We are now taking registrations for our February 2016 events:
- Boardroom Breakfast with Ashley Baldry. Sales Training Workshop: How to improve your communications skills and boost sales – today! on Thursday 4 February
- Business @ Lunch: The Art of Doing Business with the Chinese on Wednesday 24 February
- Business After Hours hosted by Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde on 7 March
Sponsor our website, e-news and events, and get your company’s name in front of our district’s prominent business people. Packages start from an affordable $200+GST for three months’ sponsorship in our e-news.
We can also help you sponsor community events as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Find out more.
Forced Council Amalgamations
On 18 December 2015 Mike Baird, NSW Premier, announced that Ryde, Hunter’s Hill and Lane Cove Councils would be merged.
Tony Abboud, RBF President, has issued a statement on the decision. Read it here.
You have until 28 February to have your say on the proposed merger. Read a message from Clr Jerome Laxale, Mayor, City of Ryde here. This post includes information on how to make a submission.
Get connected in Australia’s innovation destination
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, our events and local Chambers of Commerce – see our Events Calendar. 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!
RBF was awarded Winner of the Local Chamber of Commerce Award at the NSW Business Chamber’s 2015 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.
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.
Welcome to new members who have joined us recently
McIntosh Electrical, RDA Ryde, Rotary Club of Epping, Mary Maggio Hair and Beauty, WorkTest, William Seminars, Avvora Pty Ltd, Laboratories Credit Union, Know My Business, San Siro Financial, Crunch Events and Catering, Navarra Venues, Jamaican Products, Eden Gardens, Justine Jing Jing Wang, Minuteman Press Gladesville, HCF Macquarie Centre, Kreston Dormers, AUSSIP, Inlumino Communications, Tyre Compare 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.