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1. Recognises the achievement of Launceston’s Bronwyn Kidd, a young entrepreneur who has reached the Tasmanian final of Regional Pitchfest in June 2017.
2. Notes that Regional Pitchfest is an opportunity for regional innovators and entrepreneurs to pitch their business and ideas to a live audience and expert panel, and gain experience and exposure.
3. Notes that Bronwyn’s successful idea, and emerging small business - Sustomi - is based on the principle of reducing plastic use for food storage, with the use of beeswax food wraps in place of single use plastics.
4. Notes that Bronwyn has also utilised the services of Launceston’s Self-Help workshop to produce her product locally. Self-Help employs people who live with disabilities and find it difficult to work in mainstream jobs.
5. Recognises the importance of nurturing home grown young talent in Tasmania, especially those people involved in the creation of businesses that seek success within a framework of social and environmental responsibility.
6. Notes that great small business ideas increasingly come from young people who recognise the importance of sustainable growth, and that often the most successful new start-ups incorporate a model of reduce, re-use and recycle.
7. Congratulates Bronwyn, and wishes her every success as she represents Launceston in the state final, and hopes that her re-usable beeswax food wrap business is an ongoing success.