Business Enterprise Centre NT

The BECNT Team

Phillip Loader from Business Enterprise Centre NT

Phillip Loader

General Manager

 A serial entrepreneur known for his practical and solution-based approach, Phillip is passionate about helping businesses of all sizes and industries make more money. His areas of expertise include strategic development, strategy implementation, business planning, executive coaching, marketing and business growth modelling.

Phillip has been actively involved in the business sector since starting and selling five businesses, as an angel investor and as a business consultant focused on business development both domestically and internationally in three countries. He is a regular judge for business competitions and was awarded the New Zealand International Business Advisor of the Year. Phillip enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences at business workshops and conferences, with his strategic development methodologies acknowledged as innovative, thought-provoking and inspirational. 

Phillip brings his knowledge, experience, and passion for strategic revolution as business is evolving and you must change with it or else you will be left behind!

“It’s simple, no matter where you are on your business journey, we can help you analyse and optimise your results, we can even model the results before you spend a cent.”

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Tony Wood from Business Enterprise Centre NT

Tony Wood

Business Advisor

Tony has over 30 years’ experience across several industries in a variety of roles including general management, sales & marketing, advertising and distribution & logistics. He has also established and successfully managed two businesses as an owner operator – Tony is passionate about small business in the NT especially indigenous businesses, helping people to get a good start is key to their full business potential.

What I enjoy most about my role with the BECNT is engaging with our clients and the longer term journey we take with them, whether they are just starting out with an idea or an established business the BECNT can provide such a wide array of support, guidance & advice to assist our clients with their business needs. My aim is to help our clients to become better business operators, through gaining an understanding of their needs & capacity and by providing a mentoring & education approach to their development.

The most rewarding part is helping people with developing their business pathway.

“Change starts with you but only you can start the change”

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Clare Corfield


Clare provides the administrative support for the busy BECNT team.

Whether it be facilitating the Small Business workshop (ITSBW), or processing the financial reports & keeping budgets on track, or from CRM maintenance and e-marketing she brings a wealth of experience with her from the years she has spent in business commerce and operating her own small business.

Her motto ‘act locally, think globally’ is behind her drive to help the business community and the environment.

Qualifications & Relevant Experience

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Small Business owner > 10 years

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Barbara Clifford

Bar Barbara has over 20 years experience working in time precious, stressful industries such as film & television, hospitality and marketing. She is an expert guest speaker on P&O cruises and is a weekly columnist for the local Newspaper 'The Centralian Advocate' but has also been featured in the Australian Woman's Weekly and ABC National. Barbara is a regular resident expert for the Weekly Wrap on ABC Alice Springs and is an active Board Member for Red Hot Arts Central Australia. Barbara recently won the Chamber of Commerce Customer service award, for "Best Customer Service through Social Media Platforms".

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Tony Wood from Business Enterprise Centre NT

Grant Whan

Business Advisor


Grant was born in Alice Springs and has thirty years experience working within the tourism industry. This includes owning and managing a business for five years as well as fifteen years working in commercial business management.

In addition, Grant has five years experience working in Business and industry development for both Tourism NT and the NT Government Department of Business.

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    Rhiannon Plume

    Administrative Officer

    Rhiannon has been working in the administration and customer service fields for over 8 years.

    Her areas of specialty are in Tourism and Transport/Logistics; and she has an advanced knowledge of practices from a small business through to corporate level.

    Being a Darwin local she is passionate about seeing the Territory continue to grow and adapt; whilst understanding the emphasis required on supporting local businesses and highlighting all the Territory has to offer.

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    1800 229 500

    Alice Springs
    08 8951 5788

    Darwin Office

    Lower Level
    20 Catterthun Street 
    Winnellie NT 0820 

    PO Box 37192, Winnellie NT 0821

    Alice Springs Office

    Central Australia Development Office (CADO), 55 Todd Mall, Alice Springs NT 0870 

    PO Box 81, Alice Springs NT 0871

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