GROW News

Target 100 countdown begins…

Posted on October 12, 2017 in News

Today marks the beginning of the final countdown towards Day 100 of Localised and GROW’s Target 100 campaign. To date, we have seen 50 projects worth $43 million + identified. What does your business need? It can be now, in the next 6 months or even 12-18 months into the future. Localised enables you to identify potential local suppliers. By...

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Minister visits GROW

Posted on September 22, 2017 in News

The Victorian State Government matched the first five years of Give Where You Live Foundation’s funding for GROW with a commitment of $1 million. On Friday, 15 September, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens met with GROW signatories to hear practical examples of how they are using local procurement and targeted employment...

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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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Voices of GROW

Posted on June 5, 2017 in News

Three short films, about why a job makes a difference: Nelle, a Barwon Water story Chris, a Corio Waste Management story Nadine, a Colac story

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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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GROW Report Card

Posted on May 3, 2017 in News

On Wednesday May 3 we are presenting our first Report Card – a printed Timeline for the last two years, illustrating GROW’s current progress, achievements and challenges. Click here to see our Report Card.

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GROW Report Card Event

Posted on April 3, 2017 in News

You are invited to join us for the inaugural GROW Report Card Event! Wednesday, 3 May 2017 1pm start, closing at 4pm, followed by networking drinks Novotel Geelong We will celebrate the G21 region’s collective achievements and forecast the next steps, as well as hear case studies and stories from GROW Compact Signatories. We will also...

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