Shoalhaven Professionals Stand Proud

Community & Co-design

I am proud to be Chairman of the Shoalhaven Professional Business Association. What is the SPBA? In January 2009 a small group of likeminded professionals met to discuss the idea of establishing a network to promote and encourage people with a professional qualification to consider the Shoalhaven as the best place to further their careers.

In the beginning it was a vague notion motivated by local businesses facing the challenge of finding, training and retaining professional staff. Today the SPBA is an incorporated entity beginning to fulfil some of its dreams. With the wholehearted support and encouragement of Shoalhaven City Council and the Shoalhaven Campus of the University of Wollongong, SPBA has set out to build relationships with local professionals, educators and the wider community.

The “not for profit” association includes Accountants, Architects, Building Consultants, Allied Health Practitioners, Employment Trainers, Engineers, Lawyers, Surveyors, Town Planners and Valuers. Our common ground is that we are passionate about the beautiful Shoalhaven and believe in the future of our businesses in this area.

We are constantly seeking interest from businesses employing professional staff and others in the community who share our aim to make the Shoalhaven the number one choice for a professional career. The SPBA believes in,

  • More local jobs and careers
  • More training and education
Group Shot

Steven with Sue Schofield (Coordinator) and Grant Gleeson (Past Chairman)

We organise social gatherings with guest speakers to enable professionals to network and share ideas. A Young Professional Group is now thriving and growing our future business leaders.

Our participation in the community of the Shoalhaven will continue with an enthusiastic membership who generates a constant flow of great ideas. In my role as chairman I will continue to guide the Association to set the strategic direction, marketing, business planning as well as liaison with community organisations.


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