Marketing and Communications Manager - West Carr & Harvey
Flagship Farmers – client news from West Carr & Harvey

The McDonald’s Flagship Farmers Program provides an opportunity for farmers within McDonald’s supply chain to be recognised for their commitment to agricultural sustainability. The platform allows them to share their knowledge with other farmers around the world with a view to driving positive change in the industry and promoting sustainable practices.

As generational farmers committed to the future of their Boorook property, David and Nick Allen have been the first Australian producers to be named as “Flagship Farmers” within the program.

They have been recognised for their focus on succession planning and sustainable practices such as grazing management, tree planting and water conservation.

Inspired by the knowledge sharing as a result of the program, David recently made the decision to travel to Europe to connect with other flagship farmers and learn more about their sustainability practices on farm.

Congratulations to the Allen family on being recognised by the program and for their ongoing commitment to sustainability!  To find out more:

Owner / Developer - Ride the Surf
Ride the Surf – at Bells Beach. A high quality, locally produced board game.

Ride the Surf at Bells Beach is a high quality board game the likes of which has not been seen before.  It replicates the actual rides and experiences of surfing at this iconic surfing break.  The game uses actual photos from Bells Beach, and the internationally based scoring system continues the authenticity.

It’s a ‘roll the dice, move the token’ sort of game, and like the very best of board games, it can be played as simply or as strategically as you want.

“And you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy it either.” says Terry, the game’s creator.  “Our test crew included people from ages 11 to over 70; hard-core surfers, weekend surfers and people who had never surfed in their lives.  Young people, older people, males and females.  All loved it.”

The material also acknowledges the early surfing pioneers who opened up this area to surfing; and  the Wadarruwung people, and their traditional connection to this area.  Information on this is included in the pack.

Ride the Surf at Bells Beach is designed as a game for people sitting around talking and having fun together – families – friends:  over a meal, or a beer, in a caravan park, at home, or in a holiday house – or with your work mates at the end of a hard day.

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Registrations now open for Business Clean Up Day 2020

In 2020 Clean Up Australia will be celebrating their 30th anniversary and all that has been achieved by their volunteers over the past three decades.

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 1 March, but in recognition that businesses often wish to participate during work hours, the official Business Clean Up Day is Tuesday 25 February. However, businesses can opt to do a Clean Up any day of the year.

Doing a Business Clean Up is a great way to:

  • Make a real difference by helping us to deliver lasting environmental change
  • Support your local community
  • Increase team cohesion via a low-cost team building exercise
  • Engage your team in discussions on waste issues.

To learn more visit Clean Up Australia.

Boost your business!

Round 4 of Business Victoria’s Boost Your Business program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in funding for eligible small and medium enterprises.

Find out more about the program, including funding streams and eligibility criteria, click here:

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
You’re invited! Our final Localised Meetup for 2019

We love putting on these events and hearing all about the new business being done across our region thanks to the connections and relationships made throughout the year.

Our final Meetup for 2019 will be a celebration of all things business and we look forward to seeing all of our regulars there!

You’ll experience the friendly hospitality of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and hear about opportunities for businesses to partner with them as they come into their busy summer season.

PLUS are you ready to take on 2020? Our sponsor Adroit Insurance & Risk will share some nifty strategies and tips on how you can make the most of January to work on your business.

So come along and let’s kick off the festive season together.

DATE: Thursday 28 November 2019
TIME: 4.30-6pm
VENUE: Royal Geelong Yacht Club
COST: $20 includes finger food, beer, wine & soft drinks

Click here to RSVP

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
100s of savvy businesses get down and network at Localised Meetup

Thanks to WorkSafe for hosting our Meetup on Friday 18 October!

We saw a record breaking number of Lightning Pitches, where local businesses got up in front of the room to tell us what they do and how to get in touch. Check them out by clicking here.

WorkSafe gave businesses insight into their OH&S Essentials program, helping businesses with 60< employees, where a WorkSafe safety consultant will work with you to develop a safety action plan tailored to your business’ needs and size.

Plus our Corporate Partner, Bendigo Bank, shared how important partnerships are when in business and highlighted how they’ve worked with Morris Finance to grow their business.

SAVE THE DATE for our final Meetup for 2019 – 4.30pm on Thursday 28 November at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Details coming soon…

Welcome aboard Indigo Wolf Custom Apparel Sportswear!

Rapt to announce that we are now managing the marketing for local superstars, Indigo Wolf Custom Apparel.

High quality products with exceptional customer service, Indigo Wolf should be the first one you call for your staff uniforms or gear for your next event. They also specialise in school uniforms and sports uniform, as seen on 2019 champions, The Geelong Cougars.

Next year will mark 10 years of Indigo Wolf, which is a huge achievement for a local born and bred business.

Heart Mind Project – a new way of managing stress in the workplace

Life is busy and taking the time for self-care can be last on our to-do list. Often the impact of workplace stress can go unnoticed until it’s too late. Stress can also impact on families. How many of us have allowed stress and work pressures to affect our relationships, causing arguments with your partner or even yelling at the kids?

As a result, our client, Andy Fox was inspired to start the “Heart Mind Project” through the provision of what is called the “Resilience Advantage Program”. This program is based on more than 20 years of peer-reviewed research and is proven at a corporate and military level.

Andy believes living from the heart allows you to access the “Power of the Heart” – synchronising of the heart and the mind – with a goal to achieve clearer inspired thinking, a reduction of stress, creation of emotional resilience and a significant improvement in your quality of life indicators.

The goal? Clearer, more inspired thinking, a reduction of stress, enhanced emotional resilience and an improvement in the quality of life for yourself and your employees.

To find out more please visit

Head of Communications & Marketing - Localised
Your invitation to our next Localised Meetup

Localised events are a great way to meet new people from a vast range of businesses and organisations in the Geelong region.

They are also a great way to introduce yourself, your business and your expertise by getting up and pitching your business to the crowd.

So invite a work colleague or friend, bring along your business cards, practice your lightning pitch and come prepared to do some seriously commercial networking.

Plus you’ll be hearing from our Event Partner, WorkSafe and from our Localised Business Partner, Bendigo Bank.

WorkSafe will also be offering tours of their new HQ.

Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: WorkSafe, Level 2, 1-5 Malop Street, Geelong

Click here to RSVP (FREE!)