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Corporate Partners

Department of Education

Department of Education

Please go to http://det.qld.gov.au/ for a comprehensive look at the departments website.

Visit the Department of Education website at: http://det.qld.gov.au/


James Cook University

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university with more than 17,000 students spread across its main tropical campuses in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore. JCU also has a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education, and study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island.

As Queensland's second oldest university, JCU offered its first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland, and became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

JCU offers courses in a broad range of areas and has a strong research focus, particularly in matters relating to life in the tropics. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world?s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2011 placed the University in the top 301-400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world. In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.

Visit the James Cook University website at: www.jcu.edu.au


Elite Sponsors

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic schools are welcoming and affordable!

More and more families are discovering just how accessible Catholic schools are with flexible eligibility criteria and affordable fees, discounts and concessions.

They also value the safe and caring environment of a Catholic school; where individuals matter and students are nurtured to be the best that they can be.
Values generating fundamental attitudes of respect and courtesy to each other and a sense of responsibility to oneself and others are taught, contributing to the high standards of behaviour, favourable learning environments and quality education that Catholic schools are known for.

Catholic schools are largely funded by government, however to make up for the shortfall in government funding, Catholic schools are also reliant upon school fees paid by parents. A balance is struck in setting fees that remain affordable for most families and providing concessions to those in genuine need so that Catholic schools can continue their historic role of providing access to quality education for all.

Visit the Cairns Catholic Education website at www.cns.catholic.edu.au and search ‘Mythbusting FAQs’ to get the facts around Catholic school enrolling.

Further information and contact details of the Cairns Diocese's 29 schools and colleges can also be found on the website, or phone 4050 9700.

Visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns website at: http://www.cns.catholic.edu.au/


Danae Jones Consulting

Danae Jones Consulting

Danae Jones Consulting Company Profile

The team at Danae Jones Consulting are behind many high profile local and national public
relations and marketing campaigns in the government and private sector. The multi-award
winning team possesses over 100 years combined experience in the industry.

Danae Jones Consulting (DJC) covers all forms of media and all areas of marketing and
creative conceptual development. While Danae Jones is the face of the brand, behind DJC
are a team of graphic designers, video producers, copy writers, web developers and digital
disruptors. The team leading the way in an industry they have worked in their entire
working lives.

Danae Jones herself is also a qualified master trainer in media, public speaking, public
relations, marketing, customer service and sales, and has developed her own sought after
training programs that are regularly rolled out throughout the country.

Visit the Danae Jones Consulting website at: https://www.danaejones.com.au/


Efex

Efex

EFEX is a young and keenly progressive managed services company that devises and deploys print, IT, network, cloud and voice and data solutions that are flexible, scalable, elegantly simple yet extremely robust, and surprisingly cost effective. We right-fit a mix of award winning hardware and services to deliver faster workflows. You will easily recognise the difference that reduced downtime and a single point of contact to support, maintenance and helpdesk issues can make to office productivity. www.efex.com.au

Visit the Efex website at: www.efex.com.au


Oasis Magazine

Oasis Magazine

Visit the Oasis Magazine website at: www.oasismagazine.com.au


Star 102.7

Star 102.7

Star 102.7 is the radio station made for Cairns and created for those who love everything about our unique and vibrant lifestyle in Far North Queensland.

Our music policy is simple, we play nothing but the best music. Our announcers, Dave & Inkie for Breakfast and Juanita in the Afternoons are longtime locals, broadcasting live each day from our studios on Grafton Street.

Committed to our community, Star102.7 invests more than $1M into local community events and charities each year, ensuring we are part of a vibrant growing Cairns, and we'd like to thank you all for embracing our brand and for listening every day.



Visit the Star 102.7 website at: https://www.star1027.com.au/


Platinum Sponsors

Cairns Show Association

Cairns Show Association

The Cairns Show Association is a Not for Profit Organisation and consists of a volunteer Committee of 37 members who willingly dedicate their time during the year to assist with the smooth running of the various events held. As well as producing the Cairns Show in July, the Cairns Show Association also conducts the Cairns Show Wine Awards in June and the Cairns Show Auto Spectacular in September. The Committee are supported by a small team of seven dedicated full-time staff.

