Nudge Sundowner & Training Awards 2019

A night of celebration, collaboration and achievement, on the SkyDeck of the Northbridge Brewing Company, is what encapsulated the Nudge Annual Sundowner & Training Awards on Wednesday 13th November.

The fun, relaxed and inspiring event is quickly becoming one of the most popular on the Nudge calendar.  What makes this event unique is Nudge’s ability to bring together in one room such a diverse range of people and stakeholders.  Members and directors of government agencies, executives and staff of private contractors, Local Government council representatives, like-minded community organisation staff, as well as trainees from all over Western Australia gathered to show their support of Nudge.

Nudge Board Chair, Ross Holt, was excited to welcome all to the event, the biggest in the four years since the Nudge brand re-launched and the second year of the Nudge Training Awards.  Mr Holt highlighted the valuable work undertaken by Nudge “we are in the business of changing lives and providing a better future for all involved,” he said.

The Nudge Board Chair also emphasized the unique approach Nudge applies to working with youth, unemployed people, Aboriginal populations and those experiencing disadvantage in our community.  “Nudge focuses on people not on paper, we focus on the individual and what they are able to achieve and how we can support them to make their traineeship a success,” said Mr Holt.

Ross Holt, Nudge Board Chair

This year’s event was sponsored by TOMRA, the Norwegian recycling company, who after great success in other states in Australia (and around the world), is looking to play a key part in the container deposit recycling scheme starting in WA in 2020.  Remi Duracher, TOMRA Charity Partnership Manager, spoke about the growing partnership with Nudge and the potential for future opportunities, “We look forward to working with Nudge in the months ahead as the scheme rolls out to engage local people into our operations, in particular Aboriginal people and people living with a disability,” said Remi.

Mr Duracher also spoke of the synergy between to two organisation that led to the partnership “Nudge, like TOMRA, is a disrupter in the market, taking a different approach to achieve greater outcomes and benefits to the community which is why there is such a strong connection between the two organisations”.

Remi Duracher, TOMRA Charity Partnership Manager

The night was also an opportunity to present the Nudge Training Awards for the second year.  The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of those employers and individuals committed to training across a range of sectors and industries.

The recipients of the awards were:

Employer of the Year: Lendlease

Local Government Employer of the Year: Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Team/Crew of the Year: DM Roads (North)

Technical Trainee of the Year: Kerwin MALAY (MACA Civil Derby)

Clerical Trainee of the Year: Samarah BROWN (Development WA/Landcorp)

Following the largest and most successful year in Nudge’s history, it’s hoped that the year ahead can see more opportunities created to continue changing lives in the WA community.  If you would like to work with Nudge, please contact Nudge on 9323 6378

Nudge would once again like to thank TOMRA ( for their ongoing partnership and the support of the Sundowner & Training Awards. 

To access a copy of the Nudge Annual Report 2019 click here

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