IBD

Indigenous Business Directory

Forward from the Chairperson

neilWillmettThe Indigenous Business Directory is the realisation of the vision of members of the South Eastern Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC). The Indigenous Business Directory is a watershed publication in Queensland, as not only does it highlight the diversity of Indigenous Business in Queensland, it helps dismiss some widely held mis-conceptions of the impact and success of businesses conducted by Indigenous Australians in Queensland.

The generous support of the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) ensured that the vision of SEQICC in developing and delivering this publication was realised through funding provided under the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP).

It is critical that such an important publication evolve into a living document that is readily accessible. Accordingly, I am pleased to announce that an on-line version of the document will ‘live’ on the SEQICC website www.seqicc.com.au. SEQICC is committed to maintaining the Indigenous Business Directory current as information and details change. Persons will be able to access the publication and database when and where it suits them including print access.

A pleasing aspect of the Indigenous Business Directory is the varied nature of Indigenous Business including in the ‘newer’ sectors such as technology, culture, professional services and essential sectors such as education.

In the coming years the Indigenous Business Directory will continue to expand as Indigenous Business grows. Much of this growth will be organic however you can contribute to this growth by using Indigenous Businesses in your supply chains and value chains where Indigenous Business can provide products and services.

Finally, your support in encouraging Indigenous Businesses to register for the Indigenous Business Directory is appreciated.

Again thank you to the Executive Team at SEQICC for their commitment to realising the Indigenous Business Directory.

Best Wishes

Neil Willmett, Chair, South Eastern Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Message from the CEO

geoffThe Indigenous Business Directory (IBD) designed and produced by the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) is a most valuable tool in the strategic toolbox of businesses in Queensland.

The IBD is more than a database, it is a vital service in a port-folio of services that SEQICC provides to Indigenous business. The IBD is supported by Indigenous business support infrastructure which includes:

  • Information and advice on accessing much needed business support and services;
  • Practical workshops for Indigenous business essentials;
  • Events showcasing Indigenous business;
  • Matching Indigenous business to supply chain opportunities;
  • Advocating on behalf of Indigenous business; and
  • Providing a flow of information beneficial to Indigenous business.

The IBD is conducted by an Indigenous organisation on behalf of Indigenous business and will be kept up to date and will disseminate information on a constant basis to benefit Indigenous business. The IBD is dynamic always moving forward and will not stagnate.

Importantly, the IBD is organised around the ANZSIC Classification Codes which will enhance data collection and reporting to support additional funding and resources priority for Indigenous business.

The IBD is maintained on-line at www.seqicc.com.au  and I urge you to add the website to your favourite sites list.

We value your feedback on ways that we can continuously improve the IBD.

Regards

Geoff Riddell, Chief Executive Officer

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) in producing the inaugural 2013 edition of the Indigenous Business Directory’ (IBD) which was provided through the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP). It is essential that the IBD be kept up to date and for this purpose SEQICC advises that the IBD is also being placed online at www.seqicc.com.au where the IBD can be downloaded or printed for convenience.

 DISCLAIMER

The South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) advises that the information contained in this publication was collected from the organisations listed in the publication as supplied by those organisations and is reproduced in good faith. SEQICC also advises that the content may change without notice. Persons can also visit the directory on-line at www.seqicc.com.au. Persons engaging with any organisation listed in this directory should undertake their own enquiries and due diligence.