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Western BACE is a community driven business hub in Melbourne’s West where people matter, feel a sense of belonging and are supported in striving for growth and excellence.

About western bace

Business hub in Melbourne's West

The Western Business Accelerator and Centre of Excellence (Western BACE), was established and opened in May 2015 with the primary role of being the hub of enterprise, community activity and business development for Melbourne’s West.

With extensive growth projected in this region, the Western BACE’s vision is that Melbourne’s West has the support and enterprise ecosystem that rivals any major Australian city.

We aim to achieve this by creating a community driven business hub where people matter, feel a sense of belonging and are supported in striving for growth and excellence.

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Our Team

At the heart of our hub, there is a talented team that works hard to bring together individuals, and grow a connected business community.
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Mark Corrie

Chief Executive Officer

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Asha Reech

Community Manager

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Deanne Jenkins

Concierge & Venue Booking Coordinator

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Vela Georgiev

Expert in Residence - Hardware & STEM

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Peter Ridsdale

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Western BACE STEM Squad

Clockwise from top left: Ingrid Freeman, Asha Reech, Atong Mabok, Nyanding Mayen, Deng Kuol, Yach Manyuat, George Panthum, Mabor Kooc (Melton City Council Youth Learning Pathways), Daniel Masini, Justin McGee, Kaneri Alexander, Jamaica Barrientos (Melton City Council Youth Learning Pathways), Max Papakalodoukas, Ryan Eley (Melton City Council Youth Learning Pathways), Emma Laming (Melton City Council Youth Learning Pathways), Vela Georgiev. Not Pictured: Alicia Foreman, Andrew Kogios, Claudia Nheu, Trae Dudley.

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Our Board

At the heart of our hub, there is a talented team that works hard to bring together individuals, and grow a connected business community.

Western BACE is a not-for-profit social enterprise strategically located at the heart of Western Melbourne’s population growth corridor. Western BACE Limited was formally established on 16 May 2014 and registered as a company limited by guarantee. The volunteer Board consists of nine Directors possessing a collective mix of experience and appropriate skills to ensure the company has a broad-based mix of professional expertise and experience.

Nine Western BACE Board Members

Western BACE Board

Clockwise from top left: Leonore Ryan, Bryan Stone, Reg Eustace (Company Secretary), Robert Tommasini, Taylor Tran, Rebecca Martin, Kathy Majdlik, Sophie Ramsey, Lynley Dumble (Chairperson)

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