Currency Print and Corporate Communications success journey

First Australians Capital believes in a future led by the creative, cultural and economic capital of over 60,000+ years of enterprise. We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Sara Stuart, CEO of Currency Print and Corporate Communications (CPCC); one of the businesses First Australians Capital supported as part of our COVID-19 Recovery Program.

Ms Stuart shares the story of the past year, including how First Australians Capital has supported her team as they navigated the challenges of 2020.

Currency Print and Corporate Communications (CPCC) is Victoria’s only Aboriginal owned certified Social Enterprise and managed print manufacturing company.

…Our team at Currency Print and Corporate Communications is a passionate, dynamic and authentic collective of talented First Nations and non-Indigenous professionals. We are Creative Designers, Printers, Artists, Collaborators, Project Managers and Direct Marketers. As a First Nations’ run and owned company we are specialists in environmentally friendly, creative marketing and printing solutions.

Initially established in 1984, CPCC was acquired by Indigenous Employment Partners in January 2020. Indigenous Employment Partners now runs CPCC as its parent company, ensuring a strong, culturally appropriate and collaborative connection with business and grassroots communities nation-wide.

CPCC, with its headquarters based in Melbourne, has been forging through the intense business challenges that COVID-19 lockdowns have bought. CPCC was introduced to First Australians Capital through their parent company, Indigenous Employment Partners, during what was, at the time, the world’s toughest COVID-19 lockdown. Ms Stuart initially connected with First Australians Capital through email, and has continued the engagement with phone conversations and zoom meetings – and has found both the support and mentoring through the organisation ‘phenomenal.’

“The hands on approach from FAC and genuine interest for, not only CPCC, but Aboriginal business to succeed, in general, was inspiring. The FAC team have given up so much time personally and professionally to assist CPCC to be able to come through COVID-19 effectively,” Stuart said.

The support and mentoring programs CPCC provided by First Australians Capital have included financial mentoring (with an introduction to Westpac’s overdraft facility); cash-flow mentoring and re-working of large scale budgets; aid around marketing and re-branding, and the COVID-19 Support fund.

“The team at FAC are also working with CPCC to help with the new launch of our business with an Aboriginal language name and re-branding of this new Aboriginal Social Enterprise.

“This is a great opportunity to have access to a brand marketing specialist to assist our small business with the re launch.”

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