Onslow's BriJarCass goes from strength to strength
In just over a year, Onslow-based Aboriginal business, BriJarCass, has grown from a team of two working from home to a team of 18 with an established office in their hometown of Onslow and a number of prestigious awards to their name.
In January 2017, BriJarCass was engaged as a strategic partner to support Monadelphous’ facilities maintenance scope on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, with Monadelphous taking on a business mentoring role.
By the beginning of March, BriJarCass had mobilised to site and commenced cleaning services. A year on, BriJarCass has opened an office and grown to a team of 11 permanent and 5 casual cleaners and two supervisors.
BriJarCass’ Director and Operations Manager Michelle Drummond said it has been a very pleasing and interesting journey. “Monadelphous has been very supportive and have assisted me in growing within my management roll,” Michelle said.
“As a local business we are committed to employing local people with a focus on Aboriginal employment opportunities.” BriJarCass’ hard work was recognised late last year when it was named Best Business (11-20 employees) and Best Aboriginal Business at the 2017 Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards.
BriJarCass then went on to be named a finalist in the Best Aboriginal Business category at the 2017 WA Regional Small Business Awards.
Monadelphous Project Director, John Skipsey, said BriJarCass was performing well and Monadelphous was proud of the strategic partnership we have developed with Michelle and the BriJarCass team.
“As a business, we’re committed to continuing our mentoring partnership with BriJarCass, ensuring their business is sustainable and well-positioned to deliver on the Wheatstone facilities maintenance contract into the future,” he said.
“It’s been fantastic to see BriJarCass’ growth over the past 12 to 18 months and we’re really excited to see what the future holds – no doubt
they’ll continue to go from strength-to-strength.”