ARA welcomes Acting NSW Small Business Commissioner Candace Barron, thanks Yasmin King

PEAK retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association today welcomes Acting NSW Small Business Commissioner Candace Barron and thanks former NSW Small Business Commissioner Yasmin King for all of her hard work and dedication to small business over the last few years.

ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said the ARA and the retail sector have benefited greatly from Ms King’s ongoing support.

“On behalf of the ARA and the wider retail industry, I would like to wish Ms King every success for the future.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy, representing 96 percent of all businesses in the country. In NSW alone, there are 680,000 small businesses employing around 50 percent of the NSW workforce.

“The ARA is eager to work alongside Candace Barron to ensure the retail sector remains viable and successful into the future. We also look forward to the announcement of the official new NSW Small Business Commissioner,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Since 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been the peak industry body representing Australia’s $265 billion retail sector, which employs over 1.2 million people. The ARA ensures retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 5,000 independent and national retail members throughout Australia.

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