12.03.18BREED’s Bottom Line Series Calendar for 2018

BREED’s Bottom Line Series seminars are back and bigger than ever!

Please see the below calendar for the proposed list of Topics and Presenters.


16.10.17Latest News from the Bottom Line Series

The BREED Bottom Line Series last night was a great success. Guest speaker Nathan Burbridge, Head of Economic Development of Blacktown Council delivered important insights on ‘how to do business with Council’. Nathan’s knowledge, experience and insights provided BREED Business Centre tenants, Greater Blacktown Business Chamber members, Blacktown Business Network members and various other businesses within Blacktown area.The registered attendance of 46 people commented how valuable the presentation was overall.




























05.10.17Bob Turner Joins BREED Australia

Australian basketball icon, Bob Turner, said he was excited to take on his next career challenge as CEO of BREED Australia. “I am very honoured and privileged to have been appointed to head up BREED. The Board of BREED is focussed on a State and National extension to divert the business of BREED solely from its Blacktown base. The Boards future ambition is to become a facilitator of change, in particular in disadvantaged communities, which was a key factor in my decision to sign a long-term contract and I welcome the challenge to start breeding new beginnings”, Bob Turner said.

BREED has a 21-year history and its Blacktown roots have set solid foundation stones working solely in one of Australia’s most challenging and diverse Councils. BREED’s mission has made a difference to thousands of young lives in the Blacktown region providing work placements and brokering partnerships with business in the area to improve year 12 attainment and transition into post-further education or employment.

Through a long-standing connection with TAFE NSW, BREED’s home base and cornerstone has been the BREED Business Centre (BBC) located in the Nirimba Education Precinct. The BBC has been a true incubator providing a low cost and supportive office environment in which businesses in Blacktown can start-up and grow, develop entrepreneurial skills to become self-sustaining, and expand their customer base to create new jobs in their business. The BBC currently has 34 offices leased plus another 20 virtual tenants and has hosted over 150 start-up or small businesses over the past 21 years. Recently, the BBC has expanded to provide training room and Hot Desk facilities for its tenants to facilitate their programmes. The BBC has also developed the ‘Bottom Line’ series to foster business acumen, the IT Lab to bring mainstream youth together with youth on the spectrum and the ‘Young Entrepreneur Programme’ (YEP) in partnership with Set 2 Learn.
BREED’s future will be that of a ‘Community Innovator’ acting to foster programmes and a continued ‘Trust’ in the organisation! BREED will now use its history to generate and nurture new concepts in education, employment and economic development on a local, state, national and international level. The corporate, philanthropic and donation channels will be accelerated through BREED’s recent tax deductibility status as a charity.

“My role is to take BREED beyond Blacktown and create new business opportunities to capitalise on its history and combined Charity and Not for Profit status. In the 1990’s I worked hard to put the Sydney Kings on the sporting map through a combination of fan experience, marketing and most importantly a belief, and I plan on building BREED along the same principles”, Turner said. “BREED has done great work in our community and I will bring the vision, energy and passion that I am known for to drive the Boards agenda to move away from the traditional business model of an NFP organisation to one that is dynamic, progressive and on the cusp of expansion. I also have a vision to engage youth through sport as a vehicle to achieve further education and or employment. Sport has proven to me over a 41-year career that it helps build character, ambition and skills and combined with education will be a winner”, he added.

Bob Turner has a proven track record throughout his career of high performance as a player, administrator, marketer and coach. Following a stint at the Newcastle Falcons, Turner coached the Canberra Cannons to back to back championships in 1983 and 1984, put the Sydney Kings on the map and was the driving force behind the Singapore Slingers. More recently Bob Turner has been Chairman of the Sydney Blue Sox and Sportstek.

Nathan Burbridge, President of BREED said it was a real coup to have secured Bob Turner as the organisations CEO, “Bob not only brings a wealth of experience to BREED Australia; he is impressed by our story and achievements over the past 21 years. Bob understands that for us to become a facilitator of catalytic change for disadvantaged communities; we must broaden our approach and reach”, said Nathan. “Change cannot be achieved by any one organisation alone. Our role is to bring with us partners who help deliver the change a community wants. We want after all to facilitate something significant in each community we work with; that is our vision and with Bob as our lead, we are confident of achieving it”, he added.

Media Contact: Bob Turner 0402 414 545
Email – bturner@breed.org.au

17.03.172017 BREED’s Bottom Line Series Seminars

2017 brings with it another year of BREED’s FREE business seminars (Bottom Line Series).

We look forward to continuing to host these successful business seminars and have a selection of topics and presenters with something for everyone.


2017 BLS draft calendar updated

Date: 2nd Thursday of every month

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Address: Nirimba Education Precinct, Building T2A, Warawara Circuit, Quakers Hill NSW 2763

(Directions to BREED Business Centre

Cost: Free – Light refreshments will be served during the event.

31.05.16Breaking Bread for the Homeless Breakfast

BREED is proud to support the Breaking Bread for the Homeless breakfast tomorrow on the Blacktown Village Green

Come and join our Managing Director, Stephen Frost, as well as Mayor Stephen Bali, Adjunct Professor Jim Taggart and many others for a cup of coffee and a great cause!

Donations can be made by clicking here

Breaking Bread for the Homeless





















09.03.16Alzheimer’s Fundraiser This Sunday

This Sunday, two of the BREED Family (Managing Director, Stephen Frost and Senior Administration Officer, Naomi Pikse) will be participating in the Memory Walk/Run for Alzheimer’s Australia to raise much needed funds and awareness.

This cause is very close to both their hearts with family members who are currently battling this cruel disease.


If you would like to show your support or know someone who would, or to send a message of support; their fundraising pages are below.

Stephen Frost (7km walk) Alzheimer’s 7km walk

Naomi Pikse (7km run) Alzheimer’s 7km run

Any donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to Alzheimer’s Australia.

To find out more about Alzheimer’s Australia, visit their website (here)

09.03.16Blacktown/Hills Young Mums Support Program

BREED is proud to support the Blacktown/Hills Young Mums Support Program.  between 15-25?


Are you aged between 15 and 25?

Are you pregnant?

Do you have a child under the age of 2?

Do you live in the Mt Druitt/Blacktown area?


If so, please see below on how they can help you.

  • Provide you with housing support
  • Link you in with local services
  • Provide financial counselling & support
  • Provide counselling
  • Offer basic baby needs
  • Find appropriate groups to learn parenting and living skills


For more information, please click the link Mums Support Program Flyer

02.02.162016 Bottom Line Series Seminar Calendar

2016 brings with it another year of BREED’s FREE business seminars (Bottom Line Series).

We look forward to continuing to host these successful business seminars and have a selection of topics and presenters with something for everyone.


Click here for the proposed calendar.


Click here to register (essential as numbers are limited)


Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month, commencing 17th February, 2016


Time: 5:15pm for 5:30pm

Address: Nirimba Education Precinct, Building T2A, Warawara Circuit, Quakers Hill NSW 2763

(Directions to BREED Business Centre

Cost: Free – Light refreshments will be served during the event.














22.12.15BREED Business Centre Closure for Christmas

BREED would like to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with new and exciting opportunities.

The BREED Business Centre will close for the holidays at 3pm today (Tuesday 22nd December 2015) and reopen Monday at 9am Monday 4th January 2016.

25.11.15BREED in the Media – 2015 BREED’s Awards for Excellence

2015 Awards for Excellence Blacktown Advocate 25.11.15 page 25


Please click on the above image to read the article

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