Business Continuity Training Workshop

GEA is pleased to announce the launch of a fully-funded Business Continuity Training Workshop for local businesses thanks to Gladstone Area Water Board and Gladstone Regional Council’s Rise Up Community Investment fund.

The in-person training, which will run over October 22 & 29, will show participants how to link risk management and business continuity management to produce a holistic approach to protecting the value creating activities of their businesses.

GEA GM Chantale Lane said development of a detailed business continuity plan was the best way to prepare and cope efficiently with unexpected high-impact events.

“A key element of developing such plans is being able to recognise the risks your organisation faces,” she said.

Ms Lane said she would like to thank GAWB and Council for supporting GEA in facilitating this business development opportunity for local businesses.

“Our alliance appreciates the on-going support of Council and Gladstone Area Water Board, which allows us to support members, and the wider Central Queensland industry supply chain, to continue to grow, diversify and prosper,” she said.

Gladstone Area Water Board CEO Darren Barlow said now, more than ever, it was important to support the local business community as it begins the process of economic recovery.

“GAWB is proud to partner with GEA and Gladstone Regional Council to provide this professional development opportunity to small to medium enterprises in the Gladstone Region,” he said.

“We know our local business community is resilient – this workshop is about facing new challenges to business continuity, and being at the forefront of responding to them.

“I encourage all local SMEs to take advantage of this opportunity so they’re best equipped to keep operating during challenging times, now, and into the future.”

GEA secured support for its Business Continuity Training Workshop through Gladstone Regional Council’s Rise Up Fund. This initiative aims to support Gladstone Region’s not for profit sport, recreation, and community organisations who have experienced adverse impact during the Coronavirus COVID-19 health emergency.

Places in the Business Continuity Workshop are limited.

Return a completed EOI to by September 22 if you would like to take part in the funded training.


This professional development opportunity is open to all businesses based in the Gladstone Region.

For more information contact GEA on 07 4972 9060 or email

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