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

Chair

Ballarat Employment Facilitator

Workforce Australia Local Jobs

Bec Ware

Vice Chair

Ballarat Employment Facilitator

Workforce Australia Local Jobs

Meegan Dunne

Treasurer

Director

M & B Accountants

Fiona Goodie

Secretary

Lawyer

Fortitude Legal

Simone Anderson

Member Officer

Facilities & Relationship Manager

Ballarat Business Centre

Wendy Winzar

Board Member

Retired

Employment & Neis Program Specialist

Kesh Manton

Board Member

Director

MESH Marketing and Events

Lee Martin

Board Member

Committee for Ballarat

Lee Martin Coaching

Jess Kelly

Board Member

Director and Founder

The Design Dept and HUCX Prefab

Emma Duzhnikova

Board Member

Director

The Concept Distillery

Accounting Services

Meegan Dunne Director
​& BBW Board Member

Ph: 5331 2322
info@mbaaccountants.com.au

"Our clients are our extended family and we are dedicated to putting our clients first"

Jess Duggan
Accountant

Ph: 5331 2322
jess.duggan@mbaccountants.com.au

"Our clients are our extended family and we are dedicated to putting our clients first"

Nicole Simmons Accountant

Ph: 5309 3925
​Mob: 0422 896 107
​nicole@omnibas.com.au

You know your business the best, so we listen to you. We are a full service accounting firm with over 20 years experience.

Sarah Currie
Accountant

​Mob: 0401 868 387

Bridge and Tunnel Accounts are a boutique bookkeeping business, providing a personalised advisory service with a focus on client relations and not just numbers.

We help business owners take control of their financial position through collaboration and education.

Gabby Howlett
 Chartered Accountant

Ph: 5304 5700
​Mob: 0404 072 037
gabby.howlett@findex.com.au

Level 2, 909 Sturt Street, Ballarat 

For accounting, tax and business advice, visit Gabby Howlett at Findex Ballarat.


Sharon Hope
Hope Accounting

​Mob: 0422 252 725
sharon@hopeaccounting.com.au

Elissa Hargreaves

Accountant

CountPro is a locally owned and operated professional services firm providing tailored accounting, audit, tax and strategic services to businesses and business owners.

Sally McEldrew

Accountant

CountPro is a locally owned and operated professional services firm providing tailored accounting, audit, tax and strategic services to businesses and business owners.

Kim Montgomery

Accountant

Ph: 5331 2333

CountPro is a locally owned and operated professional services firm providing tailored accounting, audit, tax and strategic services to businesses and business owners.

Business Services

Simone Anderson
Centre Manager

​& BBW Board Member
Ph: 5364 2900
info@ballaratbusiness.com.au

The Ballarat Business Centre (BBC) provides low cost business premises across 3 sites, advice, services, events and support to new and emerging businesses to assist them to become established and profitable.

Helen Stephens
Director
​Ph: 1300 309 237

​Mob: 0478 435 728
info@simplexinsurance.com.au

Simplex Insurance Solutions is a locally owned and operated, multi award winning insurance brokerage who has been providing clients Australia wide with professional advice on their insurance needs since 2005. From Ballarat to Brisbane, Davenport to Darwin, Penrith to Perth, the Simplex Insurance Solutions team are proud to be bringing Business to Ballarat and helping our city stay strong.

Samantha Davies
​Founder
​Mob: 0421 140 854

sam@platypuscoworking.com.au

Platypus Coworking provides work spaces for businesses to lease short to long term with a CBD Ballarat address. Let us provide you the right environment to concentrate on your business while surrounded with like-minded individuals

at an all inclusive cost.

Laura Meyer
Insurance Broker

Mob: 0435 345 030
laura@meyerinsure.com.au

Providing peace of mind and exceptional customer experiences with every interaction. MeyerInsure is your Insurance Advocate from start to end. If you can’t trust your broker to get the best outcome possible, they haven’t done their job.

Briony Gleeson
Virtual Assistant

Mob:0411 662 675
 bgleeson@virtualfirstadmin.com

Virtual First Admin Services can provide the perfect solutions to help small businesses manage their day-to-day operations. Our services include Small Business Administration, HR & Recruitment Support, as well as Creative Design and Business Document Services.

Susan Bailey
Office Manager
10/18 Gregory St West
​Lake Gardens
Ph: 03 5368 2094
​Mob: 0429 000 715
info@baileytechnologies.com.au

Bailey Technologies are locally based Electrical, Solar and Battery, Security system and Smart Home experts. We employand train local young people, so by working with us you help support the local community.

