Schol­ar­ship has business owner do­ing back­flips

South Western Times - - News -

A Da­lyellup business owner has bounced into an in­valu­able schol­ar­ship on the back of a suc­cess­ful two years.

Grav­ity ETC owner Juli­ette Davies se­cured the 2018 South West Lead­ers Schol­ar­ship – a joint ini­tia­tive by South West Lead­ers and Bun­bury Geographe Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

The 12-month schol­ar­ship in­cludes ac­cess to monthly work­shops and men­tor­ing ses­sions hosted by lead­ing pro­fes­sional ser­vices com­pa­nies, ac­cess to cap­i­tal mar­kets and op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop re­la­tion­ships with business lead­ers from across the coun­try.

Hav­ing al­ready at­tended one of the work­shops, Miss Davies said she had been “re-in­spired” thanks to the schol­ar­ship.

“It was re­ally awe­some be­ing among peo­ple who are also pas­sion­ate about what they do,” Miss Davies said.

“I had been look­ing for a lo­cal, WAbased learn­ing plat­form where I could con­tinue to de­velop my skills as a business owner and up popped a call for schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tions from the cham­ber.”

The tram­po­line cen­tre has been open for two years and Miss Davies was se­lected for the schol­ar­ship largely through the business’ sup­port back into the com­mu­nity.

“It’s so en­cour­ag­ing to re­ceive this kind of recog­ni­tion,” Miss Davies said.

South West Lead­ers chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Iain Massey said the qual­ity of ap­pli­cants for the schol­ar­ship was in­spir­ing and choos­ing a win­ner was not easy.

“But the sup­port that Grav­ity ETC gives to com­mu­nity and youth pro­grams was what made their ap­pli­ca­tion re­ally stand out,” Mr Massey said.

The cen­tre will hold its lat­est fundraiser ask­ing for peo­ple to do­nate non per­ish­able food for its “Our Com­mu­nity CAN” Hal­loween week­end on Oc­to­ber 27 and 28.

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