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  • Innovative. Diverse. Agile.

    Where innovation meets passion.

Who are we?

Founded in 1993, The Network Group has evolved into one of Australia’s most innovative, diverse and agile businesses.

An ethos of creative thinking and disruption has prevailed throughout Network’s history, from changing Australia’s home entertainment landscape, to creating an event space unlike any other in Melbourne.

With over 150 combined years of talent and experience in business at Network’s HQ, The Network Group was built to be nimble, and constantly seeks out new opportunities and challenges; forging ahead into new domains

With skill sets across all business needs, the TNG team are a passionate, diverse group of people, united in driving our members and clients to their continued success.

And that success is reflected in the work and relationships we build with our clients and partners. Many have had a long association with The Network Group; such stability is a point of pride for us.

After over two decades in business, the one thing you can be sure about is that we’re only getting started.

We are The Network Group

What we do

For over two decades The Network Group has provided its clients and members the tools, advice, mentoring and support needed to help make small & medium businesses across Australia & New Zealand reach new levels of success.

Digital Marketing

The Network Group are experts in the creation and design of effective websites incorporating bespoke solutions to drive businesses to greater heights. Utilising web, social, email, SMS and more, we can tailor a cohesive, impactful and cost-effective campaign for your needs.

Mentoring

The Network Group has mentored hundreds of new and emerging businesses across Australia and New Zealand, providing the knowledge, advice and strategies needed to succeed, backed by industry leading services.

Marketing

From rapid turnaround local marketing campaigns, to national in-store promotions, Network’s award-winning studio team have repeatedly excelled, from creative conception all the way through the process to delivery.

IT Infrastructure

The Network Group is constantly connected and was a pioneer in its use of emerging IT technologies, and that forward-thinking philosophy is still on display today. Backed by our own fast, reliable data-centre, we can host all your IT needs and create bespoke tools to allow your business to thrive.

Solutions

With over 20 years experience in supplying a wide range of retailers and businesses from ordering to delivery, The Network Group’s logistical solutions have evolved into a reliable and scalable system.

Financial

Managing the financial output in a business as fast paced and diverse as The Network Group is no easy task. The core goal of Network’s financial team is profitability with stability; a goal that’s always met.

Executive Management

Keran Wicks
Keran Wicks

Managing Director

Creating The Network Group literally from the boot of her car, Keran spearheaded Network’s

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rise that saw it dominate the Australian rental industry, and created successful new ventures like TUF Club and Space338. Keran demonstrates that success doesn’t come without social responsibility, and The Network Group’s philanthropic efforts have benefited thousands across the nation.

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Cherie Krake
Cherie Krake

General Manager

Cherie joined Network in 1999 and created the marketing studio. With a background in magazines

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and advertising, she’s put her expertise to good use overseeing Network’s design studio, PR, digital marketing, and Communications areas. Taking over the General Manager role in 2010, Cherie has been instrumental in streamlining the entire business to provide superior service, and been integral to the success and growth of new ventures.

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Steve Callick
Steve Callick

Operations Manager

Steve has been with Network since 1997 working in just about every department since joining us.

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As Operations Manager, Steve liaises with all departments to improve and streamline all facets of the business. Steve’s extensive systems knowledge and understanding of how to run the business efficiently on a day-to-day basis has been built over numerous years; this knowledge benefits The Network Group in countless ways.

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Daryl Robinson
Daryl Robinson

IT Infrastructure Manager

Technology has always been at the heart of everything that The

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Network Group does, as demonstrated when Daryl joined Network in 2001 and developed Network Online and its successor My.Network, the industry's best, most comprehensive B2B site. Network prides itself at being at the forefront of new technological developments, and Daryl is constantly ensuring that Network’s technology requirements are being met.

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Jaskomal Kaur
Jaskomal Kaur

Financial Controller

Jas started with Network in 2007, and has gained a wealth of experience over the years working in

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a number of areas in the finance sector, including completing her CPA qualifications. Promoted to Financial Controller in 2015, Jas manages the entire finance team, and liaises directly with Executive Management, suppliers and Network members to ensure that all areas of her financial responsibility occur without issue.

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Chris Laino
Chris Laino

Services & Property Manager

Initially joining Network to run The Underground Fitness Club, Chris

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has been a key player in all of The Network Group’s ventures. Overseeing multiple fast-paced divisions including TUF Club, Space 338 and Unbreak It, Chris continually demonstrates his ability to project manage and drive the success of Network’s various arms.

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Recognition

Over the years, The Network Group and Network Video entertainment centres have been recognised with many industry awards. While we don’t work solely to collect awards, to be recognised by the broader business community and one’s peers in this way is a great honour for us, and we’re proud of every single one of these awards.

Named one of BRW’s 50 most innovative companies

Best Rental Group/Business of the Year: Network Video - AHEDA Awards 2013

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year - Retail: Cans4Films Festival: Network Video - AVSDA Awards 2009

Keith Williams Award for Outstanding Service to the Rental Industry: Keran Wicks – ADVIA Awards 2002

Best Marketing Award - Retail: Videology – ADVIA Awards 2000

Best Marketing Award - Retail: Exclusive to Video – ADVIA Awards 1996

Over 25 retailer awards for Network Video stores.

*AHEDA - Australian Home Entertainment
Distributors Association
*AVSDA - Australian Visual Software Distributors Association
*ADVIA - Australian DVD and Video Industry Awards

What people say

"We recently had the pleasure of having Keran deliver a keynote presentation for the League of Extraordinary Women in Melbourne. We can't thank Keran enough for her raw, honest, entertaining and enthralling description of her personal journey through the world of business from a very young age, right through to building one of Australia's most successful companies."

"The first speaker of the evening was Keran Wicks. A Woman with a deep, throaty chortle, killer pins and business acumen to take your head off at 10 paces Network Video"

Sarah Riegelhuth
Finance Expert, Entrepreneur & Author,
League of Extraordinary Women

"The first speaker of the evening was Keran Wicks. A Woman with a deep, throaty chortle, killer pins and business acumen to take your head off at 10 paces Network Video"

Ruby Slipper

"Absolutely great job!, I love how you have translated beautifully what I had envisioned."
"I am so inspired to read about how Australian business women get to where they are by following the dreams they’ve had and especially grateful that they are prepared to share the paths they’d followed to help them get there."

Dr Parvin Khinda

Business Owner,
Kaya Cosmedia
"I am so inspired to read about how Australian business women get to where they are by following the dreams they’ve had and especially grateful that they are prepared to share the paths they’d followed to help them get there."

Ilona Reid
Founder,
Gossip Box
"Everyone loved the location and the actual space itself. Not one complaint.
We loved the space so much we’ve decided to use it again for our Christmas party."

"As I'm only 20, and this being my first time managing, I'm so grateful that I have a dedicated account manager, as I said before shes just beyond amazing! She doesn't pretend to care, she really does and genuinely wants the best for everyone involved. I think these days that's hard to find."


Amanda Rothwell

Paralegal,
Rothwell Lawyers

"As I'm only 20, and this being my first time managing, I'm so grateful that I have a dedicated account manager, as I said before shes just beyond amazing! She doesn't pretend to care, she really does and genuinely wants the best for everyone involved. I think these days that's hard to find."


Kimberley Holden
Store Owner,
Network Video

"A HUGE thank-you to Keran and all the amazing team at Network Head Office.
I have been fortunate to have spent the past 20 years in such an exciting, interesting, challenging and ever-changing industry."


Di
Store Owner,
Network Video