Lord Mayor’s Small Business Forum, Richlands

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The Lion Richlands

133 Pine Road

Richlands, QLD 4077

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Join the Lord Mayor at a business education forum with facilitated networking.

Whether you want to build your business network or learn from people who’ve been there before, the Lord Mayor’s Small Business Forum can support you to:

  • learn from Brisbane business leaders
  • grow your network with a facilitated networking session
  • discover how Council is committed to supporting local businesses
  • bring your questions for the Lord Mayor, guest speakers and Council officers.

Light refreshments will be available on arrival.

Come along and you could win free entry to our Digital Brisbane Power-Up Small Business workshops.

Speakers

Des Watkins, Director, Watkins Steel
Topic: Transforming a traditional business through innovation

Join the conversation with other attendees using #bnebusiness

More information on business events can be found on Council’s business events webpage.

Council is committed to supporting local businesses and nurturing innovation so we can have a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane.

Des Watkins

Des Watkins has been director of Watkins Steel since 2004, taking over from his father after working at the company for 10 years. Des has successfully implemented best practice lean manufacturing procedures and transformed the way Watkins Steel operates as a steel fabrication company, spearheading multiple initiatives over the years.

Passionate about innovation, Des has led the Watkins Steel team to new heights by overseeing the development of the “Watkins Steel Four Step Process”, an end-to-end digital workflow for steel fabrication and installation that is unique to Watkins Steel. His continued drive for innovation today has led to an extension of this process with the commissioning of a second-line of advanced robotics and experimentation in Mixed Reality.

Des’ innovative outlook has led Watkins Steel to win several awards including the 2016 YPO Tommy Award for “out of the box” Innovation, the 2016 AFR & PwC’s Private Clients Aspire Awards in the category of Private Business Growth & Transformation ($10m-$50m) and 2017 Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Digital Adoption Strategy.

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The Lion Richlands

133 Pine Road

Richlands, QLD 4077

Australia

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