Kellie Marshall
Virtual Assistant

Mob: 0427 576 295
kellie@administrationsolutions.com.au

Administration Solutions is a bespoke service that can provide short or long solutions to help manage and streamline your business or personal affairs.

We tailor packages on a daily, weekly, monthly or ad hoc basis dependent on requirements.

Caylene Vincent
Safety Xperts
​Mob: 0419 119 912
caylene@safetyxperts.com.au

Safety Xperts has now been operating in the Ballarat & District for 20 years helping business with their Health & Safety, Mental Health, WorkCover and most aspects of Human Resources.

Carol Morley
Business Consultant

Mob: 0413 263 836
carol@entheos.com.au

Entheos Consulting can help you realise your operational goals and strategies, by focusing organisational energy and resources through pragmatic and effective planning and delivery.

Emily Murphy
Program Manager

​Mob: 0403 584 015 
emily@womenandmentoring.org.au

Women and Mentoring (WAM) offers a unique, early intervention support to women and non-binary people (all women) who have justice system involvement, who may have been charged with a criminal offence or are at risk of offending. With the support of a trained volunteer mentor WAM empowers women to create positive change in their lives through the mentoring relationship which is built on the foundations of respect, belonging and social justice.


Alicia Vivarini 
Procurelogy
Procurement Consultant
Mob: 0412 745 505

At Procureology, we believe that all Purchasing should be made easy and the skills to manage the process should be accessible to all businesses, big or small. As a healthcare procurement specialist, we are dedicated to simplifying the purchasing process for all healthcare practices.

Genèvre Becker
Business Coach

Mob: 0411 036 240
hello@genevrecreative.au

As an accredited and experienced business coach, I work with individual and peer groups, specifically: small business owners, founders, and start-ups.

Offering 12-session programs designed to amplify business growth. To assist in building effective leadership, confidence building, audience expansion and strategies for focused business planning.

Coaching, Education & Tutoring

Lynette McClenaghan Tutoring Service

Lynette McClenaghan
Private Tutor and 
Fiction Author
Mob: 0488 602 692

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:
www.tutorfinder.com.au/tutor/lynettemcclenaghan.php

Brylee Brooks
Clear Coaching 

Recruitment | 
​Talent Acquisition

Mob: 0481 998 122 
coach@clearcoaching.com.au

Clear Coaching has always been a dream of mine and now it's a reality!
I am a Recruiter with experience working across many industries and I love helping small businesses and people land that dream role. 


I specialise in permanent placements but can assist you with temporary contractors where needed. I have filled roles in technology, banking, healthcare, legal and transport.


I can also help you build out your recruitment process so you can move away from agency usage and ensure a great candidate experience.

Christine Phillips
Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Ballarat

​Teacher, Tutor, Consultant
​56 Lydiard Street Sth, Ballarat
Mob: 0417 593 416
admin@irlenballarat.com.au

Christine is a fully qualified teacher with over 30 years’ experience. She has also tutored many children and adults who have learning difficulties. Christine is now a qualified Irlen consultant – able to diagnose and treat Irlen Syndrome - a visual processing disorder preventing bright children and adults from learning and working effectively.

Grief Coach, Grief Educator, Author, Speaker, Podcaster
Mob: 0437 911 704 

Carolyn Gower 

I help people integrate their grief into a life that once again feels meaningful and fulfilling to them, while still honouring their loved one.
One on one and group grief coaching available worldwide via zoom. In-person and online workshops/speaking available for grievers, as well as workplace grief education tailored to suit your workplace's needs.

Janette Dalgliesh 
Astrology Career Coach
 
Mob: 0404 595 601

Janette Dalgliesh helps women to pursue their true calling, free from limiting beliefs, so they can do the work of disrupting the status quo, and lead the way to a better world.
She’s an elite Certified life coach, serving an international clientele from her home in small town south-east Australia.

Her clients include physicians and poets, politicians and actors, academics and coaches, scientists and witches.

With her unique blend of neuroscience-based coaching and Jungian psychological astrology, Janette helps people dismantle the internalised systems of oppression in their own heads, and come home to themselves and their true power.

Jane Reus 
Ballarat Connect Care
 
jane.r@ballaratconnectcare.com.au

Hello and welcome! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share a bit about our services with you. We are Early Childhood specialists with a deep passion for supporting young children and their families through the various challenges life presents. With over two decades of experience, We have dedicated specialists ready to make a positive impact in the lives of children and their families.

All our specialists hold a Bachelor's Degree in either Early Childhood Education, and or relevant fields, which provides us with a solid foundation in understanding child development and educational strategies. Additionally, we are specialists in trauma-informed practice, equipping us with the knowledge and skills to work with children who have experienced adversity, trauma and autism.

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provide networking opportunities to women who own or work in businesses within Ballarat and the surrounding region. Network with other like-minded women.

Employment, Training, & Career Development Services

Margi Cousins
Ballarat Local Jobs Program Facilitator /
​BBW Chair
Mob: 0423 312 098
margi.cousins@ballarat
employmentfacilitator.com.au

Bec Ware
Ballarat Local Jobs Program Support Officer /
​BBW Vice Chair
Mob: 0413 406 030
bec.ware@ballarat
employmentfacilitator.com.au

Laura Young
Employment Consultant
Ph: 03 5332 4792 Mob: 0459 996 798

Qualify is a regional training and employment provider, specialising in delivering practical, individualised employmentservices to people facing disadvantage. We are an RTO and proud Jobs Victoria partner, providing tailored support tohelp people reach their employment goals.

Emma Murphy
​Disability Employment Service Manager

​Matchworks
​Ph: 03 4313 5600
Mob: 0472 860 628
emma.murphy@matchworks.com.au

If you have an illness, injury or disability that impacts your work, MatchWorks can support you to keep your job through Work Assist.

We work with you and your current employer to identify funding options or other support so you can remain employed. Work Assist is a no-charge service. You don’t need to receive Department of Human Services payments or have an

Employment Services Assessment to access Work Assist support.

Financial Services

Stacey Price
​Financial Coach, Accountant and Bookkeeper

​Mob: 0410 405 052
stacey@healthybusinessfinances.com.au

Healthy Business Finances is a small agency providing Financial Coaching, Management Accounting, GST and Accounting Software Training.

Kate Kennedy
MCP Financial Services
​Finance Partner - Residential Mortgage Broker

Mob: 0402 194 940
k.kennedy@mcpgroup.com.au

For over 20 years MCP have supported people looking to finance buying a home and refinancing through to morecomplicated scenarios. Our team have backgrounds in accounting, legal, financial advice and banking so we can handlea diversity of situations. MCP are your specialists in Residential, Commercial and Equipment Finance with offices inMelbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat

Zeta Locke 
Finance Broker

​Mob: 0413 701 439
zeta@resicorpfinance.com.au
Ground Floor, Flecknoe building
​124 Albert Street, Ballarat

ResiCorp Finance is a 100% family-owned non-franchised business, specialising in lending solutions. Our clientele includes a range of first homeowners, investors, families and business. We work with you and walk you through the lending process to ensure you understand all the stages and what can be expected.

Katie Yi
CommBank Home Lending Specialist

​Mob: 0455 383 165
katie.yi@cba.com.au

Achieve your home owner goals with our support. 
Whether you're looking to buy, invest or switch loans, I'm here to help you through every step.
I can provide: Budget guidance, scenario planning, free customised property reports, flexibility to suit your changing needs, simpler refinancing and home loan compassionate care.

Jae Sanders
 Finance Broker

Mob: 0410 943 338
jae@l4w.com.au

Specialising in asset finance, Loans 4 Wheels is here to help with your next purchase. From new to used, from a dealership to privately, we have a wide panel of lenders to suit.

Katrina Abrams
 Conveyancer

Ph: 03 5331 4454
​Mob: 0411 691 040

katrina@eurekaconveyancing.com.au

We offer assistance with property transactions anywhere in Victoria. Our aim is to ensure that everything is kept simpleand stress free.

Verity Duffield
 Wellbeing Counsellor

Ph: 1300 735 578
​Mob: 0408 811 738

verity.duffield@wswrcs.com.au

Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria West offers free, confidential and independent business and wellbeing support for farmers and small business owners. We have local experts who can guide you through any business challenge you may face. All industries across Victoria’s west are eligible. Getting started is easy, give us a call on 1300 735 578 today.

Elisa Elkins
 Allegra Financial

Mob: 0418 533 772
elisa@allegrafinancial.com.au

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

Health, Wellness and Medical Professionals

Kerri-Ann Batchelor
Live Life Well Counselling
Director & Counsellor

​Mob: 0493 262 748
admin@livelifewellcounselling.com.au

Counselling to support you to 

"Live Life Well". 


I am a specialist palliative care counsellor, Dementia specialist counsellor and Specialist Grief and bereavement counsellor. 


