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$2.5m boost for 67 small TCF businesses



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Monday, 20 June 2011

$2.5M BOOST FOR 67 SMALL TCF BUSINESSES

Sixty-seven switched-on textile, clothing and footwear businesses will benefit from Australian Government funding totalling $2.5 million to refashion their business enterprise culture with better business and management processes.

The funding, part of the Government's Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program, will help those businesses succeed in tough economic times.

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said the TCF sectors faced challenging times and projects such as putting in place digital systems and improved management practices would help ensure the industry’s competitiveness and its long-term viability.

"We have more than 45,000 people employed in the TCF industries. It is an integral part of our manufacturing sector," Senator Carr said.

"By updating business processes, the 67 businesses stand a better chance of succeeding in a tough environment. The job prospects of 45,000 people - many in regional Australia - will be a lot more secure."

All states and the Northern Territory have received grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.

Australian Coat Company Pty Ltd in Slacks Creek, Queensland, is using its $27,600 grant to install a design/patternmaking system. It will streamline production, giving it the flexibility to move into new markets for protective oilskin

coats, work and motorcycle gear.

The bridal wear business of Luci Di Bella (Belena Pty Ltd) in Armadale, Victoria, will fund a digital management system with its $50,000 grant. It will centralise business data and reporting for better analysis and decision making.

Betty Sugar Clothing in Beckenham, Western Australia, will use its $17,550 to develop e-commerce business and marketing plans to improve financial

management and enable the design and manufacturing business to be more profitable and sustainable.

A list of the 67 recipients is attached.

For further information on the TCF Small Business Program visit www.ausindustry.gov.au, call 13 28 46 or email hotline@ausindustry.gov.au.

Media contacts: Sheena Ireland, Minister's Office, 0427 092 100 Paul Sexton, AusIndustry, 03 9268 7500, 0419 313 552

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

Tran, Thi Tieu Thanh Develop and implement business & marketing plans & skills $17,550 WA CCNL Pty Ltd Atf The CG Family Trust & The Cs Family Trust Integrated business system to coordina te all aspects of business $50,000 WA

Custom Fit Australia Pty Ltd atf Wootten Investment Trust Improve production process by implementing design system, workflow procedures and digital communications

$50,000 VIC

Obus Pty Ltd Implement social networking di gital strategy and upgrade website $44,864 VIC Scandiwear Pty Ltd Computerise processes and integrate with new e-commerce website $38,032 VIC Hot Sublimation Pty Ltd Purchase CAD/CAM syst em & link to production equipment. $41,200 VIC Shebang Heartland Pty Ltd Develop e-commerce website and install digital pattern making system $50,000 VIC Petarg Design Pty Ltd Implement e-commerce webs ite integrated with business software $41,287 VIC Nevenka Pty Ltd Implement an Enterprise Management System $50,000 VIC Belena pty. Ltd. Integrate EM S & business systems $50,000 VIC Downey, Stephanie Jayne Upgrade website to include e-commerce $22,695 VIC Three Lambs Pty Ltd Develop strategic sales, operational and marketing systems. $24,618 VIC

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

Rayona Frock Manufacturing Pty Ltd. Operational review and implement busi ness management sy stems. $35,195 VIC

Reymond, Doris Natalia Upgrade website to include e-commerce $31,220 VIC Roshan Textile Pty Ltd Re-structure product mix and design capabilities $35,000 VIC Hancock, Walter Michael Develop & implem ent business growth strategy $35,000 VIC Marley Lou Pty Ltd atf Marley Lou Trust Develop a marketing strategy and operational plan $50,000 VIC

Cashmere Connections Pty Ltd Custom design, develop & implement an EMS $35,000 VIC Dunston, Pamela Joy E-commerce implementation and re-branding project $21,606 VIC Tasmanian Clothing Company Pty Ltd atf Graham Davis Family Trust Integration of a Computer Aided Design sy stem and a website Content Management System

$35,038 TAS

Uniform City Pty Ltd atf Trackwear Family Trust Acquisition of equipment to bring printing inhouse $50,000 TAS

Besmitten Pty Ltd atf The Carl Mason Family Trust Purchase and installation of a CAD system $29,500 TAS

Monterry Pty Ltd atf Monterry Trust Install and integrate a CAD design & binding options system $35,000 SA

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

S.P. Personal collections Pty Ptd atf The S Phillips Trust Implement an enterprise management system $47,000 SA

Falstaff Pty Ltd atf The McCoy-Travers Family Trust Implement web-based enterprise management system $50,000 SA

