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  • 26-Aug-2014 16:14 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    Frowns were turned upside down along Norwest Boulevard as drivers stuck in bumper to bumper traffic between 7:30-9:00 am were greeted by JCME's Santa and his crew.

    Click the video below to watch our story

    For innovative marketing tactics or event management services, contact JCME Marketing and Events on 02 9846 1454 or email

  • 26-Aug-2014 16:03 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    Rosehill Gardens offers a range of wonderful dining and hospitality options. Enjoy a bird’s eye view whilst indulging in superb menus designed by our in-house chefs. Options include our Corporate Suites offering fabulous views of the winning post and track with a food and beverage package. The Open Terraces are also a great dining option for groups looking for a casual and comfortable day at the races.


    Be treated to an unforgettable day of racing, dining and a spectacular fashion show. During the upcoming Sydney Spring Carnival on Saturday 27 September 2014, we are hosting a Ladies long lunch in the beautifully appointed Grand Pavilion.  The lunch features a fashion show by designer Karen Gee and all guests receive an APPELLES gift bag including hand and body wash, body bar and Vitamin B5 Skin Lotion per guest valued at $42. Book now

  • 26-Aug-2014 15:54 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    North West Sydney Hurricanes Cricket Club announced another major coup this week with the launch of their new principal sponsor for the cricket season, XVenture. XVenture is a World-class leadership and team building, production and events group.  Starting life as a national TV program onOne HD and Sky, many high profile organizations have participated in the program.  This has included BUPA, Hertz, PWC, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Goodlife Health, Davco and the GWS Giants as well as having worked with high profile leaders including Steve Waugh, Michael Kasparowitz, Terry McFlynn and Australian netball captain Laura Geitz.  

    President David McDonald said, " We are delighted to have a brand such as XVenture sitting along side us.  The Club is very ambitious so knowing the innovative programs XVenture brings to the Club is very exciting. The plans we have put in place for the year will deliver unique benefits to all those playing at the Club, many of which will be a first in the sport.  Players will have an XVenture experience which will help them significantly in their game.  We can't wait for the season to start."

    CEO and Founder of XVenture Mike Conway said, "We are absolutely thrilled to be working with and supporting the Hurricanes.  We have been deeply impressed with what the Club is trying to do in North West Sydney and our intentions are to support them in every way we can and to have a long lasting relationship with the club.”  

    The announcement sends a further sign of the Club's ambitious plans and intentions.  A few days ago the Club announced the appointment of former England International, Dermot Reeve as their new head coach.

  • 26-Aug-2014 15:48 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    Over the past few months AFL NSW/ACT in conjunction with the GWS GIANTS have been providing various WSBC members with the opportunity to host GIANTS players at their workplace. Players were integrated into the company for an hour and also provided an insight to selected employees about their life as an elite athlete with lots of opportunities for autographs and photos! Companies involved with these recent visits have been JCME, Mansfield Corporation and Moore Stephens Sydney.

     As part of the Moore Stephens visit, AFL NSW/ACT arranged for 120 employees to be hosted at the GIANTS new training facility in Sydney Olympic Park for a corporate AFL 9s team building activity.  AFL 9s is the Australian Football League’s fun, fast and exciting new alternative version of the game. This version enables people of any age and ability level to play in male, female or mixed teams as determined by the individual competition. By simply ‘tweaking’ a few of the rules to make it easier to play and less physically demanding, we have created a game that is non-contact and great fun for all involved.


    AFL NSW/ACT offer a range of AFL 9s competitions for all age groups, and can cater to individual organisational needs including team bonding exercises and fully fledged social/recreational competitions. For more information about AFL 9s for your company or local competitions, call us now on (02) 8867 7400 or email

  • 26-Aug-2014 15:34 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    What’s the best bet for Melbourne Cup?

    Novotel Sydney Norwest!

    Celebrate the race that stops the nation with our Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

    $98.00 per person

    Tuesday 4th November 2014

    Grand Ballroom

    12:00 – 4.00pm

    Package Inclusive of

    - Sumptuous buffet

    - Large screen coverage on the day

    - 4 hour beverage package

    - Lucky door prizes

    - Entertainment

    - Sweepstakes

    - Complimentary car parking

    Early bird special for all WSBC members:

    Take advantage of the early bird special and receive 10% off when you book a table for 10 people. 

