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Talking business finance in the vines

Deb Purvis speaking

Magpie Springs Gallery & Winery provided an idyllic setting for a lesson business finance when the Women in Business Regional Network held its latest McLaren Vale chapter lunch.

The guest speaker was Yorke Peninsula member Deb Purvis of Robinson Sewell Purvis who provided tips on how to get finance for businesses.  She outlined a range of different scenarios when businesses might require finance including for expansion, to get through tough times or to purchase a business.

Deb’s main focus has been with large agricultural enterprises, including some in the McLaren Vale area, but also organises finance for small and medium businesses too.  She draws upon decades in regional South Australia and experience as a Rural Financial Counsellor.

The lunch was hosted by Avril Thomas, the part-owner of Magpie Springs Gallery and Winery.  It was a gorgeous, but different, setting for a network function, being under the new veranda, overlooking the grapevines and the only background noise being the birds in the trees.

Those in attendance enjoyed viewing Avril’s magnificent artworks, including pieces hung in the Archibald, and several went home with wine and coffee produced by Magpie Springs.

The next McLaren Vale/Southern Suburbs event will be a dinner at the Meeting Place in McLaren Vale on Monday, May 10 when Sharon McGann will speak about packaging your expertise and passion as an educational session.  The next lunch is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26.

Demelza Thorpe, Wendy Perry, Sabine Schaaf, Deb Purvis, Helen Sampson, Annette Rohde, Hayley Dyson, Holly Little, Trish White, Deb McKenzie, Wendy Hardy, Kimberley Harrison, Kate Henning, Moira Cashel, Jackie Green and Carolyn Jeffrey