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Restoring native bushland on the Sunshine Coast

Shanna Bignell holding a seedling ready for planting.

Shanna Bignell
Marketing Manager, Typefi

Typefi’s head office is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, an area of extraordinary natural beauty and environmental significance.

Our stunning beaches, rivers, mangroves, mountains, rainforests, and eucalypt woodlands support an estimated 2600 plant species and 850 animal species, making our region one of the most biodiverse areas in south-east Queensland.

Typefi’s Australian team members all feel pretty lucky to live and work where we do, so when we started thinking about ways that we can give back to our community and enjoy a bit of team-building, a bush regeneration project was an obvious choice.

On a rather warm and humid morning in late March, we met Megan Jericho, Community Nature Conservation Officer with the Sunshine Coast Council, at a Council reserve alongside Eudlo Creek in Maroochydore.

The Typefi team in the forest, listening intently to Council officer Megan as she explains something.
Megan briefs the Typefi team on the area to be regenerated. The large clump of dried vegetation in front of her is lantana, an invasive weed, that was previously removed by Council officers while preparing the site.

56th Australian Export Awards

The 56th Australian Export Awards were held at the National Arboretum in Canberra on 27 November 2018, celebrating Australian companies engaged in international business who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment.

Chandi Perera, Shanna Bignell and Jacques Janse at the 2018 Australian Export Awards.
Typefi CEO Chandi Perera and Marketing Manager Shanna Bignell with Jacques Janse, CEO of Queensland’s Blast Movement Technologies, at the 56th Australian Export Awards.

Typefi proudly represented Queensland in the Small Business category amongst a very diverse group of finalists. Congratulations to Victoria’s photoSentinel on their well-deserved win!

Supporting schoolkids in rural Sri Lanka

Chathini Uduwana
Regional Manager Sri Lanka, Typefi

Every year, Typefi’s Colombo team initiates a Corporate Social Responsibility project to enhance local society in some way. Our efforts can range from implementing environmentally friendly policies in the workplace to donating money or essentials to worthy causes.

A group photo of the Typefi team with schoolchildren, teachers and community members at Weragala Primary School.
Typefi Colombo team members (back right) with children, teachers and community members at Weragala Primary School in rural Sri Lanka.

We like to focus on helping kids in rural schools. Sri Lanka provides free education for everyone, and all the Typefi staff members in Colombo have taken advantage of free education, but often schools in rural and remote areas do not have access to the same resources as those in the city.

Typefi enters the Hall of Fame!

Typefi was inducted into the Sunshine Coast Business Awards Hall of Fame at the 2018 awards gala on 17 November, alongside Australia Zoo and The Compass Institute.

The Typefi team holding up their 2018 Hall of Fame trophy in front of a Sunshine Coast Business Awards backdrop.
Ben Vale, Shanna Bignell, Michael Cousins, Sue Hudson and Ben Hauser celebrate Typefi’s induction into the 2018 Hall of Fame.

Typefi has previously won Sunshine Coast Business Awards in 2015 (Technology and Excellence in Innovation), 2016 (Excellence in Export), and 2017 (Technology).