OUR PURPOSE
We are a group of industry exclusive business people who share ideas, make new business connections and where possible provide qualified client referrals. Our group’s internal client/customer referral conversion rate is well above 80% and we meet fortnightly at 7.30am for a fun networking breakfast. Feel free to come along as a guest to see how we work together.

CONTACTS
For more details please call either Tim Brady on 0412 468 426 or Darren Leach on 0417 296 452

OUR MEMBERS

Telecommunications Products & Services
ECT Connect - Steve Hipsley

Web Site Design, Development & Print Management
Exact Communications - Frank Schadeberg

Financial Planning
RI Advice - Tim Brady

IT Support Services
WhizNet IT - Alex Hayes

Human Resources Services
Impact HR - Therese Ravell

Key Accounting & Taxation
Ojdana Skovrlj

Real Estate Agent
First National - Darren Leach

 

Marketing / PR / Publishing
Affinity Marketing - Brianna Power

Mortgage Broker - Finance
Smartline - Odette Shahnazari

Personal Training
GottaBeFit - Luiz Leal

Landscaping
Design In Green - Louise Hislop

Osteopath
The Willow Clinic - Vanessa Fisher

Soliciltors
Medcalf Grant Lawyers - Karen-Anne Nathan

Executive, Business & Talent Coaching
GAIA Coaching - Susanne Rauer

BUSINESS PROFILES

ECT Connect has been operating for 25 years. The business is involved in telephone retail sales, product distribution and importation of telephone equipment & services. Our company offices are based in Belrose, Sydney in the Austlink Corporate Business Park. We sell & maintain our products, installations & services to a growing customer base throughout Australia.

Product Range
ECT Connect offers an extensive range of products & services which includes:

1.  Telephone Systems                     
2.  Payphones                              
3.  Telephone Handsets & Cordless      
4.  Special Needs Telephones
5.  Telephone Headsets 
6.  Music on Hold – Digital Players
7.  Hotel & Hospitality Phones
8.  Emergency & Lift Phones
 

ECT Connect is professionally equipped to discuss our client’s communication requirements in order to assist them to make a valuable decision based upon our company expertise & on going relationships with our strategic business partners.

Contact: Steve Hipsley
Tel: 9986 1555
Mob: 0414 229 222
Website: www.ectconnect.com.au
Email: steve@ectconnect.com.au

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Exact Communications Pty Ltd has been providing services in Sydney since 1999. We provide design, web development and print services for businesses.

Web Development
We produce web sites that are both up-to-date and functional in design and in their technical aspects. We create menu systems that work well for your particular design and application. All our web sites are coded such that they can be updated by yourselves if neccessary. During the development you are able to view a number of drafts and all final functions are fully tested to ensure that the site functions well once launched.

Design
Any design task would be tailored to suite your particular communication objectives and we would make sure that all colours and corporate identities are incorporated.

Print
We have quality print solutions for your lithographic (standard printing) needs. Quotations can be supplied fairly quickly and without obligation. All printing and paper stocks are of the highest standards.

Contact: Frank Schadeberg
Tel: 9453 1476
Mob: 0412 628 913
Website: www.exactcom.com.au
Email: info@exactcom.com.au

Tim Brady is the co-principal of RI Advice (incorporating RetireInvest) Brookvale which is a firm that has been providing quality financial planning advice since 1979. After working in the head office since 1992, Tim established the Brookvale office with another experienced adviser in 2006.

We can assist clients with;
Strategic Planning Advice for Individuals
Tax Effective Investment, Super & Pension Solutions
Personal Risk Insurance - Protecting your Income & Wealth
Family Succession Planning & Estate Planning Strategies

Examples of some of the clients we have helped;

Accumulators of Wealth
Singles or couples who need to increase long term savings while at the same time protect their income and family assets. We ensure that super and non super strategies, such as shares, property & managed funds, are considered as well as checking the correct ownership of assets for tax planning and reducing potential liabilities. In terms of superannuation we can advise on most types of funds including Self Managed Super Funds.

Pre-Retirement Planning
Clients who are looking at maximising their financial position prior to reducing or ceasing working hours. Strategies such as Transition to Retirement may be used to tax effectively boost super savings by thousands of dollars.

Retirement Income
People no longer working need to replace their employment income with a steady tax effective alternative. By structuring an income producing portfolio in line with a client's objectives we can provide peace of mind so they can enjoy their retirement years. We also try to ensure assets are passed on to beneficiaries in the most tax efficient way possible via family succession planning.

Contact: Tim Brady
Tel: 9938 3833
Mob: 0412 468 426
Website: www.ribrookvale.com.au
Email: tim@ribrookvale.com.au

 

Who is WhizNet IT?
WhizNet IT is a business located in Sydney's Northern Beaches that supplies business IT support services and IT support contracts to small to medium sized companies.

