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Your Business Referral & Networking Group in Sydney

We believe that we are stronger and better together...

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How Our Inner West Networking Group Can Help Your Business

We are stronger together than we are as individuals.

The most powerful marketing tool of all is a personal referral from someone we know and whose opinion we trust. This form of personal referral trumps all other types of marketing communication and is the basis of our Sydney networking group Inner West Referrals (IWR).

There are many sole traders, freelancers and small to medium business operating throughout the inner west, and IWR provides an opportunity for them to get together locally.

We meet every second week with the view to getting to know and understand what we can do for each other and refer on our networks where appropriate. Whilst we meet for a commercial purpose, there is no pressure or obligation of any sort.

about us

About us

Inner West Referrals evolved out of a commercially run business networking group in 2011. We meet fortnightly at The Watershed Kitchen, 1 Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne, at 7.15am, and aim to be finished by 8.30am so as not to intrude on the day.



We have a stable member base of around 20, with new and varied members joining all the time. Members enjoy networking over breakfast and each other’s company every second Thursday.

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Membership fees are very affordable and payable in advance at the end of each quarter. Membership includes a complimentary beverage each breakfast.

Membership Positions Available



Health Coach



Business Coach



Insurance Agent



IT Support



Buyer's Agent




Other positions are also available. For more information, please contact us.

Current Members

Allen Roberts
Allen Roberts
Managing Director - StrategyAudit
The practice of Strategy, Marketing and business improvement is full of cliches, jargon, and complication that often does little to reflect the problems and needs of customers. For 35 years I have been untangling these complications, simplifying their...
Cheryl Forbes
Cheryl Forbes
Celebrant - Cheryl Forbes Celebrant
Hi, I’m Cheryl Forbes and I am Your Celebrant for Magical Moments. What does that mean? It means that whether you’re celebrating the start of a life together, a new life or coming to terms with an end of life, I’ll personalise a meaningful ceremony for you...
Desh Dahiya
Desh Dahiya
Director & Technical Analyst - Alpha Advisers Group
Alpha Advisers Group can help you with:
Cash Flow & Debt management
Risk Insurance
Superannuation - Individual and Corporate
Retirement planning
Adrian McCowage
Adrian McCowage
Candles, home fragrance - Adrian The Candle Man
I provide the finest quality candles and fragrance for your home and office, to happy clients across Australia. As a PartyLite Independent Consultant and Leader I’m in the business of making sure that your home and office, not only look good but smell great too.
Claire Hones
Claire Hones
Web Design, Digital Marketing - SB Web Designs
Everything we do at SB Web Designs is about helping your customers find you online, by helping your business stand out and get noticed. We want your website, online presence and digital marketing activities to result in more quality leads from your ideal customers.
Ross White
Ross White
Owner/founder - Lifestyle Nutrition Australia
I am the owner/founder of Lifestyle Nutrition Australia P/L, which trades as BodyCare Nutrition. I’ve been concerned about the lack of support people get for their nutritional needs. If you want to age successfully, good nutrition...
Rosalie Gordon
Rosalie Gordon
Planet Properties
Rosalie has worked in the real estate industry for over 30 years, and co-founded Planet Properties in 1992. Her role involves overseeing and running the sales department, including appraisals, open houses, communication...
Vahé Hamparian
Vahé Hamparian
CFO, Director, Advisor - Hamparian Consulting
I am passionate about supporting my clients’ business growth and success. I achieve this through improved margins, profitability and cash flow, resulting in increased business value. My qualifications include CPA, MBA (MGSM), F Fin, BEc...
Ann Eyres
Ann Eyres
Director - Ann Eyres Hypnotherapy
Since 2000, Ann Eyres has been practising clinical and medical hypnotherapy from her business based in Croydon. Ann has successfully helped people with a wide range of problems including anxiety and...
Len Norman
Len Norman
Managing Director - Conquest Consulting
Len Norman, Managing Director and Principal of Conquest Consulting Pty Ltd, has invented many software products used to deliver services through his business. These include skills and performance management...
Janene Pendleton
Janene Pendleton
Travel Agent - Helloworld Travel Drummoyne
Janene is the founder and Company Director of both the award winning Helloworld Travel Drummoyne and Helloworld Travel Bankstown with over 20 years experience in the travel industry. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the University...
Heather Mead
Heather Mead
Interior Designer - Heather Mead Design
You may well have a patchwork of sample paint colours along the side wall of your house, and are still struggling to find the “right colour". Colour isn’t always simple, or easy. We can help you negotiate the colour maze offering...
Christopher Maait
Christopher Maait
Professional / Creative - maaitphoto
With over 3 decades experience, Chris is an energetic passionate, all round photographer, with a reputation of being warm, kind and easy going on set. . Under the guidance of his mentor, award winning...
Bruce Carr
Bruce Carr
Mortgage Consultant - Loanscape
Bruce Carr has been a Mortgage Consultant since 2003. Possessing a thorough understanding of the concerns and issues faced by his clients, he believes in meticulous quality control, ethical risk management and attention to detail. This is underpinned...
Anne Harcombe
Anne Harcombe
Independent Distributor - Modere
It is a great pleasure to introduce you to Modere - the Live Clean company. Three simple things that make a difference. People. Products. Change Live Clean is about people who believe in better products and the positive change that switching to clean lifestyle...
Angelo R. D’Angelo
Angelo R. D’Angelo
Solicitor & Notary Public - D’Angelo Solicitors
D’Angelo Solicitors is a boutique law firm providing legal services to clients for 23 years. Conveniently based in Five Dock, the principal Angelo D’Angelo, has been practising in law for 34 years.
David Taffa
David Taffa
Hire A Hubby - Drummoyne
David Taffa owns and manages the Hire A Hubby Drummoyne franchise. After years completing renovations on multiple properties, it was time to start his own business where he could utilise his experience and handyman skills...

To see all out current members, please click here.


Julian Day business professional

Julian Day

Consensus Group

IWR is the place to meet great people and create business through their networks. It’s simple; enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and trade names and contacts to the benefit of all. You’ll soon find you’ve made some lifetime friends as well.

Claire Hones

Claire Hones

SB Web Designs

I had never been a member of a networking group before joining IWR. 3 years later and I am still enjoying the many benefits which include the support, camaraderie, and the benefit of business referrals. I know I would not have been able to grow my business if it wasn’t for being a member of a well-supported group.

Robert Crowe

Robert Crowe

Leading For Purpose

I have been a member of IWR for more than two years and have made some valuable connections throughout the Inner West business community through its members and their broader networks. The meeting location is great and convenient and is a great way to mix with business owners and expand the reach of any business.

Need more information?

Get in touch with us for more information on our business networking group in Sydney, and how to join.