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Successfully partnering with Indigenous businesses

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Phone: 0428 782 318

May 27, 2015


Date: 25 May 2015

Successfully partnering with Indigenous businesses.

Supply Nation Connect 2015, a conference and trade show ‘connecting’ Indigenous businesses with the government/ corporate sector opens today at Randwick racecourse, Sydney.

With the recent announcement that 3% of all Commonwealth procurement contracts should be awarded to Indigenous suppliers with certain mandatory targets to use Indigenous suppliers, there is increasing incentive for both the public and private sectors to incorporate Indigenous goods and services into their supply chain.

A key feature of the Connect 2015 event will be the opportunity to network with companies such as Compass Group Australia -  the Supply Nation Corporate Member of the Year in 2014;  who know how to do business with Indigenous Australia – having successfully partnered with over 20 Indigenous goods and services businesses in recent years.

Compass Group was a founding member of Supply Nation in 2009, and has steadily worked to establish strong partnerships with Indigenous enterprise.  Since 2009, Compass Group Australia’s expenditure on Indigenous owned and operated businesses has doubled year-on-year.

Compass is also a leading employer of Indigenous workers with over 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and a pioneering program to foster and train young Indigenous workers. 

Compass Group will speak and present a Supply Nation industry award at Connect 2015 and will host a booth at the event’s trade display to meet and share advice with other businesses interested in developing mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous enterprise.

About Compass Group
Compass Group is the world’s largest food and support services company.
In Australia Compass employs over 11,000 people across the defence, mining, retail, health, education, sport & leisure and corporate sectors; offering a wide range of services including hospitality, security and facility maintenance.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Compass Group Australia Managing Director Mark van Dyck please call Kathy Scott on 0437 419 475