Keen to help business
Thursday, 3rd March, 2011
Steve Miller has been appointed the new executive officer of the Broken Hill Enterprise Development Centre.
Mr Miller replaces Kate Attard who held the job for more than six years and who is now moving to Mildura.
With a background in financial counselling, banking and management, Mr Miller said he was keen to help local business developers with their plans.
"Working with small business is a passion of mine," he told the BDT.
"I'm excited about the role."
Born in England, Mr Miller moved to Australia 11 years ago and has been living in Broken Hill for the past six years. His most recent job was as a Financial Counsellor for Centacare.
Despite working with a number of locals experiencing financial problems, Mr Miller said he was optimistic about Broken Hill's future.
"I do feel the outlook for Broken Hill is very good. Tourism is picking up and there seems to be a lot of confidence around the mines."
The Broken Hill Enterprise Development Centre was established in 1995 and is funded by Industry and Investment NSW to offer the Far Western Business Advisory Service.
The centre offers a range of financial and legal support for established and up-and coming businesses.
The EDC brings the Women in Business program to the region, provides office space, brings the Home Based Business Week and Small Business September events to the city, provides business management support, and offers small business training workshops.
Mr Miller said he had no plans to make any big changes to the way the centre had been run by Ms Attard.
"The current set up is working very well," he said.
Ms Attard said that the Broken Hill Enterprise Development Centre had helped 1,100 business in the western division past year.