We are creating a sustainable social enterprise working across a number of business sectors in the South West of WA. We exist to support start-up's, incubate small business, foster innovation across mulitple industries, and provide access to a range of network opportunities previously only found in the big smoke.
The Maker + Co team are a dynamic, passionate trio delivering high impact projects across WA. Our high level experience in small business, not for profit, government and private industry allows us to create a portfolio of services that is unique to the South West.
Creative Director of Archipelago Arts and West End Projects, Colette is a highly respected member of the West Australian arts and business community. Possessing high level consultancy, facilitation, project management and business management skills, her passion and expertise have been a driving force in a range of high profile projects across WA.
Colette has international, national, and state level experience in the arts sector. She has worked in London’s West End, Karratha WA, Bunbury WA and projects encompassing the whole of Western Australia. Colette established multi-disciplinary arts consultancy and project management business Archipelago Arts in 2010. Two years after inception, and again the following year, the business was recognised as overall Business of the Year at the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards.
Katie van den Brand
Katie's career has spanned many industries, working in the NFP sector, Training, Education, Government and Mining (with a bit of a stint in Europe as a Tour Leader too). Her passion is people, creating relationships, making connections and developing tangible opportunites out of these connections. Katie looks after our start-ups and drives the innovation agenda for the Bunbury Geographe, and South West Region working with StartUp WA, Meshpoints, Spacecubed, State and Federal Government. There is so much opportunity for collaboration and support of innovation in many forms, developing this in our Region is Katie's passion and focus.
Director Business and Coworking
Craig has an MBA, Cert IV in Governance NFP and a Cert IV Govt Investigations. Craig has over 20 years experience in the public sector at a senior level and has experience in the Not-For-Profit sector and small business. He speacialises in business development and planning and facilitation services. He has held several board positions and is currently the Treasurer for Creative Corner. Craig is a learner drummer, furniture distressor and learner dad (for 24 years).
What we can do
In addition to providing one of the most iconic and beautiful places in Bunbury to co-work, hot desk, hold a conference, meeting, exhibition or performance; the team at Maker + Co can provide other valuable services.
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Community Engagement
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Public Art Project Management
- Project Management
What we have done
The team at Maker + Co continue to deliver many exciting projects, locally, regionally and state-wide. Our clients include; City of Bunbury, Chamber of Arts and Culture, Country Arts WA, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, City of Mandurah, City of Rockingham, City of South Perth, CircuitWest, Heritage Council of WA, South West Autism Network, Forrest Personnel, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Edith Cowan University (ECU) South West
The ECU South West is a major partner of Maker + Co and an anchor tenant at our offices in Victoria Street