Hunter entrepreneurs: new dedicated facilitator
- Minister for Employment
- Minister for Women
- Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
- Senator for Western Australia
- Cabinet Secretary
Budding entrepreneurs in the Hunter and Newcastle area received a significant boost today with the Turnbull Government announcing Ms Cheryl Royle as the new Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Hunter.
Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said that, as a Hunter resident, Ms Royle would provide valuable knowledge to locals looking to start their own business.
"Self-employment and entrepreneurship are fantastic options for young people who are unemployed. Entrepreneurship Facilitators will work on the ground to help support young people to develop their ideas into a business,” Minister Cash said.
Patron Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos welcomed Ms Royle to the role.
"Ms Royle has extensive practical experience as a facilitator working with young people. This new position will greatly assist in building networks with schools, colleges and business advisory services,” Senator Sinodinos said.
"Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide a unique opportunity to connect young people with existing local services and programs and provide one-on-one support to overcome barriers preventing them from commencing their own business.
"Entrepreneurship Facilitators give young Australians the chance to consider self-employment as a real option. Ms Royle is a proven innovator, with strong regional and community knowledge of start-up business development.
"Research shows that many young job seekers have promising business ideas, but lack the capacity and support to develop these ideas into a successful business.”
Entrepreneurship Facilitators have been appointed in three regions with high youth unemployment and low uptake of self-employment by youth: Cairns, Hunter Valley and Launceston (encompassing North-East Tasmania).
For more information about the Entrepreneurship Facilitators, visit www.employment.gov.au/entrepreneurship-facilitators.