GROW News

Good news story – Faggs Mitre 10 Belmont Timber

Posted on July 27, 2021 in News

Narelle Lehmann, Senior Administrator of Faggs Mitre 10 Belmont Timber has provided this story relating to Be Inclusive. Please provide a brief background and some context: Faggs Mitre 10 Belmont Timber have a history of supporting new staff who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We’re committed to do this as ‘business as usual’ as part of...

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Good news story – Asphalt Paving Services

Posted on June 21, 2021 in News

Asphalt Paving Services chosen to pilot industry mental health program: The Civil Construction industry has a prevalence of workers with mental health issues with suicide being 1.7 x higher than for male workers in other industries and three times higher for lower skilled construction workers. The environmental risks being work instability, limited job control and...

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Good news story – My Maintenance Crew

Posted on June 21, 2021 in News

This story about being inclusive is from Narelle Arthur, Engagement Coordinator from My Maintenance Crew, a social enterprise of Diversitat. My Maintenance Crew (MMC) is a social enterprise offering services in general maintenance, cleaning and general landcare for residential, commercial and government clients. We provide employment for young people who can’t otherwise get their foot in the...

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Good news story – Innovative Window Solutions

Posted on June 21, 2021 in News

Matthew Drake, Director of Innovative Window Solutions (IWS) and Kelsey Baglin Project Co-ordinator have provided this story about Social Procurement (Spend Local/Spend Social) targets for the Chisholm Road Prison build. Please provide a brief background and some context: About the time Matt started in 2019, he attended a Geelong Manufacturing Council event where he met...

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Good news story – Caruso Bricklaying

Posted on June 10, 2021 in News

Roy Caruso, Administration Manager of Caruso Bricklaying has provided this story relating to Being Inclusive. John Holland Group joined GROW in mid 2020 and suggested that Caruso Bricklaying do the same. Ben Caruso and the Caruso Bricklaying team did so to support and offer pathways to young workers in the construction industry, to continue their...

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Good news story – Perry Demolition addressing postcode bias

Posted on June 7, 2021 in News

Tanya Andrews, Office Manager from Perry Demolition has provided this story about Being inclusive. Please provide a brief background and some context In March 2021 Tanya listened to Bryan Moore from Northern Futures present at the GROW Compact Action Network meeting about the great work they do training and supporting long term unemployed in North...

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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 value...

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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

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

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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