The Wanneroo Business Association (WBA) is a reputable not-for-profit organisation, with more than 20 years’ experience in supporting and representing businesses.
Founded by a passionate group of people in 1999, the WBA is now recognised as the premier business association North of the River, with an ever-growing and active community of over 440 members, from 86 suburbs across Perth.
WBA membership allows you to:
- Network, generate leads and share your knowledge
- Promote your business and gain an online presence>
- Learn and upskill to grow your business
- Connect, support and collaborate with other local businesses
- Be heard at Local, State and Federal Government levels
The Wanneroo Business Association (WBA) was incorporated in August 1999 by a group of business people with the task of looking after the interests of the newly formed City of Wanneroo local authority.
The new association drew on a long history of the Wanneroo Chamber of Commerce formed in the early 1970s, which worked collaboratively with the Shire of Wanneroo. The steering committee charged with establishing a new representative body chose the "Business Association" model over other models including a chamber of commerce because a business association better reflected the local business community.
The WBA soon became a powerful advocate for the needs of business, and to this day, regularly tackles issues which inhibit the expansion of business within the City of Wanneroo. Issues include infrastructure, such as rail and road, telephone, broadband and power supply as well working collaboratively with the City of Wanneroo on projects including skills development and business security.
More than 20 years later, the WBA is stronger than ever with over 440 members. The organisation is led by a voluntary Board of Management, but has grown to employ two dedicated full-time staff. Feedback and consultation has allowed us to build a range of business support services to ensure we remain relevant and can continue to keep our finger on the pulse of the business community.
Pascoe Partners Accountants
Hi, I’m Steven Windsor, a Chartered Certified Accountant with almost 20 years’ experience, currently working as a Business Advisory Manager for Pascoe Partners Accountants. Following an eight year career in the Inland Revenue in England, I moved into International Corporate Services in the Isle of Man, where I spent over 12 years providing company & trust formations, corporate director services, finance & banking, accounting & tax and business advisory services to international based clients before moving to Australia in 2012.
As a Business Advisor, I am passionate about working with businesses owners on planning, strategy and problem solving to enable them to overcome their challenges in order to grow and meet their dreams and goals, both business and personal. I find that I need to be both a Consultant and a Coach. It is very rare that I meet a business owner that doesn’t need both. Business owners hardly ever ask for coaching at the start. They ask for consulting such as practical advice and brainstorming, but whilst searching to find solutions and map out a strategy, a small business owner will stumble unless they do both the personal development work and the business development work that leads to success. This is the part of my work I enjoy the most. I find great satisfaction helping my clients find the answers to their success and business challenges within themselves and find that I work as much with a business owner’s mindset as I do with the practical logistics of running a business.
I joined the Wanneroo Business Association because I wanted to help the businesses of my local community. My time as a member has been a fantastic journey, meeting so many wonderful people. Lauren, Kellie, and the board members have done an amazing job transforming the WBA into what it is today and it is such an honour to become a bigger part of it’s future by joining the Board of Management. I believe there are exciting times ahead for the WBA and it’s members!
Throughout my life I have always had a need to help people, whether it has been in my work or my personal life.
I am a palliative care volunteer at Bethesda Hospital helping those facing the most challenging part of their lives, dealing with life limiting conditions.
I am director on the board of Kingsway Community Bank helping the customers of Bendigo change lives by returning its profits to the community and more recently I joined the board of PTSD Research Foundation WA who aiming to be the world’s leading research and educational centre of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.
Eye For Recruitment Pty Ltd
Hi, I’m Kasia Mieczkowski the Managing Director of Eye For Recruitment.
From growing up working within the family run automotive business, to commencing a career in a top tier international accounting firm within their Business Advisory division as a Tax Accountant, and now being a business owner who has worked within the recruitment space for over a decade I have always been passionate about helping people and seeing businesses grow with the right people and systems in place.
Working in the Recruitment space and having the opportunity to work within & alongside a varied range of business size operations has given me a strong insight into the needs and struggles of businesses on a day-to-day basis, and the positive impact that having the right people working for them can have.
Having worked within senior recruitment positions for over a decade within the Perth market, I have also had an excellent amount of industry insight and opportunity to learn about and not only know the market, but also the importance of a supportive network of professionals around you. On the search for an active “Business Family” I joined the WBA after attending one of our famous “coffee catchups” and leaving the event smiling after meeting many friendly & supportive faces.
Having been an active member for several years and seeing how well organised & professionally run the Association is, as well as the support that is provided to the business community within it, when looking to give back and support a community I am passionate about WBA was front of mind. I had the pleasure of joining the Board in 2019 and was privileged to be voted into the role of Vice President in 2020.
When I’m not busy working you will find me spending time with family & friends (including my fur-kids), going for long scenic drives with my hubby, dreaming about my next exciting holiday adventure (or planning it), and of course attending many fantastic events run through the WBA.
Eye For Recruitment is a Flat Fee Recruitment Consultancy based in Perth that specialises in helping businesses find the right people to join their teams across a variety of industries and positions.
Hi, I’m Rebecca Turnor, I’m a marketing and communications professional with over 7 years’ experience working across multiple sectors, public, private and not-for-profit.
I found my passion for small business when I started working with Business Station, a not-for-profit provider of enterprise development services to businesses across WA, QLD, and NT. In this role I was able to work directly with small business owners across a wide range of industries, which has allowed me to learn firsthand about the challenges facing the sector currently.
