GROW News

Good news story – Rendine Constructions

Posted on August 31, 2021 in Good News Stories

Craig Whitford of Rendine Constructions has provided this ‘Be Inclusive’ story (create safe and supportive workplaces for all our community). Please provide a brief background and some context: Rendine Constructions joined GROW in 2018. As they work with local architects and engineers, purchase local products such as steel, flooring, roofing, windows and use local sub-contractors,...

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Elly Hanlon presents at Compact Action Network meeting

Posted on August 25, 2021 in Good News Stories

Q&A with Liz Everist from GROW & Elly Hanlon from Hanlon Industries Audio Transcript from GROW Compact Action Network zoom meeting Friday 30/7/2021 I’m Elly Hanlon from Hanlon Industries. Hanlon industries is a two-decade old independent family owned and run company specialising in steel fabrication and commercial construction. We provide a range of service including...

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Faggs Mitre 10 Belmont Timber

Posted on July 27, 2021 in Good News Stories

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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GROW Compact Action Network July 2021

Posted on June 30, 2021 in GROW Updates

Many thanks to those who attended our virtual Compact Action Network meeting on Friday 30 July, 2021. It was great to hear from some of our GROW partners about how we can work towards equitable opportunities for all of our communities. If you missed the meeting, please take some time to check out their edited...

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Asphalt Paving Services

Posted on June 21, 2021 in Good News Stories

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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My Maintenance Crew

Posted on June 21, 2021 in Good News Stories

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 Good News Stories

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 Good News Stories

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 Good News Stories

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 Good News Stories

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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