TIQ is partnering with Deloitte Australia to deliver a series of workshops around Queensland to help small and medium-sized businesses attract new investment.

Building on the Business Growth Essentials workshops delivered in 2019, the 2021 series will focus on the practical tools that businesses need to successfully engage investors.

Last year saw bushfires, drought, floods and a global pandemic all batter the Queensland economy. Yet, despite all that, Queensland enters 2021 on a relatively strong footing as COVID-19 case numbers remain low and confidence inches higher.

In these workshops you’ll learn about what investors are looking for and which areas you should focus on in your business to maximise value, and get expert support to develop a winning investment proposal.

Topics include:

  • economic update for Queensland considering impacts of COVID-19 on businesses
  • recap of what investment options are available, and what investors are looking for
  • what it means to be ‘investment ready’
  • the purpose of an information memorandum
  • tips for preparing an information memorandum
  • working through the key sections of an information memorandum.

 

About the presenters

Richard Wheeler

Richard works in the taxation space predominantly with private clients across a broad range of sectors and markets. He has worked extensively with clients in relation to restructuring corporate and family groups to achieve the strategic goals of the client. Richard has worked with clients in relation to the M&A lifecycle, specifically providing advice and due diligence support for both buy-side and sell-side entities.

Alex Jordan

Alex is a Partner at Deloitte and leads the M&A Advisory practice in Queensland, as well as co-leading Deloitte’s national Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) M&A division. Alex has over 13 years’ experience in investment banking and M&A, providing advice to a broad range of domestic and international clients including founders, private equity and corporates looking to divest, acquire, merge or raise capital.

About Deloitte

Deloitte is the largest professional services provider in the world, and with over 90 partners and 1,000 team members in Queensland, we are passionate about the region as reflected in Rebuilding Queensland: A Roadmap for Economic Revival.

As we all know, COVID-19 has brought about a crisis in both consumer and business confidence. The next phase of Queensland’s future needs to prioritise rebuilding confidence and making the investments necessary to build the resilience needed to withstand the winds of change. The opportunity before us all is how we rebuild Queensland to drive growth, support the economic recovery and thrive.

To get there, there are four fundamentals of unlocking growth in Queensland that we must embrace simultaneously:

  1. Be Confidently Queensland – confidence drives investment, renewal and growth. To do this, businesses need to be prepared for how different potential economic futures will affect their market, supply chain and access to funding.
  2. Use debt for good – with the cost of borrowing at an all-time low, now is the time for businesses to use debt to invest in growth-delivering priorities.
  3. Create local jobs – the economic fallout from COVID-19 has hit hard for many workers and many regions, exposing existing vulnerabilities in regional labour markets.
  4. Cut sector deals – sector deals will need to be cut between government and business to prioritise the scale and coordination of investment to fast track economic growth and employment.

Read the full Rebuilding Queensland: A Roadmap for Economic Revival report (PDF, 2.4MB)

Deloitte

Gold Coast

Date Friday 9 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Hope Island Golf Club
Hope Island Road
Hope Island QLD 4212
Cost Free
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More information

Hayley Laraghy, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Brisbane
07 3514 3016
hayley.laraghy@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Roma

Date Thursday 15 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Roma Explorers Inn
44778 Warrego Highway
Roma QLD 4455
Cost Free
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More information

Kelly Lambert, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Toowoomba
0457 767 935
Email: kelly.lambert@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Brisbane

Date Friday 16 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Deloitte Office
Level 23, 123 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Cost Free
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More information

Young-Mi Kim, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Brisbane
07 3514 3061
young-mi.kim@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Mount Isa

Date Tuesday 20 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Isa Hotel
13 Miles Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825
Cost Free
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More information

Martin Rush, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Townsville
07 4758 5005
martin.rush@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Mackay

Date Wednesday 28 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Mackay Golf Club
Mackay Bucasia Road
Beaconsfield 4740 QLD
Cost Free
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More information

Martin Rush, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Townsville
07 4758 5005
martin.rush@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Rockhampton

Date Thursday 29 April 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location CoCoBrew Rockhampton
114 William Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700
Cost Free
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More information

Geoff Kerr, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Rockhampton
0417 760 781
geoffrey.kerr@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Sunshine Coast

Date Wednesday 5 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Twin Waters Golf Club
151 Ocean Drive
Twin Waters QLD 4564
Cost Free
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More information

Ross Tilly, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Sunshine Coast
07 5413 7501
ross.tilly@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Gympie

Date Thursday 6 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Gunabul Homestead
9 Power Road
Gympie QLD 4570
Cost Free
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More information

Brett Tucker, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Bundaberg
07 4326 3901
brett.tucker@tiq.qld.gov.au

Diane Anstee, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Bundaberg
07 4326 3902
diane.anstee@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Redlands

Date Monday 10 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Redland Bay Golf Club
17-31 North Street
Redland Bay QLD 4165
Cost Free
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More information

Hayley Laraghy, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Brisbane
07 3514 3016
hayley.laraghy@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Atherton

Date Wednesday 12 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Atherton Hotel
90 Main Street
Atherton QLD 4883
Cost Free
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More information

Ben Alexander, Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Adviser)
07 4252 4900
benjamin.alexander@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Cairns

Date Thursday 13 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Sheridan Hotel
295 Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Cost Free
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More information

Ben Alexander, Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Adviser)
07 4252 4900
benjamin.alexander@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Airlie Beach

Date Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Whitsunday Marine Club
7 Altmann Avenue
Cannonvale QLD 4802
Cost Free
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More information

Martin Rush, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Townsville
07 4758 5005
martin.rush@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Bundaberg

Date Thursday 20 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Rowers on the River
2 Toonburra Street
Bundaberg Central QLD 4670
Cost Free
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More information

Brett Tucker, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Bundaberg
07 4326 3901
brett.tucker@tiq.qld.gov.au

Diane Anstee, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Bundaberg
07 4326 3902
diane.anstee@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Toowoomba

Date Monday 24 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Toowoomba Golf Club
235-323 Rowbotham Street
Middle Ridge QLD 4350
Cost Free
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More information

Kelly Lambert, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Toowoomba
0457 767 935
Email: kelly.lambert@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Longreach

Date Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Outback Pioneers
128 Eagle Street
Longreach QLD 4730
Cost Free
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More information

Geoff Kerr, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Rockhampton
0417 760 781
geoffrey.kerr@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Moreton Bay

Date Monday 31 May 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location The Belvedere Hotel
corner Oxley Ave and Woodcliffe Crescent
Woody Point QLD 4019
Cost Free
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More information

Ross Tilly, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Sunshine Coast
07 5413 7501
ross.tilly@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Burdekin

Date Wednesday 2 June 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location PCYC Burdekin
164 MacMillan Street
Ayr QLD 4807
Cost Free
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More information

Vic O’Keefe, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Townsville
07 4758 5003
vic.okeefe@tiq.qld.gov.au

 

Townsville

Date Thursday 3 June 2021
Time 9.30am–4.30pm AEST
Location Hotel Grand Chancellor
334 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810
Cost Free
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More information

Vic O’Keefe, Principal Trade and Investment Officer, TIQ Townsville
07 4758 5003
vic.okeefe@tiq.qld.gov.au