I provide safe, personalised, non-judgmental person centered, counselling to individuals, spouses, carers and their families.


My passion is empowering

individuals, couples and families to live their lives well. 

Simone James
Clinical Nutritionist
​Mob: 0448 185 080

​simone@flourishnutritionandhealth.com.au

Discover how your psyche plays a huge role in preventing you from achieving your health and weight loss goals.

Simone’s knowledge, support, guidance, recipes and friendly professional approach, will enable you to become the

better you.

Jennifer Kaess
Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA) Occuapational. Therapist
10 Errard Street Nth, Ballarat
​​
​Ph: 03 5303 0333
jennifer@restorehands.com.au

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.

Julie Murphy
Director | Phoenix Alternative  

Ph: 0474 086 574
phoenixalternative107@gmail.com

At Phoenix Alternative we specialise in Australian made and Fair trade. We have a large new age range of products consisting of crystals, oracle cards and handmade soaps, shampoo and conditioner bars and amazing natural products. We also stock a natural range of beautiful incense and good quality resins. Our team of Psychic’s and Healers are available in-store for readings. Our studio above the shop hosts a variety of wellness & spiritual development workshops.

Joanne White 
Therapist
​Mob: 0438 392 855

Joanne is a qualified Counsellor, Cuddle Therapist and Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist. Working in areas of Cultural Counselling, Mindfulness, Children/ Adolescents, Mental Health disorders, Relationships, Trauma, Behaviours, Narcissistic Abuse and conflict resolutions.

Absolute Wellbeing Mind & Body provides Counselling, Cuddle Therapy and Massage Therapy with the goal to help clients live their best lives by encouraging good health, mental and physical wellbeing. 

Services available in Ballarat, Stawell and telehealth.

Kellie Cooley
Young Living Brand Partner
​24 Groat Street, Lucas
​Mob: 0407 875 724
dksm39@gmail.com

As a Brand Partner with Young Living, I can help you make the switch to a low-tox lifestyle by finding the right product to

meet your family’s needs. Young Living’s extensive product range includes 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils,

and plant-based products for cleaning, personal care, supplements, and more.

Sigrid Pitkin
Rural Allergy Group
Nurse Practitioner
102A Drummond Street 
​Ballarat Central

Ph: 03 5330 5900
​Mob: 0413 313 687
info@ruralallergygroup.com.au

Allergy service specialising in the diagnosis and management of food allergy, eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Hayley Richards
Registered Nurse
​Iv Infused
​Mob: 0412 319 489
Hello@ivinfused.com.au

First fully mobile vitamin iv drip service in the Ballarat region, providing treatments to promote health and wellness.

Jemma Mathers 
Bloom Well-being 
Social Work | Trama Therapy
​42 Albert Street, Creswick

​Mob: 0477 110 953
jemma@bloomwell-being.com.au

Bloom (for short) was birthed into this world with passion and the intention to provide a heart-centred, meaningful and nurturing approach to standard therapy, whether short or long-term.

Bloom specialises in trauma therapy, including but not limited
to sexual abuse, family/domestic violence, spiritual abuse, childhood trauma, and so much more.

Our approach is person-centred, holistic, and compassionate.
We operate from our safe little "home" based in Creswick, which clients often regard as warm, cosy and welcoming. 

We are currently accepting new clients and would love to welcome you soon.

Louise Westrup 
Cosmetic Nurse
​Mob: 0439 336 850

Nova Injectables is a cosmetic injecting clinic specialising in dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle and lipodissolve. Each client is entitled to a complimentary initial consultation where your suitability for treatment will be assessed.

Helene Roche
Driving Miss Daisy
Director
​Mob0475 879 256
ballarat@drivingmissdaisy.com.au

At the heart of Driving Miss Daisy, we will help tackle social isolation and loneliness by staying in touch with you regularly. We offer a companionship service for
Aged Care, NDIS Participants whether it is for medical appointments, shopping trips and social outings; whatever the preference is we can tailor our service to suit clients needs

Sandi Murphy
Donor Engagement Officer
Ph5331 5555
sandi.murphy@ballaratfoundation.org.au

The Ballarat Foundation is a catalyst for positive community change by enabling philanthropic solutions to social problems. We promote socially responsible giving, engage donors, build community partnerships, deliver grants and operate programs which reduce disadvantage and encourage connection, cohesion and prosperity.

Erryn James

Ph: 0491 705 192
erryn@nurturedmotherswellbeing.com.au

Nurtured Mothers Wellbeing is a mental health service providing therapeutic support and counselling to Women, Mothers and Families. Nurtured Mothers also provides group programs including Circle of Security, Cool Little Kids, Tuning in to Teens & more.

