About the Mount Barker Business Group

The Mount Barker Business Group has a long history, dating back to its founding in 2009. We are an association of small to medium business owners and managers based in the vibrant Adelaide Hills. A representative of a larger business may join under certain circumstances.We get together fortnightly to help each other grow using networking, business referrals and sharing of ideas.The group is managed by a Committee who are elected annually, in accordance with a Constitution which may be viewed here.

The Group has a long history and a bright future because we remain true to our values. We are:

  • Warm and inclusive of all members ranging from sole traders to larger family enterprises
  • Passionate and proud of our Adelaide Hills
  • Dedicated to excellence in value and service
  • Determined to help our member businesses prosper with word of mouth referrals and knowledge sharing

Group membership is drawn from a wide range of businesses – with diversity assured by the group’s policy of allowing more than one member per trade or business sector

Fortnightly breakfast meetings of one hour duration are conducted at The Barker Hotel, 32 Gawler St, Mount Barker at 7.30am sharp. Meeting formats vary, and we try to keep members active and interested!Membership and guest enquiries are most welcome – please Contact Us.

Breakfast Meetings with the MBBG

The main feature of our group is the fortnightly breakfast meetings that we hold at the esteemed Mount Barker Hotel. At our meetings we address any items of importance that members of the group have raised before moving onto surprise interviews or a brief summary of a number of the businesses in the group, especially new faces!

We host guest speakers at our meetings as well and do so quite regularly, the presentations that are given at our meetings come from members of the group, businesses that are making changes in the community or hosting events in the near future, to members of council and local politicians who can inform members of the group what is happening in the community from their perspective.

Rebekha Sharkie presenting at a MBBG Meeting

Mount Barker Business Group Committee Members

Chair

 

Chris Carpenter

88.9 FM Hills Radio

Chris Carpenter - Mount Barker Business Group Chair

Deputy Chair

 

Brian Haddy

Brother Bear Wholefood Cafe

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Treasurer

 

James King

Jim’s Termite & Pest Control

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Public Officer

 

Hugh Steele

Mead Robson Steele

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Secretary

 

Cheryl Shephard

Work Health & Safety Matters

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Website and Marketing Coordinator

 

Marian MacLucas

Marketing Hat

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Membership Co-ordinator

 

Teresa McDowell

Hemp Hemp Hooray Natural Bodycare

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Social Function Coordinator

 

Anita Pavey

The Dirt Off Road Campers

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Meeting Co-Ordinator

 

David Holtham

Adelaide Hills Building Inspections

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Community Project Co-ordinator

 

Caleb Saldanha

Infuse Church Incorporated

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Support

 

Deb Wade

Café at Littlehampton

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Support

 

Brad Caust

88.9 FM Hills Radio

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Support

 

Michael Nitschke

First National Real Estate Nitschke

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair

Support

 

Jack Smart

Smarter Web Solutions

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer