Small Business advocate moves on

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Nick Behrens, Director of Advocacy for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ), has resigned after nearly 10 years as a "strong and passionate" champion for small business.

Mr Behrens, the voice of CCIQ in the media for almost a decade, had lobbied all levels of government on behalf of the state’s 410,000 small businesses to help cut their costs, cut red tape, improve the business environment and ensure growth, employment and investment.

CCIQ CEO Stephen Tait said Mr Behrens had been a strong advocate for small business and wished him well in his next role.

“I would like to inform you all that Nick Behrens has tendered his resignation with CCIQ. As many of you would know, Nick has been a loyal employee and passionate advocate for our chamber for over nine years. I have personally enjoyed working with Nick and wish him well for his future endeavours,” Mr Tait said today.

Mr Behrens said after almost 10 years with CCIQ and two decades in the Chamber movement, it was time for a new challenge

“I have thoroughly loved being a fierce and passionate advocate for small business. The next three months will be an opportunity to reflect and explore the next exciting opportunity,” he said.

Mr Tait said Mr Behrens will remain employed with CCIQ for the next three months and will assist the organisation as required.

 

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