Wyndham City is delighted to announce 31 participants have graduated from Council’s highly successful business growth program.
Wyndham City’s Future Focused Economy portfolio holder, Cr Mia Shaw said: “It’s absolutely fantastic that we have 31 Wyndham businesses that have participated and graduated from Council’s business growth programs Innovate to Excelerate and Innovate to Regenerate.”
“We had two graduating groups from the Innovate to Excelerate program and one group from the Innovate to Regenerate Business Growth program.”
“These fantastic innovative programs help small businesses grow and positively contribute to strengthening our local economy. Investment in innovation and entrepreneurship is vital to ensure Wyndham’s future economic prosperity.”
“Wonderfully, 10 of the 32 business that graduated are finalists in the 2022 Wyndham Business Awards and two are finalists in the Young Business – Person of the Year category.”
“These programs aim to build the business capacity of Wyndham-based small businesses, so in turn, their development is expected to contribute to the overall growth of our local economy and the creation of new employment opportunities.”
Council’s Innovate to Excelerate program is a unique business growth initiative
that was created to support and encourage small business entrepreneurshipand innovation. The Innovate to Regenerate program focuses on more mature Wyndham based-businesses and looks at ways they can diversify and grow.
Following an application process, participants were selected for each program. The program participants reflect a diverse array of businesses from retail, IT, agriculture, education, sports, not-for-profit to professional services and manufacturing.
Each program was delivered over a three-month period with the participants attending a series of group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.
The diverse range of businesses that have participated in the Innovate Business Growth programs further strengthens Wyndham position as an economic growth corridor and celebrates the diversity of Wyndham. Expressions of interest for the 2023 programs is currently open.