Griffith business partners for social outcome success

A new business partnership between ICV and Yara Custom Wear will increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people.

Yara Custom Wear provides quality work wear, corporate and sport uniforms to business, government and sporting organisations Australia-wide.

Ten percent of the net profit over the next two years will be donated to support the work of community development charity Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV).

Image: John Jeffrey (Yara Custom Wear) and Tom Layton (ICV) at the partnership launch

Yara Custom Wear is the joint venture brainchild of Paul Savage and John Jeffery, two old friends who grew up playing basketball together in Griffith.

Their families are still close and Paul and John have now joined forces to achieve business results with a social conscience.

Mr Jeffery, a Wiradjuri man and business leader, said he was thrilled and excited by the potential of this joint venture to make a real difference, and to be working in partnership with his lifelong mate Paul Savage and his company GB’s Sport and Lifestyle.

ICV works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve long-term economic and social goals. They work alongside communities at their invitation and through skilled volunteers in fields as diverse as child care, IT, manufacturing, law and medicine.

The projects are developed and controlled by each Indigenous community.

The partnership agreement between Yara Custom Wear and ICV was signed on Friday by Yara Managing Director, John Jeffery, and ICV’s CEO, Steph Harvey.

ICV chief executive, Steph Harvey, welcomed the partnership.

“I am humbled and delighted by Yara’s commitment to supporting ICV and the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”, Ms Harvey said.