Fresh is a professional business networking group that focuses on building connections and establishing relationships and expanding networks. We believe that when people get to know, like and trust each other, business referrals flow naturally. We support each other and we love a good laugh.

 

 

The Fresh Story

On 1st October 2014, 15 people got together in a cafe in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra to start a business networking group. Fresh was born! It was the brainchild of Darren Kelk – a.k.a. His Royal Freshness. Darren was a seasoned networker, who had long understood the power of referrals, and used them to grow his successful travel business.

Darren was disillusioned with rigidity of the groups he’d joined, and the focus on dollars first. He firmly believed that people came first and that when you know, like and trust people, the dollars naturally flow.

Finding no business networking groups that truly met his values, Darren decided to start his own. He found a group of like-minded people and – the rest is ‘Fresh-story’!

Fresh grew rapidly, with new hubs opening every year. The pandemic of 2020 opened the opportunity to grow Fresh further, with new Online hubs throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Fresh Values

GENEROSITY

Networking isn’t about selling. Fresh members give  time, talent and advice.

TEAMWORK

We encourage collaboration between fellow hub members, helping everyone to achieve their goals.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

We aim to be  master networkers, and value education that helps us grow business and enhance our skills.

PERSONAL GROWTH

We love to be challenged, exposed to opportunities that bring out the very best in us.

COMMUNITY

We forge bonds with like-minded business owners and share our journey with people who have common interests and objectives.

 

Community Engagement

Fresh believes in giving back, so every year we support a different charitable organisation – through our networking events, by giving our time and through an optional donation with every booking.

We’ve supported Fare Share (with Freshies making over 15,000 quiches!), Beyond Blue, Lungitude and Blanket Melbourne.

Most recently, Darren’s own family experience led to the choice of Dementia Australia.

Stats

188
Members
5,925
Referrals
$11,877,022
Referrals
$34,131
Donated to
Charity

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