolysed-reduced, hydrogen-rich water can be a game-changer for optimising your vitality and well-being. So, are you ready to take the plunge and experience the extraordinary benefits for yourself? Contact me for a free trial (for BBW members only).

Kerri-Ann Batchelor

Live Life Well Counselling



Welcome to Live Life Well Counselling. Kerri-Ann is a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) offering compassionate care and support to individuals, couples, family members and care givers/carers in her hometown of Ballarat and surrounds.

Kerri-Ann is Ballarat born and bred local who for the past 20 years has provided counselling, education and support to individuals and families in areas of Grief & Loss, Road Trauma, Palliative Care, Dementia Care, Family separation, Family Violence and Child and Family Services. Kerri-Ann is passionate about mental health and emotional wellbeing and has a deep knowledge and connection to regional and rural issues. Kerri-Anns work has taken her across Victoria and Australia wide and continues to do so via Telehealth and telephone and in person appointments.

Counselling is for times of distress and overwhelm or when you just need someone to talk to. Counselling can help when you are feeling, anxious, sad, depressed, confused, exhausted, lonely, or grieving. Kerri-Ann’s promise to you is that you will be supported, listened to, and understood. You are not alone, and you don't need to cope alone.

Kerri-Ann prides herself on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental counselling space for you to share, guide and explore the barriers that are preventing you from living life well. Counselling sessions are always individually tailored, working at your pace, towards your goals, using multiple styles of counselling. All counselling services are person centred, practical, informative, and supportive. Kerri-Ann believes that "Emotional wellbeing is essential for good health, and when our mental health is strong, we can thrive".

Book easily online today via the website or give her a call. No GP referral required.

Jennifer Kaess

Restore Hand Therapy 



Established in 2018, we provide specialised treatment of all hand and elbow and arm injuries and issues such as pain, trauma, post surgery rehab, upper limb dysfunction, sport and work injuries, we also provide custom splinting, ergonomic and joint protection programs, arthritis care and simple wound and scar management plus more.
We are a values based organisation who strives to connect with every patient and stakeholder with compassion and genuine care. 
Our beautiful, central space is also set up as a Gallery for permanent exhibition by Amanda Western Artist which brings an atmosphere of warmth and wonder to our visitors.

Carly Taylor

Connected Nourishment



Connected Nourishment provides nutrition support to people looking to improve their health, body image and relationship with food. Carly is the owner, dietitian, and nutritionist at Connected Nourishment. I'm embarking on a mission to cultivate a world where individuals feel deeply nourished, connected, and empowered in their relationship with food and body. With a special focus on eating disorder recovery, lifelong dieting, nutrition confusion, PCOS and gut issues. I provide nutrition therapy for all health conditions, considering the whole person, not just the diagnosis. It's not just about knowing "what" to eat, it's so much more involved than that. My nutrition support helps people unpack what might be getting in the way of eating the way they'd like, or being with their body in a way that makes life better. Instagram: connected_nourishment Facebook: Connected Nourishment

Joanne White

Absolute Wellbeing
Mind & Body

Counsellor, Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist and Cuddle Therapist.



Counsellor for couples, individuals, teens, using a range of modalities to help you achieve the best outcome. I also offer Lomi Lomi Massage therapy, which is Hawaiian based lymphatic drainage full body massage. To complete the whole body wellness, I see clients for Cuddle Therapy which is supportive for those who have suffered trauma, those in nursing homes or other facilities and don't have access to physical touch in a safe and nurturing environment. I offer homes visits to those who cannot travel to my consulting rooms, which are located in Ballarat Business Centre in Ballarat and also a cozy and warm historic building in Stawell. My bookings are made direct with me, although my bookings website does offer some wonderful feedback from my clients which gives an insight into the work and results I have achieved. You are welcome to take a look at:

Amy Greaves

Amy Greaves Psychology and Counselling



Amy Greaves is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has more than 18 years’ experience providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings. Amy’s warm, engaging, and empathetic personality combined with her wide knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, has led to her success in helping a wide variety of clients to enhance meaning and quality in their lives. 

Dr Kate Renshaw

Play and Filial Therapy


Dr. Kate Renshaw is a play and filial therapist, clinical supervisor, researcher, and published author specialising in working with children, families, teachers, schools and communities. With a background in psychology, art therapy and play therapy, Kate has trained and worked in Australia and the UK. Her professional career of delivering therapeutic services, consultation and professional development in education settings positions her as a key practitioner in creating optimal educational relationships and environments. Dr. Kate is currently based in regional VIC and works in her private practice – ‘Play and Filial Therapy’ (established in 2012), in a local primary school, and for various tertiary education institutions in Australia, the UK and Ireland. Kate’s focus is holistic support of children, caregivers and teachers through Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Play Therapy, and the Teacher’s Optimal Relationship Approach (TORA), which is an evidence-based universal mental health and wellbeing approach she designed and researched as part of her PhD candidature. Dr Kate is an experienced speaker at conferences both nationally and internationally. She holds registrations with BAPT (Associate Play Therapist), APPTA (RPT/S), and APT (International Professional Member). 



