Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur launches signage and print business
Media Release – 2 April 2020
Sista Girl Sign & Print launches today, with its co-founder Raquel Todd making it clear she has a determination to do great things for the Aboriginal Community.
Raquel Todd, an Aboriginal woman from the Pilbara region, today launched Sista Girl Sign & Print (“Sista Girl”). Sista Girl is a joint venture company with WA’s largest signage business, Jason Signmakers.
While the current environment due to coronavirus meant the official launch event this month was cancelled, the Sista Girl team have been busy getting ready to launch. During March they launched the website and saw the first customer orders for print and signage rolling in the door.
Commenting on the launch of Sista Girl, Raquel Todd said, “I first met and worked alongside John Mancini (Managing Director of Jason Signmakers) in 2013. Since then we have been looking for an opportunity to partner together to create a business that can help to improve the lives of Aboriginal people. We are both excited to introduce Sista Girl Sign & Print as a vehicle to help us do that.
From the get-go we felt it was important to establish our 3 pillars of Aboriginal Engagement – workforce, community and supply chain. We are fortunate to partner with the Jason Signmakers Group which provides us with access technology and expertise in print and signage technology. I am excited about the opportunities this JV presents, particularly our ability to empower Aboriginal woman in the print and signage industry.”
John Mancini, Managing Director of Jason Signmakers said, “The joint venture with Sista Girl Sign and Print supports Jason Signmakers’ wider mandate for Aboriginal Engagement across the group. I’m pleased to confirm that our experienced sign experts will be providing training, coaching and mentorship to the Sista Girl Sign and Print team as they grow their capabilities. It’s been great to work with Raquel again and help her become an entrepreneur in her own right.”
Sista Girl Sign & Print specialise in keeping people at work safe through worksite safety signs, equipment and high quality HSE printed resources. They can also provide Australian and Main Roads WA compliant road signs and accessories, as well as business signage and printed collateral.
About Sista Girl Sign & Print
Sista Girl Sign & Print is an exciting new JV majority owned Aboriginal company. Sista Girl Sign & Print provides signage and print solutions to WA businesses, with a purpose that is driven by 3 pillars of Aboriginal Engagement – workforce, community and supply chain.
About Jason Signmakers
Jason Signmakers started as a Western Australian sheet metal work business in 1932 and has since evolved into one of WA’s leading signage company, with over 80 permanent employees. Jason Signmakers operates out of an 8000sqm facility in Welshpool and offer a completely integrated service from original concept and design through to manufacturing and installation. Jason Signmakers works with a number of high-profile clients including local, state and federal government, mining, construction, rail and commercial. jasonsigns.com.au