• Networking - business after hours
  • Setting the corporate agenda
  • Educational events
  • Business @ Breakfast + Lunch
  • Advocacy
  • Australia's innovation destination

Helping businesses in Ryde connect

Kickstart your business in 2014 with RBF!

Ryde Business Forum, Ryde’s biggest Chamber of Commerce, has plenty of big events planned for the next twelve months – more opportunities for you to make new contacts, update your skillset with our workshops and grow your business.

Finalist 2012 Business AwardsRBF was awarded Winner of the Local Chamber of Commerce Award at the NSW Business Chamber’s 2012 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards and was a finalist in the 2013 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards. This is recognition that as a local Chamber of Commerce we have the interests of our members at heart and are constantly measuring our organisation with other leading Chambers to ensure we follow best practice.

Two Awards to enter – get recognition for your business

The NSW Business Chamber 2014 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards are open and ready to receive your nomination. For full information on categories and a downloadable entry form, click here. Entries close 28 July 2014

RBF is delighted to be a support sponsor of the new 2014 Ryde Local Business Awards organised by Precedent Productions. The Awards were launched on 25 May in the Northern District Times. Voting coupons will be distributed to local businesses – for more information, or if your business didn’t receive a book of coupons, contact Precedent Productions. Nominations close on 16 July 2014 with a glittering Awards night on 3 September at The Epping Club. You can register your business online at the Awards website so people can vote for you – click here to register NOW! Then… give your customers and clients this link: Vote for your favourite business here online.


Events – register now!

Register now for the following events:

Join us for our August Business After Hours hosted by Regus Business Centre.

Our July Boardroom Breakfast on 23 July will be “Bid, Tender and Proposal Management” presented by Richard van Lyf of Red Team.

In August we are running a Learn @ Lunch webinar - Managing Sick & Injured Employees” presented by Christine Broad of BlandsLaw.

Go to our Events Calendar for more events.

The Ryde Local Business Awards are coming!

We have exciting news – we are delighted to tell you that the 2014 Ryde Local Business Awards will be launched soon. We are still ironing out details with Precedent Productions, who will run the awards in Ryde. Join our mailing list (at right) to make sure you receive the latest news and get your business nominated.


Free resources to help you grow your business

All businesses in Ryde Local Government Area are also eligible to list their business in the new City of Ryde Business Directory for free – click here to find out more.

Businesses in Ryde can now take advantage of the Small Biz Connect service operating out of the Ryde Planning and Business Centre. Read more here.

Get connected in Australia’s innovation destination.

Welcome!Ryde is Australia’s innovation destination; home to switched-on, growing small businesses and some of the world’s best known brands in IT, pharmaceuticals and electronics. We’re NSW’s fastest-growing city, home to more than 13,000 businesses. So how do you connect?

Through Ryde Business Forum, our services and our events. We have educational, networking and keynote speaker events targetted at both small business and large corporates. You’ll find our events and other local business events from Chambers of Commerce and the NSW Business Chamber on our Events Calendar.

We hope you can join us at some or all of these events, and get to know your fellow members better – you never know when someone’s going to give a referral for you, and they ideally need to know you before they can recommend you. The more you mix with members, the more recommendations you make!

 New members who have joined recently

Welcome to new members who have joined us recently:  Optical Terminations, Perspective Promotions, Walker Strategies, White Lady Funerals, EFM Health Clubs Ryde, McKinnon Direct, Condon Associates, Macquarie University, Aran Anderson Photography, M M Brown Pty Ltd, MoveLink, Regus Management, Cr Craig Chung, Insight Solutions, The North Group, Stace and Co, ECT Connect, Alldry Carpet Cleaning, Intouch Marketing, Bayview Design Group, Mark 2 Creative, Smartline, Jaday Pty Ltd

More information about new members can be found on our News page and of course in our Business Directory.

 Where we do business

Ryde Business Forum helps businesses grow in Ryde, Top Ryde, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, West Ryde, East Ryde, Eastwood, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, Tennyson, Gladesville, Denistone, Boronia Park, and in surrounding suburbs including Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Woolwich, Carlingford, Epping, Ermington, Rydalmere, Newington, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park, Lane Cove, and further afield to Parramatta, Chatswood, North Sydney, Sydney CBD and the Hills District. Our criteria for membership is that you have a business in the Ryde region, live in the Ryde region or do significant business in the Ryde area.

Thanks to our Support Partners: