Good News Stories

Good news story – Lendlease

Posted on March 17, 2022 in Good News Stories

Eddie Atkinson, Construction Manager at Lendlease has provided this story relating to ‘Be Inclusive’ Please provide a brief background and some context: Lendlease joined GROW in 2020 when they won the tender for the Geelong Arts Centre because of the Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework. As part of their GROW Action plan, they sought to...

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Good news story – Geelong Built

Posted on February 25, 2022 in Good News Stories

Cara Oliver, Director of Geelong Built has provided this story relating to Be inclusive Please provide a brief background and some context: Andy Carroll, Director of Geelong Built has had history with GROW from its inception through his extensive work with Hamlan Homes as General Manager from 2013-2021. This work included providing an excellent case...

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Good news story – Common Ground Project

Posted on December 15, 2021 in Good News Stories

Greta Carroll, Community Engagement Manager and Ivan Blacket, Farm Manager from the Common Ground Project with a story on Being Inclusive Excerpts from the GROW report card online event – 26th Nov 2021 Liz: Can you start by explaining who you are and what the Common Ground Project is? Greta: Common Group project is small...

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GROW Action Network Nov 2021

Posted on December 1, 2021 in Good News Stories, GROW Updates

Around 50 GROW signatories attended the fourth GROW Action Network meeting of 2021, via Zoom, on November 26, 2021. View the recording to learn how the Common Ground Project, CLOS, Jacaranda Industries and Bay City Group are achieving their GROW actions.

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Good news story – Bay City Group

Posted on October 25, 2021 in Good News Stories

Good news story – Bay City Group (Be inclusive) Tony Nadjovski, Owner of Bay City Group has provided this story relating to Be Inclusive Please provide a brief background and some context: Bay City Group undertake water blasting and high-pressure cleaning works primarily for domestic construction sites but also some project building too ie schools...

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Good news story – Jacaranda Industries

Posted on October 20, 2021 in Good News Stories

Good news story – Jacaranda Industries (Be Inclusive) Rita Koritsas, Sales and Marketing Manager of Jacaranda Industries has provided this story relating to Be Inclusive Please provide a brief background and some context: Formed in 2004 and based in North Shore, Jacaranda Industries, a commercial joiner first became aware of GROW in 2019 through a...

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Good news story – CLOS – Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions

Posted on October 12, 2021 in Good News Stories

John Fitzgibbon, Founder and Director of CLOS – Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions has provided this story relating to Be Inclusive. Please provide a brief background and some context: I joined GROW in 2018, after being introduced to Liz Everist by Ben Hassett (formerly Built now H4 Projects). Ben and I were both working as team...

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Good news story – BATForce

Posted on October 7, 2021 in Good News Stories

Leigh Bartlett CEO of Barwon Adolescent Taskforce (BATForce) has provided this story relating to ‘Advocate and Collaborate’. Please provide a brief background and some context: BATForce has been working in the G21 region for over 40 years, with a simple vision: to improve opportunities for young people through advocacy, education, the strengthening of networks for...

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Good news story – Gleaming Genies Cleaning Service

Posted on September 27, 2021 in Good News Stories

Jodi Woods, Owner of Gleaming Genies Cleaning Service has provided this story relating to Spend Local, Spend Social. Please provide a brief background and some context: We’re a Geelong based cleaning business specialising with both commercial, industrial and domestic clients. We joined GROW a few years ago because I was impressed by their values and...

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Good news story – MultiSkills Training

Posted on September 20, 2021 in Good News Stories

Paul Wilson, Senior Corporate Account Manager of MultiSkills Training has provided this story relating to Advocate and Collaborate. Please provide a brief background and some context: MultiSkills Training have been in Geelong for 2.5 years offering training in civil construction and high-risk work licenses. What steps did you take to make a change? They joined...

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