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LOCAL INDUSTRY SHARPENS COMPETITIVE EDGE

26 June 2014

 

Menswear manufacturer and retailer, Jimmy Stuart, will receive a $50,000 federal government grant under the Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program.

Fifty-nine enterprising small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear sector across Australia have been awarded a total of $2.16 million under the final round of the Program.

The West Ryde-based company will use the funding to enhance its management systems and processes in a bid to grow its business.

The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, said “Jimmy Stuart is a great example of small enterprise embracing new technologies, improving management skills and expanding their overall capacity.”

“It’s great to see a Bennelong business embracing the opportunities to innovate and create new markets and new jobs as Australian manufacturing transitions to the industries of the future.

“Over the past nine years the Australian Government has invested a total of $22.5 million to support projects that stimulate innovation, promote sustainable growth and keep manufacturing in Australia. This has created a lasting legacy with businesses significantly improving their business enterprise culture,” Mr Alexander said.

“In the Budget we announced a new approach to the way Government services are provided to business.

“While programmes like the TCF Small Business Programme have closed, we are introducing new initiatives like the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, which will be delivered by a new single business service.

“This new approach will be open to all businesses and they will find it much simpler and easier to access Government information and assistance.”

The full list of projects to be funded under Round 9 of the TCF Small Business Programme is available at: http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/programs/small-business/tcf-sbp/Pages/Round-9-Funding-offers.asp