LBP QLD eNews - July to September, 2019
Queensland eNews - Local Buying Program Highlights
QLD: Local Buying Program stokes big innovation for small town business
July to September, 2019
Growth a good sign for our regions
As the numbers ticked over, the Local Buying Program team was once again keenly watching as Approved Spend edged toward the $400Million mark toward the end of September.

It didn't quite get there, but it looks like we will be celebrating another milestone in Q2 FY20.

Certainly, this is good news for the organisation and the Local Buying Program, which we deliver in partnership with BHP.

But what is even more important is the confidence this represents in our regions - and that, in turn, bodes well for our communities.

Local Buying Program -  National Snapshot (Click HERE for a more comprehensive roundup!)
Onward, upward and all eyes on the future
From C-Res CEO, Tracey Cuttriss-Smith
It has been a powerful start to the new financial year for C-Res and the Local Buying Program.

For a start, the very fact we are in our seventh year of operation and we have grown from two to 25 staff (and, still, we are growing!) are just dazzling to us and we extremely grateful to everyone who has come along for the journey.

And, what a journey it has been!

As we have realised milestone after milestone and see the numbers of Work Instructions, Registered Suppliers and Registered Buyers grow, we have also seen our own team strengthen and grow.

Commitment to mental wellness vital to success
It's not the easiest topic to talk about.

But throughout September, mental health and wellness was the talk of the towns and regions in which C-Res and the Local Buying Program operate.

R U OK Day is a big deal for our organisation; just as it is for the BHP teams, with whom we deliver the Local Buying Program in partnership.

Local Buying Program State Highlights
Workforces summit helps regions gear up for the future
More than 260 people attended the Future Workforces Summit in Mackay in August and while no one professed to know precisely what the future would bring, everyone attending the GW3 event felt a little more prepared.
Big innovation comes from small town Local Buying Program supplier
BMA Saraji employee and small business owner Josh Leppard is attracting professional and award acclaim after meeting a need with innovation and bridging a critical safety gap.
NAIDOC presents opportunity to local indigenous suppliers through Local Buying Program
For our nation's first peoples, country is a vital part of their story. So when Hay Point Coal Terminal marked NAIDOC Week at site, it was important local indigenous suppliers were given the chance to offer their services at expertise through the Local Buying Program.
LBP local small business suppliers benefit from Foundation-supported Bridging the Boundaries program
An innovative program targetting the growth and development of local small business has been lauded by participants and community leaders.
BHP Gallery Walks give insight into sites and local supply needs
BHP opened its gates to suppliers for a guided insight into how supply and procurement works at site with its innovative Gallery Walks.
LBP Automotive supplier is tailored for success with coveted CQ Training Award
For the team at Tailored Automotive, doing excellent work, ensuring their clients are satisfied and looking after each other with a great team environment, coaching and strong training is all part of a day's work. But they do it so well, they've been awarded for their efforts.
Central Highlands Businesses shine at Awards
When you are slogging it out in small business, giving it your all to make it a success, it's nice to step back and take a look at how far you've come - and some recognition of your efforts can go a long way, as well.

Local Buying Program -  QLD Snapshot (Click HERE for a more comprehensive roundup!)
Local Buying Foundation
Queensland Highlights | July - September 2019
The Local Buying Foundation (LBF) is a critical element of the Local Buying Program. BHP make a financial contribution to the LBF for every approved LBP transaction.

To find out more about the LBF, and to read up on the latest developments - including successful funding applicants - click below to link to the Foundation eNews and Quarter-In-Review video.

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