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Top Stories: Australian Social Entrepreneurs of 2016

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Social Change Central keeps a running list of all the Australian Social Entrepreneurs making exceptional changes, and GG’s Flowers has made it to their list for 2016! We are proud to be part of a collection of social enterprises who are making positive impacts and helping to change this world for the better. Read the full list at Social Change Central.

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest Pivotal to Government focus on Regional Startups

Startup Daily talks about the influence Australia Post Pitchfest has on Regional startups, and the positive impact it has made since the establishment of the event. Nipuni Wijewickrema is featured on the list of finalists headed for the National Final at Wagga Wagga on August 18th 2017. See the full list of finalists at Startup Daily. 

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Aim for the Stars Scholarship Winner: Nipuni Wijewickrema

Nipuni Wijewickrema is a 2017 Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Scholarship winner. The Aim for the Stars foundation focuses on empowering, supporting, and backing incredible young women, and the support given has been invaluable. Nip answers a few questions about dreams, commitment, and challenges that a young woman might face today. Read more about [...]

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One Flower at a Time

GG’s Flowers stars in a short documentary produced by videographer Callum. Focusing on Nipuni Wijewickrema, we follow the beginnings of GG’s Flowers and the inspiration for starting the business and what followed next. With a message to look after and protect vulnerable people within the community Nip emphasises the importance of equipping people with skills [...]

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GG’s Flowers gets first pop-up shop by joining Shop Wanniassa

Since the establishment of the business, GG’s Flowers has now secured their first pop-up shop front. Partnering with Shop Wanniassa at Wanniassa Markets, GG’s Flowers trialled a pop up shop-front over the christmas season. Showing their hampers and their popular rainbow roses, GG’s Flowers are definitely on the road to expanding their business. Read more [...]

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Canberra Close Up: Nipuni Wijewickrema

ABC Canberra meets with Nipuni Wijewickrema to talk about the progress she’s made with GG’s Flowers. Focusing on the inspirations behind the business, becoming a social enterprise, and the high school experiences that helped shape her, we get an inside view about what makes GG’s Flowers so important. Read more about Nip at ABC Canberra to learn [...]

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How to change the world, one flower at a time

Foundation for Young Australians meets with Nipuni Wijewickrema to talk about GG’s Flowers and the inspirations for starting a social enterprise Canberra florist that gives meaningful employment to those with special needs. Right as the Unleashed Festival’s Speaker series starts, Nip takes part in Australia’s largest social change festival as part of the speaker lineup [...]

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'The Better Bunch’ SBS The Feed presents the Wijewickrema family

The Wijewickrema’s always wanted their own TV Show. ‘The Better Bunch’ by SBS Viceland presents the Wijewickrema family, who established GG’s Flowers with the sole purpose of hiring those with special needs.The Wijewickrema family show how family love and support took the business that was made for Gayana- a young girl with Down Syndrome, and [...]

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Bucking the trends #17 – GG’s Flowers

The Australia Post Regional Pitchfest was an opportunity for Nipuni Wijewickrema to share GG’s Flowers to a live audience and to an expert panel. This proved to be successful as the GG’s Flowers story stole the show and the team took home first prize as well as the audience choice. As lucky and grateful as [...]

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