Posted on 12. Apr, 2010 in Clayton Update

A Mt Waverley furniture manufacturer will use a $10,250 Brumby Labor Government Grow Your Business grant to implement a strategic review and business development plan to secure its long-term profitability.

Visiting Jardan Australia Pty Ltd as part of Eastern Suburbs Community Cabinet, Small Business Minister Joe Helper congratulated the company on its export achievements and said the funding would help it build further.

“The Brumby Labor Government is taking action to assist the long-term growth of small and medium-sized businesses,” Mr Helper said.

“Jardan has already demonstrated its potential by supplying furniture to international projects including Changi Airport Terminal 3 in Singapore, Hyundai Head Office in Seoul and several Australian Embassies in Asia.”

Member for Clayton Hong Lim welcomed the grant announcement and congratulated Jardan Australia on its successes.

“The company will now use this Grow Your Business funding to further strengthen their competitive advantage and expand export opportunities,” Mr Lim said.

“They aim to improve their current operational planning, customer management systems and production lead times which have all been identified as critical success factors in growing their business.”

Founded in 1987 as a small family owned operation in Melbourne, Jardan now has a showroom presence in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Singapore and employs 75 staff.

All products are created from start to finish using Jardan’s unique design concepts and are manufactured in-house at the company’s two Melbourne sites, one dedicated to timber furniture production and the other to upholstery. 

The Brumby Labor Government has provided more than $4.7 million in Grow Your Business grants to Victorian small and medium-sized businesses since February 2007.

Grow Your Business grants are available to eligible businesses and associations for:

  • Business Development Plans – 50 per cent of the cost, up to $7500;
  • Business Strategic Reviews – 75 per cent of the cost, up to $4000; and
  • Group Programs and Network Programs – 75 per cent of the cost, up to $15,000.

For more information about grants, workshops and other support for business from the Victorian Government, go to or ring 13 22 15.

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