Incoming Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President Victor Nicholls is keen to build on the work of his predecessor, while reaching out to a more diverse range of businesses as the organisation continues to grow.
He replaces Brad Flynn, who will stay on as vice-president and focus on the Moreton Maritime Alliance and maximising opportunities for the region ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.
“Firstly, I think Brad has done an amazing job to get it to where it is right now. I think he’ll acknowledge he’s tired, you get tired in whatever role you’re doing and you need revitalisation,” Victor says.
He does not have any major changes planned for the organisation, which has grown to more than 230 members in recent years.
“I want to grow the membership and look at ways to strategically do that – understanding what our value is to businesses and different business sectors. When you look at the type of businesses we have, most are service providers – they’re your accountants, bookkeepers and things like that,” Victor says.
“There’s so many other businesses on the peninsula that could benefit from what we’re doing but we don’t know what they would see as valuable. I’m really interested in finding out what that is. In business, it’s all about talking to people with the right message at the right time.”