Before completing his GP training in Victor Harbor and the Barossa Valley, Hinchcliffe studied paediatrics for three years.
He set his up his own private practice, The Health Hub Family GP in Glenelg, in December 2014.
In 2016, the practice grew three-fold. Forty-five per cent of registered patients are aged under 25 with teenagers aged 15-19 the most common age group.
Hinchcliffe, 35, was last month named a winner of the inaugural InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards.
We caught up with the classically trained pianist, vocalist and composer to ask him some more about doing business in South Australia.
What do you believe are the strengths of doing business in South Australia?
By and large, South Australians have a great sense of community spirit. When starting out, I was blown away by the support of local people and organisations. I like to think it is part of our culture and identity as South Australians – to give people a go and support them when they try.
What do you believe are the weak points of conducting business in South Australia?
Unfortunately, a lot of people have the perception that to be successful means moving to a big city such as Melbourne or Sydney. As a medical practitioner, a lot of the training opportunities for doctors are interstate. As a business owner embarking on new projects, it can be difficult when trying to collaborate with other organisations that may not have an office in Adelaide. I also find Adelaide sometimes gets overlooked when it comes to conferences and training opportunities – I have often had to fly interstate for courses and meetings.
Do you see your future in South Australia?
Absolutely. I have no desire to be anywhere else and I am excited by the opportunities in South Australia.
How can the state encourage more of its young leaders to stay?
There are a lot of high profile business leaders in Australia with South Australian roots.
I think creating more networking opportunities and perhaps considering incentives such as mentorships or grants would certainly attract young leaders to stay, or come back.
More about 40 Under 40
An assessment panel representing the South Australian business community judged hundreds of nominees for the inaugural 40 Under 40 awards, which aim to identify and promote a new generation of local leaders under the age of 40.
The final 40 includes a hugely varied collection of South Australian talents, who are making a mark in fields such as health, technology, the media, property, social innovation, agriculture, finance, the law, and much more.
For the full list of 40 Under 40 winners go here.
40 Under 40 is an InDaily initiative supported by the following partners:
- Piper Alderman
- Australian Institute of Business
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Underwood Executive
- City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
- Local Government Association of South Australia
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