Marino Monograms Pty Ltd Review and implementation of integrated EMS $48,000 SA Colette Foubert Pty Ltd atf Colette Foubert Family Trust Implement a cost and control Enterp rise Management System $50,000 SA

The Shoe Co. Pty Ltd Marketing and branding st rategy for orthotic footwear $35,800 QLD J.R Cottee & S.T Cottee Implement EMS and develop strategic plan. $50,000 QLD Hilde Heim Designer Bride & Cocktail Pty Ltd atf Bennett Heim Trust Marketing & Business Systems Consultants, software, travel and we bsite upgrade $26,537 QLD

Stray Cats Pty Ltd atf The Tanner and Johnstone Family Trust Create e-commerce website to integrate EMS and link sites $45,724 QLD

Rope Online Pty Ltd Review, revise and expand bus iness systems, capacity and methods $32,500 QLD Brazier, Fleur atf The Lethal Industries Trust Develop website to improve e-commerce, improve business management systems and develop marketing strategy

$22,730 QLD

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

The Australian Coat Company Pty Ltd Implement CAD system to increase effici ency in new product development $27,600 QLD Denigan, Michael James Joseph Introduce digital production with a CAD system and laser cutting machine $19,013 NT Berczelly, Irene R Create operational strategy and procedures $21,450 NSW Map Pacific Pty Ltd Develop integrated e- commerce marketing strategy $21,200 NSW Soul Sports Pty Ltd E-commerce technology strategy $40,108 NSW Melinda & Narina Pty Ltd Mentor and Business guida nce with systems framework development $15,000 NSW Joosie Pty Ltd Purchase of pattern making system and equipment $23,647 NSW Lee, Dion Robert John Export Market Development $43,110 NSW A.L Plunkett & L Sales Implement e-commerce website strategy $34,600 NSW Woodford & Co Pty Ltd Implement web stra tegy incorporating e-commerce $36,880 NSW Elsom Holdings Pty Ltd atf Elsom

Holdings Unit Trust

Implement web strategy and e- commerce website $36,325 NSW

Smallbone, Ruby Hope Employ mentor to impl ement business plan and financial model $28,435 NSW

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

Tluxe Clothing Company Pty Ltd Web strategy and e- commerce implementation and consultation $21,528 NSW M.A Tanaya & L Ty Develop business strategy with focus on financial planning and growth $28,915 NSW Frisoni 1 Pty Ltd Export Strategy $50,000 NSW Shona Joy Pty Ltd atf Shona Joy Trust Implement an EMS supported by business mentoring $50,000 NSW

Mcdonald, Andrew Robert Implement an enterprise management system $49,986 NSW SZABO, MARGARET ANN Implement an e-commerce website integrated with the enterprise management system $34,775 NSW Lerelu Pty Ltd

Implementation of Enterprise Managem ent System to improve operational efficiencies. $48,316 NSW Nookie Pty Ltd Implement an online ent erprise management system $50,000 NSW Ellery Land Pty Ltd Purchase pattern making system. $24,600 NSW Strummer Design Pty Ltd A business review, strategy & mentoring project $26,435 NSW Promoda Pty Ltd Implement an Enterp rise Management System $50,000 NSW Tim O'connor Retail Pty Ltd Implement e-commerce functi onality to website and integrate with EMS $32,125 NSW

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Name

Title

Grant (ex GST)

State

G.A Byrne & P.V Gailiunas Implementation of CAD system to increase workflow and production efficiencies. $43,000 NSW High Tea With Mrs Woo Pty Ltd atf Foong Family Trust Develop and execute a strategic business plan $27,435 NSW

Oliver (NSW) Pty limited Implement e-commerce platform and marketing strategy. $35,996 NSW B Cheeseman & A.J Prince Implement an EMS and streamline operations $47,636 NSW Magdalena Velevska Pty Ltd Review processes and im plement website with e-commerce $50,000 NSW Grandma Takes A Trip Pty Ltd Website devel opment incorporating e-commerce $38,805 NSW F.C Press & M.J Press Mentor to conduct research and work with management team to develop strategic plan $28,000 NSW Duma, Magdalena

Re-design website, including e-commerc e, develop iPhone app, and marketing & business strategy mentoring $35,672 NSW Muhan Corporate Pty Ltd Implement strategic ma rketing plan and mentoring program $33,500 NSW Pod Productions Pty Ltd Establish strategi c export plan and integrate EMS $43,911 NSW