The Local Buying Program in New South Wales
Highlights for New South Wales – 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 :
- $980,831 – Approved spend to local Suppliers
- 96 – Approved work opportunities created by BHP employees
- 101 – Businesses approved to supply via the LBP
- 16.5 – Day average payment period from receipt of invoice
See results for FY18/19 in New South Wales here.
For more information on the Local Buying Program in New South Wales please contact
your local C-Res Business Engagement Advisor, Lisa Harpley, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
The Singleton Business Chamber have started the Singleton Women in Business Networking events again. There have been some wonderful and inspiring guest speakers. Jelinda Millgate from The Business Centre presented on some key areas of running a successful business and Lindy Harris from One Agency who did a live Q&A on some very insightful topics. Lisa Harpley, C-Res Business Engagement Advisor, has been regularly attending these events and developing significant business relationships aligned with our commitment to engage with local business communities.
Ongoing Engagement for Local Business
Local supplier, Veitch Plant Hire responded to a competitive request for quote for water cart hire and operator. The successful engagement of this initial work instruction has lead to additional works being awarded to Veitch Plant Hire, securing their services for an ongoing contract for 12 months. Ongoing work being secured in advance has created a time saving for the MAC user as well as the security that the work will be completed to required specifications.
See It, Solve It, Scale It Workshops
See it, Solve it, Scale it was a series of 3 workshops run by the University of Newcastle & Launchpad9 during August, delivering practical tools and insights to help ambitious businesses overcome frustration and accelerate growth, identify bottlenecks and opportunities in your business, learn how to best address these and hit the ground running with a clear direction and plan of action.
Lisa Ready for Site – Book for Training
Local Buying Foundation – Congratulations to Successful Applicants
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. The aim of the LBF is to enhance the economic sustainability of regions within the operational footprint of BHP New South Wa10th Novemberles through the support of programs and initiatives that target local business training and development needs.
Congratulations to the following organisations who were successful in our most recent funding round:
- Upper Hunter Shire Council – Live Work Invest Stage 2
- Upper Hunter Country Tourism – Upper Hunter Country Tourism Website
- Upper Hunter Country Tourism – Upper Hunter Country Visitors Guide 2019
Visit www.localbuyingfoundation.com.au for an update on approved projects, funding guidelines, application forms and closing dates. Information on funding rounds for 2019 will be finalised in November and details will be available on the website.
NSW Upcoming Events
- Singleton Business Chamber International Men’s Day Celebration | SINGELTON
- Muswellbrook Men’s Shed Community Open Day | MUSWELLBROOK
- Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue | MUSWELLBROOK
See What is Happening Around Australia with LBP
July to September Highlights and Financial Year to Date Summaries of the Local Buying Program.