About BEC Business Advice

About BEC Business Advice

BEC Business Advice is a not-for-profit organisation that has been part of the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) network since the 1980’s.

Over the past 25 or so years, our sole purpose has been to deliver business advice, education, training, consultation, and assistance to business owners and their representatives across our region.

The strength in what we have to offer is the ability to draw upon a network of experienced, local business people to deliver individually tailored advice to each business we work with.

Our Services

All of our services are eitehr fully or partially subsidised by the State and Federal Governments. This means they are delivered to business owners either free or at greatly subsidised (reduced) rates.

Services are delivered by our accredited Business Advisors or at times by 3rd parties whom we work with.

Our expertice draws upon a range of experiences from a range of business specialities including but not limited to:

  • Business strategy, planning & problem solving (start-up/intender, growth, maturity, selling or exiting)
  • Financial planning (cashflow, budgeting, etc)
  • Marketing (planning, digital marketing, strategy, etc)
  • Technical (software, point-of-sale (POS), websites, E-commerce, other tools)
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Events
  • and more

Click here to view our complete range of Services.

Our Business Advisors

Our Business Advisors deliver services to businesses under 1 of 2 Government initiatives (Business Connect or ASBAS Digital Solutions) and as such have all been accredited under those programs to deliver this advice.

Our digital expertise and advice covers areas like:

  • Websites and selling online (Ecommerce)
  • Choosing and using software within your business
  • Data security and privacy
  • Social media and digital (online) marketing

We also have advisors in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the New Employment Incentive Scheme (NEIS) programs.

You can read more about, or contact one of our Business Advisors here.

Where are we located and what areas do we service?

Our Head Office is based in Albury/Wodonga, and we also have offices and a significant business advisor presence in Wagga Wagga. In addition, we have satellite offices in Leeton and Griffith.

We cover the region across southern and western NSW which encompasses the Riverina, Murray, Snowies and Far West regions.

Board and Management

Being a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by an active Board and led by our Albury-based MD, John Elgin.

Klaus BaumgartelBusiness Management, Governance, Industry2020
Timothy CluneCorporate Governance, Agriculture, Academia2019
Greg SowdenProcurement, Logistics2021
John Elgin (MD)Management, Agriculture2017
Lindsay HanchettChairman, Education, Accounting2021
Tim HugginsSecretary, Legal2017
Wayne NagleTreasurer, Finance, Banking2017
Geoff ReardonAgriculture, Government Services2021
Sarah WardmanDeputy Chair, Leadership, Risk Management/Insurance,
Women in Business
Graeme SayerAccounting, Management2017

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In addition to our Businesses Advisors, we also have the following key personnel.

Avril Douglass, Marketing & Development Manager

Avril has a degree in Marketing and many years of experience within the industry. She has worked at businesses such as Gregory’s Street Directory, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, BEC Business Advice, and also runs her own business.