THE office of Nicole Moody’s new venture, Hunter Communications, has all the trimmings of her history.
Desks and a boardroom table are made from wood off her family’s 120-year-old Donnybrook farm and a painting done by elephants at Perth Zoo, where Mrs Moody has been a board member for four years, hangs on the wall of the King Street office.
“My coffee table is the door off the sheep yards,” she said.
Mrs Moody, of West Leederville, this month opened the doors of her boutique communications and public relations agency with help from her husband Andrew and two sons.
“It’s a really good time to be starting a new business… I know the economic climate we’re in so it forces me to do it in a way that keeps costs down and keep rates down,” she said.
The Hunter Communications managing director said she would target corporate clients and had already engaged Western Power, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Racing and Wagering WA, and TAB.
She said Hunter Communications would also be taking on pro bono clients to continue her volunteer roles on the Perth Zoo, Lifeline WA and Perth Convention Bureau boards.
“Being on boards is a fantastic networking opportunity and I value corporate social responsibility so I need to walk the talk,” Mrs Moody said.
The former TV journalist started her career as a 15-year-old schoolgirl writing for the Bunbury Telegraph and at 24 became the state’s youngest media advisor.