Erryn specialises in supporting those identifying as Mothers throughout the perinatal period (preconception to 3 years post birth), and in the parenting period (when the child is up to 18 years old). Erryn can also support those struggling with reproductive health (such as PCOS, Endometriosis, and Dyspareunia) and supports young women aged 16 to 25 years old. Erryn works holistically to support mental health and overall wellbeing.

Michelle Henderson
Registered Nurse  

Ph: 0427 959 660
bodybrilliance@icloud.com

Body Brilliance provides Fat Freezing Treatments, to target and reduce stubborn body fat.

Fat Freezing a non surgical cosmetic procedure that has minimal down time, and is very effective in targeted fat reduction.

Body Brilliance staff are Registered Nurses, and use Medical Grade Equipment. Clatuu Alpha cryolipolysis machine has TGA approval - It is a medical grade device. We are focused on achieving your best results.

Laurey Sherren
Nutritionist (ANutr)
hello@nourishedeveryday.com.au


Laurey is a university qualified Nutritionist and holistic foodie, with a balanced, size inclusive approach to food and nutrition. Laurey believes in intuitive eating practices and eating wholesome and nutritious foods, without compromising the enjoyment food brings. Laurey is stimulated by various areas of nutrition which include sport, weight concerns, women’s health, environmental sustainability, public health and mental health. 

Services: 1:1 nutrition consulting, corporate and community education seminars and brand marketing and promotion.

Michelle O'Brien
Former Director

Equine Assisted Learning
​Mob: 0407 704315

shellzie27@gmail.com

Achieve Healing, Growth, Personal Breakthroughs & Increased Potential with Equine Assisted Therapy.


Laura Young
Healio Care

​Mob: 0456 969 273laura@healiocare.au

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.

Vanessa Bowen 
​Mob: 0477 163 513​
fairywrencounselling@gmail.com

Fairy Wren Counselling offers in-person and telehealth counselling services for a range of issues.

I am particularly passionate about assisting clients to manage feelings of stress, overwhelm and anxiety so that they can live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.

I provide grief and loss counselling with a person-centred approach which validates the client's unique experience of loss and allows them to move at their own pace.

I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and my practice is a safe and inclusive space for people of all sexualities and genders.
 

Carol Morley

carol@memoments.com.au

Ready to rock your midlife? Then we want to meet you!


Carol Morley is co-founder and moment maker at Me Moments Inspired, a subscription box membership for women wanting to boost their energy and confidence during their 40s and 50s.

Through a combination of monthly strengths-themed boxes, an online community of amazing women, and monthly community catch-ups, Me Moments is all about helping you connect, energise and thrive in this transformative phase of life.

If you want to get your midlife mojo back and add zest into your day-to-day, Me Moments is for you!

Dr Zali O'Dea
 Founding Director and Principal Counsellor /Educator 

Ph: 0481 328 837
inquiries@karibuanawim.com

Karibu Anawim means "Welcome to The Way of Victory".

Karibu Anawim trains, equips and nurtures individuals as well as their family members living with facial disfigurement, offering consultancy and professional development to professionals. Zali regularly presents and is involved nationally and internationally to educate relevant parties, raising awareness about the issues pertaining to living with facial disfigurement and facial eye disfigurement.

She is a survivor of a car accident as a newborn and lives with third nerve palsy. Zali thrives on helping people realise their full potential, knowing very well the limitations society places on people living with facial disfigurement. 

Dr Zali is a qualified and experienced researcher, speaker, teacher, counsellor, and mum.

Dr Kate Renshaw 
Play and Filial Therapy
​Mob: 0439 946 407​
playandfilialtherapy@gmail.com

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. 

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.

She holds registrations with BAPT (Associate Play Therapist), APPTA (RPT/S), and APT (International Professional Member).

Hospitality, Food & Beverage

Joan Miles
Director 

Ph: 4313 4949
finewine@rjmswinebar.com.au

RJM's is a family business, the 'R' being for Roger, 'J' for Joan, and 'M' for Melissa our daughter; the creative one in the kitchen. 


We have the largest range of local wines in Ballarat, and a menu of hot & cold light food.


We are open Sundays from 1-5 pm for walk ins or bookings, and from 1 pm all other days for group bookings of 20 or more. 

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Legal Services

Kathleen Neale
​Ph:
 5331 3100
kneale@bmcg.com.au

Specialising in Business Leases and Property Law.


