Rania Fayad from Yellow Round Table wins GOLD for best Start Up at the 2023 Hume Business Awards.

November 6, 2023

Yellow Round Table Wins GOLD in the Start Up Category at the 2023 Hume Business Awards


We are excited to announce that Yellow Round Table has won the best new start up award at the 2023 Hume Business Awards.

The Hume Local Government Area (LGA) has long been a hub of economic growth, and the year 2021/22 was no exception, with an impressive 8.8% increase in Gross Regional Product (GRP), reaching $16.7 billion. The region saw a 6.6% rise in employed residents, further underscoring the vitality of this area.

Our start up journey:

Our journey as a start up began in 2022, and we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short time. Founded by Rania Fayad and Kevin Mullins, a husband and wife team with a combined experience of over 40 years, Yellow Round Table is on a mission to transform communities, businesses and incorporated associations.

We’re not your typical consultancy, we push boundaries, champion progress and are trusted partners committed to driving positive change. Our vision for the future revolves around creating vibrant main streets, thriving businesses and connected communities, and this award reaffirms our commitment to that vision.

A year of achievements:

In our first year of business, we have already accomplished some remarkable feats:

Mainstreet Australia Conference keynote:

Rania was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the Mainstreet Australia Conference in August 2022. Her insights into the complex process of establishing a main street marketing and business development fund, also known as Special Rates (a statutory process), positioned her as a thought leader and advocate for investing in local economies. She emphasised the importance of providing opportunities to businesses operating in shopping precincts and town centres across Australia.

Mainstreet Champion Finalist:

Rania was shortlisted as a Mainstreet Champion in the 2023 Mainstreet Australia Awards. This recognition highlights her leadership and dedication to educating volunteer led incorporated associations and organisations on advocacy, governance, marketing, and Special Rates.

Sustainability in Business Accelerator Program:

We are proud participants in the Hume City Council’s Start North and YGAP’s Sustainability in Business Accelerator Program, further cementing our commitment to principled, purpose driven business practices.

Pitch night triumph:

Rania’s victory during the Sustainability in Business pitch night celebration showcased her energy, warmth, and the scalability of our innovative services.

Industry Leader and Mentor:

Rania was invited by Common Purpose to participate in RMIT University’s Open Doors – Industry Unlocked session as a purpose driven, industry expert that was hosted by the India Chamber of Commerce (AICC). She had the privilege of sharing her insights with the next generation of leaders, emphasising the importance of building authentic relationships, networking, and shared tactics on how to influence positive change.

Our unique approach to business

What sets us apart is our approach. We don’t just offer consulting services; we build lasting partnerships with our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to break down complex concepts into relatable ideas, creating connections that extend beyond mere transactions.

We’re known for our passion and enthusiasm, injecting life and excitement into topics that may seem mundane to others. Our commitment to cutting through red tape and bureaucracy is well received by our clients, and it’s why we proudly call ourselves a strategic partner at your round table.

Pioneering Business Consultancy

As pioneers in the business consultancy landscape, we hold the distinction of being the first to market. This unique positioning allows us to tackle challenges with fresh perspectives, making us stand out from the crowd.

We also want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients. Your belief and early adoption of our unique services has been instrumental in helping us reach this incredible milestone. Thank you for your support, investing in our small business and we look forward to continuing our work together.

Our journey is just beginning, but we’re already making a significant impact in our industry. We’re excited to continue this remarkable journey and bring about positive change. To read the media release and find out more about the winners, click here.

Exclusive offer

Are you considering starting a business in Victoria the new year? In celebration of Yellow Round Table’s gold win in the start up category, we’re offering a limited number of exclusive, secret deals designed to kickstart your entrepreneurship journey. We have limited spots available for an exclusive, secret offer designed to help you start your journey on the right foot. Send us a direct message or contact us with the code STARTUP and we’ll help you make your business idea a reality.

With extensive experience in compliance, economic development and facilitating pre application meetings with business owners and technical regulatory departments, we specialise in helping start, grow, and scale businesses. Having assisted thousands of home, commercial and mobile based business owners, we’re well equipped to identify potential pitfalls and streamline the process.

If you want to steer clear of costly mistakes and cut through red tape, consider booking a 90 minute strategy session with Rania to discuss your business.






Where to next?

Yellow Round Table specialises in helping traders associations  find the joy in building, growing and scaling volunteer talent.