Yearly Archive: 2017

Creative Compact Action Planning

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Case Studies

BTS – Business Technology Specialists  is proof that no business is too small or too busy to incorporate the GROW principles into their workplace. While developing BTS’ GROW compact action plan, Stan Corner (CEO) had the brainwave of sponsoring student leaders from Northern Bay College and North Geelong Secondary College to attend the G21 Stakeholder...

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Regional Procurement Action Plan

Posted on August 28, 2017 in News

In 2015, we appointed ArcBlue to undertake a comprehensive consultancy, modelling the opportunity for local and social procurement in our region, with 180 businesses participating. With our GROW partners, we launched the Regional Plan in 2016 to work jointly towards these targets for 2020: Moving 7% of the G21 Regional expenditure from non-local to local suppliers...

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Emerging opportunities for Social Enterprise

Posted on August 7, 2017 in News

GROW was pleased to be part of the Geelong Small Business Festival event “Emerging Opportunities in Social Enterprise” on Wednesday August 9 2017. Facilitated by Geoff Gourley of One10, around 45 participants learned more about how to start a Social Enterprise or purpose driven business and simple ways to alter your workplace practices to incorporate purpose...

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Target 100 with Localised

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News

GROW and our partner Localised, G21 region’s online supplier platform, are launching Target 100 – 100 projects in 100 days. We are encouraging all organisations who are committed to supporting local businesses and suppliers, to post a project on Localised and contribute to the economic and social prosperity of the Geelong region. It’s a great...

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GROW Report Card Event – in summary

Posted on May 25, 2017 in News

The GROW Report Card event on May 3 revealed the impact of the GROW Compact Signatories through their local procurement and recruitment over the last financial year. The measurements showed: 72 employment outcomes for GROW target communities, including traineeships and apprenticeships (provided by GROW Compact Signatories) 9.34% shift to local procurement, or $23.88m into the region...

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