A new page in the history of BALT

On June 8, BALT turned a page in its seven year history with the registration of Business Action Learning Tasmania Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. The incorporation of BALT has been a longstanding aspiration of the BALT Coordinating Team and industry members of the interest group, established after the first Lean Action Learning program in 2010.

Founding members of the new entity include Bell Bay Aluminium, TasRail and Orora Fibre Packaging. Bell Bay Aluminium have been strong supporters of the program, participating in five projects and collaborating with local suppliers to raise the competitiveness of the region. Bill Woodworth, Business Improvement Specialist at Bell Bay Aluminium, is a Director on the newly appointed BALT Ltd Board, together with Geoff Watson of CPT Engineering in George Town and Chairman, Andrew Thompson, Site Manager at Orora Fibre Packaging in Launceston.

Andrew ThompsonBALT is an industry-driven initiative that continues to succeed through support from key individuals, who contribute their time and expertise, and the Tasmanian Department of State Growth. The incorporation of BALT Ltd as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee is the next chapter in the history of the organisation. – Andrew Thompson, BALT Ltd Chair

The purpose of BALT Ltd is to advance education by delivering action learning programs in workplaces, education institutions and the community. The Board will oversee the implementation of a five year business plan developed by the outgoing BALT Coordinating Team, with a focus on growing and strengthening the network and expanding the application of action learning for the benefit of businesses in the region. First item on the agenda is a new brand and communications strategy, to be launched in October, and a schedule of regular events, such as Third Thursdays, commencing in September.