Valley industries is proudly regional based, employing over 500 staff across the Manning and Forster regions of NSW, and providing services to over 300 participants. This is a onsiderable increase from the previous year. We are proud as well to employ and provide services to Aboriginal people.
Valley Industries makes an enormous contribution to the social fabric of the communities it operates in. As has been the case for much of Valley Industries 50 years of history, this work is most often performed quietly and humbly, without fanfare or recognition. Valley Industries work however, continues to change lives, providing a quality of life to the participant, helping them to achieve their goals and supporting their carers.
Once again, Valley Industries has had a good year with growth in many of its business operations and an increase surplus revenue. The surplus we generate provides Valley Industries the capital that has allowed us to refurbish the corporate office building, staff amenities, and resurface and landscape the grounds which now provides a more welcoming access to our plant nursery. We have purchased a number of properties for supported independent living residences, and plan for the building of new supported living residences including state of the art high dependency units at our Wingham Road development.
Valley Industries Board is made up of Directors who provide experience and advice to assist the CEO in running the business. These are generous members of our community who give their time freely to support people with a disability by lending their various talents to our organisation. The current Board members are:
Stephen Harvey (Chair)
John Walker (Deputy Chair)
Gilbert Hicks (Treasurer)
Dr Bruce White
Dr Daniel Kim