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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

CQUniversity

CQUniversity

CQUniversity has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia with 25+ locations and 300+ TAFE and University qualifications on offer.
Located in the heart of the CBD, our multi-million dollar Cairns campus features contemporary student study and recreational spaces with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

CQUni Cairns offers courses across a range of study disciplines including aviation, accounting, business, creative arts, education, engineering, fitness, information technology, nursing, paramedic science, professional communication, public health and tourism. The campus also provides facilities and support for the University’s extensive online course offerings.

Visit the CQUniversity website at: https://www.cqu.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: www.star1027.com.au


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


Platinum Sponsors

Cairns Post

Cairns Post

Cairns Post is dedicated to News as it happens and breaking exclusive stories you can’t get anywhere else. Locally focused content ensures the regions print & digital audience are totally engaged every day with a positive return on investment for the advertisers and the local economy. Everyday Cairns Post strives to make the Cairns region a better place and see ourselves as champions of the people. The readers are the lifeblood of the organisation and the dedicated team are committed to evolving and catering to the community’s changing needs.
With greater insight into buyer behaviour, targeted advertising in print, online and a platinum partnership with Google, the local advertising team are committed to providing comprehensive marketing solutions to local businesses which are optimised effectively and in line with the ever changing digital platform’s.

Visit the Cairns Post website at: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/


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.

The Cairns Show Association’s Aims are:
~ Promote the Cairns Region through the staging of Shows and Events featuring the agricultural, pastoral, horticultural and industrial wealth of the district.
~ Market the Showgrounds and Facilities to Community and Commercial groups looking for a suitable, central and cost-effective Events Venue.
~ Provide the Grounds for the use of sport and recreation interests of the Community.

Over the years the Committee and staff have worked steadfastly to produce a great Show for the Community to enjoy. Through their diligence, the Cairns Show has earned the title of being the largest Regional Show in Australia for the past decade. It attracts over 75,000 visitors for the three- day event. The Show has continued to grow and through constant change and updating it has adapted to the demands of the 21st Century.
The annual Cairns Show is a community event which showcases the very best of Far North Qld Agricultural, Pastoral and Mining Industries and brings the country to the city. Cairns Show has been in operation since 1891 except for a short hiatus when it was closed during the Great Depression.
The Cairns Show Association is an incorporated body and is sustainable due to the ongoing support of Sponsors, State and Federal Government funding. The Cairns Show Association also relies on the wonderful assistance of the many volunteers during the Show period and during our other Events. Without this generosity, the Cairns Show Association would indeed not exist.

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/


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/


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 a leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services and offers industry insight to help organisations negotiate risks and perform in dynamic and challenging business environments.

We provide independent services to help enhance the reliability of information prepared by clients for use by investors, creditors and other stakeholders in accordance with statutory requirements.

Our taxation practitioners use in depth technical knowledge, and an understanding of how tax fits into the broader business picture, to help clients across a wide spectrum of tax areas. Staff across a range of professional disciplines assist our clients respond to growth, performance, risk management and governance challenges.

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


Pro-Lift Training and Assessment Services

Pro-Lift Training and Assessment Services

Pro-Lift Training FNQ is Cairns leading training provider. We have a purpose built training facility in Cairns North. Our Trainer Assessors bring a fresh approach to specialised training for High-Risk Work Licences, construction and mining equipment. Pro-Lift Training FNQ delivers professional training services to clients in the Far North and beyond. Contact them today!

TRAINING IN CAIRNS THAT WILL SUIT YOUR NEEDS
With a local team of skilled professionals, our Cairns training facility offers hands-on experiences that are unique to Pro-Lift Training FNQ. You will find when training in Cairns Pro-Lift’s facility that our team are highly skilled and experienced at creating individual training plans that will get you to where you want to be. Our friendly team have a strong focus on achieving the best outcome for you. Whether you are looking be break into an industry or are ready to refresh your skills we will personally work with you to create an individual training plan that will achieve your goal in the fastest way possible. With courses commencing in Cairns and regional areas on a regular basis we can streamline your training to see that you reach your goal in the shortest time frame. The friendly team can find a training solution that is a perfect fit for you!

LOOKING TO UP-SKILL A LARGE GROUP?
Talk to the team about our tailored solutions, we can create an ideal package to suit every situation & budget. Our flexible Cairns training solutions are ideal for workplace training. Our team have the flexibility to travel to all regional areas of Northern Queensland. Rest assured we can create a solution that will meet all your needs. We have a diverse variety of licences, short courses & qualifications that can give your group the skills required to get the job done professionally.

Visit the Pro-Lift Training and Assessment Services website at: https://www.prolifttrainingfnq.com.au/


Rotary International

Rotary International

Visit the Rotary International website at: https://www.rotarycairns.org.au/


Status Signs

Status Signs

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


Top End Apps

Top End Apps

We are a family run business with 10 years experience in Business Improvement. We’d love to help improve your business by simplifying the ease of access to your business through mobile app development.

Imagine having all your business information at the fingertips of your customers, when they are on the bus to work or during their lunch break, effortlessly increasing repeat sales from existing customers & easily accessible to new customers.

Visit the Top End Apps website at: https://topendapps.net/



Gold Sponsors

Alive Retail Pharmacy Group
BDO
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
Cairns Hardware
CairnsMate Info Tech
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Ergon Energy
HEH
Hutchinson Builders
Michael Healy MP
Ports North
Progig
Sandran Property Group
Skill360 Australia
TAFE Queensland North
Tong Sing
Total Exhibition Services
Vocational Partnership Group




Event Sponsors

Kelly Wealth Services
Life Sumo
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