Melissa Westcott - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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Melissa Westcott

Whitsunday entrepreneur and digital warrior

In 2009, Moranbah self-starter Melissa Westcott established Big On Shoes, an e-commerce retail solution specialising in larger ladies’ shoes. Melissa’s business has since expanded to include two regional outlets, as well as her own boutique training company, TM3 Training Solutions.

Melissa is actively engaged with local groups, training and development initiatives in her region and is a keen supporter and advocate for small business and online solutions.

As well as advocating for digital expansion through her business, Melissa is a keen volunteer in the digital technology space. In her spare time she contributes to the development of the Digital Innovation Program for the Bowen Basin Business Development Strategy and serves on the steering committee.

She has delivered a range of workshops including online presence and e-commerce. The Queensland Government invited Melissa to present at the Rockhampton Digital Week in 2014 and at the Mackay launch of the Advance Queensland Program.

Melissa is a volunteer mentor to ten small businesses as they move into the digital space, and offered her services free of charge to the rollout of the Digital Economy Strategy across the region. This includes actively participating in the proposed Digital Capability Development Program for the Bowen Basin Business Development initiative, from March to June 2016.

Melissa will participate in at least 12 events during the period January to June 2016. As a role model and local champion she will promote the uptake of the digital economy by small business in the region.

She will work with organisations like the Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils, Start-Up Mackay and the Bowen Basin Business Development Strategy in various activities and roles:

  • workshops and information sessions

  • one on one and small group mentoring

  • steering group membership and involvement

  • local community group involvement.

Melissa is nominated by: Whitsunday ROC Ltd

Melissa Westcott

Whitsunday entrepreneur and digital warrior

In 2009, Moranbah self-starter Melissa Westcott established Big On Shoes, an e-commerce retail solution specialising in larger ladies’ shoes. Melissa’s business has since expanded to include two regional outlets, as well as her own boutique training company, TM3 Training Solutions.

Melissa is actively engaged with local groups, training and development initiatives in her region and is a keen supporter and advocate for small business and online solutions.

As well as advocating for digital expansion through her business, Melissa is a keen volunteer in the digital technology space. In her spare time she contributes to the development of the Digital Innovation Program for the Bowen Basin Business Development Strategy and serves on the steering committee.

She has delivered a range of workshops including online presence and e-commerce. The Queensland Government invited Melissa to present at the Rockhampton Digital Week in 2014 and at the Mackay launch of the Advance Queensland Program.

Melissa is a volunteer mentor to ten small businesses as they move into the digital space, and offered her services free of charge to the rollout of the Digital Economy Strategy across the region. This includes actively participating in the proposed Digital Capability Development Program for the Bowen Basin Business Development initiative, from March to June 2016.

Melissa will participate in at least 12 events during the period January to June 2016. As a role model and local champion she will promote the uptake of the digital economy by small business in the region.

She will work with organisations like the Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils, Start-Up Mackay and the Bowen Basin Business Development Strategy in various activities and roles:

  • workshops and information sessions

  • one on one and small group mentoring

  • steering group membership and involvement

  • local community group involvement.

Melissa is nominated by: Whitsunday ROC Ltd