Indigenous PPE supplier recognized at the Buy Queensland Awards

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The Queensland Government has recognized an indigenous Queensland business that provides personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Buy Queensland Awards.

The Buy Queensland Awards are presented annually to businesses that generate employment for residents, use local resources, and contribute to improved social outcomes for disadvantaged persons in the community.

Ormiston-based SupplyAus has been announced  as the winner of the major Buy Queensland award at Wednesday’s ceremony in Brisbane.

The company supplies PPE and office supplies and has a strong social commitment, working to assist the Indigenous community.

During the pandemic, SupplyAus provided masks, hand sanitiser and PPE to Aboriginal medical centres from Yarrabah to Woolloongabba.

Procurement Minister Mick de Brenni said SupplyAus was an outstanding example of a local company providing jobs for locals while at the same time having a firm focus on achieving tremendous social outcomes.

“This small company is doing big things and being able to hand them the major award of the day, The Minister’s Buy Queensland Award, is an honour,” the Minister added.

“While SupplyAus provides PPE, workwear, uniforms and office equipment to both government and private industry, it’s the behind-the-scenes work in Indigenous communities that really sets them apart.

“Not only are they creating jobs for Indigenous workers but they’re actively working in the Indigenous community to improve lives.”

SupplyAus CEO Adam Williams said winning the award was “inspirational for the company and its workers”.

“Winning recognises the efforts we have put in and inspires our employees and the extended communities they support,” Mr Williams continued.

“We are incredibly proud to support the social outcomes for indigenous communities, especially the children and the youth.”

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