Funding Your Business – Business Leaders Lunch Event

Join us for the Chambers Business Leaders Lunch!

Do you know of all the ways your business can fund its growth? 

No, well you’re in good company, because most business owners have little to no understanding of all the options available to them and how they work. 

To help educate business leaders, Sydney Hills Business Chamber are bringing together a panel of specialists to demystify and explain the pros/cons and criteria for the various funding options available to small businesses from start up to scale up. 

Come ready to learn and ask questions of our panelists. 

Whether you’re someone considering starting a new business venture, scaling your existing business, or looking to grow in the future, this event is for you. 

Book Now.

Member and guest’s welcome.


The Fiddler

Cnr Commercial and Windsor Rds

Rouse Hill NSW 2155


Contact Information:

Amanda Primrose
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Members $75.00 +GST
Non-Members $125.00 +GST
RSVP by 5 April 2024

Date: 10 April 2024

11.30am Registration and Networking

Time: 12:00 PM – 3 PM

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Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

  • Connect with other businesses to grow your supply chain during our networking sessions, before during and after the panels.
  • Discuss and learn from other business leaders in the region.

About Our guest panellists 

Lachlan Handley – FIFO Capital (Invoice & Supplier Finance) 

Fifo Capital offer a range of finance solutions that are designed to help you maximise cash flow and use your working capital more effectively. Lachlan is one of Fifo Capital’s longest serving business partners, operating since 2013.

Prior to joining Fifo Capital, Lachlan was a senior tax professional working at one of the Big-4 accounting firms. 


About Our guest panellists 

Matthew Chase – ANZ Bank | Area Manager | ANZ Commercial Banking – The Hills & Hornsby 

Matt Chase works in ANZ Bank’s SME business across North Western Sydney and has over 10 years experience helping businesses start, grow & thrive.  

He has a breath of experience as a banker, credit coach and leader across small business, health, personal, agri & corporate 

About Our guest panellists 

Keith Madden | General Manager | Pattens Group 

Keith is the General Manager of the Pattens Group, a specialist Grant and R&D Tax Incentive Advisory practice, that for over 30 years has successfully helped clients access funding for their businesses.

Keith has had an extensive  Commercial business career, heading both global, local and start-up organisations. He has a strong interest in Innovation activity. Before his current role, Keith had over 10 years of experience working within the AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs Programme, where he assisted over  300 clients, across multiple industry sectors to successfully obtain grants that benefitted their businesses.

About the Event 

There are many ways entrepreneurs can find funding for their business, from their personal savings or loans to business grants and investors.  

The SHBC Funding Your Business – Business Lunch on April 10th 2024 – held in The Greenway Conference Room, The Fiddler, Rouse Hill will explore all the different ways you can fund your business. 

What we’ll be covering at the Funding Your Business – Business Leaders Lunch 

Options to Fund your business: 

Debt financing 

  • business loans 
  • lines of credit 
  • overdraft services 
  • invoice financing. 
  • supplier financing 
  • equipment leases 
  • asset financing. 
  • balance sheet funding. 
  • store credit. 
  • trade credit 
  • debt finance arrangement with Family/Friends 

Equity Financing 

  • ‘bootstrapping’, self-funding 
  • partnership or share in your business to family or friends. 
  • Investors (such as angel investors) 
  • Venture capitalists 
  • Initial Public Offering (IPO), 
  • Grants  
  • Accelerators and Incubators 
  • Crowdfunding 

About our Business Leaders Lunches 

 Our Business Leaders Events provide members and guests with opportunities to connect and build supply chain relationships to expand your contact base, help increase sales and referrals and assist in developing valuable partnerships.

• Connect with businesses in the industry and region to grow your supply chain during our networking sessions, before during and after the panels.
• Discuss and learn from other business leaders in the region
• Connect with and create business opportunities

Book Your Tickets Now. 

 Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

Date/Time Information:

11.30am Registration and Networking
12.00pm – Chairmans Welcome Address
12.05pm – Entrée Served – Networking at tables
12.25pm – Panel 1: What’s coming next (Infrastructure, Development and Planning, Community & Public Spaces and the changes in our demographics)

  • Peter Poulet (Central River City Commissioner)
  • Mike Edgar (General Manager Hills Shire Council)
  • Christopher Brown (Chairman & Western Sydney Dialogue)
  • Minister Damien Tudhopes MLC (Finance and Employee Relations)
  • Tim Spencer (Executive Managing Director Mulpha)

1.00pm – Lunch Served – Networking at tables
1.20pm – Panel 2: How businesses can adapt quickly to change and leverage the opportunities available. (Including Staff, Education and Training, Jobs growth, Small Business Support)

  • Ms Paula Martin (Business NSW Senior Director, Regions & Visitor Economy)
  • Minister David Elliott (Transport & Veterans The Hon. David Elliot MP)
  • Hills Mayor – Dr Peter Gangemi
  • Geoff Brailey (McCrindle Research)
  • Tim Spencer (Executive Managing Director Mulpha)

2.05pm – (Dessert and Coffee Served)
2.10pm – Chairmans Wrap Up of Event
2.15pm – Prize Draws
2.20pm – Open Networking session
2.45pm – Event Finishes


The Fiddler
Greenway Room
Corner Commercial and Windsor Roads
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

Date: November 30th 2022

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

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Mulpha Norwest

Mulpha Australia Pty Limited acquires, develops, and manages a range of property and lifestyle investments, including Hayman Island, Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, Sanctuary Cove Resort and Bimbadgen winery. As well as developing the master planned communities of Bella Vista Waters in The Hills District and Mulgoa Rise in Western Sydney, Mulpha Australia is transforming the 377-hectare Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub, with all the features of a ‘Smart City’.

The physical transformation of Norwest will integrate the development of The Greens residential precinct; the redevelopment of Norwest Marketown; the redevelopment of Circa commercial, retail and retirement precinct; and the revitalisation of Norwest’s network of walkways and cycleways. Projects currently under construction include landmark timber commercial building The Bond; the Essentia ‘smart’ townhomes development with the focus of ‘wellness’ central to their design; and the 864-apartment precinct The Greens, which will be set in expansive parkland, with easy access to rapid transit and all the shopping, recreation and community facilities of the vibrant Norwest City hub. Mulpha’s commitment to creating a new model of a city extends well beyond physical infrastructure. It has introduced a mentoring program to help foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and lifelong learning at Norwest; a series of stimulating walking trails ‘Norwalks’ created around Norwest to foster an active, health community; a fully integrated green transport strategy to create a truly walkable and cyclable city; free fitness classes for residents and workers in Norwest; and a ground-breaking plan to reduce urban heat in Norwest.

Event Restrictions, Cancellations and Personal Responsibilities:

NOTE: Please respect our venue and fellow businesses. Non-compliance with any of these restrictions and personal responsibilities will lead to you being asked to leave the event and no refund will be forthcoming.

  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to event commencing so we can get all attendees into the event on time
  • Please follow the NSW Health Guidelines in place on the event date on Social Distancing and wearing of face masks.

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If for any reason on the lead up to the Event you:

  • feel unwell and are going to be tested for COVID
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID test
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Please inform us prior to the event start time.

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  • Cancellations must be advised via email by at least 4 business days prior to the event/workshop. The Chamber is required to confirm numbers of guests by this deadline, to the venues and several other suppliers who assist us in running events/workshops.
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  • If you are unable to attend an event due to having to isolate for medical reasons at the time of the event the Chamber will provide you with a credit to the value of 50% of the ticket price paid by you, which you can use towards attending a similar event in the future. However, you must advise the Chamber support team via email, prior the event commencement time, of your inability to attend for these reasons, otherwise you will be considered as a 'no-show'.
  • A substitution may be made prior to the event/workshop should the registered individual not be available to attend.

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