Our Success


“Working for myself can sometimes be quite isolating, it was great to have like-minded people to step outside and have a coffee and a chat with.  A great community for people who want to get things done.”

Michael Creigh
Creigh Industries Pty Ltd – 2016

“My time at the Warburton Beehive was a great learning experience for me. Alison has always been really helpful and a great source of knowledge. Thank you for organising opportunities for business development for us.”

Lana Emmerton
Gossamer Healing – 2016

“As a newcomer to the Warburton area, we found YREC provided us with access to an established business community and networks which would normally take a considerable amount of time to build.  We particularly liked the free access to the meeting room facilities in the Business Centre to run classes & workshops and the tenant get-togethers which gave all tenants an opportunity to network and find out about the varying skills available within the YREC Business Centre.  Leasing a room at the Beehive provided me with a room in a safe and secure environment/building as well as opening up opportunities to work with the other practitioners by combining our services that wouldn’t normally be possible as a sole practitioner (Massage for 3 / Pamper Packages).”
“We found Alison very friendly and helpful, she was always open to our idea’s and ready to pass on information or offer advice in relation to our business or services offered in the Warburton area.  Alison also went to great efforts to organize workshops relevant to small businesses for the tenants which we found to be very beneficial.  Another benefit we liked was notification of the upcoming workshops and events prior to them being opened up to the general public.  I would highly recommend YREC for any new business venture or for a business that is looking to move out of the home and into leased premises.”

Janine Turner
Essential Point Healing – 2016

“During the three months that I operated my business from YREC (due to personal reasons) I found the assistance and support to be most helpful with marketing strategies, networking and business understanding. Thank you Alison.”

Jennie de Varga
Universal Reiki – 2015

“Alison Fitzgerald gave me great support at YREC. I also enjoyed the contact and inspiration provided by other tenants. YREC is a great place to be if you are a home based business that wants to grow. My 4 months at YREC was spent preparing for two Art Exhibitions in Warburton. The studio I used was perfect for this project and I hope to one day return.”

Ivor Wolstencroft
Artist – 2016

Case Studies

Sue Clarke (CPA), has been in business for 4 years and established The Yarra Valley Accountant in 2014 to assist businesses and individuals, in the Yarra Valley, to meet their compliance obligations and make informed decisions about their finances and assets so they can achieve financial prosperity and live their dreams.

“I moved into YREC in February 2016 with the aim to build my client base within the local community and minimise daily trips to Melbourne for established clients. My passion is to focus on the local community in which I live and help them to understand and simplify their financial obligations. My stay with YREC enabled me to identify the needs of the local community and engage with new clients. There were lots of benefits being at the YREC business village, starting with the welcome you receive from the Manager, Alison Fitzgerald, to the interaction with the other tenants, particularly the artistic tenants who are inspirational and break the routine of finances.”

I enjoyed the networking in the form of monthly get togethers as well as discussing small business issues with the others.  It was also a good support network of like-minded business people. My business is evolving and now I work from home as well as sharing office space with other professionals in a couple of locations.

Sue Clarke CPA
The Yarra Valley Accountant – 2016