Fremantle in Business

The walls of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Boardroom host the images and names of those who led the development of Fremantle’s business community for over 140 years. While history is a wonderful thing, the Chamber’s current focus is about the now and the future.

Celebrating Fremantle’s Success Stories

The Fremantle Chamber delivers the Fremantle Business Awards because we believe it is really important to celebrate the incredible personal investment, risk and innovation that makes our regional economy tick over.

There are no boundaries as to what size your business needs to be to enter – sole trader, small to medium, large, or not-for profits are all welcome. The Fremantle region is your playing field, think Federal seat of Fremantle boundaries and remember that entrants must have engaged in business activities within the region for at least 12 months.

We recognize that some outstanding Fremantle businesses have been regular winners over the past couple of years. So this year we have introduced a new rule:- win a category three years running and you will be ineligible to enter that category for a 2-year period. These consecutive repeat winners will be recognised on the evening with an additional mention. So cast aside any thoughts that the outcome is predictable – it really is an open field.

Today I send out the challenge to three sectors to get scooting and submit. Fremantle is renowned for hospitality, tourism and sustainability but you need to step up to the plate so that we can celebrate you.

No matter how small, no matter how big, we just want you to put your business, your story on paper. Then its dinner and the biggest celebration on the business calendar in Fremantle for 2016. Come and be part of the party!

Closing date for entries is 9 May 2016. For more information head straight to the website at:

Business After Hours – Engineering Consultants Australia (Thursday, 5 May)

The Fremantle Chamber Business After Hours (BAH) program lets you in behind the scene of our business members. So far this year I have learned a whole lot more about HR Data Management Systems (Far Data Solutions), Cloud Based Accounting (RSM), got to climb the floating dock at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, and golf (the intended consequence of a sensational bush walk at the Point Walter Golf Club). Each BAH takes you to a very different place and a very different business.

This coming Thursday, Engineering Consultants Australia are tweaking the model with a special BAH in the Fremantle Chamber Boardroom. Marc Greco (Director of Engineering Consultants Australia) and Mark Taylor (Consultant at Josh Byrne & Associates) will present on the current trends in relation to the electric car technology, social acceptance and market penetration in context to Perth. They will also discuss the international developments in this area and what WA and the general public can do to avoid missing out on this sustainable technology revolution.

Is your business geared up for the change to come with reducing emissions, different energy sources and sustainability? Come along and mull it over.

Business after Hours events are free and open to the entire business community. The only limitation is the number of people we can fit into our Board Room. An RSVP is greatly appreciated. You can book online via our website – click here to register your attendance!

See you there!

Olwyn Williams


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