One of Ballarat's oldest and most respected law firms Baird & McGregor incorporating Cuthberts, provides outstanding legal assistance and advice that showcases the extensive industry knowledge of our highly responsive team.

Carol Grimshaw
​Principal Lawyer/Entrepreneur
​Ph: 0450 778 633

info@grimshawlegal.com.au

Business Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Family
Property Law, Estate Planning

Our Principal Carol provides decidedly different business and personal legal advice that's tailored to meet your needsand ensure you, your business and your family are in good legal health! As a recent residential addition to Ballarat, we can't wait to get to know you.

Fiona Goodie

Lawyer &

​BBW Board Member
fgoodie@fortitudelegal.com.au

Personal Injuries Law

Fortitude Legal is a team of dedicated legal professionals who have devoted our working lives to serving regional Victorians injured on the road, at work, or on private or public property. If you are injured in such circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation and we can therefore help by guiding you through the relevant laws relating to your injury to provide advice and assistance.

Emma Maxwell
Director & Family Lawyer
​Ph: 03 7067 8496

emma@anchoredfamilylaw.com.au

Anchored Family Law is a virtual-by-design family law firm offering Australia’s only subscription-based family law service. Experienced, clever and kind family law without writing a blank cheque.

Leila Chalk
Lawyer
​Ph: 1300 892 237
hello@fortyfourdegrees.com.au

We do business your way!

We’re an Australian Law Firm promoting a nuanced, personal touch. We have the skills to simplify what is most often a complicated process. We help individuals and businesses with technology and startup law, property law including conveyancing and leasing, commercial law, civil litigation, wills, estates, bankruptcy, insolvency, criminal law, and professionals facing investigations and charges from their regulatory body.

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Ballarat Business Women
provide networking opportunities to women who own or work in businesses within Ballarat and the surrounding region. Network with other like-minded women.

Manufacturing, Construction, Trade & Civil Services

Jess Kelly
​Creative Director

Mob: 0424 645 586 

TinyOffice builds backyard studios using the HUCX Prefab System. Made in Ballarat, the HUCX Prefab building system is prefect for small studios to residential homes. Quick and affordable, we use precision manufacturing techniques to ensure the best quality buildings.

Edith Paarhammer
Marketing Manager

Ph: 5368 1999
mail@paarhammer.com.au

53 Haddon Drive
Ballan 3342

Since 1990, Paarhammer windows and doors have been setting the benchmark in energy efficiency in Australia. Outstanding quality, security and design flexibility ensures architects, developers and home-owners achieve superior results and energy ratings.

Dannielle James Director

Mob: 0437 240 813
dannielle@pipeprodrilling.com.au

Pipe Pro Directional Drilling offers a range of specialised services to provide clients with a drilling contractor that can complete the job from start to finish without the need to enlist additional sub-contractors.

Michelle Oakman
Director

Mob: 0421 872 777 

Our business started in Western Suburbs of Melbourne in 2014 we are husband and wife team. Our motto is to provide our customers great service at an affordable price.
We work with All gas types natural and LPG rain water tanks, renovations split systems burst pipes leaks and the list goes on. We're passionate about what we do.

Simone Howden
 Director
Vic Urban Plumbing

Mob: 0437 018 821 
info@vicurbanplumbing.com.au

We are a plumbing and property maintenance business, servicing Ballarat and the surrounding areas. We live and work locally and aim to provide affordable services to our community

Jennifer Hudson
Finance Manager
Ph: 5339 1000
jhudson@brimarco.com.au

Brimarco designs, engineers and manufactures specialised, purpose built and production vehicles, trailers and vehicle bodies.

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Marketing & Communications

Ashlea O'Loughlin
Digital Marketer / Advertiser
​620 Skipton Street, Redan

​Mob: 0412 018 736
ashlea@socialseason.com.au

Social Season is a digital marketing & advertising agency that helps event promoters, venues, tourism operators, and experience creators sell out tickets, fill venues, and book out calendars, months in advance.

Pina Worsley
Self Employed

Ph: 0437 457 046
pinawors@icloud.com

Expertise in
Marketing & Branding.


Previously HStudios

Shahan Campbell
​Copywriter & Content Writer

​Mob: 0433 113 454
shahan@scienceofcopy.com.au

Your ideal customers are searching the online universe to find your organisation. They’re real people seeking real solutions to their problems. They’re comparing your company’s offerings to others on the market. Most importantly,

they’re deciding to engage your business or another.
Therefore, what you say and how you say it – is crucial.

