The Flagstaff Group was established in 1966 as an Australian Disability Enterprise and operates as a not for profit organisation. Flagstaff Group is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s leading Social and Commercial Enterprise, committed to creating meaningful employment for people with a disability. Flagstaff employs 320 staff of whom 258 are people with a disability and 85% of the revenue from commercial operations provides opportunities for employment to people with a disability.
The University of Newcastle Business Achievement Award was developed to acknowledge businesses that focus on staff engagement, on the job training and providing staff with integrated high education learning opportunities and development. Also those businesses who reward staff, have good productivity, profitability and business outcomes whilst showing a good corporate citizenship.
The awards were announced at the State Gala Awards Presentation Dinner at the Newcastle Leagues Club on Saturday 26 October.