10 May 2023

CEQ in mix for major statewide award

| Cape York Weekly
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A REMOTE store operator that provides essential services in communities like Napranum is in line for a major award.

Not-for-profit Community Enterprise Queensland (CEQ) is celebrating after being named Large Employer of the Year at the regional final of the 2020 Queensland Training Awards.

CEQ is a major employer of local people in the Cape and provides a range of training and development programs for staff working at the 28 outlets it operates – including grocery stores, fuel outlets, and multi-department homewares and hardware stores.

CEQ chief executive officer Ian Copeland said that as one of the largest employers in the region, the company made a significant contribution to the employment and skill development of local communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award, and it is a tribute to each and every one of our wonderful staff,” the CEO said last week.

“It’s a great achievement, and great acknowledgement for all the hard work put in by our people.”

CEQ will now be up against six other regional winners at the state finals later this month.

“We’ve been ranked in the top seven large employers in the state, which is just fantastic,” Mr Copeland said.

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