Angela’s business experience spans more than 30 years, having bought, sold and built dozens of businesses and employed hundreds of people.
Her political career began in 2012, since then she has been twice elected City of Sydney Councillor and is currently serving her second term. She founded The Small Business Party in 2018– running local, State & Federal Elections. She has consistently been standing up for small business owners and fighting for them and their families.
In 2015 the NSW State Government began the Sydney Light Rail construction project and devastated not only the CBD but also several other suburbs – Haymarket, Surry Hills, Moore Park, Kensington, Kingsford and Randwick. Almost 2,000 businesses have been impacted along with thousands of residents.
Angela’s successful flagship store, VIVO Café closed on August 24, 2018 after 17 years of trading and 3 years of enduring the devastating construction of Light Rail. Throughout this experience Angela helped hundreds of small businesses fight for financial assistance and justice. While other politicians ignored the tragedy, Angela successfully lobbied TfNSW to provide over $100 million in immediate financial assistance for small businesses impacted by the horrible construction process. In 2018 she also successfully launched a major class action against NSW State Government suing for over $400 million. This case is due to be heard & resolved in late 2021.
Angela is a multi-award-winning business owner who has forged a successful career in public, business, and corporate life. She is the founder and host of a new YouTube Channel - SME TV And Podcasts. Her many awards include NSW Entrepreneur of the Year as well as Telstra Women’s Business Owner of The Year. In 2017 Angela was named one of Australia’s Top Nine Influential Female Entrepreneurs.
With a strong focus on “giving small business a voice”, she continues to advocate and fight for the community right across NSW, looking for justice for those who have no voice and no champion to fight for them.
Angela is an engaging public speaker and commentator who is regularly sought out by industry and media. She appears regularly on ABC, ABC News 24, The Drum, 2GB, and 7 News.
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Phone: 0413 611 334
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