The small businesses powering the Commonwealth Games

It was the all-important contract Scott Whimpey wasn’t expecting to win.

Going up against larger outfits meant the odds to become the official supplier of defibrillators for the 2018 Commonwealth Games weren’t in his company’s favour.

“We just thought there was no way we were going to win it, because we are a small organisation,” he recalls.

“We thought we were probably going to get done over by the big guys.

“But yeah, they picked us. We were ecstatic – just blown away.”

Putting them on the map

Whimpey’s company, First Aid Accident and Emergency, which he runs with wife Melanie, will supply 150 defibrillators and conduct training sessions across Games venues and locations.

Terms of the deal are confidential, but each defibrillator retails for $2200.

Yet the Commonwealth Games partnership means much more than the dollars, says Whimpey.

“It's a huge bonus for us, in terms of brand equity,” he explains. Read more

Kate Jones - Brisbane Times - 9 Apr 2018

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