Bassendean hosting first Festival of Local Business


William Barry (Town of Bassendean), Daniel Amato (Step into Life Bassendean), Bec Hall (KidzaBuzz), Holly Irving (Holly Rayes Cafe), Sean Walsh (MC) and Petra Richardson (Spotted Recycle Boutique).  The Town of Bassendean will host a Festival of Local Business, which is being held on April 8. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d481085
William Barry (Town of Bassendean), Daniel Amato (Step into Life Bassendean), Bec Hall (KidzaBuzz), Holly Irving (Holly Rayes Cafe), Sean Walsh (MC) and Petra Richardson (Spotted Recycle Boutique). The Town of Bassendean will host a Festival of Local Business, which is being held on April 8. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d481085

THRIVING business owners and talented individuals from Bassendean are headlining the Town’s first Festival of Local Business.

The festival will have 20 presenters, including comedian and MC Sean Walsh, Kidzabuzz owner Bec Hall, Spotted Boutiques’ Petra Richardson, Nail Brewing founder John Stallwood and Cyril Jackson Senior Campus teacher Marie Molloy.

Residents and local businesses can take part in discussions, workshops and talks that will based on three themes – marketing and storytelling, entrepreneurship and passion for business.

Town senior economic development officer and festival co-ordinator William Barry said the festival was going to set a pace for Bassendean and make it better for locals.

“The principle reason is to give a platform for the smaller businesses in Bassendean and to demonstrate the diversity and the innovation that exists in Bassendean,” he said.

“We are hopeful that we will get about 500 people down because it is a long enough event.

“80 per cent of the community is working at home, from home or they are employed in the area.

“There are some brilliant ideas going around.”

The festival will be held at the Town’s community hall, 48 Old Perth Road, Bassendean on April 8 from 12pm to 6pm.

For more information or to register, email William Barry at wbarry@bassendean.wa.gov.au.

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