Inspiring a new generation

ONE of the wonderful things about living and sharing in the Gloucester community is the inspiring legacy that has been built up over the generations.

Businesses and service clubs have enabled many people to give of their talents, wisdom and passion, which in turn have fostered the progressive ‘can do’ attitude and warm hospitality that everyone admires and respects.

It is easy to find so many champions in the Gloucester region who are inspiring in their vision, commitment and dedication and this is especially prominent in the business arena.

Inspirational Gloucester will involve just a few of these champions and there are hopes of this becoming a regular event. 

It will be fast, fun and leave participants inspired about where they live and why local business is crucial to the town.

The evening will showcase 14 businesses and events.

helloworld directors Ernie and Sharee Abeysekera (left) will focus on travel.

helloworld directors Ernie and Sharee Abeysekera (left) will focus on travel.

Ernie and Sharee Abeysekera, directors of helloworld, will focus on travel; real estate and The Gloucester Showcase will be the domain of Gary Ferris from Webb Bros; fantastic hospitality ambassadors Jane Westcott of Perenti and Will and Erin Lute of Roadies will talk about the café business; and Naomi Kilby from Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre will discuss why outdoor adventure is good for business.

Jane Westcott of Perenti will talk about the hospitality industry.

Jane Westcott of Perenti will talk about the hospitality industry.

Drifta Camping and Trailer Kitchens will outline the success and sustainability of this innovative company; Tourism Advancing Gloucester will profile some inspiring stories; while the visitor economy team will talk about events, ideas and how to get involved.

Will and Erin Lute (front) from Roadies Cafe will talk about their business.

Will and Erin Lute (front) from Roadies Cafe will talk about their business.

Grant Moss is a highly regarded and passionate officer for building and sustaining regional economies and works closely with Mike Hilsden of the Business Enterprise Centre. 

Luke Sutton from Drifta Kitchens will talk about his business enterprises.

Luke Sutton from Drifta Kitchens will talk about his business enterprises.

While Mike is in Gloucester on Fridays only, Grant will speak about small business development, mentoring, training and business support programs in Gloucester. 

Grant is a senior partner in accounting.

The event will profile micro business and examine how fair trade assists women in disadvantaged communities. 

The success of Dominique Jacobs with ‘Just Handmaidens’ is an inspiring story. 

Inspirational Gloucester will be held on Tuesday, August 12 at the Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

A gold coin donation to cover the cost of the hall would be appreciated.

Call Julie Lyford on 6558 1995 for any queries.

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