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why join rbf?


No matter what size of business you’re in, we can help:

Level 3: For businesses with up to 10 full time employees – $230 per year

It’s a hard slog being a very small business, particularly if you work from a home office. How do you meet other business people in the area? How do you find someone to fix your computers, or explain the minefield of IR regulations? For businesses with up to ten employees, joining Ryde Business Forum is the answer.

You’ll find the contacts you make through our organisation could help you achieve targets in a range of areas.We have a broad range of service providers in our member base including HR specialists, employment law specialists, electricians, graphic and website designers and more. We’ve lost count of the number of members who have used each other’s services through being members of RBF. If you’ve just moved into the area, or are starting your business in Ryde, we do recommend you join us and give your business a kick-start. As your business grows we have members in commercial real estate and serviced offices who can help you with professional premises.

We have a strong relationship with the City of Ryde Council and meet regularly with its senior management to discuss issues which affect our members. We also have ongoing support from and communication channels with our local federal and state members of parliament.

Over the course of each year we run events for members such as business workshops with a specific focus, eg IR, using Google advertising, Website Legals, which are strongly attended by businesses of all sizes but particularly assist small to medium enterprises who don’t have in-house expertise on these subjects.

These are tough economic days and there has never been a better time to join Ryde Business Forum and make the contacts you need to grow and develop your business.

If you have up to ten employees, you are welcome to join as a Level 2 rather than a Level 3. Considering the number of functions we hold, you’ll achieve a considerable cost saving if you come to all of them!

Level 2 For SMEs with up to 49 full time employees – $580 per year

Medium sized organisations with up to 49 employees have issues such as parking and transport, particularly in Ryde’s high-tech Macquarie Park precinct – a popular place for medium-sized organisations to rent office or factory space. Ryde Business Forum regularly lobbies government bodies at all levels for improvements in traffic, transport and infrastructure on behalf of its members. Joining us gives you a bigger voice than lobbying on your own. We are a local business association concerned with issues which affect the city of Ryde and are passionate about making Ryde a better place for employees to travel to and within. Issues concerning us – and you – at the moment include but are not limited to:

  • The North West Metro
  • Lack of commuter parking around the new railway stations in North Ryde
  • Upgrades to the M2 Hills Motorway
  • Parramatta to Macquarie Park Light Rail
You’ll find the contacts you make through our organisation could help you achieve targets in a range of areas. Medium-sized organisations often outsource, and we have a broad range of service providers in our member base including HR specialists, employment law specialists, electricians, graphic and website designers and more. We’ve lost count of the number of members who have used each other’s services through being members of RBF. If you’ve just moved into the area, or are starting your business in Ryde, we do recommend you join us and give your business a kick-start.

We have a strong relationship with the City of Ryde Council and meet regularly with its senior management to discuss issues which affect our members. We also have ongoing support from and communication channels with our local federal and state members of parliament.

Over the course of each year we run events for members such as business workshops with a specific focus, eg IR, using Google advertising, Website Legals, which are strongly attended by businesses of all sizes but particularly assist small to medium enterprises who don’t have in-house expertise on these subjects.

These are tough economic days and there has never been a better time to join Ryde Business Forum and make the contacts you need to grow and develop your business.

Level 1: Organisations with more than 50 employees – $1155 per annum

Ryde is Australia’s innovation destination, and home to some of Australia’s most switched-on organisations. With the rapid growth Ryde has experienced in recent years large organisations with more than 50 employees have issues such as parking and transport, particularly in Ryde’s high-tech Macquarie Park precinct. Ryde Business Forum regularly lobbies government bodies at all levels for improvements in traffic, transport and infrastructure on behalf of its members. Joining us gives you a bigger voice than lobbying on your own. We are a business association concerned with issues which affect the city of Ryde and are passionate about making Ryde a better place for employees to travel to and within. Level 1 members can also connect with each other at specific events which cover common interests, such as Facilities Managers forums. And for CEOs we have the CEO Club, which offers CEOs the opportunity to attend invitation-only events with topline speakers. Find out more here. Issues concerning us – and you – at the moment include but are not limited to:

  • The North West Metro
  • Lack of commuter parking around the new railway stations in North Ryde
  • Upgrades to the M2 Hills Motorway
  • Parramatta to Macquarie Park Light Rail

You’ll find the contacts you make through our organisation could help you achieve targets in a range of areas. For example, if you are considering building or moving into Ryde, we have members who are developers, engineers, IT/communication fitout specialists and more. We have HR specialists, employment law specialists and more to help you with your human resources needs. We have a strong relationship with the City of Ryde Council and work with its Economic Development department to raise the national and international profile of Ryde, deliver its economic development strategy and address issues which affect business in the region. We also have ongoing support from and communication channels with our local federal and state members of parliament. These are still tough economic days for many organisations and there has never been a better time to join Ryde Business Forum and make the contacts you need to grow and develop your business.

Patron Membership: $5000 for the first twelve months then $1155 per year.

Patron Membership is a one off payment available to any company that seeks to be seen as a major business partner in the City of Ryde. The initial charge of $5000 will drop to $1155 per annum as per Level 1 Membership in subsequent years of membership. Patron Membership gives corporations the following benefits in addition to Level 1 membership benefits:

  • Recognition on our Ryde Business Forum letterhead and promotional and marketing material
  • Recognition at events in the form of signage
  • Prominent linked logo displayed on all pages of our website
  • Two free attendees at all luncheons and able to bring guests at member rates. Attendees from any branch or department of the member’s company can attend at member rates
  • The opportunity to be acknowledged as one of our partners as we promote Ryde as an innovation destination nationally and internationally