Strategic planning, organisational review, and Indigenous contractor support
Keogh Bay recognises that nurturing new businesses is critical to generating positive employment outcomes and long-term economic advancement in the local community. With this in mind, Keogh Bay has successfully collaborated with government departments, mining companies, and Indigenous corporations to develop sustainable businesses across Northern Australia in recent years. Our range of Business Development services are as follows:
Business Analysis and Viability Reviews
Undertaking business analysis and viability reviews to establish the financial health of an enterprise, identify key strengths and weaknesses, and working respectfully with management to develop strategies that will deliver long-term success and sustainability.
Administrative and Managerial Capacity Building
Assisting businesses to strengthen their internal administrative and managerial capacity by establishing robust internal processes and providing tailored training packages.
Business and Strategic Planning
Facilitating the development of business and strategic plans that are based on an understanding of the organisation in question, its culture and its operating environment.
Development of Budgets, Tenders, and Business Cases
Assisting clients in developing annual financial budgets, tender submissions, and business cases.
Reviewing existing board governance arrangements to identify any weaknesses, and conducting workshops to implement solutions that will strengthen the business or corporation.
Social License to Operate
The relationship between Aboriginal people, miners, and other project developers has changed significantly in the last 20 years. Keogh Bay can assist your project stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial and respectful long-term relationships with Traditional Owners, founded on well-structured, practical agreements. We aim to avoid adversarial and exploitative engagements by starting from a foundation of principles and respect. We look for mutual benefit and take the concerns of all parties seriously.
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage laws:
Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage laws oblige project stakeholders to work with Aboriginal people to identify and manage sites or items of cultural significance. Keogh Bay specialises in negotiating and drafting practical cultural heritage management agreements as well as supervising cultural heritage surveys.
Native Title laws:
The Native Title Act of 1994 requires mining and resource project stakeholders to engage in good faith negotiations with native title holders or claimants impacted by exploration and project development. Our advisory services include:
Aboriginal Engagement Strategies:
The need for an agreement is often the first time an enterprise focuses on its relationship with Traditional Owners. Your approach to agreement making should be founded on sound business principles that go beyond the need to tick the appropriate box which is where Keogh Bay’s expert advice can prove invaluable.
Agreement negotiation strategies:
Keogh Bay works with resource businesses to foster positive agreement negotiation strategies including advising on costs and timing, likely content, and position options. Our holistic management approach allows us to better advise you regarding your long-term relationships with Traditional Owners and successfully oversee the various associates – archaeologists, anthropologists, negotiators, lawyers, Aboriginal liaison consultants, and so on – needed to reach an agreement.
Agreement implementation and relationship building:
Forging an agreement with Traditional Owners is just the start of your relationship. The ongoing implementation of an agreement can be as challenging as its negotiation. Keogh Bay can help your organisation streamline its internal systems enabling you to meet your Aboriginal training and employment, land access, cultural awareness, and related agreement obligations and build respectful and durable relationships for the life of your project.
Keogh Bay Training – Programs
Keynote speeches, talks, and presentations
Following his success in the 2000 Paralympics and his record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia in 2010, Jamie has gained a reputation as a dynamic and motivating speaker. Jamie’s presentations cover mine safety, trauma recovery, living with a disability and overcoming the odds – his talks are in demand at schools, conferences, clubs, and business events around Australia.
Disability Awareness program
During our half-day disability awareness program, Jamie covers the barriers to communication between non-disabled and disabled people, the business case for disability employment, and disability recruitment and retention through entertaining and challenging activities and stories.
Jamie is also available to mentor employees with a disability who need support to integrate into the workplace plus develop confidence and teamwork skills.
Keogh Bay Consulting – Services
Keogh Bay director Jonathan Price leverages his experience in the disability sector to assist enterprises with accessibility assessments and relevant employment strategies.
- Disability Employment strategies – benefit from a clear plan for improving your organisation’s recruitment and retention of disabled employees.
- Access audits – get an honest assessment of your facility’s access issues for employees or clients in wheeled transport (including prams and scooters), with a vision impairment or other disability. Each audit includes cost-efficient recommendations for addressing gaps.
- Organisational review – aimed at determining whether businesses that cater to people with disabilities are conforming to their charter and funding agreements and providing value for money.