The program includes taking Aboriginal boys as work experience students at the port.
It won the inaugural Community Collaboration and Corporate Responsibility trophy at the NT Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Port owner Landbridge says the partnership with Clontarf is a great success and “stellar”.
The Clontarf Foundation works to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
The awards were staged with the Territory Government and sponsored by the Power and Water Corporation.
“These awards are a celebration of business,” says Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer Nicole Walsh.
“The Outstanding Customer Service awards are all about being recognised by a client or customer as going above and beyond – that’s one of the highest benchmarks for a business.
“The Business Excellence awards demonstrate and articulate growth in areas such as sustainability, diversity, innovation and more.
“The Community Collaboration award was new and a favourite. It recognises a business that works with another business or organisation to develop a key service or product that greatly benefits the wider community.”
Outstanding customer service – individual: Chris Vosloo of Dynamic Catering Solutions
Megan Niven of Gove Real Estate – highly commended
Ian Smith of We Wash Windows, Alice Springs
Zachary Stowell of Devils Marbles Hotel
Bianca Stubbs of Bendigo Bank, Katherine
Outstanding customer service – small/medium business: Coffee Club, Katherine
Little Rippers Lifestyle, Tennant Creek – highly commended
Swank Shoes, Alice Springs
Outlook Psychology Practice, Nhulunbuy
Dynamic Catering Solutions, Darwin
Outstanding customer service – large business: Linkup Australia, Alice Springs
IGA Supermarket, Tennant Creek – highly commended
Casuarina Square, Darwin
1690 restaurant, Alice Springs Turf Club
Black Cat Civil, Katherine
Monadelphous Engineering, Darwin and Nhulunbuy
Outstanding customer service –
not for profit: Careflight
St John NT, Tennant Creek – highly commended
Braitling Neighbourhood Centre, Alice Springs
Katherine Public Library
Gove Golf Club
Excellence in business – small/medium: OOSEVEN Adventures
Sunshine House Respite, Katherine – highly commended
Stanes Transport, Alice Springs
Battery Hill Gold Mining & Heritage Centre, Tennant Creek
Big Carpentry, Nhulunbuy
Excellence in business – large:
Darwin Convention Centre
Consolidated Pastoral Company, Tennant Creek – highly commended
Gumatj Corporation, Nhulunbuy
Excellence in business – not for profit:
Deadly Hair Dude, Darwin
Red Hot Arts, Alice Springs – highly commended
8EAR Community Radio, Katherine
Step Out Disability Services, Nhulunbuy
Excellence in business – community cooperation: Clontarf/Darwin Port
Purple House/Coles, Alice Springs highly commended
RN Employment/Deadly House Dude, Tennant Creek
O’Keeffe House, Katherine