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Training & Events

Council is delighted to deliver a range of workshops and expert talks in 2017 to support and help our important, valued and respected business community. These events are designed to provide the most up-to-date information and education on topics that are relevant to owning and/or operating a business in today's fast paced landscape.   


FREE Special Event: STEM Careers - Women Employment Bootcamp Series Workshop

Thursday 24 August 2017

Are you looking to boost your employment pathways for the jobs of our future? Women of all ages are invited to attend the STEM Careers for Women Employment Bootcamp Series. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - learn about the career market, industry and education sector of STEM and network with women in leadership roles in STEM, plus much more. Presented by City of Ryde. Proudly supported by CSIRO, Macquarie University, TAFE NSW, Realise Business and Ryde Business Forum. Learn more


2017 Northern District Local Business Awards are Open

In conjunction with Precedent Productions, the City of Ryde is proud to be a major sponsor of this prestigious and highly coveted awards program. The awards aim to celebrate and provide local businesses with a rare moment to be recognised for their hard work and overall determination to run a successful business. 

Self Nomination Category
Nominate your business to be recognised and awarded in the areas of: Information, Media and Telecommunications; Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Business & Consumer Products. No matter if you are small, medium or large business! Download the Self-Nomination application here(PDF, 724KB)

City of Ryde Social Inclusion Award
This category recognises businesses that address the needs of a diversified community. To be eligible for this award, business must demonstrate a commitment to creating an inclusive environment and how the business is adopting inclusive practices that go beyond regulatory compliance. Download the City of Ryde Social Inclusion Award application here(PDF, 630KB)

Entries close on Tuesday 8 August. The awards evening will be held on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at The Epping Club. For more information please call Precedent Productions on 8577 5060 or email



Start a Business
10am - 2pm
This workshop is perfect for anyone thinking about starting their own business or who has been in business for less than 12 months. Following the workshop, participants will receive a Statement of Attendance. View workshop dates below for more information or to book online.

Workshop Dates: 25 July, 22 August, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November, 12 December

Planning for Growth
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Gain better insight into what you're wanting to achieve with your business, and a clear game plan for achieving growth in your business this year. View workshop dates below for more information or to book online.

Workshop Dates: 26 July, 23 August, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November, 13 December

Marketing for Growth
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Learn how to build strong marketing strategies and learn proven techniques to propel your business results. View workshop dates below for more information or to book online.

Workshop Dates: 27 July, 24 August, 28 September, 26 October, 23 November, 14 December 


Last updated on 19 July 2017