Media Release: Australian plumbing industry to benefit from a grant to boost small business digital capabilities

30 May Media Release: Australian plumbing industry to benefit from a grant to boost small business digital capabilities

29 May 2019 2:25 PM AEST

Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand is one of 15 industry associations that will each receive an Australian Federal Government grant to provide their members with ‘trusted digital advisory services’.

The Association will receive the grant over a two-year period through the Small Business Digital Champions Project, which is an initiative of the Department of Jobs and Small Business.

The project’s aim is to inspire small businesses to improve their digital capabilities and learn about the latest trends in areas such as hardware, software, web content development, digital marketing and cyber security.

“We are proud to be chosen after a competitive application process,” said Robert Pearshouse, the Association’s Chairman. “The grant will enable us to give our members knowledge that’s essential in business today. As small business owners who are often time poor, many of them are reaching out for trustworthy advice about all aspects of digital technology.”

Mr Pearshouse added, “The plumbing industry is at the front line of public health and safety because of our role in ensuring the delivery of clean drinking water and the proper disposal of waste. Everything our members do must be ‘best practice’ and this grant will help them achieve that.”

Contact

Penny Cornah, Secretariat: 0418 724 457 / [email protected]

Robert Pearshouse, Chairman: 0400 325 261/ [email protected]

About Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand

Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand (MPA&NZ) represents Master Plumbers Associations in Australia and New Zealand. MPA&NZ has a unified policy position in the areas of licensing, qualifications and regulation, continuously striving to achieve the following:

  • A national perspective for government and industry
  • Collaboration on national issues to provide a united front
  • Exploration of national opportunities for the Australian plumbing industry

These goals underpin MPA&NZ’s submissions to all levels of government in both countries.

For more information see www.masterplumbersaustralia.com.au

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