The Armidale and District Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) has been serving the New England region since the 1990s. It trades as New England North West Business Enterprise Centre (NENW BEC). The NENW BEC was registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission on the 21st September 1993. NENW BEC is a Company Limited by Guarantee which is a not-for-profit organisation.
The regions that the NENW BEC provides business advice and support are Armidale (including Guyra), Uralla, Tamworth, Walcha, Liverpool Plains, Gwydir, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Tenterfield, Inverell, Glen Innes and their surrounds.
Those who want to start a business are also trained and supported with minimal cost to them.
In 2016, the Board of Directors comprising of Chairperson, David Harris, Brent Gregory, and Lana Hardman decided to re-evaluate its strategic direction. Upon much deliberation, the Directors felt that it was time BEC evolved and became a leader in providing modern technological advice that is relevant to the business world because technology can catapult a business to success. The Directors felt that this was especially important in light of Armidale being completely wired by fibre optic and recently receiving an international accolade from the Intelligent Community Forum and being named in the Top 21 Smart Communities for 2016.
To be the one-stop-shop for small businesses in the New England North West NSW region for business advice, mentoring and training
To assist small businesses get better business outcomes
To be recognised by the wider community as the key contact for business services and referrals.
To set and achieve high standards of competencies and service to business, which is supported by professional mentors from within the local government areas.
To continuously expand our client base by consistently monitoring and measuring our effectiveness through client surveys.
Clearly identify the needs of the local government areas we represent and match those in need to the resources and assistance available.
NENW BEC has been and continues to provide information, advice and assistance to business intenders and existing business owners so that they are well placed to develop their businesses as successful and profitable entities.
Based in Armidale, the Business Enterprise Centre provides business advice and support in Armidale (including Guyra), Uralla, Tamworth, Walcha, Liverpool Plains, Gwydir, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Tenterfield, Inverell, Glen Innes and their surrounds.