Unstoppable changemaker: Luke Webber - Managing Director, Labourpower

30 Nov 1999

For the last four years, Labourpower have been a dedicated supporter of SCHF.

Each year they enter a team into City2Surf and have been some of our highest team fundraisers over the years, with over 40 people running the gauntlet and going all in for kids' health. 

Managing Director, Luke Webber leads his team with heart and is an unwavering advocate for SCHF and our important mission.

We recently caught up with LUke and asked him a few questions about Labourpower and why they chose to support SCHF.

All in with Labour Power for kids' health

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, and your experience.

Before starting Labourpower, I worked in recruitment for 25 years. While doing that job, I saw an opportunity to provide a service no one else was - one that care for the client's needs. With a background in small business and warehousing, we were able to start Labourpower in 2002 and now have a company that employs over 6,500 people every day.

2. Tell us about your company and your role there. What does your day-to-day look like?

Labourpower specialises in labour hire solutions for businesses in key industry sectors right across Australia. We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and have effective processes in place to match the right candidate to the right job every time. Labourpower is committed to providing clients with a flexible and cost-effective recruitment solution that gives them access to a quality talent pool.

3. How long have you been a partner of SCHF and why did you first start to give?

We have been supporting SCHF since 2018 and have always believed it to be such a good cause. Our team is 100% on board and we have always had groups of 30-50 runners in City2Surf and campaigners outside of that helping to raise valuable funds every year. We originally started the cause to get everyone together not only to build as a team but to have one common goal outside the grind of the office.

4. What are you most proud of since your time as partner with SCHF? What do you think makes people want to volunteer and give to SCHF?

I am certainly most proud of my team, year after year, continuing to either run or walk/crawl over the finish line of City2Surf with a smile, knowing they are doing this (whether they are athletic or not) for the kids. For us, it's always been about the kids. We are so lucky to be healthy and have healthy kids of our own and if we can raise funds to help others, it's our privilege to do so.

5. Just for fun...what three things would you take with you to a deserted island?

1. Beach towel

2. Beer

3. Satellite phone

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