Contract for Business Improvement Association Support Services

17 Aug 2021

Hamilton business owner Janice Musumeci has been awarded a two-year contract to provide Business Improvement Association (BIA) support services, replacing previous provider Purser Corporate Communications (Purser).

The initial support services contract was awarded to Purser in 2019 following independent recommendations made to improve the use of Special Business Rate funds, which are collected to promote, beautify and develop the City’s business precincts.

The centralised support service for BIAs delivers efficiencies for its members by providing a shared resource to manage their administrative and compliance obligations. This allows members more time and resources to focus on delivering projects and events that will activate, promote and enhance their precincts.

The contract with Purser ends this month, with the consultancy announcing in July it would be closing its doors after almost 40 years in Newcastle.

Ms Musumeci was awarded the support services contract following a competitive tender process. She has demonstrated a strong ability to deliver outcomes for the business community through her role as Chair of the Hamilton Business Improvement Association, a position she will leave to take the support services contract.

Visit Business Improvement Associations on the City of Newcastle website for more information.