Buy QLD Awards
Last week, WorkingMouse had the privilege of attending the Buy Queensland Supplier Awards. WorkingMouse was nominated and won a finalist award for "Putting Queenslander's First". The Buy Queensland Supplier Awards is an annual recognition event to celebrate businesses that have embraced the Buy Queensland Approach. Through their collaboration with the Queensland Government, the finalists of businesses significantly contribute to the Queensland spirit of good jobs, better services, and a great lifecycle.
The "Putting Queenslander's First" Award, acknowledges businesses who have made significant local contributions. Businesses can do this by generating quality jobs for Queenslander's and supporting the local community through direct government supply. The Buy Queensland initiative is important to us at WorkingMouse because it has helped us grow, with each contract opening more doors. More importantly, it has allowed for us to onboard more local employees and invest in the local community.
Our Impact on QLD
We have been delivering software solutions since 2012 demonstrating to Buy Queensland's 'Putting Queenslander's First' ethos through our commitment to local employment and Queensland suppliers, paid traineeships, a scholarship, and sponsorships supporting diversity and inclusivity. Training local Queensland talent was fundamental to our values. Giving undergraduates the practical skills, to work on software projects for Queensland businesses, encouraging knowledge exchange and collaboration in the tech industry. Over the past year, we've invested nearly $812,000 in 56 Queensland suppliers, many of whom are local. To be recognised and awarded the finalist award for "Putting Queenslander's First" is a huge achievement for everyone at WorkingMouse.
WorkingMouse Recognised as a Top Supplier
The Buy Queensland initiative has not only boosted the state's economy but has acknowledged the contributions of local top suppliers such as us at WorkingMouse. We aim to and strive to continue contributing to the Queensland spirit and leave a legacy for current and future generations by supporting the local community. We feel proud and honoured to be recognised by the Queensland Government Buy QLD initiative through our award. We additionally, received a shout-out from the Queensland Government Department of Energy and Public Works for supporting Queensland through growing Queensland's tech solutions and workforce. Read the full article on how we grow Queensland's tech solutions and workforce here.
Why Buy QLD Matters
Queensland's economy is thriving, with the governments annual worth exceeding $20 billion. The Buy QLD initiative was introduced in 2017, and since has brought $109 billion into the Queensland economy. Additionally, this initiative has created employment opportunities for 11,500 Queenslander's, boosting the state's economy and well-being of it's residents. Moreover, the initiative is more than just an economic strategy, it's also a commitment to securing a better future for Queensland. Want to read more about securing the future? Refer to our blog on ISMS. The Queensland Government is determined to ensure that with the money from the upcoming 2032 Queensland Olympics stays within the state. The Buy Queensland initiative helps to ensure that the investment benefits of the Queensland Olympics benefit our our local economy first.
We are thrilled to win the finalist award for "Putting Queenslander's First", however it's important to note that Buy Queensland is more than just a government initiative; it's a movement that's shaping the future of Queensland. It's about supporting quality, local jobs, booting the economy, and leaving a legacy for current and future generations of Queensland. We are proud to be contributing to the movement that's shaping the future of Queensland. We are also looking forward to continuing contributing to the future of Queensland's economy and making a positive impact on local businesses.