Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Nominations are now open for successful men in business to participate in the exclusive BBQ to Boardroom book.

Following on the success of its sister publication, “Lounge to Boardroom – Inspirational Women in Business”, BBQ to Boardroom is a prestigious coffee table book all about celebrating the unsung male heroes of South Australia.

"We are looking for 100 men who have had a positive impact on the business and community landscape of South Australia," says publisher Ashley Knoote-Parke. "Men with heart and soul, who have made a difference to the business landscape and the community and this is not so much about their business rather their stories of triumphs, challenges, lessons learnt – that have shaped to become the men they are today.

"We are also looking for those that inspire others to keep going. Men who really just go along minding their own business and don’t think that what they are doing is a huge deal and who really have no idea of the impact they are making on those around them, I call them the unsung heroes, that’s who we are looking for to grace the pages of this book.”

So, If you are a man in business, a leader of the community, a change champion, an inspiration, a man of outstanding achievements or have unequivocally altered the business landscape of South Australia for the better Ms Knoote-Park wants to hear from you.

She is looking to showcase men across the board from all industries and professions; big, small, corporate, entrepreneurs, agriculture, mining, professionals, not for profits you name it, a true snapshot of what’s really going on in South Australia.

"BBQ to Boardroom is a powerful PR tool, great for media exposure, even more brilliant for building instant networks and relationships," she says. "Our goal is to profile 100 men in the book with over 10,000 books being distributed to potentially new business connections. This will allow us to donate $50,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia."

The book was inspired by Knoote-Parke’s experience as a loud, quick-thinking emigree from volatile South Africa who, when she landed here, was taken aback by the reluctance of the men and women of South Australia to tell the world about their achievements.

“So I decided to tell the world for them,” said Knoote-Parke, “and Lounge to Boardroom and BBQ to Boardroom were born. These are stories that will inspire you to succeed whatever your circumstances or how tough you think you’ve got it now!”

Nominations close in four weeks time, "So get in early and don't miss your spot in this exclusive publication and be part of history," Ms Knoote-Park adds.
Nominate yourself or others. Go to and click on the nominate button.

For information please contact the publisher, Ashley Knoote-Parke, 8289 0540 or email [email protected]

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PIC CAPTION: Men who’ve committed to the project are Dale Elliot with publisher Ashley Knoote-Parke on his knee while behind them from left are Terry Lindblom, Graham Bubner, Nick Duffield, Bill Vis and Maurice Henderson.

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tish'n enigma books

Based in Adelaide, SA, tish’n enigma books is a boutique publishing company specialising in non-fictional accounts of inspiring people. The company recently published the second edition of 'Footprints – South Australia', a coffee table book which showcases South Australia to our tourism market.

The publisher, Ashley Knoote Parke, is a migrant from Johannesburg, South Africa and was surprised at the fact that SA men are very modest and self effacing, and were reluctant to celebrate their success and achievements. The book Boardroom series of books was born and Ashley's vision was to create not only a publication that heralds the success of men, but will subsequently created a whole network of en in business that are forging business relationships and strong friendships as has been demonstrated with the Lounge to Boardroom book.
Ashley Knoote-Parke
P: 08 8289 0540
M: 0403 944 199


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