Kennedy's Timbers

2019
Finalist
Queensland

Kennedy’s Timbers specialises in providing recycled and sustainably sourced Australian hardwoods for commercial and residential areas. Their first employee completed a certificate III in Forest and Forest Products Timber Merchandising in 1998. Since then, more than 20 individuals have successfully completed apprenticeships, VET qualifications, and university studies while employed and supported by Kennedy’s. 

The business has a dedicated training strategy that includes commitment to provide a minimum of 1.5 per cent of annual turnover to employee training. With ongoing training and commitment to continuous improvement, Kennedy’s employees are regularly being trained to improve their skill levels and flexibly. This has led to a decrease in staff turnover and workplace accidents, and an increase in staff wage, staff productivity and the company’s overall turnover. 

Kennedy’s Timbers consistently proves the endless benefits that come as a direct result from putting time and money into employee training and safety.