$350 Million in Approved Spend for Local Buying Program
New South Wales eNews - Local Buying Program Highlights
NSW: New world view for LBP, but still local at heart
July, 2019
The Nation in Focus
From our regions to the world...
It was only last quarter we were celebrating the Local Buying Program's $300 million approved spend milestone.

And, now, what do you know!? We are celebrating $350 million!

That is the rate at which this incredible program is growing throughout the regional reaches of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

Another financial year has come and gone and each year brings with it a share of challenges, achievements, new projects and fresh approaches.

This year, milestones were a big part of the C-Res and Local Buying Program or LBP story.

So, it's no wonder BHP Minerals Americas came knocking, eager to find out more about how we do what we do, and then using the C-Res/BHP partnership model to replicate the Local Buying Program in Chile.

Local Buying Program | National Annual Summary

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for a more comprehensive roundup!

Future looking bright and oh-so-busy for C-Res
From C-Res Chairman, Kylie Porter
It is my absolute privilege to write this message, on behalf of the C-Res board, to mark the end of another financial year!

It’s a privilege because to reach a milestone of $350M being returned to small businesses in local communities across Australia in quick-smart fashion, is quite simply, astonishing.

Our small board of directors live and breathe small business. We have all been small business owners and operators ourselves at one point and we know, that this $350M paid on average in 14 days, supports mum and dad businesses in a very grass roots way.
WARM WELCOME: LBP, Minerals America.
Local Buying Program on agenda for Emily
Emily Faure has been appointed as the new BHP Local Buying Specialist.

With Emily’s experience and passion for local communities and small business combined, she will be a great asset to the Local Buying community.

Speaking with Emily about her new role she said she felt a close affinity with small business and, as such, was keen to work with the Local Buying Program - and C-Res - to facilitate opportunities and capacity growing in the regions the LBP operates.

Supplier and Buyer support is John's priority
He has been in the job for just more than a month and, already, new C-Res Manager - Business Development John Aurisch has traversed the country, getting across the Local Buying Program vast network of BHP asset footprints.

It's not all airport lounges and red-eye flights, though!

Having most recently come from a small business background, John is well aware of the challenges facing businesses in regional Australia.

Now, he gets to put that knowledge to good use, supporting our Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australian suppliers, while helping our BHP buyers save time and coin on big (and small) ticket spends!

All systems go for Janelle ... Literally!
The C-Res Program Administration Team (PAT) is the beating heart of C-Res and the Local Buying Program.

So finding someone to lead such an incredible team might have been a tough gig. Thankfully, it wasn't.

Janelle Bussey fit the bill, and into the C-Res fold she came, as Manager- PAT and Mackay Office Manager.

With vast career experience in both the public service and small business settings, and a proven track record in systems, process, people and improvement management, Janelle is more than cut out for the job she has signed up for.

New South Wales in Focus - LBP State Highlights
MAC keeps it in the family for fun day on site
Mums, dads, sons, daughters, besties and significant others all had the chance to show off where they worked as part of the MAC Family Open Day.
Singleton businesses celebrated at regional business awards
Small by definition but certainly not in capacity - Singleton's small businesses were out in fine style for their annual business awards night - and the calibre of entries was brilliant!
There is a difference between management and leadership - and sometimes you have to do both. So how did the participants of the Singleton Leadership Development Lunch wrangle with that concept?
Muswellbrook SMEs in spotlight for their achievements
Regional businesses deserve to shine; and shine they did at the annual Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in Muswellbrook.
Banter and Breakfast has businesses buzzing
There is nothing like a hearty breakfast to attract a captive audience and that's what the Mayor of Muswellbrook Shire had at the region's Chamber of Commerce monthly event.
A Betta solution found through Local Buying Program
The Local Buying Program has built a solid reputation on solving problems for Buyers and creating opportunities for Suppliers. So, when MAC needed all kinds of appliances, there was a better solution at hand!
Local Buying Program | New South Wales Annual Summary

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for a more comprehensive roundup!

Local Buying Foundation
New South Wales Highlights | April - June 2019
The Local Buying Foundation (LBF) is a critical element of the Local Buying Program.  BHP makes a financial contribution to the LBF for every approved LBP transaction.

Building connected business communities
It's all about sustainability and growth - which is why the LBF is right behind this Singleton venture.

Programs boosted by funding
Leadership and compliance are key elements in any director's role and one program is leading the way.

LBF Committee Update
Funding allocations, activities and new committee members - it has been a big three months for the LBF in NSW.
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