What does WhizNet IT aim to provide?
Our aim is to provide IT Support Services for businesses who have in the past had a poor choice. With over 10 years experience in IT and IT based degree educated staff we are confident that we can provide you a high quality and professional IT support service without the high costs usually associated with other IT support companies.

We have vast experience in providing network designs, IT security including firewalls and latest anti-virus software and advice on all aspects of IT including IT consultancy on all areas of IT found in your business, but importantly we provide this without the technical jargon so you can understand what we are offering and why it is of benefit to you.

WhizNet IT Services:

  • Online and Onsite desktop, printer and server support
  • Internet and networking installations and maintenance
  • Internet and network security
  • Application and software development
  • Database development and maintenance
  • Website design and building
  • Domain registration and website hosting

Why should you choose to work with WhizNet IT?
With our high quality remote support systems and our unrivalled commitment to customer service, WhizNet IT is the closest thing to having your own in-house IT Support.

In A Nutshell:
WhizNet IT offers:

  • a one-stop shop for all your business IT support
  • an unrivalled commitment to customer service
  • a flexible approach to IT problem-solving
  • professional IT advice - without the jargon

We provide the hardware and software along with the knowledge and experience to bring your business to the cutting edge.

Contact: Alex Hayes
Tel: 8898 9232
Mob: 0415 555 023
Website: whiznet.com.au
Email: support@whiznet.com.au

Impact HR is passionate about your business’ people, performance and profitability. Its objective is to ensure that business owners/managers can spend more time doing the things that they enjoy and the business needs because the people in their organisations have the right knowledge, skills, support and motivation to achieve the desired business outcomes.

This may be achieved in a number of different ways including Strategic Planning facilitation, strategic HR planning to meet current and further growth needs, outsourcing HR functions to Impact HR, being the HR mentor for members of the team as they implement their own systems or a combination of solutions to achieve the desired outcomes.

By establishing a solid HR foundation through developing policies & procedures, coaching both managers and employees for performance management and/or improvement, establishing systems appropriate for the size/industry/complexity of the organisation and providing education/ training to support the goals, Impact HR is able to support the enhancement of the work environment and give managers more time to focus on the business.

Contact: Therese Ravell
Tel: 9907 6837
Mob: 0410 60 5936
Website: www.impacthr.com.au
Email: info@impacthr.com.au


Regardless of whether your business is small, large, established or just starting up good accounting advice is essential to ensure all your lodgements are up to date, you minimise your tax bill and have up to date information for your decision making. 

We are a firm of pro-active accountants located on the Sydney’s Northern Beaches with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm and personalised hands-on service of a small firm.

We like to get to know you and your business, we return your calls, are helpful, informal, come to you and provide explanations in plain English.

Our Taxation services include:

  • Preparation and lodgement of tax returns
  • Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT returns)
  • Pre-June review
  • Tax planning and strategies
  • Capital Gains advice and planning
  • Preparation and lodgement of activity statements (BAS and IAS)
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • PAYG Instalments and tax withholding compliance

Our business services include:

Accounting:

  • Formation of companies, partnerships, trusts and sole trader businesses
  • Preparation of annual and half yearly financial statements and management reports
  • Bookkeeping as part of our accounting services including cloud/live accounts (MYOB)
  • MYOB Set up and training

Corporate Services

  • Annual Company Statements
  • Company registration/deregistration
  • Share issue/restructure
  • Address /officeholder changes

Contact: Ojdana Skovrlj
Mobile: 0415 208 218
Tel/Fax: 8068 0344
Website: keyaccountingandtaxation.com.au
Email: ojdana@keyaccountingandtaxation.com.au


An experienced licensed Real estate agent Darren is now a Director and owner of First National Frenchs Forest.

With a plethora of different real estate brands in Australia and New Zealand - why choose a First National agent? At First National nothing gets in the way of you and your needs. Whether you are buying or selling, you will always be treated as our top priority.

Our commitment - We Put You First – says it all
The First National Real Estate network exists specifically to deliver on this promise. By choosing First National, you will be selecting a professional who understands your priorities and is backed by industry leading marketing systems, technologies and quality standards.

Local Knowledge
All First National Real Estate offices are selected based upon their ethical standing and superior knowledge of their locality.

Guarantee of Superior Customer Service
Our commitment is to always provide the highest standards of customer service to our clients. To deliver such standards, selected First National Real Estate offices have implemented a Best Practice Quality Assurance System that leaves nothing to chance.

With around 500 offices across Australia and New Zealand, First National Real Estate combines local knowledge with national strength to be at the forefront of real estate.

Darren Leach
Frenchs Forest
Tel: 9451 4166
Website: www.fnfrenchsforest.com.au
Email: darren@fnfrenchsforest.com.au


Affinity Marketing is a full service boutique marketing agency, based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Our skills in strategic marketing, written communications, great design and generating media exposure improve our clients’ business image and profile. We specialise in marketing and positioning your business online, building relationships with key partners and alliances, and aligning marketing activities with your overall business growth objectives. 

