Joondalup Member Focus – The WBA Isn’t Just Small Business

Meet Carolina Susini, Business Development Executive at Quest Joondalup and active Wanneroo Business Association (WBA) member, and get to know more about the business and their activity with the WBA in this quick interview.

Tell us more about Quest Joondalup

Quest Joondalup opened in November 2019 and brings a new standard of Apartment Hotels to travellers visiting Perth’s Northern suburbs. Centrally positioned between the Joondalup Health Campus, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Edith Cowan University and the beautiful Neil Hawkins Park, Quest Joondalup caters for your overnight, short- and long-term accommodation requirements. Comprising 90 fully self-contained Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom apartments, Quest Joondalup is the perfect choice for both the corporate and leisure traveller.

“As the Business Development Executive, my role is to look into new opportunities and generate and increase sales revenue for the property and the Quest group by developing a portfolio of key accounts at the local area level, including representing the Quest Joondalup brand,” commented Carolina.

Who is Quest Joondalup Best Suited to?

Quest Joondalup can cater for leisure and corporate guests, short and long stay, but is focused and built for the longer stays as an Apartment style hotel. Relocation guest’s corporate guests are our focus, as well as a strong relationship with local business.

Summarise the Wanneroo Business Association in 3 words

Local Community – Business Support – Connections

Why are you a member of the WBA?

Quest Joondalup is a member of the WBA to be part of the local business community, to connect to the businesses in the area and to look for opportunities and to showcase our brand.

Share a recent win

Closing over 10 local contracts in less than 6 months, despite COVID and borders challenges!

What is your favourite thing about the WBA?

The events are very well organised, all members are provided with a list of attendees sent prior the event, so you can organise your network.  Also, both Lauren and Kellie are so supportive and always happy to help with any enquiries.

Please share the name of any members you have built a business connection or relationship with:

Since joining the WBA, we had many connections with businesses and have created long term relationships. From their referral to us and vice-versa, to cross promotion opportunities.

Quest Joondalup for example, utilises Janice from Brew Crates to create our Maternity Hampers, Long stay hampers and any special gifts for our guests and clients.

We also have a partnership with Business Station and Liberty Workspaces for their members to access discounts with Quest Joondalup and other Quest locations as well.

Please share what was your first experience of the WBA was:

My first experience was the Wanneroo Business Expo. Such a great event and a great way of showcasing our Business to other business and to the general public.

“I just want to thank Lauren and Kellie for doing such a great job over the year, supporting all local businesses and help us going over such hard time,” Carolina added. “Being opened only since 2019, WBA has been extremely important to help bring awareness to Quest Joondalup and having the local community know where and who we are.”

Wanneroo Business Association

Wanneroo Business Association is an active community of over 450 large, medium and small businesses, offering free networking, educational events and business support services to the Northern Suburbs of Perth.

With a number of business networking events, click here to register for your next event, or contact us for more information on membership.

 

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