Employing all abilities wins success

Ability Enterprises is proud have been awarded the following 2019 Minister’s Buy Queensland Awards:

  • Winner - Diversity in Procurement Award - both the regional and medium or large business categories

  • High commended in medium or large business category

  • Highly commended in regional business category

Ability Enterprises CEO, Tracey Scanlan, said that winning the awards has allowed them to leverage the recognition and secure a cleaning contract with QBuild and employing an additional 14 staff.

Currently employing up to 78 people, Ability Enterprises is empowering Queenslanders by providing employment opportunities for people from marginalised backgrounds.

As well as cleaning, the not-profit operates across a range of industries, including waste management, a car washing business and maintenance.

Ability Enterprises places a high value on fostering meaningful employment opportunities and staff are supported with a safety-first culture, workplace induction, training and the chance to learn a variety of skills on the job.

Since 2012, the enterprise has supported more than 192 people with employment opportunities – and 10 per cent of people have moved onto secure full-time employment.

The organisation works alongside its staff and recently added trash-and-treasure outlets at waste management facilities. Fifty-six staff members nurture their passion for recycling, reusing and repurposing through the waste management contract, expanding through the entire Toowoomba region.

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