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Webinar – Building a powerful Business Support Plan in times of shock, crisis and change
30 June @ AEST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Business Support Plans are proving to be a critical part of revitalising economies impacted by COVID-19 and other factors. Two years ago, Warrnambool City Council implemented a successful, multi-faceted Business Support Plan to assist local businesses through an extensive city centre renewal. This Webinar will present this winning case study, giving participants a detailed look at the theory, the delivery and the outcomes of the plan. The session will explore how Business Support Plans can underpin and bring real value to the economic recovery plan of any city.
Helen Sheedy | Warrnambol City Council
As Acting Manager of Economic Development and Investment for Warrnambool City Council, Helen is responsible for implementing a range of programs to improve the regions government, education, industry capability and global competitiveness. Helen provides strategic coordination and business support to a range of businesses across South West Victoria while also providing management to the city’s China Strategy which has seen the roll out of programs including the Great Ocean Road China Host Program, Warrnambool China Bureau and support to the Changchun sister-city economic demonstration project.
Helen has worked in local government for 12 years and previously holding roles including service management of regional tourism icon ‘Flagstaff Hill’ and more recently CBD placemaking officer during a major CBD revitalisation program.
Helen holds a range of qualifications including a Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Deakin University
For the past 4 years Shaun Miller worked as Manager of Economic Development and Investment at Warrnambool City Council. Prior to joining local government Shaun worked in the commercial sector leading business development activities with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.
Shaun is now working with Tidal Collective which supports local communities to leverage resources, pursue new opportunities, innovate and adapt in times of change.
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