Hospitality, Food & Beverage

Belinda Pilcher

The Turret Cafe and Catering Ballarat


Owned and operated by the passionate Belinda and her Fiancé LeRoy - the Turret Cafe and Catering in Ballarat is more than just a place to eat – it's a labor of love. Belinda and LeRoy’s dedication to creating a welcoming atmosphere and serving top-quality food shines through in every dish. It was an exciting start in to 2024 with the launch of Belinda and LeRoy’s next venture the Turret Bakehouse, an exciting new addition to the business that will offer a tempting array of freshly baked goods. Whether you're stopping by for a meal at the cafe or planning an event that requires catering, Belinda and the team at the Turret Cafe and Catering will ensure that your experience is nothing short of exceptional.

Legal Services

Fiona Goodie

Fortitude Legal

0419 351 302

Manufacturing, Construction, Trade & Civil Services

Jess Kelly

HUCX Prefab

Hey, nice to meet you. I’m Jess and I’m the co-founder of HUCX, a prefab building company striving to build affordable, energy efficient homes right here in Ballarat.

Edith Paarhammer

Paarhammer Windows

Business Development


After moving from Vienna to Ballan in 1990, I founded Paarhammer Windows together with my husband: he has the technical expertise, and I am the marketing person. Over the years the business has grown, received many awards and become synonymous with Australian made, European style windows and doors for highest energy efficiency and bushfire safety. 
Manufactured in Ballan, our products are delivered all over Australia, but we love to work locally. If you are looking to build or renovate, want to save energy and achieve a comfortable indoor environment, check us out for high performance double or triple glazed windows and doors including Passive House. Or if you need Bushfire Safe window and doors without need for shutters, we custom make those as well, tested, approved and compliant to all relevant Australian Standards. 

Please get in touch or visit our website for more info.

Marketing, Communications & Creative Services

Rebecca Ragheb

Gawk Outdoor


Gawk Outdoor is an outdoor advertising business with billboards across Regional Victoria. We provide high quality outdoor advertising to all Victorian businesses – both large and small. @bec_the_billboards_lady @gawk.outdoor

Rachael Coley

Rachael Coley Photography



Hello! I'm Rachael, a proud mother, devoted partner, and creative photographer who owns Rachael Coley Photography. I specialise in portraits, events, and lifestyle photography. After spending 20 years in corporate sales management roles, I made the fulfilling switch to photography. Haven’t looked back! My family and I moved from Melbourne to Ballarat over 2 years ago, and it was the best decision we ever made. I love being part of this tight-knit community! As a mother to a 3.5 year old boy, my family is my top priority. However, I also have a passion for my photography and connecting with like-minded women in this network. I approach everything with a down-to-earth, humorous attitude - blame it on my Kiwi roots! I am excited to get to know you all better. Very much looking forward to supporting each other and having fun along the way! To find out more about my services, please visit my website, Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram pages.

Ebony Ebenwaldner

Ebony & Ivory
Marketing Services



Ebony & Ivory Marketing Services came about after I was made redundant and left in a little bit of limbo wondering what to do next.

I love marketing; however, I acknowledge it’s not role not every company can afford - but the benefits of marketing activities within an organisation have a significant impact on brand awareness, customer acquisition, customer retention and ultimately sales.

So here I now am - out on my own, with more than 20 years of experience as a marketing professional, keen to help as many Ballarat Businesses as possible achieve their business goals.

So if you; 

🖤 Are you looking for a fresh new look - new logo or company website for 2024? 

🤍 Need help setting up your social media pages and creating consistent content

🖤 Thinking of creating some flyers, menus or brochures to promote your business? 

🤍 Already have everything set up and just need someone to keep it going 

🖤 Are you too busy to prioritise regular social media posts to promote your new products/services

🤍 Want some new content for your website 

🖤 Are looking to run a new season sales campaign

🤍 Would you like to stay in touch with your customer base with a regular newsletter

🖤 Or, your company could do with a part-time marketing person but simply doesn’t have enough work and/or can’t afford a full-time marketing position

Then, I'm your girl!

Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter helps Australian small business owners make more money, save time, and boost their online presence. She turns your complex ideas into simple digital assets that your audience can easily understand — all while injecting fun and personality throughout. So, whether you need help with the words on your website, increasing your website's speed, or getting seen through Google search (Search Engine Optimisation or SEO), she can help you. Click below to find out more about how she can help you.

Bryley Murrell

ARN - Radio Ballarat


Caroline Fredericks

Sunflower Imaging
Photo Studio


Welcome to Sunflower Imaging Photo Studio, photography services specialising in Wedding, Portrait, Family, Business, Beauty, and Maternity photography.
Nestled in the heart of Ballarat, Sunflower Imaging has had the privilege of crafting captivating images for clients spanning the globe – from the charming corners of Europe to the cultural landscapes of Japan and the vast expanse of the USA.
Boasting over two decades of expertise, the team at Sunflower Imaging is dedicated to encapsulating the individuality and distinctiveness of each subject they photograph. Their commitment lies in producing timeless, refined, and gallery-worthy images that will stand as cherished keepsakes for generations.
Whether you seek stand-alone photographs that tell a story, elegant image boxes that hold treasured moments, exquisite albums that narrate the chapters of your life, or eye-catching canvas wall art that transforms your space, Sunflower Imaging is your partner in preserving the essence of your unforgettable memories.

Bianca Brehaut

Bianca Brehaut Design


Kesh Manton


Marketing & Events Specialist


Kesh Manton of MESH offers individually designed services including:
M: Marketing Management - including tailored marketing campaign management, professional writing & communications incl grant writing, media releases & promotional content.
E: Event Management
S: Sales Management
H: Hospitality and more ... bringing a wealth of experience in industries including Hospitality, Tourism, Government and Corporate.
Thank you for considering Kesh Manton of MESH.

Shahan Campbell

The Science of Copy


As a science-trained copywriter, I help innovative companies and industry experts communicate their value, capabilities and complex offerings with clarity, impact and influence. I research and write fact-driven content for informational assets such as white papers, reports, websites, guides and case studies.

Emma Duzhnikova

The Concept Distillery


The Concept Distillery specialises in brand and content solutions for businesses and individuals, that are looking for a creative partner to help amplify their message online and in real life, to connect and work with their dream clients.

Jess Kelly

The Design Dept

Hey, nice to meet you. I’m Jess. I’m equal parts graphic designer, author and entrepreneur. 

Primarily, I’m the director of The Design Dept, a design studio in Ballarat, Victoria where I work closely with clients helping to clarify and define their visual language.

With over 18 years experience in the publishing industry I also work with self-publishing authors helping them to design, market and sell their own books.

I’m the co-founder of HUCX Panels, a prefab building company striving to build affordable, energy efficient homes and am quickly gaining notoriety as an author having written a weekly blog for over 4 years exploring creative leadership and life as an entrepreneur.

Real Estate and Property Services

Samantha McIntosh

City of Ballarat


I am a confident, visionary leader who hears, listens and connects with community. I trained as a registered disability nurse, owned and managed various small tourism and hospitality businesses, and a Bed and Breakfast in the garden of our current historic home. I’ve worked as a real estate agent, headed various state, national and international campaigns, strategies and fundraisers and have been elected Mayor 3 consecutive council terms. I've been an elected local voice for the Ballarat people as Councillor for 16 years, the chair of Regional Capitals Australia and along with many other elected roles, I was recently elected rurual/regional board member of Australian Local Government Women's Association, Victoria. I’ve enjoyed filling roles including a regular weekly radio spot with Neil Robbins on ABC regional statewide drive titled ‘first world problems’, along with many television and radio feature and documentary presentations. With family and working careers balanced, our four children, four grandchildren and another one on the way are fulfilled. I was awarded Emeritus Mayor with Municipal Association of Victoria, DSJ – Dame of Honour and now completing President year for Ballarat Rotary Club and completed Master of Leadership through Law and Business at Deakin University 2023.

Retail Businesses

Kerri Arthur

FurEver With Us

0474 451 548

Pina Worsley

The Sweet Owl Hampers


Lisa Caruana

Libertas Gift Hampers


We create one of a kind bespoke gifts just for you. Whether you want to express appreciation and say thank you, extend your congratulations, show care, celebrate a milestone, or mark a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, our carefully curated gift boxed gifts are created in collaboration with you. We can create custom gifts specifically with your budget, theme and sentiment in mind. 

We also offer branded and custom corporate gifting options, settlement gifts, and housewarming gifts to suit your specific needs. 

Let us help you create a lasting impression with a gift that is customised with care for the recipient.


