Issue 27: Beach Business Breakfast Newsletter – November 2018

October 28, 2018 bbb news

BBB Newsletter. Welcome to November!

Welcome to the November edition of the Beach Business Breakfast newsletter, connecting the region’s businesses for our mutual benefit and success. 

This is your newsletter, so please read, share and support! 

If you would like to showcase your business in the newsletter, please see below for opportunities to get involved.

Do you have a toxic culture?

Regardless of the size of your company, culture is critical for long-term success. But what are the warning signs that you might have a culture that’s toxic? Find out here… 

Connect on social media

Everyone in business is aware of the value of social media, however it only really works when you regularly and actively use it. You need to be posting interesting and useful content regularly, but please help each other by sharing the content other members of the group publish. That way, they reach your audience – and you reach theirs!

Please connect with The Beach Business Breakfast on Facebook,  and let’s start using the power of social media for our greater good! 

Business Profile: Train, Assess, Audit


Being certified and internationally-recognised in your profession makes you stand out from your competitors and builds trust and confidence for potential customers and clients. 

Here at Train Assess Audit we work with businesses in a number of sectors to help them reach the levels required for the following certified standards: 

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality [most popular]
  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Work Health & Safety 
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environment

We also deliver integrated management systems (IMS) design and auditing services and work with you to custom build solutions to suit your business needs. 

We can work in-person (on-site review of your management/training systems with robust advice and guidance on critical aspects of compliance) or in a virtual capacity (correspond via Zoom or Skype and can remotely render similar services via cloud services). 

Call Corian today for a no-obligation chat about how Train Assess Audit can help your business grow and flourish.  


Diploma of Quality Auditing
Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems – Quality, WHS, Environment (Exemplar Global)
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Diploma of Training Design and Development


Business Profile: Somerville Legal

After 35 years as one of the leading law firms in Sydney’s north, Somerville Legal has now opened a local office in Newcastle. Somerville Legal combines the expertise and experience of a large firm of solicitors with the dedication and personal attention of a boutique firm.

Heading up the Newcastle office is Stephen Lynch. A resident of Cooks Hill, Stephen is one of NSW’s leading Wills and Estates lawyers – he is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates, a member of the International Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), and was recently named in the prestigious Doyles Guide as one of NSW’s top lawyers in both Estate Planning and Wills & Estates Litigation.

Stephen’s specialties include:

  • Estate planning, including tax effective structures such as testamentary trusts;
  • Grants of probate and administration of both simple and complex deceased estates;
  • Estate litigation, including wills disputes and family provision claims
  • Working alongside accountants and financial planners to ensure clients’ succession planning is in order.

Stephen also has extensive experience in the drafting of trusts, superannuation advice, and employment law. 

In addition, Somerville Legal boasts Accredited Specialists in Business Law and Family Law as well as a highly-experienced commercial litigation team.

Conveniently located at 17 Bolton Street, Somerville Legal’s team of dedicated lawyers is ready to provide practical advice and specialist expertise. For more information, call 4927 8077, email, or visit 



If you would like to feature in the Beach Business Breakfast newsletter, you and your business can be profiled for $100+GST, or you can have a mini business spotlight, your latest offer or event can be listed for $50+GST.

Contact to reserve your spot.

Next Beach Business Breakfast

Our next Beach Business Breakfast will be held on Thursday 15 November

Breakfast and informal networking take place from 7.30am. The bacon and egg sandwich alone makes it worth attending! 

Register here and we’ll see you there!


With thanks

Thank you to the people who give their skills, knowledge and time to help make this newsletter happen.

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Beach Business Breakfast by David Hoar from Home Loans Newcastle. Email: Call 0403 925 799. Please contact David if you, your friends or family have any home loan or refinancing requirements.