Small business group formed
The City of Karratha has appointed members to be a part of the Small Business Advisory Group.
Twelve members were elected and formed a cross-section of business sectors throughout the City of Karratha including KBSS manager Anouska Angrove, local GP Martin Kumar, McDonald’s Karratha owner Clayton McIntosh, Empire 6714 director Tanya Argent and many more.
The advisory group was formed under the Small Business Development Corporation’s Small Business Friendly Local Governments Initiative, which aims to help build stronger relationships between small businesses and local governments.
The initiative recognises local governments who are working to support their small businesses communities.
WA Small Business Commissioner David Eaton said small businesses played a vital role in all communities, especially those in the regions.
“They provide local employment opportunities, and in many cases create the amenity that makes a suburb or town an attractive place to live and invest,” he said.
“Small businesses also make a significant contribution to the local economy and can create a sense of vibrancy, which attracts people to live and work in that region.” Mr Eaton said it was very encouraging to hear the City of Karratha had formed the advisory group.
“By improving communication and engagement between small businesses and their local government, concerns can be raised, changes can be made and new initiatives introduced at the local community level, to the benefit of both parties,” he said.
“We wish it every success.”
WA Small Business Commissioner David Eaton.