Bradshaw and Timber Creek Contracting and Resource Company Managing Director, Daniel Jones, says he is proud to providing a positive example to young Aboriginal people in his community.
Bradshaw and Timber Creek Contracting and Resource Company has grown to become a key employer and service provider in Timber Creek.
Based on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory, the business employs 12 to 15 full-time Aboriginal workers and offers a range of services, from civil works to quarry services, trades and related services, and facilities and waste management.
This year a $2.5 million grant from the Aboriginal Benefit Account funded the expansion of the local workshop to include a 16-bed workers accommodation facility, commercial kitchen, diner and laundry for Aboriginal employees, and significant plant and machinery upgrades.
The business’s managing director, Daniel Jones, is proud to provide a positive example to young Aboriginal people in his community.
“I was watching my community slowly go downhill and I decided that we needed to do something for ourselves. I looked for some way to go into business for myself and my community,” Daniel says.
“We are very proud of our company for the sense of satisfaction that we get from growing from nothing to one of the major employers in our area, achieving successful completions of Defence and other Northern Territory contracts where nine years ago we had nothing.”
The company has won new contracts with the Northern Territory Government and Victoria Daly Regional Council, and consolidated partnership and sub-contracting arrangements with larger providers.