First Nations-owned businesses supported in the city through AEDA strategic partner

Last updated 01 June, 2023

Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA)’s strategic partner Renew Adelaide will provide additional assistance to First Nations-owned businesses through its partnership with The Circle at Lot Fourteen.

Renew Adelaide, a not-for-profit organisation that provides start-up ventures with an opportunity to test and trial their concepts under a rent-free model, has joined forces with the organisation to provide clients with tailored business support.

First Nations and Renew Adelaide businesses Nood Australia in Regent Arcade, as well as KSJ Consulting and PPlatinum Construction on North Terrace, have already benefitted from the collaboration.

Renew Adelaide Chief Executive Gianna Murphy says the not-for-profit's support of the The Circle will offer First Nations business owners a chance to transition into bricks-and-mortar spaces.

“This partnership allows First Nations-owned businesses to leverage the combined business support and mentorship from both Renew Adelaide and its vast network, as well as from The Circle,” Ms Murphy says.

Nood Australia, which opened in January 2023, is a majority Aboriginal-owned company that supplies a natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly range of cleaning chemicals, bathroom products and personal care items.

Nood Australia Managing Director Anthony Wilson at his Regent Arcade shop
Nood Australia Managing Director Anthony Wilson at his Regent Arcade shop

KSJ, which officially launched in Goldsbrough House in May 2023, is a professional advisory service specialising in Aboriginal engagement and economic participation.

The company shares the space the Platinum Construction which specialises in major earthwork projects across the infrastructure and mining industries.

The Circle Operations Manager Kelly May says: “This partnership with Renew Adelaide further extends the support available to First Nations businesses in our state and opens doors to a physical location to operate their business.”

Meanwhile, KSJ Consulting Owner and Platinum Construction Majority-Owner Kiara Johnson says Renew Adelaide’s involvement in The Hub allows businesses to consider operating from a physical location in the city.

“Renew Adelaide has given KSJ and Platinum a golden opportunity to strengthen our businesses during a really important time of growth,” Johnson says.

“The combined support from both organisations has resulted in a holistic and meaningful approach to fostering Aboriginal-owned businesses in our state, and we are excited to see how their partnership can support more First Nations people to further their careers.”

Hero Image: The Circle Operations Manager Kelly May with Renew Adelaide Chief Executive Gianna Murphy.