BMD is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We work in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations who embody our values to achieve long lasting benefits in areas including health and wellbeing, arts and culture, job creation, environment, and social and community development.
Currently BMD has partnerships with the following organisations:
In the last 100 years, Australian Surf Life Savers have rescued more than 500,000 people and provided first aid to a million others. BMD is proud to be associated with this cause – one that epitomises the very best of Australian culture.
BMD is the official naming rights sponsor of BMD Northcliffe Surf Club. This is the first partnership of its kind in Australia between a surf club and a corporate sponsor, which has further strengthened our well established and long term partnership.
In recent times, BMD Northcliffe has been the most dominant Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia, boasting an expanding membership base, world and national championships, an enthusiastic Nipper program, significant involvement in community activities and a contribution to the preservation of human life on the Gold Coast’s beaches.
BMD Northcliffe Surf Club has won the past twelve Australian Champion Club titles, most recently in 2016. BMD Northcliffe was also awarded the World Champion Club title in 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Our Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, is a Vice Patron and life member of the Club as well as a Vice Patron of the Surf Life Saving Foundation. Visit the BMD Northcliffe website here.
In March 2015 BMD announced its partnership with the Clontarf Foundation which works to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.
The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.
The four year partnership is underpinned by each organisation’s shared belief in the value of long-term investment in capacity building for young Aboriginal men, the results of which will benefit the individual students as well as the local and broader community. BMD is committed to local communities and we want to maximise our ability to improve opportunities for the next generation. BMD’s partnership with the Clontarf Foundation builds on our history of successful indigenous engagement initiatives and tailored training opportunities.
Australian Rules and/or Rugby League is used to achieve this goal. Aboriginal boys’ existing passion for football is used to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs, which are delivered in partnership with local schools, provide an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend, or have low school attendance.
BMD’s partnership will see employees participate in activities to provide students the opportunity to practice their social skills, build their confidence and increase their understanding of the opportunities available to them. .
The Foundation’s approach has been very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and retaining them, but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lifestyles.
To learn more about the Clontarf Foundation, visit their website.
PowerArts is an arts production and investment organisation. Its directive is to produce and invest intelligently with the goals of lifting the profile of the arts in Australia, and cultivating new Australian talent.
PowerArts is an initiative driven by the experience of Hayley Johnson, Dare Power and Scott Power. As industry practitioners they have a great deal of pride in the arts talent that Australia produces, and have established Power Arts as a platform for development of those that it identifies as bright new talents. By supplying professional support and a realistic budget, Power Arts aims to be an innovative arts organisation, assisting select people, projects and organisations in achieving domestic success.
PowerArts has supported, and is currently supporting, a number of high profile, established and new theatrical productions including Legally Blonde, Wicked, Doctor Zhivago, Annie, Avenue Q, Chicago, Kinky Boots and Book of Mormon.
For more information about PowerArts, visit the website.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
BMD has been the principal sponsor of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League team for over 25 years. The Club has close ties with BMD’s founder and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, who personally played for the team during his school years.
As part of the local team trained by Jim Lewis (father of Queensland and Australian representative great Wally Lewis), Mick played competitively in local competitions and was also a member of the unbeaten Colts premiership team (with Wally Lewis as their ball boy) in 1969.
The club has a loyal following amongst the community and BMD is proud of its association with this highly regarded club and sporting team. To learn more, visit the club’s website.
North Queensland Cowboys
2015 marked the North Queensland Cowboy’s greatest ever moment in their proud two-decade history.
The Cowboy’s won their maiden premiership with a 17-16 victory over six time champions, the Brisbane Broncos in October.
BMD has a long standing relationship with the Cowboys, having supported the team for a number of years. Founder Mick Power AM has shared a close relationship with Cowboys coach Paul Green which dates back to their involvement with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Club. Prior to making the move into the National Rugby League (NRL), Paul was head coach at the Seagulls in 2010 and 2011.
BMD is a proud sponsor of the Cowboys and head coach Paul Green and we look forward to continuing our support of the National Rugby League Telstra Premiership winners.
For more information, visit the Cowboys website.
Brisbane’s AFL team, the Brisbane Lions were born from a merger between the Fitzroy Lions and Brisbane Bears. In the early 2000’s, the team celebrated three successive premierships from four consecutive grand finals, cementing themselves as a team to be reckoned with.
BMD has been a long-time supporter of the Brisbane Lions, providing financial support to the club for many years. In addition to providing sponsorship, BMD has close ties to the club, with BMD’s Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM a Director on the club’s Board.
For more information, visit the Lions website.
As Australia’s richest one day Pro-Am, the Bartons/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am has been running for over 35 years.
The event is one of the longest running Pro-Ams in the country and its $60,000 prize purse also makes it one of the richest events in PGA Australia’s history.
The event is a great chance for people to not only rub shoulders with some of Australia’s best golfers but also see some of the country’s best sportsmen.
Former Origin Greats (FOGs)
The Former Origin Greats (FOGs) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and assists in ‘Closing the Gap’ in education and employment between First Nations People and non-Indigenous Australians.
The FOGs objectives include a commitment to raising funds for designated charities, supporting the State of Origin series, its staff and its players, and actively mentoring Indigenous people and communities throughout Queensland.
Men of League Foundation
Helping out your mates has been a huge part of rugby league since its inception, it was on this premise that the Men of League Foundation was formed back in 2002.
The Foundation supports the men, women and children of the rugby league community by celebrating the game’s history and raising funds for those in need.
Assistance is offered in many different ways, with support services ranging from visits to those who may be feeling socially isolated, to household improvements and financial support via eligibility criteria.
BMD has a proud history of supporting Men of League over many years. In July 2016, an exciting announcement further consolidated the relationships with BMD becoming the official naming rights sponsor of the Qld welfare program.
The four year partnership is valued at $150,000 and also includes the supply of a dual branded vehicle for Men of League’s Qld Welfare and Education Officer.
To learn more about Men of League, visit their website.
As well as our long term commitment to supporting our community partners, BMD sponsors a range of community groups and events on an ad-hoc basis. Examples of not-for-profit and community based organisations that we’ve supported over the years include:
- Tate Smith – Olympic Kayak Gold Medalist
- Lyndsie Fogarty – Olympic Kayaker
- Surf Life Saving Foundation
- The Greg Norman Golf Foundation
- Clean Up Australia Day
- Work Environment Day
- National Blood Donor Week
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council)
- Pink Ribbon Day (Breast Cancer)
- Movember (Beyondblue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
- Boardies Day (Surf Life Saving).
If you think your community organisation or event encompasses BMDs values we’d love to hear from you. Contact the BMD Marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your sponsorship application.