Good news story – JC Williams Electrical

Posted on May 13, 2021 in Mental Health Services, News

  Luke Anderson co-owner of JC Electrical has provided this story related to Being Inclusive. Please provide a brief background and some context. J C Williams is a small electrical company, formed by three friends from Corio. With lived experience as an ex-offender Luke was keen to support GROW’s inclusive employment strategies, ‘I understand the...

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Good news story – Nicholson Construction

Posted on March 18, 2021 in News

Stephen Allen, Director of Nicholson Construction has provided this story relating to Local and Social Procurement. Please provide a brief background and some context. Nicholson’s are thrilled to be commencing work on Anam Cara’s new facility at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus.  Such a significant and important project for our Geelong community. The project...

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Good News Story – Plan Group (Spend Local)

Posted on February 25, 2021 in News

James Dean, Construction Manager of Plan Group has provided this story relating to Spend Local. Please provide a brief background and some context. Plan Group has committed to a strategic action plan with GROW to ensure we are able to maintain and integrate the GROW philosophy, that a prosperous community cares for the well-being of...

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Good news story – Plan Group (Be Inclusive)

Posted on February 25, 2021 in News

James Dean, Construction Manager of Plan Group has provided this story relating to Be Inclusive Please provide a brief background and some context. My interest is giving back to the industry and engaging with career coordinators of local schools and providing real opportunities or advice to students who would like to pursue the construction industry...

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New builder appointed to Geelong Arts Centre stage 3

Posted on September 4, 2020 in News

Development Victoria have announced: “Major property company Lendlease has been appointed to deliver the $128 million Little Malop Street Redevelopment. Lendlease’s ‘Geelong First’ commitment will put local partnerships, skills and innovation at the heart of the project and will ensure local suppliers and tradespeople, including social enterprises, are invited to tender on works packages throughout...

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Good news story 2: Norris Group

Posted on August 31, 2020 in News

GROW connections Norris Group are a local family owned and operated Civil Construction company with over 220 staff, who joined GROW in 2018. They told us: “We had always promoted local business, but we realised we needed to increase our networks and collaborate more with the broader GROW community.  We saw the benefits of developing...

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Good news story: Josie’s Transport

Posted on August 14, 2020 in News

What does it mean to be a part of GROW? Aaron Cole from Josie’s Transport explains: “After buying Josie’s Transport in February 2018 we soon joined GROW, as we wanted to keep the fantastic name that Josie’s has in the local community, keep that identity, be part of Geelong and support local business. “We provided...

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Posted on April 14, 2020 in News

The GROW team is continually updating these Trello boards with links to current information and resources to support our communities in these unprecedented times. If you have a suggestion for any further resources, please contact Support for Businesses: Support for Individuals: Support for Community Services:

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WorkWell Learning Networks: The mental health and wellbeing revolution set to sweep Geelong workplaces

Posted on January 20, 2020 in News

  As part of a ground-breaking new initiative funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Program, The Give Where You Live Foundation has launched an exciting new knowledge-sharing network. WorkSafe’s WorkWell Learning Networks aim to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury & illness by changing workplace cultures and practices. The Give Where You Live Learning...

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Where are we at? GROW Start Up Review

Posted on August 27, 2019 in News

How is GROW going? What has been achieved? Any ideas about what should happen next? To answer these questions, an external review of GROW was undertaken by Clear Horizon Consulting, reflecting on the activities and outcomes of the GROW initiative during the start-up phase. Whilst the review reflected on past achievements, the main focus was...

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