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



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



James King

Jim’s Termite & Pest Control

James King - Mount Barker Business Group Treasurer

Public Officer


Hugh Steele

Mead Robson Steele

Hugh Steele - Mount Barker Business Group Public Officer



Kym Bassell

IT Solveit

Website and Marketing Coordinator


Jack Smart

Smarter Web Solutions

Jack Smart - Mount Barker Business Group Website and Marketing Coordinator

Membership Co-ordinator


Rachelle Barlow

Stroud Homes

Social Function Coordinator


Brad Caust

88.9 FM Hills Radio

Brad Caust - Mount Barker Business Group Social Function Coordinator

Meeting Co-Ordinator


David Holtham

Adelaide Hills Building Inspections

David Holtham - Mount Barker Business Group Meeting Co-Ordinator

Community Project Co-ordinator


Brian Haddy

Brother Bear Wholefood Cafe

Brian Haddy - Mount Barker Business Group Deputy Chair



Cheryl Shepherd

Work Health & Safety Matters

Cheryl Shephard - Mount Barker Business Group Support



Anita Pavey

The Dirt Off Road Campers

Anita Pavey - Mount Barker Business Group Support



Mike Edmondson

Reid Print

Mike Edmondson - Mount Barker Business Group Support



Steve Bayly

Bayly Real Estate

Steve Bayly - Mount Barker Business Group Support