The Most Innovative Investor Strategy Development Firm in Australia (2023) Bravo Charlie

Bravo Charlie Most Innovative Investor Strategy Development Firm 2023

I’m very grateful that Bravo Charlie has been awarded the Most Innovative Investor Strategy Development Firm in Australia for 2023. In recent years I’ve had the privilege to work on the strategy and craft the storytelling for CEOs, Executive Teams and Stakeholders of several Australian Impact Investment Award Winners; 2018 Impact Market Builder of the […]

Launching Asia Society Australia in Melbourne at the National Gallery

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A great pleasure to join over 400 guests at the National Gallery of Victoria for the official launch of the Asia Society Australia in Melbourne at the Hawker Ball! #hawkerball Below:  Dan Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Philipp Ivanov, CEO of Asia Society Australia and Philip Bateman, CEO of Bravo Charlie

Hamer Scholarship awarded to Philip Bateman for China

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Our CEO has been awarded a Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship to focus on developing his Asia Capabilities, acting as an Ambassador for Victoria and will be studying Mandarin full time at Suzhou university, near Shanghai, between February and July 2020. Philip Bateman, shown below accepting the award from the Hon. Martin Pakula, Minister for Jobs, Innovation […]

Smarter Impact launches with 40 business & world leaders!

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I’m really excited to share with you a reference tool for the insights, education and inspiration so many amazing business leaders have shared with me in the last year – from Impact Investing to China relations, Government, Funding and Taxation, Science and Technology, the Arts and Business 101 – 40 interviews available for you in […]

Bravo Charlie are $50K Boost Your Business Grant Providers

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Do you know a Victorian based manufacturing business that has their sights set on the world? It is our great pleasure to officially announce Bravo Charlie are Registered Service Providers in the Advanced Manufacturing Stream of the Victorian Governments Boost Your Business voucher program through to December 2019, providing dollar for dollar matched grants up […]

Presenting Digital Media Marketing to AMTIL

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As a company member of the Advanced Precision Manufacturing and Technology group, plus an advisor to the Federal Governments Entrepreneurs Programme, we had the opportunity to present a session on Digital Marketing Systems and Story telling for Industrial and Agricultural companies, to both the management of and their EP advisor group. It was a great morning, […]

Fuel saving technology hits Australia

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I got back to Melbourne from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday – I flew over to see for myself if they were A. honest and B. serious – take a look for yourself; The guts of it is the electric axle generates an average of 15% fuel savings, then as an auxiliary power unit engine idling […]

19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT)

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The 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) was an incredible event, to which the Australian Business Forum team ( and Mr Ray Evans did a terrific job organizing one of the two Australian pavilions – A special thanks to Kate Ritchie, Yao Cheng and the team at for their help in […]

Confucius Institute Melbourne University

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Happy New Year to you!  Marian and I had a wonderful break spending 7 days away at the Renaissance Festival in South Eastern Victoria, both relaxing and performing with the Ballistix Drum Crew – we are excited to get back to telling compelling stories for our clients (and you if you aren’t yet a client!) […]

Waste, recycling, you, me and our society

WasteTech - Philip Bateman and Bravo Charlie

Hey you, Victorian (Australian?) resident making 2 tons of waste per year, that figure isn’t going down I’m told it’s going up?!  The word is Melbourne’s population of 3.5 million is on a trajectory to hit 8 million by 2050, unprecedented for developed cities as a growth percentage – and we have one of the […]