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Social Traders Awards 2019: Finalists

Social Enterprise of the Year (Large)

Bama is a facilities maintenance, civil engineering and building and construction social enterprise, providing sustainable employment and career pathways to disadvantaged Indigenous men and women.

yourtown Enterprises specialises in building refurbishment, landscaping, property maintenance and horticulture, providing employment and training to disadvantaged young people.

Outlook is a resource recovery and waste management social enterprise, providing employment for people living with disabilities and other forms of disadvantage.

Social Enterprise of the Year (Small)

ASRC Cleaning is a commercial and domestic cleaning company providing employment opportunities to people seeking asylum and refugees. 

Green Collect is a leading innovator in resource recovery, achieving the highest possible environmental outcomes for a wide range of discarded office resources and E waste, while providing employment opportunities to people experiencing significant disadvantage.

WV Technologies is a computer disposals and e-waste recycling company providing employment and training opportunities to ex-detainees and Indigenous Australians facing disadvantage. 

Social Enterprise Champion of the Year

Tony Sharp, Founder of Substation33, is an experienced and active practitioner in the social enterprise sector, who actively advocates in the Logan area.

Simon Fenech, Operations Manager at Fruit2Work, mentors those living through the same disadvantages he once experienced, promoting and championing the benefit of social procurement.

For over 20 years, Brad Keating, Social Enterprise Operations Manager at My Maintenance Crew, has been a champion of young people and those living with mental illness.

Business & Government: Member of the Year

Australia Post have demonstrated a commitment to social procurement at CEO and Executive Leadership Team level, with a culture of empowering all employees to drive positive change through social procurement.

VicRoads has made a strategic commitment to deliver social value outcomes and is at the forefront of the government sector in rolling out social procurement initiatives.

John Holland Group has demonstrated commitment to social procurement through a project-led approach which has resulted in significant social impact by engaging a broad range of social enterprises. 

Business & Government: Social Procurement Champion

Jason Webster, Operations Manager at Broadspectrum, has fostered relationships with social enterprises over the past eight years, and gradually expanded spend across multiple social enterprises focused on the NSW social housing contracts within his remit.

Steph Roache, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Australia Post, spearheads Australia Post’s social procurement program and developed its first social procurement strategy.

Felicity Roberts, Monica Miloi and Dimi Robinson, who form part of the Social Procurement Team at VicRoads, have demonstrated their commitment to social procurement ahead of state government requirements, including advocacy for current formal roles.

Social Procurement Partnership of the Year

Westpac and Green Collect’s partnership involves the diversion of waste from landfill during branch refurbishments. Green Collect is a valued supplier of Westpac, and the widely promoted outcomes of this social procurement partnership has resulted in other teams within Westpac looking for social procurement opportunities.

CPB Contractors, who are part of the Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project Rail System Alliance (RSA), work in partnership with Kinfolk Enterprises as the social enterprise business of choice for special events, meetings and professional development sessions.

A genuine partnership with direct benefits to both parties and the local community, Mirvac has engaged Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative (NCEC) for landscape maintenance services at their Toombul Shopping Centre.

Social Traders Awards 2019: Winners