Operating out of a state-of-the-art complex within the Burswood business precinct, the Wirra Hub has office and desk space plus training and meeting rooms available for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
With the support of the Australian Government, under the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy, the Wirrpanda Foundation opened the Wirra Hub in February of this year.
Meet Wirra Hub client, Gerry Matera part owner of Black Pig Deli. Black Pig Deli is a gourmet delicatessen, specialising in charcuterie, cheese, artisan and small batch producers and seasonal fresh produce.
If you have visited our Wirra Hub you may have seen Sharonah’s smiling face at reception, but her journey to employment actually started as a participant in one of our Wirrpanda Foundation employment programs!
Two research projects are seeking assistance from Indigenous Business Owners to provide valuable insights into Indigenous Business Ownership in Australia.
Support Indigenous businesses this Christmas by buying local from our Wirra Hub clients! From art pieces to food hampers to eco friendly household supplies, our clients have you covered for gifts this Christmas.
Wirra Hub client Delly Stokes is one half of the Yabu Band, an Indigenous Rock Roots Band he fronts with his brother. Since joining the Wirra Hub as a client, Delly has been assisted by business coach Raylene, admitting that with her help his eyes have been opened to a whole new world of business.
It was a great turn out at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry when the Wirra Hub hosted the second Pop Up Hub in the region. Attendees heard from our Kalgoorlie-Boulder Pop Up Major Partners: KCGM, Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings about local procurement opportunities and an update on upcoming work in the Goldfields region.
To celebrate Indigenous Business Month, the Wirra Hub in partnership with Curtin University hosted the Deadly Business Conference: Boorda Bidi. The event brought together Indigenous business leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs, as speakers focussed on how businesses can forge new tracks towards economic recovery from COVID-19.
This year, the Wirrpanda Foundation established the WA Indigenous Business and Employment Hub, known as the Wirra Hub. The Hub supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia who want to start, grow or sustain their business, and connects corporates with Indigenous businesses or job seekers.
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