LBP NSW eNews - July to September, 2019
New South Wales eNews - Local Buying Program Highlights
NSW: Local Buying Program Suppliers find out how to help disadvantaged youth
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
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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
Businesses encouraged to help give disengaged youth a better chance at employment
Muswellbrook businesses - including a number of Local Buying Program suppliers - heard, first hand, how they can help their region's disadvantaged youth gain and keep employment.
Procurement and how suppliers can offer solutions and services the focus of departing GM's address
Mounth Arthur Coal departing GM David Boshoff joined C-Res Business Development Manager John Aurisch in reaching out to suppliers during the Muswellbrook leg of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.
Singleton Business Chamber has local business and LBP supplier opportunities in clear view
When the Upper Hunter Mining Doalogue took a turn to Singleton, the message of opportunity was the prefect accompaniment to the luncheon menu!
Shared expertise and project possibilities on the agenda at Scone Trade Expo
More than 25 industry suppliers - including builders, other tradies and a variety of small business owners - had the chance to rub shoulders, share their knowledge and get to know the capacilities of the region at the annual event hosted by Scone Home Timber and Hardware.
LBP uses an innovative technique to ferret out unwated rabbits on site at MAC
When Mount Arthur Coal needed help controlling a rabit situation, it was a clever local vermin control business to the rescue.

Local Buying Program - NSW Snapshot: (Click HERE for a more comprehensive roundup!)

Local Buying Foundation
New South Wales 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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