Roy Wilkinson has worked 16 years for the hat-making business, Akubra. The fifth-generation family business is based in Kempsey and has been a member of NSW Business Chamber for over 90 years.

“Look, I know employers who have been paying incorrect rates, subsequently discovered that, and had to back pay employees for periods of 6 to 12 months,” says Roy.

“They’re not mistakes you can afford to make. Through the Chamber, I’ve got the ease of mind to know that I’m paying my employees the correct rates.”

Akubra also participated in the 2012 Trade Delegation to China, organised by the International Trade Unit and is now part of the Export Growth China program.

“At the end of the day, we are big on relationships. Clearly, being a member for over 85 years indicates how valuable Chamber membership is to us.”

Roy Wilkinson discussing how the Chamber helps Akubra

At the end of the day, we are big on relationships. Clearly, being a member for over 90 years indicates how valuable Chamber membership is to us. Roy Wilkinson, Director and Company Secretary, Akubra

Membership options for small, medium and corporate businesses. From $642 per year.