Creating connections Posted on 8 November 20188 November 2018NEMMS JV has taken the opportunity during October’s Indigenous Business Month to connect with some Aboriginal Businesses. Last month we met with some new suppliers to find out about their capabilities and their capacity to help us deliver our project requirements.Indigenous Business Manager, Jarrod Hayden, met with Gordon Cole from Cole Workwear, an Indigenous workwear & safety manufacturer. Jarrod also met with Dale Robinson from Yawuru IT, an Australian Indigenous owned Information Technology Services company. Thuroona Services visited our office, they specialise in the removal of hazardous materials. All of these companies are working through our procurement pathways towards partnering with NJV.Our regional focus continues, Justin Angove a regional PM, identified a local Indigenous Business who supply people and plant, Norwest Contracting and Rail. Justin has begun to engage with this company who, looking forward, have the potential to support us delivering on our project scope.Indigenous Business Month was a good opportunity for us as a company to focus on our suppliers and look to ways in which we can increase engagement. The intention, as part of our wider company mission is to provide Aboriginal Businesses with opportunities to develop. In this case we endeavour to increase the number of Indigenous suppliers in our spend categories so that we can ensure our commitment to Indigenous businesses is realised in a valid and sustainable way.Photo: Indigenous Business Manager, Jarrod Hayden with Dale Robinson of Yawuru IT and with Gordon Cole of Cole Workwear and Wes Walley and Terry Riley of Thuroona Services.