Services include:

  • Marketing strategy and plans
  • Public relations campaigns
  • Website design and development
  • Online marketing strategy & implementation
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Social media & email marketing
  • Brand development & graphic design
  • Copywriting
  • Investor communications
  • Editorial and publishing services
  • Outsourced marketing management
How can Affinity Marketing help your business?

Our clients come to us because we offer a tailored service that suits the needs of each, regardless of revenue, marketing budget or size. We work with organizations in a broad range of industries, from retail to manufacturing, financial services to not-for-profit. We also have specific marketing experience in positioning organisations for investor funding and growth.

You want to know the company you’re entrusting with your brand has extensive marketing consultancy experience, servicing businesses large and small. You want to know we’re big enough to hit major home runs for you, yet boutique enough to promise you a single point of contact.

You want to be assured of plain English explanations regarding the ‘how, what, where, when and why’ of cutting edge technologies, as well as no-nonsense explanations of traditional media and how they can further your communication goals. 

You want all the bells and whistles available, but not thrown in for the sake of it. You want a strategy that speaks to the heart of your audience, not a marketing plan full of the latest communication gizmos and gadgets ‘just because’. And you want cost effective!

You want your customers to hear your voice and see your business, not just more white noise. We hear you.

Affinity Marketing was founded in 2008, and operates with a small dedicated team of specialists in PR, copywriting, online marketing, website development, seo and graphic design.

Contact: Brianna Power
Tel: 02 8034 2550
Mob: 0403 904 912 
Website: www.affinitymarketing.com.au
Email: info@affinitymarketing.com.au
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Your Chatswood Mortgage Broker
Odette's service commitment is second to none. At Smartline, we work with our clients to ensure they understand their options, know exactly how much they can borrow and ensure they choose the right loan and the right lender to suit their needs.

We've helped hundreds of clients since we opened. In fact over 85% of our business comes as a result of recommendation from past clients. Find out for yourself why we are so highly regarded.

About Odette:
I have been in banking and finance industry since 1994, including management of flagship branches of the Commonwealth Bank. Having banking background and knowing all the ins and outs of the industry, combined with two decades of experience, I feel this enables me to give my clients the best possible advice.

I joined Smartline in 2009 and live in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. My office is based in Chatswood but I travel anywhere to fit with my clients’ needs.

About you:
Buying a home is a landmark experience in your life and my role as your mortgage adviser is critical in enabling you to buy your property.

We understand that getting a home loan or refinance in today’s environment can sometimes seem stressful and uncomfortable.

That’s why we’re committed to making things easier and all “about you”, not us.
We believe in getting it right the first time, every time.
Whether this is your first time buying a home, or purchasing an investment property, or simply looking at refinancing to save money, I am available to provide professional advice to expedite the transaction.

Everyone says they are different:
It is not enough to say I am different, I want to prove it. To be sure we get it right, I check in with my clients often. I am not satisfied unless you are.

I guide my clients through the entire process from the start, so the power of information is in their hands.

Contact: Odette Shahnazari
Mob: 0421 061 565
Website: www.smartline.com.au/odettes
Email: odettes@smartline.com.au


GottaBeFit is a personal training studio, family owned and operated. We specialise in tailored made exercises programs, healthy lifestyle and nutritional solutions to enhance fitness, vitality and well-being of all our clients. We believe so much on our unique approach that we guarantee results.
Every GottaBeFit client is a VIP client and enjoys:

  • Guarantee results
  • Personalized attention
  • Professionals tailored made training

We want what you want. We are here to make sure you reach your health and fitness goals.
So if you want to:

  • Be physically and mentally fit to do whatever you want
  • Wear summer suit with confidence and pride
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy and desirable body
  • Have plenty of energy to fully play with your children
  • Feel great and alive
  • Age wiser and younger
  • Be the best that you can be.

Then GottaBeFit will help you reach your goals quickly and with lasting results.

Contact: Luiz Leal
Tel: 8095 0302
Mob: 0432 500 973
Website: http://www.gottabefit.com.au
Email: luiz@gottabefit.com.au

Since 1991, Design In Green has been a trendsetter in landscape design and contruction on the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Landscape designer, Steve Hislop and his team have been creating cutting-edge gardens from Curl Curl and Freshwater to Avalon, Newport, Palm Beach, Mosman and Wahroonga, Hunters Hill and everywhere in between, for over 20 years.

