On May 30th, the Living Library came to life at the Port of Sale. Guests heard from employers and employees making progress in the Inclusive Employment space, including Maureen from Marathon Electrical who employs Tom, Julie who owns 123 Cafe and Brodie who works at Jack Ryans Irish Bar and Foster Place Cafe- Maffra. Each person was as spirited as…

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Recently, West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) requested the assistance of the GROW Gippsland team to adjust a tender application to include GROW principles. The organisation, who are GROW Gippsland Compact Members, have committed to supporting local and social procurement through their participation in the program and were eager to edit their tender response to better…

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‘Moogji’ means ‘friend’ and the team working out of far East Gippsland absolutely reflect that. The Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc., established in 1993 in the town of Orbost, offers a range of health services, from dental, a GP clinic, clinical nurse, counselling, Outreach Services and environmental health. The organisation promotes and fosters a…

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Name: TAFE Gippsland Where is your place of business? TAFE Gippsland operates across 10 major TAFE campuses throughout Gippsland. Tell us about your business: We are a major regional Victorian TAFE Institute; a provider of high quality vocational education and training. Why did you choose to be a part of GROW Gippsland? TAFE Gippsland recognises…

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Grow Gippsland inspiring business to create change

On May 15th, VendorPanel Marketplace met with three GROW Gippsland Compact Members, TAFE Gippsland, Latrobe City Council and Federation University Australia to run through the pilot Regional Procurement Platform. Using geolocation to enable buyers to identify best-fit local suppliers to include in their RFQs, the marketplace makes finding new suppliers easy. The platform supports GROW…

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Startup Gippsland’s sister program Work My Own Way provides free business coaching to Gippsland residents who want to start their own business or need some assistance with their existing operations. Watch Gippsland local, Shaun Little, explain his drive to start his own business after being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Find out more about Work My…

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The GROW Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform pilot, powered by VendorPanel Marketplace, is now live! Buyers simply select a category of work and refine the search by postcode. RFQs can then be sent to multiple suppliers at once, making it easy to open up your local sourcing. Available for GROW Gippsland Compact members. Contact cameron.t@vendorpanel.com to…

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On May 8th, GROW Gippsland Compact Member Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE), met with two social enterprises employing community members with barriers to work in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The morning began in Officer at the Outlook Environmental E-waste facility, where employees work with electronic materials and break them down into recyclable parts. As LVE…

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Name: Wombarra Consulting What is your place of business? Home-based in Warragul – or often found popping in to a local café to beaver away, fuel their economy and promote beautiful Gippsland venues. Tell us about your business: Business Consultancy providing Leadership & Business Coaching, Organisational Cultural reform activities and Business Effectiveness support. Why did…

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