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Styling Services

Ann Gorfine

New Style with Ann

0413 262 010


- Nothing over $99 
- Sizes 8-18
- Something for everyone 
- All styles, colours and variety 
- All seasons fashion avail 
- Credit card facilities or bank deposit
- Light refreshments are provided 
- Allow 2-4 hours for a fun filled session 
- Gift vouchers avail for any amount
- Combine new pieces with items you already have in your own wardrobe
- Accessories avail : scarves, shoes, jewellery & bags 

I can help you find a special occasion outfit 
Try on the best fitting jeans EVER 
Let’s put together a work capsule 
Need some extra casual weekend wear ?
Have you lost or gained weight and need a wardrobe refresh ?? 
Walk away feeling confident, pampered, empowered and beautiful 
As this appointment is a 
“self care/me time/pamper time” I don’t recommend bringing children with you to this appt.. enjoy this time for yourself 💖💖
Book in now to experience this valuable service I offer

Andrea Haddad

Design with Andrea


'Efficient and problem-solving design services with stunning results!' Andrea is not your average interiors expert. She is a dedicated and creative leader with over 20 years of experience in all facets of design. From space planning and electrical layouts, to joinery, 3D modelling and finishes schemes, Andrea has an accomplished background in both commercial and residential design. Included in this skill set is architectural, renovation, and manufacturing knowledge as well as interior, industrial, and furniture design.

Chloe Binek

Designs by Chloe


Annie Brereton

Authentic Spaces


At Authentic Spaces we believe that every space has the potential to tell a unique story and reflect the essence of those who inhabit it. We're not just about creating beautiful interiors; we're about crafting personalised sanctuaries that resonate with our clients' lifestyles, aspirations, and values. With a focus on authenticity, creativity, and collaboration, we guide our clients through the transformative journey of interior design, helping them navigate the complexities with clarity and confidence. Our approach is rooted in empathy and expertise, as we listen attentively to our clients' needs, preferences, and dreams, and translate them into thoughtfully curated spaces that inspire and delight. From gathering inspiration to selecting colours, materials, and furniture, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to each client's unique vision and budget. Whether you're seeking to refresh a single room or embark on a full-scale renovation, Authentic Spaces is here to guide you every step of the way.

Philanthropy & Charity

Sandi Murphy

The Ballarat Foundation



Travel & Accommodation

Rachel McKay

A Place To Stay 


I began my accommodation business - A Place To Stay in 2012. I specialise in connecting professionals, contractors and families with the perfect temporary housing solution in Ballarat. Our handpicked homes are beautifully styled and conveniently located, providing all the comforts of home without the hassle of long leases. The perfect accommodation solution for relocating executives, companies undertaking short-term contracts, or local families during insurance claims. Our properties are all located in central Ballarat, fully furnished with fully equipped kitchens and serviced weekly.

Margie Thow

MTA Travel-Mobile
Travel Agents

Senior Travel Consultant/Owner


I have been in the travel and tourism industry for over 30 years. As a member of Mobile travel Agents, who have been established for over 20 years and with my intimate personal knowledge and expertise, I can create and customise an extraordinary travel experience for you... an experience which will not just be the trip of a lifetime, but be a life full of extraordinary travel memories. For me travel is an integral part of my life, it's who I am and what I am passionate about. I love how travel takes us out of our comfort zone and can inspire us to explore and try new things and engage with different people from all cultures. Travel changes us in a deeply profound way and ultimately travel broadens the horizon of a person.

Tracey Ward

New Leaf Experiences

Tour Operator


New Leaf Experiences is a regionally based tour company. 
We specialize in curating immersive journeys that unveil breathtaking natural beauty, while exploring the rich colonial history and indigenous culture, also learning more about the future of the Victoria with renewable energy.
At New Leaf Experiences, we believe that regional travel is more than just ticking off destinations; it's about creating unforgettable memories and forging meaningful connections. 
With a commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism, we tread lightly on the earth while leaving a profound impact on your heart. Tracey Ward is your tour guide and is not just knowledgeable professional but passionate storyteller, eager to unveil the hidden gems and untold stories of regional Victoria.

Kylee Ellerton

Frank Ford Travel


Nominated and winners of the Commerce Ballarat Small Business Award 2021, Frank Ford travel was Established in 1960 making it the longest running travel agency in Ballarat. Kylee is fortunate to have a great team behind her who are friendly and know their destinations well but that's not to say they are not always learning.

Frank Ford travel pride themselves on providing a personal service to their much-valued clients whom they work to ensure they get the dream holiday they were hoping for.

There Motto is "if you book your travel online. YOU are the Travel Agent"

Look for the flags they are still flying . 

Our website is

AOK transfers are a part of Frank Ford travel making its home also at 1013 Sturt st . 

For all your transfer needs go to .