Rochelle Morris
​Video Producer

​Mob: 0407 352 875
rochelle@prefacefilms.com.au


From childhood, we are read to, and are captivated by story.
We create stories that engage an audience by captivating them through emotion. Our objective is to connect with your audience, so they have a deeper understanding of you, your business, your story.


Rochelle is an accredited video producer who is at the heart of Preface Films. She always has a welcoming presence and puts her clients at ease. Having an education background, Rochelle is a great communicator who will be able to find the right style of production, for your business needs.

Stacey Franklin
Copywriter
​Franklin Copywriting

​Mob: 0400 130 989
stacefranklin@outlook.com

Stacey Franklin is a freelance copywriter who uses creativity and critical thinking to help businesses develop their brand and connect better with their customers. Whether it’s through refining your communications strategy, writing words for your website or proofreading your existing material, Stacey can deliver compelling content and promote what you do best.

Bianca Brehaut
Graphic Designer
Bianca Brehaut Design
​Mob: 0400 833 920
hello@biancabrehautdesign.com

Lauren Smith
 Digital Marketing Specialist
​Localsearch

​Mob: 0408 341 245 
lauren.smith@localsearch.com.au

The local in Localsearch is not just for name’s sake. While many things have changed since our beginnings in 1993, one thing certainly has not — ensuring our people are local and passionate about helping Aussie businesses.


Working with Localsearch means you partner with a local Digital Marketing Specialist. When you call our head office, you speak to our team here in Queensland. Even our IT and support crew are on the beautiful Gold Coast. This will never change.

We’re real people helping real people. In our TV commercials, you see real Australian business owners we help. On our social media, you’ll see the faces of our team.

It’s one of the many reasons why 28,000+ Australian businesses trust Localsearch with their online presence.

Lauren Carter
​The Plain English School

At The Plain English School, I help small business owners in regional and rural Australia make their content easier to understand for their clients and customers.

Caroline Fredericks
Photographer
​Ph: 9390 9466
info@sunflowerimaging.com

Warm, friendly and professional photographic studio, based in Ballarat, servicing greater Melbourne and surrounds. 

Sunflower Imaging specialise in bespoke products that you’ll be proud to display in your home.

Transforming ordinary pictures into extraordinary memories.


Warm, friendly and professional photographic studio, based in Ballarat, servicing greater Melbourne and surrounds. Sunflower Imaging specialise in bespoke products that you’ll be proud to display in your home.


Transforming ordinary pictures into extraordinary memories.

Jackie Pipe
DDSN Interactive

Mob: 0423 873 294

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.

Ebony Ebenwaldner
Ebony & Ivory Marketing Services

Mob: 0400 846 099
ebony@ebonyivorymarketing.com.au

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!


Jess Kelly
​The Design Dept
Mob: 0424 645 586

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 & Property Services

Yvonne Jackson
CEO & Director
​Ph: 5320 9300
ballarat@barryplant.com.au

Christine Browning​
​Independent 
Vendor Coach
​Mob: 0407 590 085
christine@vencoach.com.au

I have been in the real estate industry for over 12 years and sold over $120,000,000 of real estate. My own business is Independently guiding people through what can be a stressful & challenging time when it comes to thinking about

selling. You may need help with selecting an agent or you may already be on the market. I can help you navigate the process of selling your home and alleviate the stress at the same time.

Elizabeth Minogue​
​Real Estate Agent
​Mob: 0466 985 391

liz@minogueandco.com.au

Locally owned and operated real estate company with a strong focus on community engagement.

Chloe Binek
Interior Designer
​Mob:
0409518920
chloe@designsbychloe.net

I’m Chloe, a mother of two little ones and a huge interiors fan.
My aim is to help homeowners like you, create a space that reflects your needs and design style. Whether you're looking to upgrade a single room or embark on a full-scale home renovation, Designs by Chloe is here to help.
Based in Linton, I service regional Victoria, plus Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

Retail Businesses

Leanne Stork
Ballarat Embroidery 
Team & Workwear

​​Mob: 0439 301 911
leanne@ballaratembroidery.com.au

We have been looking after Valued Clients with Product Knowledge & Supply for 30 years.

Turnaround time is usually 2 weeks ish , we pride ourselves on being........ Spot on.... On Time.... Everytime !!

Natalie Illingworth
Director & Founder
​Raven Collective 
Services & Training
Mob: 0410 708 176
n.illingworth@msn.com

Raven Collective is and online gifting service that employs women who have experienced Domestic Violence. The women enter a 10-week training program that provides readiness to work skills along with practical hands-on experience. We then work with local organisations to find ongoing employment or education opportunities.  