    Please note this offer ends on 30th September 2014. 

    Simply call (02) 9634 9634 or email

    *Terms and conditions apply.



  • 26-Aug-2014 15:26 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    Enjoy  warm and fun filled Christmas Celebrations at PARKROYAL Parramatta this year. Whether it is to celebrate with your family or host your End of Year company Celebrations our experienced Meeting and Events Team is here to make it easy for you. With pricing starting from $55.00 per person there is a budget to suit everyone.

    Speak to our team today on +61 9689 3333 or email 

  • 26-Aug-2014 15:11 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    The how, what and why of selling your business – plan your next move

    With baby boomers forming the majority of SME owners in Australia, the number of businesses for sale will rise dramatically over the next ten years as this generation prepares for retirement. The resulting glut will make it harder to sell at the price and time vendors want. 

    In a highly competitive marketplace, those who prosper at sale time are those who are prepared. This means investing time now in making your business attractive to buyers; knowing your worth; understanding the tax implications; and becoming familiar with the sale process.

    So, as a business owner, what can you do now to make sure you are properly rewarded for your years of effort and sacrifice when you want to exit your business?

    Our eBook The how, what and why of selling your business is full of strategies and tips to help you prepare for and sell your business, now or in the future.

    To access your free copy, click 


  • 26-Aug-2014 14:56 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta would like to introduce a familiar and friendly face who is often spotted around the hotel lobby that would be Amanda Lloyd, our Rooms Division Manager.  When arriving at the hotel reception, you can guarantee to be greeted with a warm and beaming smile that is welcoming and easy to approach. 

    Amanda joined the team at Novotel over a year ago, after previously working as a Front Office Manager at a sister hotel, Mercure Sydney for approximately two years.  Working in hospitality has taken the Newcastle born lady to all kinds of places including as far as Alice Springs.  Amanda describes her jump into hospitality as a ‘pleasant mistake’ having not pictured herself in the industry before however sees many possibilities ahead.

    Attracted by the opportunities and Accor’s passion to help employees strive to their best, Amanda made the decision to swap from a competitor hotel group.  Amanda saw the endless opportunities of working with an international company like Accor, to help build her career into senior management. Accor has many programs available, such as A| Gen: Diversity; an initiative that drives Diversity to create an equal balance at all levels at Accor. Like Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Office of Accor Pacific puts it, ‘At Accor we aim for every employee to achieve their ambition’

    Accor gives employees the chance to expand their education and training, while still providing a balance in their work and personal life. Amanda has recently been able to complete her Bachelor of Business in International hospitality management and Accor’s ‘The Edge’ program that helps individuals develop leaderships skills needed to succeed, all while working full time. Amanda’s leadership skills are visible through her smooth coordination of the front office team, reservations, housekeeping and maintenance, overseeing integral operations that help the hotel run smoothly.

    So how does a lady, with a large workload unwind? By spending time with her partner Adrian, who is a pilot and shares in her love for travel and adventure.  The lovely couple met through mutual friends during her time working in Alice Springs. Amanda also lives an active lifestyle, often taking beachside jogs down Coogee after work and on weekends.  During her time with Accor, Amanda recalls a memorable moment participating in Accor’s Race to Survive, a fitness challenge that promotes leadership and teamwork, whereby individuals work through various strenuous exercises, while raising money for charity.

    Amanda describes her time at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, as the most challenging role yet, but rewarding in its same respect with each new day bringing something different and working with an exceptional team that makes the load easier.

    During your next visit to Novotel Sydney Parramatta, make sure to drop by the reception to have a chat with Amanda and her team. Also be sure to check out special offers and events at

  • 26-Aug-2014 14:51 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    The green of the Sydney Thunder will be seen at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground next season with the stadium to host two home matches during BBL|04.

    Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins praised Spotless Stadium as an ideal venue for the BBL: “…we believe the [Spotless] Stadium will offer great atmosphere and comfort for those fans attending our games."