Visit the Cairns Show Association website at: www.CairnsShow.com.au


Careful Books

Careful Books

Visit the Careful Books website at: https://www.carefulbooks.com.au/


Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy

Visit the Ergon Energy website at: https://www.ergon.com.au/


Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy Network builds and maintains the electricity distribution network for regional Queensland.

Visit the Ergon Energy website at: https://www.ergon.com.au/home


FGF

FGF

Civil Construction, Bitumen and Asphalt Sealing Services, Waste Management and Quarrying

fgf is a respected Cairns based company taking pride in providing quality civil construction, bitumen and asphalt sealing, waste management and quarrying operations to private and public sector clients throughout Far North Queensland. fgf has been part of the growth of Cairns and the Far North for many years.

Visit the FGF website at: https://www.fgf.com.au/


Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. We help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them find solutions.

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,160 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective.

More than 50,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 135 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. Through this membership, we access global resources and methodologies that enable us to deliver consistently high quality outcomes for owners and key executives in our clients

Visit the Grant Thornton website at: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/


Mindwire - The web and internet experts

Mindwire - The web and internet experts

Since 2003 we've helped hundred of clients all over Australia build successful and stunning websites.
All the websites we create are built on software that is both easy to use and extremely powerful.

We provide phone and email support with a friendly, knowledgeable software engineer who can answer your questions efficiently & directly and who is the one that actually built your website.

We help our clients achieve maximum impact and return on their investment through websites that deliver the goods. Call us today on 1300 88 25 33.

Visit the Mindwire - The web and internet experts website at: http://www.mindwire.com.au


Skill 360 Australia

Skill 360 Australia

Skill360 Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. It is part of the BUSY Group Ltd, a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing career opportunities to job seekers and students through apprenticeship, employment and education support programs.

Visit the Skill 360 Australia website at: https://www.skill360.com.au/


Status Signs

Status Signs

Visit the Status Signs website at: https://www.statussigns.com.au/


Tong Sing

Tong Sing

Tong Sing is an Australian based, export and transport company that exports quality fresh produce and food service products. Tong Sing's customers include importers, industrial caterers, mining companies, supermarkets and super yachts.

Visit the Tong Sing website at: http://tongsing.com.au/


Vocational Partnership Group - VPG

Vocational Partnership Group - VPG

Visit the Vocational Partnership Group - VPG website at: https://vpginc.com.au/


WIN Television

WIN Television

Visit the WIN Television website at: https://www.wintv.com.au/



Gold Sponsors

Alive Retail Pharmacy Group
BDO
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
Brien Leibinger Lawyers
BUSY At Work
CairnsMate Info Tech
CQUniversity
HEH
Hutchinson Builders
Michael Healy MP
MiHaven Training
Ports North
Progig
Right at Home Far North Qld
Sandran Property Group
SIDCOR
SMSF Strategic Advisors
TAFE Queensland North
Total Exhibition Services




Event Sponsors

Q.I.T.E.



Testimonials


"CBC Staff Selection have sponsored the BLA for over 20 years.  As a business owned and operated locally, it is important that we give back, and the BLA is such an important link between our school community and business, to encourage excellence in school leavers and connect them with opportunities for careers locally.  CBC Staff Selection offer financial sponsorship to two awards and we are also involved in their interview/selection panels.  The integrity and passion of the BLA team is incredible."

Sally Mlikota
CBC Staff Selection



"At EFEX, supporting our local community is very important to us and as a Premium Sponsor, the BLA has allowed us to support this amazing organisation in educating the next generation of local secondary school students as they move into the next stage of their career. It has also allowed us to promote and grow our business through the numerous network events put on by the hard-working team at the BLA throughout the year"

Mark Mennie
Efex



"Star102.7 is a proud sponsor of the Business Liaison Association for quite some years. It's amazing to see the commitment the team has to not only support and encourage Cairns' students, but they also bring sponsors together to network. We can highly recommend any business becoming a sponsor."

Thyrze van Zelm
Star 102.7