Leah Haynes
Chandler & Retail Store Owner
206 Albert Street Sebastopol
Mob: 0438 302 540
info@miaandtalbot.com.au

A Candle and Retail Shop specialising in gifts for all occasions. Mia & Talbot supports local makers of artisan products,with Australia wide delivery and same day local Hamper Delivery.

Feature Your Business Here!
​Become a member today.
​Learn more . . .

Ballarat Business Women
provide networking opportunities to women who own or work in businesses within Ballarat and the surrounding region. Network with other like-minded women.

Sports, Entertainment & Arts 

Belinda Glass
Chief Executive Officer
Ph: 5334 6273
info@ballaratturfclub.com.au

The Ballarat Turf Club (BTC) is a leading thoroughbred racing and training centre in Victoria with more than 50 trainers and almost 500 horses utilising facilities on a daily basis. The Thoroughbred Racing Industry is a significant employer with more than 600 people directly employed in the industry in the Central Highlands. Alongside outstanding training facilities, BTC hosts more than 30 race meetings annually with the feature event on the calendar being the Sportsbet Ballarat Cup.

Annie Alexander
Business Manager
​Mob: 0402 772 605 
ab@alexanderracing.com.au

Along with my husband, Archie, we run a racehorse training business in Ballarat. We have around 60 horses and 30 employees.

Brianna Jones
​Bespoke Balloons Ballarat 

Mob: 0429 362 762
hello@bespokeballoonsballarat.com.au

Bespoke Balloons Ballarat is your one stop event decorating shop from structures and garlands to helium bunches and neon signs. No event is too big or too small and can cater to any idea your mind creates.


We service the Ballarat and surrounding areas for all types of events from birthday and engagements to club balls and weddings. Specialising in structures and balloon garlands with the colour choices being endless.

Aimee Carroll
​Founder Aimee Carroll Singing
​Private Teacher of Singing and Performing Arts (IBCLC & RN1)
aimeecarrollmusic@gmail.com
Mob: 0402 279 633

Private music expression mentor, registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
I offer private classes in music expression classes for all ages. My classes are student led and focus on self expression rather than the achieving perfection in singing, dancing or acting. I also offer private home visits to new parents who need help with all infant feeding challenges. I can assess for tongue tie and support families with the challenges associated with poor tongue function.

Erin Robinson
​The Art Club Hub 

Mob: 0403 435 443
theartclubhub@gmail.com

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!

Feature Your Business Here!
​Become a member today.
​Learn more . . .

Ballarat Business Women
provide networking opportunities to women who own or work in businesses within Ballarat and the surrounding region. Network with other like-minded women.

Travel & Accomodation

Kesh Manton
Business Development Manager
​BBW Board Member
​Ph: 8580 3000
​Mob: 0411 105 927
sales.ballaratstation@questapartments.com.au

Quest Ballarat Station offers a stunning new accommodation experience for business and leisure travellers to Ballarat.

Cuddles & Care
Pet & House Sitting Service
​Melissa Thurley
​Mob: 0401800672 
thurleymelissa@gmail.au

I am a registered pet and house sitter, looking after all kinds of animals in there home environment. This is less stressful to your pets than being put into an environment they are not use to. I care and love your pets as if they were my own with lots of love cuddles and care.

Margie Thow
​MTA Travel
​Mobile Travel Agents 

Mob: 0481 140 558
mthow@mtatravel.com.au

I am a fully licenced and accredited travel consultant and provide a mobile service out of my home based office in Ballarat and I am available to clients to contact me directly. 


I can assist with all aspects of worldwide travel including airfares, transfers, hotels, day tours and extended touring, walking and cycling holidays, Cruises-Ocean and River, Rail journeys, car hire and travel insurance. 


You will have the benefit of booking at a time that suits you with an experienced and dedicated travel expert who will tailor your travel arrangements to create an experience specially designed with you in mind. It's personal for me-every client, every detail, every time.

Kylee Ellerton
Owner

kylee.ellerton@fftravel.com.au

Winners of the Commerce Ballarat Small Business Awards in 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 with to ensure they get the dream holiday they were hoping for.

1013 Sturt St is now the home of Frank Ford Travel and AOK transfers. AOk transfers is for all your transfers needs to/from the airport or cruise terminal.

Their motto is "If you book your travel online, YOU are the Travel Agent"

Look for the flags they are still flying!