Thursday, June 13, 2024


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AWB First Aid First: Keeping our community safe

Welcome to this month’s Member Spotlight organised by Whitsunday Chamber Of Commerce And Industry.

This month’s article showcases our diverse businesses community.

AWB First Aid First owner-operators, Andrew and Wendy Barker, are passionate for first aid.

AWB First Aid First has been supplying the Whitsundays with professional first aid training, first aid kits and supplies, and volunteering first aid services at local events since October 2009.

They are motivated to train the community as a way of making our community safe.

In recent years they have seen the need for everyone to be capable of delivering lifesaving first aid – from workplaces, schools, community groups, public events, and even in our homes and families.

While a critical skill, they have seen their clients and the community struggle with taking the time to learn first aid.

They urge the community to ensure all our first aid skills are up-to-date.

As proud local business owners, their advice to other businesses is to:

   • Connect in with a business coach so you can stay focused on goals and what’s important.
   • Continually work at building a good, reliable network of other businesses and professionals around you.
   • Know your numbers and regularly review income, costs, and your financial position.

As Chamber members they enjoy seeing what is happening in the Whitsundays through the Chamber’s communications and events, getting support when needed, and meeting other local businesses through networking.

Visit their website to learn more about upcoming courses and services:

AWB First Aid First owner-operators, Andrew and Wendy Barker. Photo supplied

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