Indigenous Business Development Projects

Keogh Bay has undertaken a large number of Indigenous Business Development and Support projects. Some examples are as follows:

Thamarrurr Development Corporation – Completion of new business feasibility studies and business plans (2018)

Keogh Bay undertook feasibility studies and developed business plans in respect of three new business proposals in Wadeye, NT – A pest control business, a cleaning business and a fishing bait business.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Review of FMIS requirements (2018)

Keogh Bay undertook a review of TDC’s financial management information system requirements in advance of the organisation purchasing a new finance system.

Thamarurr Development Corporation – Assistance in costing and budgeting (2017-18)

Keogh Bay provided significant assistance and support to TDC’s management and staff in developing a 2017-18 budget for all business lines, establishing robust budget monitoring arrangements and developing costing and pricing tools for the Housing Construction business line.

Thammarurr Development Corporation – Review of Fuel Supply Arrangements (2017)

Keogh bay reviewed the arrangements at Wadeye, NT for the supply and sale of fuel (opal and diesel) and made recommendations for future changes to the pricing methodology and the supply arrangements.

Kullarri Building – Completion of a business review (2017)

This project involved Keogh Bay reviewing Broome-based Indigenous enterprise, Kullarri Building’s existing business model and strategic plan to identify where future profitability and organisational sustainability could be improved.

Triodia Mining Business Mentoring and Support Project (2014-16)

This project involves Keogh Bay working with Goldfields Aboriginal business, Triodia Pty Ltd, to develop a business plan and capability statement and provide general business mentoring support for a 6 month period to transition from a joint venture model of service provision to being a stand-alone operator of a light vehicle workshop at a large Western Australian Gold-Mine.

Indigenous Business Australia – Development of Strategic and Operational Plans for the Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association

Keogh Bay worked with PACA on the development of a Strategic Plan and Operational Plans for the organisation for the three years to 2016.

Landcorp – Development of an Aboriginal Economic Development Strategy for Kalgoorlie (2016)

Keogh Bay recently developed an Aboriginal Economic Development Strategy for the Goldfields region of Western Australia. This involved a high level of consultation with various industry groups and community organisations and resulted in a strategy that is currently being implemented.

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) – Development and Delivery of Small Business Workshop Materials (2015)

Keogh Bay developed workshop materials and participant’s books for ‘Contracting, Tendering and Prequalification’ and ‘Developing your Business Management Skills’ workshops on behalf of SBDC. In 2015, we also delivered these workshops to small business owners across the Pilbara and Midwest regions of Western Australia.

MG Corporation – Completion of Financial Due Diligence in Respect of a Potential Purchase of a Caravan and Camping Business (2015)

Keogh Bay director Jonathan Price undertook financial due diligence work in respect of a potential business purchase by MG Corporation in the Kimberley in 2015. This involved analysis of income and expenditure trends as well as detailed analysis of the financial position of the business under review.

Developing a local contracting and procurement strategy – Northern Minerals (2015)

Keogh Bay has assisted Northern Minerals with all aspects of their negotiations with Traditional Owners in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. This assistance included the development of a local contracting and procurement strategy for the company’s Brown’s Range project.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Completion of a Feasibility Study of the Establishment of a Roadhouse Business in Wyndham (2015)

This project involved a project team undertaking a feasibility review into the viability of establishing a new roadhouse business in the town of Wyndham in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Western Mulga Prequalification Support Project (2014)

This project involved Keogh Bay are providing support and advice to Geraldton-based Aboriginal business, Western Mulga, to develop systems and processes that will enable them to achieve high risk prequalification at a large multi-national mining company.

Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation – Completion of a Business Feasibility study and Business Plan for the AshOil Business Line (2014)

A Keogh Bay team including Jonathan Price and Mark Simpson recently completed a business feasibility study for AshOil in respect of the establishment of a waste engine oil reprocessing business in the Pilbara. Following completion of the feasibility component of the project, the Keogh Bay team are currently developing a business plan that will guide management in the establishment of such a business line.

Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation – Completion of Business Feasibility Studies (2013)

A Keogh Bay team including Jonathan Price and Mark Simpson recently completed business feasibility studies on behalf of KMAC which sought to establish the feasibility of a Cultural Awareness Training business and a Cultural Heritage Survey business on K&M country in the Pilbara. This project involved significant consultation with Kuruma and Marthudunera people as well as the mining companies that would be the clients for such a service.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) – Indigenous Business Prequalification Support Project (2012-13)

This major Indigenous business support project involved a Keogh Bay team consulting with major resource companies, government departments and Indigenous business owners to investigate options for better supporting Indigenous businesses in gaining entry to work in the Australian resource sector. The project resulted in the development of a high quality ‘Prequalification Toolkit’ for use by Indigenous businesses in achieving prequalification with resource companies in Australia.

The outcome of the project was the Keogh Bay team developed an Indigenous business Prequalification Toolkit (http://www.iba.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Publication_IBA-Contracting-Prequalification-Toolkit_PDF.pdf ) and provided business mentoring services to seventeen Indigenous businesses in WA and SA.

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