Bentleys and FAN: A perfect sponsorship fit

Bentleys is delighted to announce a sponsorship with the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN).

FAN is Australia’s fastest growing, industry run, not-for-profit food and agribusiness cluster group. They represent the food and agribusiness industry within the Greater Sunshine Coast Region – encompassing the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Moreton Bay and Gympie – and advocate for the development of food and agribusiness for the region.

The sponsorship is a perfect fit – with the two organisations sharing a passion for working with food and agribusinesses across the region.

“FAN is a remarkable network that reflects all the things that make the Sunshine Coast’s food and agribusiness sector great,” said Brendon Murray, partner with the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office.

“We have had the privilege of working alongside successful, thriving Sunshine Coast businesses for more than 30 years – and we’re continually impressed by the talent, innovation and spirit of business owners in this region. This partnership with FAN opens up opportunities for us to connect with many more outstanding FAN member businesses. We’re also really looking forward to doing our part to support the innovation and collaboration that the Coast’s food and agribusiness industry is known for.”

FAN General Manager, Emma Greenhatch, is also excited about the partnership. “We are thrilled to welcome Bentleys as a FAN sponsor.  Having partners who are aligned with our values and our vision is a core priority for us, and Bentleys have tremendous experience in supporting and growing businesses in our sector,” said Emma.

“Our teams have already started mapping out some fantastic joint initiatives that will provide incredible value to FAN members. We can’t wait to share these new programs with our members.”

To kick off the first of many FAN member benefits, Bentleys will provide members with regular information to aid business growth – such as grant writing tips and tricks.

“Successfully accessing grants and funding programs can be game-changing for small-to-medium businesses – but getting the time to prepare applications and knowing how to best complete them are the greatest hurdles ”, said Brendon.

“We’ll be providing FAN members with some advice and tips that can help to save them time and can guide them on how to put their best foot forward in their applications.”

Members can access these grant tips, plus a raft of other useful information, via FAN’s monthly member communication – FANMail.


The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), is Australia’s fastest growing food and agribusiness cluster, currently encompassing the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Noosa and Moreton Bay.

FAN is the conduit for communication, collaboration and co-operation, promoting knowledge acquisition and sharing amongst our members and the broader industry. FAN is also a representative voice advocating for the development of food and agribusiness for the region.

Find out more about the Bentleys and FAN partnership