Canning residents attend Ignition business mentor program at Curtin Uni

From easy-to-eat scones to  business apps, the Ignition program had something for everyone. Deputy Mayor Lindsay Holland, scholarship recipients Ian Balfe and Nicole Smith and City of Canning strategic positioning executive manager Mark Holdsworth at the event.
From easy-to-eat scones to business apps, the Ignition program had something for everyone. Deputy Mayor Lindsay Holland, scholarship recipients Ian Balfe and Nicole Smith and City of Canning strategic positioning executive manager Mark Holdsworth at the event.

RATEPAYERS paid for two business owners to attend an intensive program at Curtin University called Ignition last month.

The scholarship to the Ignition program was part of the City of Canning’s Pilot Business Mentoring Program.

Shelley resident Nicole Smith is in the testing stage or a uniquely shaped scone that is easy to hold and eat, and Frendale’s Ian Balfe is developing an insurance app.

Canning Mayor Paul Ng said both recipients exemplified the innovation and creativity which makes Canning “such a hotbed for business success”.

“The City is entering an exciting phase. We want to attract and enable businesses to thrive. Our Business Mentoring Program is designed to build the capacity and capability of local businesses.