Building businesses to create jobs and change lives.
It’s our mission to mainstream jobs-focused social enterprise. We want to see these businesses in every community across Australia, so that every individual can access meaningful and full award wage employment.
To help fast-track this we’re building large-scale jobs-focused social enterprises. We have a dedicated team of seasoned social entrepreneurs experienced in taking a business concept from ideation to maturity.
Our portfolio of start-ups is varied. We focus on two key elements – an untapped market opportunity, and the skills and needs of individuals who are often overlooked by the mainstream jobs market – and build a unique social business based on these.
Learn more about our start-ups below.
Founded in 2019, WBE’s first social enterprise start-up, Hotel Housekeeping, provides hotel housekeeping services across Australia, while creating jobs and employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers. HHK was recently awarded a grant through Department of Home Affairs, allowing us to create an additional 300 jobs for refugees and asylum seekers.
Founded in 2020, Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) is a unique data services provider harnessing the exceptional talents of young autistic adults to deliver onshore data services to some of Australia’s largest corporate organisations and government departments. With offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns, ASA is one of the fastest growing social enterprises in Australia, employing more than 100 individuals, 80% of whom are neurodiverse.
Beacon Laundry is set to open its doors in late 2023. Based in Bangalow this social enterprise laundry’s primary goal is to create jobs and employment pathways for disadvantaged individuals in the Northern Rivers region. With a history of transformative job creation and community building through commercial laundry services, we’re really excited to see this venture come to life.
Feraliser is an innovative social enterprise that aims to solve the problem of feral animals in Far North Queensland, while creating jobs for Indigenous Australians. WBE is working in close collaboration with Kalan Enterprises to develop a new, eco-friendly bio-stimulant made directly from feral pigs that will be marketed to sugarcane, wheat and cotton farmers, and horticulturalists.
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1/309 North Quay, Brisbane 4000
PO Box 590, Fortitude Valley 4006
Cremorne Jobs Hub
Building 3, 658 Church St,
Richmond, VIC, 3121
Social Enterprise District
– Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Rd,
Mount Gravatt 4122
White Box is always on the lookout for people that have social enterprise in their blood. We don’t have any positions open at the moment but we are always recruiting. Find out more.
Acknowledgement of Country
We are proud to work with social enterprises all over Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the land we work and live on, recognising that Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to the First People of this country, their culture and Elders past, present and emerging.