Hello all, this week we are going to talk a bit about Supply Nation as Dannys Desks and Chairs have proudly just been approved as an official member and supplier of Commercial Office Furniture within this fine organisation and Australia wide networking community !
Dannys Desks and Chairs have a long history of bricks and mortar sales with showrooms Australia wide as well as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Parallel to this retail side of the business, online sales have always been a strong contender as well as our guys in Projects quoting tenders.
Supply Nation (formerly Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council) is a non-profit organisation that aims to grow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector through the promotion of supplier diversity in Australia. The organisation was founded in 2009 by Michael McLeod and Dug Russel, co-founders of Message Stick Communications, with funding from the Federal Government.
Supply Nation certifies Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses as being genuinely Indigenous by establishing that they are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by Indigenous people. Once an Indigenous business is certified it is able to use the Supply Nation certification logo on its marketing material, access the corporate and government Member database, and get discounted rates to Supply Nation events and workshops. Supply Nation members are also issued with a certificate of authenticity proving membership. Supply Nation has certified over 450 Indigenous businesses, covering nearly every industry sector. Supply Nation is part funded by the Federal Government, but gets the remainder of its funding by charging an annual membership fee to its corporate, government, and non-profit members.
On 1 July 2015, Supply Nation launched a new publicly available directory of 50% or more Indigenous owned businesses, called Indigenous Business Direct which Dannys Desks and Chairs is also part of and so far proving positive.
As of August 2018, Supply Nation had over 1,500 Indigenous businesses registered or Certified on Indigenous Business Direct.
Supply Nation is so exciting to us here at Dannys Desks and Chairs because they work to connect over 2,100 verified Indigenous businesses on Indigenous Business Direct with more than 450 paid corporate, government and not-for-profit members in every state and territory. Supplier diversity is a growing movement in Australia as we work to create a more inclusive economy.
Some of the popular industries brought together by Supply Nation are construction, commercial furniture, food and hospitality, facilities management, consulting, educational and training and retail and domestic goods.
Just finally, after only a couple of days into our certification and with the opportunity to network with our new found friends, we have already been approached by other members whom have faith in Supply Nations approval process. This faith gives both our customers and ourselves the confidence to do business together and at the same time giving new opportunities to indigenous business.
Til next time remember Dannys Desks and Chairs is the place to source all your Office Furniture in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and the rest of Australia