QRC Indigenous Business Awards 2019


On the 27th May 2019, the State’s resources sector recognised the incredible Indigenous contribution to Queensland’s resources sector at the QRC’s Indigenous Awards.

Black Cat Civil was awarded “Exceptional Indigenous Business”. This award recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander business supplying the Queensland resources sector. Accepting the award on behalf of the company were directors, Jai Tomlinson and Brendan Flynn.

QRC Chief Executive said that the Awards identified the leading individuals and organisations making a significant contribution to the sector and communities. The awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of those companies and individuals making a real difference.

Jai said, “It’s great to have been recognised and we’re super humbled but its not something we’ve gone out of our way to do. Our 30 per cent indigenous employment rates is not an internal KPI, its just something we’ve done naturally because we’ve got a passion for upskilling and developing our people in different areas.”

Black Cat Civil works in a variety of indigenous communities across Australia.

“When we work in these communities, we want to actively engage with them and add value to their communities and we will continue to create opportunities in remote areas for indigenous people.”

“Having met some of the fellow nominee’s in recent weeks, any of these exceptional indigenous businesses would have been worthy winners. For us, just being nominated was an honour and it was extremely humbling and exciting to receive this award.  We are very proud of our hard-working teams across the country.”

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