With practical content and great networking opportunities, TIQ’s Business growth essentials workshops are hitting the mark according to participant feedback.

The Bundaberg ‘Attract funding’ workshop in late March attracted 55 attendees to hear from highly regarded speakers and learn from relevant case studies.

Attendee Dennis O’Brien, Export and Quality Assurance Manager of Australian Seafood, said the seminar highlighted the variety of products and the extent of business success in the Wide Bay area.

‘I was very impressed with the diverse range of guest speakers and the high degree of consistency between the speakers,’ he said.

The workshop also addressed how to partner with TIQ to achieve outcomes.

‘There is value in knowing that a body of people at TIQ are out there ready to help establish new business in the Wide Bay area,’ Dennis said.

Getting to meet business leaders from the Wide Bay Burnett community was an added benefit for attendee Sebastian Cerone of Less Industries.

‘It was inspiring to have so many businesspeople in one place and to hear their stories,’ Mr Cerone said.

‘The forum was amazing and exactly what I needed.

‘I congratulate TIQ on the investment training initiative and would like to do more,’ he said.

The ‘Attract funding’ workshops were part of TIQ’s Business growth essentials series, which has been rolling out across regional Queensland since February.

Next in the series will be ‘Create winning investment proposals’, which will run from late April into May in locations across Queensland.

The workshops are being funded under the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022, which aims to increase Queensland’s export and investment outcomes.