19 February 2016
Canberra Business Chamber, in partnership with the ACT Government, has established the Light Rail Business Link program. The program is designed to ensure local businesses can maximise opportunities created by the Capital Metro project. It will help keep investment in the ACT and enhance local business capacity and skills.
The Light Rail Business Link program will offer all ACT businesses access to information, advice and training on key areas of competency, such as contract management – everything they need to be primed for any opportunities light rail creates.
The opportunities presented by light rail are not limited to businesses involved in construction, but could include a wide range businesses providing associated services such as information technology, legal or accounting firms. If you think there could be an opportunity for your business please complete this form or call 6247 4199 and we will keep you up to date with the program’s activities.
Light Rail Business Link will also act as a liaison between the business sector, ACT Government and prime contractor to limit any impact construction might have on businesses along the corridor.
You don’t have to be a member of Canberra Business Chamber to utilise the support provided by the Light Rail Business Link program. If you are a business in the ACT and interested in light rail opportunities, we would love for you to sign up so we can keep you informed.
If you would like to continue to receive this newsletter to stay informed about the program please let us know by completing the online form.
Ben Maguire leads Light Rail Business Link
Ben Maguire has returned to Canberra to take the reins of the Light Rail Business Link program.
Ben’s most recent role was as Chief Executive of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre in Longreach. He was educated and raised in the Canberra region and previously worked for AGL Energy in sales and marketing, franchise development and business improvement programs.
He has run his own business and this year was appointed Co-Deputy Chairman of Regional Development Australia for the Southern Inland Region and is a Member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia. Ben is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and volunteers with the NSW Rural Fire Service.
He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Ben has put together a short video to introduce himself and the program to you.