    Former Australian batting star and new Australian selector, Mark Waugh, will return as the ‘Governor’ of the Thunder Nation for BBL|04. Waugh, a veteran of 128 Tests and 244 One Day Internationals, and recently announced as one of the new selectors on the National Panel, is not only one of the best players Australia has produced, but also possesses one of the sharpest cricketing brains around.


    Mark expressed his excitement at being involved with the Thunder for a second season: “I enjoyed my time working with the Thunder last year and it is nice to be involved with the club for a second season. The team has great potential and with Mike Hussey in charge and Jacques Kallis on board I’m looking for an improvement from them in on-field performance. The Thunder represent an important part of Sydney and have a loyal supporter base and they need to be strong for the benefit of the Big Bash as a whole.”


    Peter Thorpe, General Manager, Sydney Showground commented, “We’re extremely excited about having Thunder Nation and the Big Bash League come to Spotless Stadium.  It will be great for the venue but more importantly great for cricket fans as our boutique stadium is designed to ensure you’re close to the action no matter where you are.”


    Make sure you come along and bring the family, what a great way to spend a summer’s night in Sydney! 


    Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground fixture:


    Sydney Thunder V Hobart Hurricanes               7th January (7.00pm)

    Sydney Thunder V Melbourne Stars                17th January (7.00pm)

  • 26-Aug-2014 14:44 | Doha Seif (Administrator)

    The first building of Sydney’s newest business park in the heart of Western Sydney. Construction of the multi-million dollar Werrington Park Corporate Centre (WPCC) continues at speed and is on track to cater for western Sydney’s growing need for new high-tech industries and knowledge-economy jobs.

    Leading builder ADCO Constructions reached a milestone recently with the structure completed and the building topping out.

    WPCC will be the highest quality commercial office development west of Parramatta. The new three-storey office building is state-of-the-art in its design, and is rated 5 Green Stars and 4 Star NABERS for sustainability, minimising its energy and water use reducing operational costs.

    It will provide A grade office accommodation comparable to that recently developed in Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Norwest and Macquarie Park.

    The $30 million project is a partnership between the University of Western Sydney, Penrith City Council and the Penrith Business Alliance, and also supported by the Australian Government. It is the first step to establishing a 58-hectare multi-million dollar Business Park Precinct for Greater Western Sydney – a region home to 2 million people, and predicted to grow by another one million people by 2036.

    Located in one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing economic regions, WPCC is centred between the North West and South West growth corridors. 

    With excellent presence on the Great Western Highway, it is the ideal Western Sydney headquarters for a business who wishes to leverage the future growth associated with the development of Sydney's second airport at Badgery's Creek and the infrastructure being developed in the region.

    The leasing campaign is underway, with agents CBRE and Colliers International sourcing tenants and reviewing the more than 30 enquiries received to date. The University is also leveraging its relationships and partnerships across the computing, engineering, IT, mathematics, humanities, communication arts, science and health fields.

    Tenants at WPCC have the opportunity to collaborate with the University in areas such as employee professional development, research, graduate placements and have access to the proposed onsite Business Development Incubator that will promote entrepreneurship for start-up businesses.

    Over the next 20 years, the Precinct will have the capacity to generate 6,000 ‘knowledge jobs of the future’ in areas such as health, engineering, digital communication and education, and importantly, give people the opportunity to work and learn where they live.

    Many of Greater Western Sydney’s residents currently have to commute long distances to work. Within the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) alone, more than 64 per cent of its 88,000-strong skilled workforce spends close to two hours each day commuting to and from a place of work that’s outside the LGA.

    It is expected to be completed by early 2015, and will have 5,500 square metres of commercial office space with ample parking.

    Key opportunities:

    • one of Australia’s largest & fastest growing economic regions,
    • world class business environment, cutting edge technology, quality user amenity,
    • opportunity to recruit some of the region’s brightest minds is available,
    • a research institution and a major provider of new graduates to the workforce,
    • within minutes of public transport & easy access to motorways,
    • flexible adaptable design, meeting workspace needs for the digital economy.

    WPCC will become a major catalyst for attracting more industry, investment and research to Greater Western Sydney - a region that is one of the fastest growing in the country and home to almost 2 million people and Sydney’s second airport.

    For more information visit

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