A Karratha-based Indigenous employment agency has won a regional small business award sponsored by Woodside.
Through Pluto LNG’s social investment program, Woodside partners with the WA Small Business Development Corporation to support regional small businesses.
Friday, 9 November marked the tenth anniversary of the WA Regional Small Business Awards and Woodside sponsored the Best Aboriginal Business category, which was won by Real Employment for Aboriginal People (REFAP).
Brian Hayes, Senior Indigenous Affairs Adviser for Woodside in Karratha, presented the $5000 prize.
REFAP established their first corporate office in Karratha on 4 April 2010. Triscilla Holborow, a former Woodside employee, is the CEO and founder of REFAP.
Triscilla started the company with a vision to provide Indigenous people with real jobs and real opportunities.
Currently 85 per cent of REFAP’s placements in the resource sector are Indigenous employees. Woodside’s support of this award is one of the many ways in which the company is working alongside Indigenous communities to provide opportunities that contribute to a sustainable future.
Pluto LNG’s community investment program is focused on supporting programs in the West Pilbara in the areas of education, training, employment, business participation, governance, community volunteering, youth, arts and community event.
Woodside would like to congratulate REFAP on their win.