Phillip Quay

Phillip Quay is a highly experienced and multiple award-winning Hamilton-based Journalist, with more than 20 years involvement in the newspaper, internet and media industry of New Zealand and overseas. Phillip who is an ex-Fairfax Media journalist who has worked for a number of New Zealand rich-listers, founded Business Connect in 2021. Phillip created Business Connect because he saw a way to network better than ever with the new technologies available with the goal to connect new, young and established businesses in a way never done before.

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A New Form of Networking

The Power of Networking Through Business Connect

Business Connect is the way forward in business networking connecting with like-minded people in business and making a difference in the world.

Networking impacts your business and network, enabling you to strengthen your business connections.

Interacting with people will keep your business on track, keep up with current trends and meet prospective clients, partners, and mentors.

Benefits of Business Connect Networking:

  • Fresh Ideas
  • Raise your profile
  • Advance your career
  • Access to job opportunities.
  • Gain more knowledge.
  • Career advice and support.
  • Build confidence.
  • Gain a unique perspective.
  • Develop long-lasting personal relationships.

Networking can be daunting, so Business Connect is an excellent place to start. It will help you to broaden your interaction with a diverse range of business owners and keep an open mind.


  • How will you introduce yourself and your business?
  • What three key points would you like someone to know about your business?
  • Are there areas of your business that need modifying?
  • Are there opportunities to collaborate with new suppliers or other businesses?
  • Are there new customer markets you would like to explore?
  • How can you make it easy for new contacts to follow up with you after the event, e.g. business cards and product samples?

The essential part of business networking is showing up. Regularly engaging with contacts strengthen business relationships, forming trust and supporting business goals.

Business Connect meetings can help develop relationships. Being in business can be stressful, so connecting, engaging with others and sharing ideas provide opportunities to overcome obstacles for business growth.

The power of networking provides:

  • access to knowledge and resources
  • improving your skill set and
  • It helps to develop your business and build long-lasting relationships.

Networking is both satisfying and empowering. So why not join the business networking trend and set your business on the right path with Business Connect?

Phillip Quay
CEO /Founder
Business Connect – By Media PA
P: 0274 587 724

New Age Business Environments Require New Age Solutions – Business Connect Continues to Strengthen its Foundation at the Heart of Success for All Members

Since its inception in late 2021, Business Connect has set out to bring new life to the social support community. Business Connect is a powerful community that cultivates a unique opportunity for all members to find the answers they need in their work and personal lives. Not limited to any profession or industry, Business Connect promotes diversity as one of its many points of difference.

Business Connect is more than a traditional networking community. Rolling up their sleeves and helping members with precise insight into modern business challenges is what Business Connect do.

Business Connect is business education and a foundation for any aspiring individual wanting to make a difference in their field of expertise.  

“Business Connect is growing quickly, and I’m lucky to be a part of it. We’re seeing success stories poor out of this community. People come alive at the Business Connect events.” – Joel Mounsey, Business Connect.

Joel is the Communications Coordinator & Business Developer for Business Connect. Joel is a young professional looking for new ways to push the status quo and create purposeful new ideas which help others in the community. Joel was quick to get on board the Business Connect opportunity.

“I enjoyed working with Phil and his team, every day was a fresh experience full of value.” “Phil creates an exciting entrepreneurial work environment which is very unique and empowering.” – Joel Mounsey

Joel is driven to create and inspire, with everything he does. Joel looks to further his partnership with Business Connect and offers marketing, communications, and leadership services to the Business Connect community.

Joel graduated from the University of Waikato in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree specialising in marketing and public relations. 

“I want to pursue business and continue to grow my marketing experience in content creation, and storytelling and stay up to speed with the latest marketing technologies that help businesses maintain and build relationships.”

Joel created Lads Army; a men’s mental health support group with a group of like-minded mates whom all saw the desperate need for such a community. Lads Army has expanded to a supportive online community that holds meetings every fortnight. Lads Army looks to partner with Business Connect as they aim to reach more individuals in need of this service.

Business Connect are hosting their next event at The Cook, Hamilton East at 5:30 pm on August 17th.

The night promises to inspire and connect all who attend. At Business Connect events you never leave empty-handed.

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