You have access to exceptional individuals from a range of backgrounds and invest in their growth through diverse and challenging projects. This approach enables us to offer you support across broadly defined projects such as starting, managing, growing or rescuing small and micro businesses.

We are always seeking dynamic and diverse individuals, and enable them to work in a stimulating environment that allows them to create value and foster innovation for our clients. Testimony to our strong culture is that, people typically stay with us for more than 5 years and a number of our colleagues have been with us since its conception. 

Naturally, our heritage as a community based employment and economic development organisation means that the highest standards of compliance, dedication, integrity, confidentiality, practicality and openness are part of our organisation’s ‘DNA’. 

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, comprised of Local Government Representatives and Business Leaders.







Peter Croft B.Mgt., Adv.Dip.Hort., AFAIM, J.P.

Peter is Chief Executive of the Parkes Forbes Business Enterprise Centre, and the Orana Regional BEC and has had extensive experience counselling, mentoring and training business operators across the spectrum of business disciplines. He has a strong personal interest in promoting economic independence for Aboriginal people, and assisting individuals and organisations to achieve their business goals. He has held this position for the last 18 years. He is presently heading up Business Connect in the Parkes/Forbes/Lachlan/Orana local government areas under contract to the NSW Department of Industry.