Recipients received up to $50,000
Sixty-seven switched-on textile, clothing and footwear businesses will benefit from Australian Government funding totalling $2.5 million to refashion their business enterprise culture with better business and management processes.
The funding, part of the Government’s Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program, will help those businesses succeed in tough economic times.
Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said the TCF sectors faced challenging times and projects such as putting in place digital systems and improved management practices would help ensure the industry’s competitiveness and its long-term viability.
“We have more than 45,000 people employed in the TCF industries. It is an integral part of our manufacturing sector,” Senator Carr said.
“By updating business processes, the 67 businesses stand a better chance of succeeding in a tough environment. The job prospects of 45,000 people – many in regional Australia – will be a lot more secure.”
All states and the Northern Territory have received grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.
The Australian Coat Company Pty Ltd in Slacks Creek, Queensland, is using its $27,600 grant to install a design/patternmaking system. It will streamline production, giving it the flexibility to move into new markets for protective oilskin coats, work and motorcycle gear.
The bridal wear business of Luci Di Bella (Belena Pty Ltd) in Armadale, Victoria, will fund a digital management system with its $50,000 grant. It will centralise business data and reporting for better analysis and decision making.
Betty Sugar Clothing in Beckenham, WA, will use its $17,550 to develop e-commerce business and marketing plans to improve financial management and enable the design and manufacturing business to be more profitable and sustainable.
Full list of recipients
|Tran, Thi Tieu Thanh||Develop and implement business & marketing plans & skills||$17,550||WA|
|CCNL Pty Ltd Atf The CG Family Trust & The Cs Family Trust||Integrated business system to coordinate all aspects of business||$50,000||WA|
|Custom Fit Australia Pty Ltd atf Wootten Investment Trust||Improve production process by implementing design system, workflow procedures and digital communications||$50,000||VIC|
|Obus Pty Ltd||Implement social networking digital strategy and upgrade website||$44,864||VIC|
|Scandiwear Pty Ltd||Computerise processes and integrate with new e-commerce website||$38,032||VIC|
|Hot Sublimation Pty Ltd||Purchase CAD/CAM system & link to production equipment.||$41,200||VIC|
|Shebang Heartland Pty Ltd||Develop e-commerce website and install digital pattern making system||$50,000||VIC|
|Petarg Design Pty Ltd||Implement e-commerce website integrated with business software||$41,287||VIC|
|Nevenka Pty Ltd||Implement an Enterprise Management System||$50,000||VIC|
|Belena pty. Ltd.||Integrate EMS & business systems||$50,000||VIC|
|Downey, Stephanie Jayne||Upgrade website to include e-commerce||$22,695||VIC|
|Three Lambs Pty Ltd||Develop strategic sales, operational and marketing systems.||$24,618||VIC|
|Rayona Frock Manufacturing Pty Ltd.||Operational review and implement business management systems.||$35,195||VIC|
|Reymond, Doris Natalia||Upgrade website to include e-commerce||$31,220||VIC|
|Roshan Textile Pty Ltd||Re-structure product mix and design capabilities||$35,000||VIC|
|Hancock, Walter Michael||Develop & implement business growth strategy||$35,000||VIC|
|Marley Lou Pty Ltd atf Marley Lou Trust||Develop a marketing strategy and operational plan||$50,000||VIC|
|Cashmere Connections Pty Ltd||Custom design, develop & implement an EMS||$35,000||VIC|
|Dunston, Pamela Joy||E-commerce implementation and re-branding project||$21,606||VIC|
|Tasmanian Clothing Company Pty Ltd atf Graham Davis Family Trust||Integration of a Computer Aided Design system and a website Content Management System||$35,038||TAS|
|Uniform City Pty Ltd atf Trackwear Family Trust||Acquisition of equipment to bring printing inhouse||$50,000||TAS|
|Besmitten Pty Ltd atf The Carl Mason Family Trust||Purchase and installation of a CAD system||$29,500||TAS|
|Monterry Pty Ltd atf Monterry Trust||Install and integrate a CAD design & binding options system||$35,000||SA|
|S.P. Personal collections Pty Ptd atf The S Phillips Trust||Implement an enterprise management system||$47,000||SA|
|Falstaff Pty Ltd atf The McCoy-Travers Family Trust||Implement web-based enterprise management system||$50,000||SA|
|Marino Monograms Pty Ltd||Review and implementation of integrated EMS||$48,000||SA|
|Colette Foubert Pty Ltd atf Colette Foubert Family Trust||Implement a cost and control Enterprise Management System||$50,000||SA|
|The Shoe Co. Pty Ltd||Marketing and branding strategy for orthotic footwear||$35,800||QLD|
|J.R Cottee & S.T Cottee||Implement EMS and develop strategic plan.||$50,000||QLD|
|Hilde Heim Designer Bride & Cocktail Pty Ltd atf Bennett Heim Trust||Marketing & Business Systems Consultants, software, travel and website upgrade||$26,537||QLD|
|Stray Cats Pty Ltd atf The Tanner and Johnstone Family Trust||Create e-commerce website to integrate EMS and link sites||$45,724||QLD|
|Rope Online Pty Ltd||Review, revise and expand business systems, capacity and methods||$32,500||QLD|
|Brazier, Fleur atf The Lethal Industries Trust||Develop website to improve e-commerce, improve business management systems and develop marketing strategy||$22,730||QLD|
|The Australian Coat Company Pty Ltd||Implement CAD system to increase efficiency in new product development||$27,600||QLD|
|Denigan, Michael James Joseph||Introduce digital production with a CAD system and laser cutting machine||$19,013||NT|
|Berczelly, Irene R||Create operational strategy and procedures||$21,450||NSW|
|Map Pacific Pty Ltd||Develop integrated e-commerce marketing strategy||$21,200||NSW|
|Soul Sports Pty Ltd||E-commerce technology strategy||$40,108||NSW|
|Melinda & Narina Pty Ltd||Mentor and Business guidance with systems framework development||$15,000||NSW|
|Joosie Pty Ltd||Purchase of pattern m|