The Business League offers a host of events and services that support the growth of your business and the development of a strong network. Our most well-known and attended event, our monthly Business Breakfast, is held on the first Wednesday of each month and on the third Tuesday of each month.
The Next Business League Breakfast – North
WHEN: Tuesday 18th July 2017
WHERE: Parkwood International
TIME: DOORS OPEN 6.30AM FOR 7AM START.
INVESTMENT COST: Early bird tickets $45 for Guests (Early bird offer finishes on Fri 07 July ’17).
Murray d’Almeida sold out of business giant Retail Food Group eight years ago — but founding it still ranks as the proudest achievement of his 35-year career in national and international business and the ‘two free doughnuts’ was his best idea.
Murray founded Retail Food Group Australia and co-founded Donut King. He began his career with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Perth, and later moved to commercial accounting with two US based mining companies. He has extensive experience in the franchise industry with specific emphasis on the food retailing sector. He has also been involved in the restaurant, wholesaling, farming and liquor industries and is extensively involved in food importation and distribution.
He is a Director of Bartercard International PLC and Hyperion Asset Management Limited. He serves as the Chairman of The Institute of Business Leaders Ltd and has been the Chairman of the Board of Environmental Solutions International Ltd since 2006. He serves as a Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Bartercard Australia Pty Ltd and Chairman of the Federal Government’s Area Consultative Committee for the Gold Coast area of QLD.
Mr d’Almeida has also chaired the Federal Government’s Gold Coast Economic Development Committee; is a councillor of Southern Cross University, a Light Rail Business Advisory Board member and Trustee of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital.
He was the inaugural Chairman of Connecting southern Gold Coast, the organisation behind Bleach, Cooly Rocks On and Opera on the Beach.
A rugby lover, Murray was vice president of Queensland Rugby union and inaugural Chairman of Rugby Gold Coast where he helped grow the game from grassroots and bring International Rugby 7s and International games to the city.
What does he love about the Gold Coast? The diversity — socio-economic diversity, climate diversity, business diversity. And the energy and risk that the diverse immigrants to the Coast bring.