Now with Plumbing Bros, I’m a firm believer in continual learning and development, so I’m always looking for new ways to provide training to make it easier for people to access, understand and benefit from.
I joined the WBA for a number of reasons, but mostly because I want to get more involved in the local Wanneroo business community. As a member, I’ve enjoyed attending networking events and meeting so many wonderful people. Now as a board member, I look forward to being involved in planning and shaping what will be an exciting future for the WBA!
In my spare time, I love sport! I’ve played AFL at state level, basketball, netball, and soccer. I’ve coached a junior netball team and volunteered for a number of my local sports clubs. Now, you’ll find me training in my local boxing gym throughout the week, swimming at Aquamotion or playing netball at Kingsway on Saturdays.
Therapy on Wheels
Hi, I’m Andy and I am all about being the voice of difference, looking outside the square, and simply doing what you love, so I try to lead by example whether it’s promoting a client’s product, helping out a new business or sharing the exploits of my alter-ego (Drag racing driver / motorsport enthusiast). Starting out over 35 years ago as an apprentice in newspapers, I progressed through to being the Art Director of a large agency before I decided that I really just wanted to get back to hands on design. I’ve now been a solopreneur for AndyK Design for over 13 years providing businesses with my experience and skills in both print & digital graphic design, illustration and customised branding.
When I’m not creating, I’m either driving or on show with my highly customised 707hp drag racing Mercedes Benz for my charity Therapy on Wheels Inc. This one of a kind charity race car is used to promote awareness of physical and mental wellbeing of cancer patients and their families, as well as providing therapeutic relief through adrenaline charged passenger rides on the race track.
As a huge advocate for the work that WBA does for local business, I will often be found at their networking catch ups. Just look out for the bright shirt and pink hair, I am always approachable for a chat.
Hi i’m Agatha da Fonseca, and I am the Owner and Lead Consultant at Execute Marketing.
A little bit about me – I’ve been working in Marketing for over 15 years kicking off my career at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA – which was all about supporting business – big & small. Over the years I’ve worked with large international and national companies, as well as small and medium business – and here I found my passion, supporting businesses thrive.
With Execute Marketing, I currently work with a variety of SMEs in industries including manufacturing, events, retail, financial services, landscaping & hospitality and have clients based from Two Rocks to Mandurah. I provide marketing strategy and advice, marketing services and training for businesses. I aim to help small and medium business grow and give business owners time back to work on their core business. Working closely with these clients gives me a really great insight into the challenges and needs of business – not just the marketing ones.
I am a proud advocate for what the WBA does – without them my business may not exist! I am excited to support businesses and members within my role on the board of the WBA.
When I’m not working, I am kept very busy as a mum of two boys, but love to travel (my favourite place is Spain!) cook, entertain – and may be slightly Christmas obsessed.
First Class Accounts Wanneroo
Hi, I’m Niamh, one of the directors of First Class Accounts – Wanneroo.
After 16 years in hospitality management, I decided it was time for a career change and completed my Cert 4 in bookkeeping.
I have definitely found where I belong. My passion lies with helping business owners understand how their bookkeeping works and how to make it as simple and less stressful as possible.
I have been an active member of the WBA since we started First Class Accounts – Wanneroo (2016) and I have loved being involved and meeting many of the members. That is what encouraged me to nominate for the Board. I want to be able to give back to this great community and also be involved in the future of it.
When I am not working, I love spending time 4wding and camping, as well as being creative with photography.
I’m Russell Sumner, Principal of Shield Law.
I have practiced law and been in business in England, Victoria and Western Australia since 2000.
I was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2010, the High Court of Australia in 2011 and the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2021.
I obtained my Law Degree with Honours in England in 1999, my Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in England in 2000 and began working at a top 500 Law firm in London.
Since coming to Australia, I obtained my Masters of Law International in Victoria in 2009, my Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training in 2009 and my Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution at Melbourne University in 2011.
I have predominantly practiced in Family Law, Property Law and Wills & Estates litigation. I am well versed in children, property, family violence restraining orders, residential property litigation and wills & estates litigation.
I provide clients with down to earth, practical and sensible advice. My zealous approach is cost effective and benefits clients in all aspects of dispute resolution whether it be through negotiations, mediation or in court.
Scott has been involved in commercial and residential property development for 13 years.
Scott founded OTB Developments in 2013 initially to work on acquisitions for Woolworths Supermarkets and Aldi. Now Jarra Property, the business has since grown significantly, having developed buildings for some of Australia’s most recognisable brands and diversifying into childcare and quick service retail.
Scott has successfully transferred the skills acquired developing retail centres for Masters, Woolworths and Harvey Norman across all property sectors. Scott specialises in site identification, acquisition, due diligence and approval management.
Scott built the business working from Wanneroo Business Association’s co-working space before securing their own premise for a growing team.
Wanneroo Business Association
Joining the WBA in 2022, Elle is a professional and energetic individual who cannot wait to progress the Wanneroo Business Association!
With experience running her own small business, she is full of new ideas, has a positive attitude and is passionate about community and connection.
Wanneroo Business Association
Born in in the regional town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Amy is devoted to local business and community.
Amy has previously worked for the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and most recently as a functions coordinator in the hospitality industry. She is looking forward to meeting our members.
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