Banner L-R: Kerry-Ann Winmar, Nyungar Tours Director, and Trevor Tann, WSP
Held at Crown Casino, the awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians have made to their communities and beyond, and the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.
Congratulations to this year’s Business of the Year winner, Nyungar Tours.
Led by company Director, and Nyungar yorga - Kerry-Ann Winmar, Nyungar Tours is a relatively new Aboriginal Cultural Tour Business. Operating in South Perth and the broader region, Nyungar Tours offers an authentic cultural experience that celebrates the respect and responsibility of caring for country through traditional cultural ceremonies, songs and language on Nyungar Boodjar.
Trevor Tann, WSP’s Principal Consultant and Project Director of the Remote Essential and Municipal Services Program in WA says, “This is the third year that we’ve sponsored the award and we have made some great connections in the Aboriginal business communities, as well as contributing to the promotion and success of these small businesses and the people they employ.”
Image: Gordon Cole, Cole Workwear CEO
Workwear supplier, Cole Workwear, were this year’s runner-up.
Established in 2013, the company is a proudly Noongar owned and operated supplier of high-quality workwear. They’re the first and only Indigenous safety gear supplier in Australia, working with distributors and clients across the country.
During the devastating 2019–2020 bushfire season, Cole Workwear supplied medical PPE and supplies to NSW, ACT and Victoria. At the start of the COVID pandemic, they were also one of few companies able to provide masks, wipes, face shields and hand sanitiser.
WSP started our journey in 2010 as one of the first engineering consultancies to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP was developed in consultation with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee consists of mostly external Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from different geographies. This is in keeping with our desire to add transparency to our intentions towards mutual understanding.
As part of our commitment to reconciliation, we are keen to involve Indigenous communities in infrastructure, connecting people and stimulating growth for Indigenous businesses.
This year we’ve worked closely with Reconciliation Australia in developing our new Stretch RAP.
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