Over the past 18 months, IPS Business Advisory has been working with the Small Business Development Corporation to deliver the Collie Tourism Business Readiness project.
This State Government funded project has assisted Collie businesses to transition into the tourism space and capitalise on the infrastructure investment that has seen huge increases in visitors to the area.
IPS’s Julie Broad has been instrumental in driving the success of this project.
Julie has helped deliver business advice and skill-building workshops, working tirelessly with local business operators to achieve some truly outstanding outcomes for the small business community and to the Collie community as a whole.
“Joining Collie on their transition journey came just at the right time,” says Collie Shire President Sarah Stanley of Julie’s arrival in town.
“So many people have worked so hard to bring this overall transition together.” said Julie “Whilst it may have taken a fresh set of eyes, it was the co-operation, determination, perseverance, and drive of all our stakeholders that has resulted in an outcome for Collie that we should all be incredibly proud of.”
The Collie ‘Tourism Readiness’ project wraps up at the end of 2021.
Next year, the business advisory support will transition to the Business Local service provided by IPS Business Advisory.
Julie will hand the baton to IPS Business Advisor, Jasmine Porter, who will continue to provide Collie businesses with support to help them start-up, grow and thrive.
Julie and IPS would like to give special thanks to the State Government, Shire of Collie, Collie Delivery Unit, Collie CCI, Collie Visitor Centre, various stakeholders and the business community for making the project such an enormous success.
IPS Management Consultants look forward to helping businesses thrive and prosper in the next part of this transition to tourism.