Based in North Curl Curl, Steve Hislop and his partner Louise have made a conscious decision to remain a small, tight-knit business with a steady, professional team. This enables us to give personal service and to keep high levels of quality assurance on each project. We have qualified, professional staff and we are members of the LNA  Landscape NSW and ACT (formerly LCA - Landscape Contractors Association)

At Design In Green, we have

  • an extensive plant and material knowledge
  • well established contacts in the garden and landscape supply industry
  • all the latest improvements, innovations and trends in the exciting world of landscape gardening and landscape construction.
  • well-established relationships with all our subcontractors, so we can guarantee great service for your whole job.

Contact: Louise Hislop
Mob: 0415 232 380
Tel: 9938 6114
Website: www.designingreen.com.au
Email: info@designingreen.com.au



We provide Osteopathic and Cranial Osteopathic treatment to Allambie and surrounding suburbs of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We have an experienced osteopath who is dedicated and patient-centred. She has a caring and friendly approach and believes that the patient’s individual needs are of primary importance.

Benefits of choosing the Willow Clinic, we endeavour to:

  • give you the answers you need
  • give good advice that could prevent further complications and surgery
  • give tips that can save you time, effort and pain in your everyday life
  • put the spring back in your step to enjoy life with your family
  • save you money and time through early treatment intervention

Why Choose the Willow Clinic?

  1. Dr Vanessa Fisher is an experienced and caring osteopath who has obtained the highest osteopathic qualifications from the UK.
  2. Appointment times are flexible and are easy to book via phone or by submitting a preferred appointment using our website tool.
  3. Health fund rebates are available at the clinic. Your consultation is carried out in a bright, clean, fully air-conditioned private room.
  4. We are only a short distance from a number of bus stops and there is also plenty of free parking directly outside the clinic and in surrounding roads.

Our osteopathic treatments at The Willow Clinic are the perfect solution for not only relieving the pain, but also finding the root of the problem. For more information or to book an appointment, please call:

Contact: Vanessa Fisher
Tel: 9938 1090
Mob: 0447 120 819
Email: vanessa@thewillowclinic.com.au
Website: www.thewillowclinic.com.au



Medcalf Grant was established by Bob Medcalf and Philippa Grant in 2007 and is based in the heart of Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. From its humble beginnings, Medcalf Grant has grown into one of the largest firms on the Northern Beaches today. Medcalf Grant now has 3 Solicitor Directors and in excess of 10 staff.

In 2010, Medcalf Grant acquired the practice of Alex Mijovich & Associates and in 2014, was joined by one of Manly’s best known solicitors, Ian Rolfe.

Medcalf Grant is a law firm with a difference. Each member of our team is local to the Northern Beaches and takes great pride in their local community. We offer highly experienced solicitors and a young firm enthusiasm.

Karen joined Medcalf Grant in 2012 and was appointed as a Solicitor Director in 2013. Her areas of expertise include commercial and civil litigation, criminal law and family law.

Prior to joining Medcalf Grant, Karen worked at KPMG and a mid-tier law firm located in the CBD where she gained more than 6 years’ experience in commercial and civil litigation, debt recovery, family law and criminal law. Karen regularly appears in hearings, sentences and mentions in the Local and District Courts of New South Wales.

Contact: Karen-Anne Nathan
Tel: 02 9976 0231
Website: www.mglegal.com.au
Email: karen@mglegal.com.au

… be the change you want to see … ‘Mahatma Gandhi’

You are smart, diligent and always giving your best? You are over-performing and still not feeling as if you are getting anywhere? Dancing between feeling overwhelmed and procrastination in regards to the topics close to your heart? Not really knowing why? Feeling this deep desire to grow and maybe to make a difference?

If this resonates with you, then coaching will definitely help you to accelerate your results. The door is open, just reach out when you are ready to take the next step.

I am passionate about helping successful executives, high-performing talents and business owners, who feel a little stuck in their career, relationship, or in life and are disconnected from what is really important in life; business people who are experiencing self-sabotage, a lack of clarity, self-belief or confidence and therefore procrastinating.
Together we will work out a successful and effective way forward.
My coaching purpose is to be of service to support and inspire my clients to become the successful conscious leader, living their full potential, getting the results they want.

Susanne is one of the rare people who is inspired to go above and beyond. She is a conscious and multiple award-winning natural leader in her field. Her 22 years of experience range from providing consulting, training, mentorship, coaching and leadership to individuals and teams, as well as senior management of medium size to large corporations. As an experienced and passionate public speaker, Susanne has developed and delivered many training courses and presented at various conferences like the ‘Gartner CIO Summit’. She uses her passion to inspire people to think and work differently. She advocates the combination of operational, short-term and strategic, long-term benefits.
Susanne is passionate about people and has the gift to create a safe environment where her clients can be themselves and explore unconventional ways forward to exceed expectations and see the results they want to see in their life faster. Susanne believes that all answers and our true potential lies within.

Contact: Susanne Rauer
Mob: 0405 447 663
Website: www.GAIAcoaching.com.au
Email: grow@GAIAcoaching.com.au