Connect My Community launches

Connect My Community Consultancy officially launched at an event held at The Consortium Lounge on Friday 23 October 2020. It’s the new name for Phuong Barraclough’s business, which focuses on helping businesses register with the NDIS, and helping small business operators in the Illawarra connect with the people who need them most. 

The re-brand of Phuong’s business is the result of her partnership with Chuckle Communications, another local business, after the two were connected via the Get your Gong on (GYGO) project – connecting small businesses and freelancers in Wollongong to promote success and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rebekah Lambert from Unashamedly Creative and the Freelance Jungle was the driver behind the Get your Gong on’ project, which was also supported by Wollongong City Council, and said the pairing of Connect My Community and Chuckle Communications was a great match. 

“Seeing two wonderful Illawarra businesses and their owners in Erin and Phuong come together in such a way is exactly what we were aiming for with the ‘Get your Gong on’ project. That Wollongong City Council also saw the value in supporting local businesses speaks to the resilience and teamwork of our local area.

“It’s a reminder that even though many Wollongong business owners have faced an extraordinarily difficult year, with the right support and freelancers on their side, they can overcome just about anything to put their best foot forward. I’m truly pleased such a great working relationship and outcome was forged through the Get your Gong On project,” said Rebekah

“I’m thrilled to be bringing this new chapter of the business to life, and the feedback I’ve already had from clients is great. Every day I hear great stories from NDIS users who have had positive experiences with the businesses I’ve helped, and this re-brand will help bring my services to an even wider audience,” said Phuong Barraclough, founder of Connect My Community Consultancy.

“Working with Chuckle Communications has helped me create a fresh business brand, marketing materials and new website, and we’re hoping to continue working together in future. Connecting my community is at the heart of my business and its what I love, I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my business brings” said Phuong. 

Phuong’s background in government and education has given her essential skills in ‘government speak’, and her value is in helping take the hassle out of NDIS registration for local service providers in Wollongong. The new name for her business, Connect My Community Consultancy, reflects her love of helping support the local Illawarra community – through both her business and her volunteer work. 

Alex Crittenden from Tread Right Podiatry is one of the many local businesses Phuong has helped with NDIS registration:

“Phuong completely rescued us during a time we were at a standstill with what more we needed to do. She took care of all the complicated details involved with the NDIS Provider Registration Renewal process for us. What took us several months earlier to try and do ourselves, Phuong was able to finalise in a matter of weeks,” he said.

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