- Thursday 23 August 2012
Buderim Ginger in Yandina today paid homage to two of its former long-standing employees.
Olive Ashby and Doris Crerar were honoured with special garden seat plaques at the launch of the Ginger Factory’s Community Honour Walk, which has been created to acknowledge in perpetuity community members who have made significant contributions to the Sunshine Coast.
Mayor Mark Jamieson, who attended the celebration, congratulated the company on its initiative.
"There are not too many companies around these days who would be in a position to honour such special former staff in Olive Ashby and Doris Crerar and such careers of longevity with a single employer," he said.
"Buderim Ginger and its Ginger Factory not only counts as one of the Sunshine Coast’s key tourism attractions, it also numbers among the Coast’s key food and beverage growing and production companies.
"Sunshine Coast Council is actively seeking to diversify its mix of business activity to ensure a sustainable economy into the future.
"One targeted sector is food and beverage, which fits quite naturally into our economic vision – and that vision entails building a food and beverage industry growing, producing and distributing clean, green, fresh supplies to a local, national and international market
"It means developing this region’s reputation as one of Australia’s premier food and beverage producing regions.
"With long-standing quality companies with reputations like Buderim Ginger, we already have a strong base to build upon," he said.