Glad Indigenous, an ambitious partnership grounded in deep respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture

The story behind Glad Indigenous

Glad Indigenous was established in early 2021 as a Joint Venture with Glad Group. This partnership is grounded in deep respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and is in alignment with Glad Group’s desire to positively impact these communities across Australia.

The story behind the artwork

Recently, we engaged a contemporary Indigenous artist, Brooke Sutton, a Kalkadoon woman from Bundaberg, who over the past months has worked with us in developing a unique artwork series that reflects our company's identity.

Benefits for our customers to partner with Glad Indigenous for the provision of cleaning, security,
and traffic control management services:
1: Supporting our customers' diversity and inclusion targets and their Reconciliation Action Plan strategy
2: Partnership of inclusion, providing opportunity for Indigenous communities across Australia.
Who We Are

Supply Nation Certified

Glad Indigenous is now Supply Nation certified. Supply Nation is the Australian leader in supplier diversity, and we are proud to be a member of their national database as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business for the provision of cleaning, security, and traffic management services. Supply Nation certification allows Supply Nation members to engage with us knowing that we are at gold standard in service delivery.

Our Team

Scott Franks

Glad Indigenous Pty Ltd is owned at 51% by Scott Franks. Scott is a Wonnarua man whose traditional lands are the Hunter Valley NSW. Scott and Glad Indigenous are building a partnership committed to opportunity, education, and development for Indigenous communities.

This partnership is complimented by Scott Franks 20-plus years’ experience in the Security and labour hire industries, supporting Aboriginal communities. Scott was born in Singleton and raised on his family property, a farming and beef cattle station. At the age of 17, Scott joined the Royal Australian Army and was attached to the RAAC (Royal Australian Armor Corps).

After a long career with the defence service, Scott established Tocomwall, an Aboriginal archaeological firm about 15 years ago. Scott was also the chairperson of Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council (WLALC) for 2 years before moving to Sydney after taking on Heritage contracts.

Danny Franks

Danny values people and is passionate about securing opportunities for Aboriginal people and is working as the Client Services Manger of Glad Indigenous. Danny has a profound understanding of the Aboriginal procurement policy and what it takes for Aboriginal owned companies to become successful within the wider supply chain.

Danny has previously managed his family-owned and operated heritage consultancy for 15 years. He has successfully completed a KPMG business accelerator course in 2020 which was co-developed by Yarpa, the NSW State Aboriginal Lands Council and KPMG. This course was the first of its kind to be rolled out in NSW and was designed to put successful indigenous business owners in front of potential clients nationally.

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