Meet the category winners: Upskilling for the future

View the videos submitted by the Xero Beautiful Business Fund winners in the upskilling for the future category.

Global winner: The Seam | United Kingdom

The Seam is a community of highly skilled makers offering specialist wardrobe alteration and repair services so clothes fit well and last a lifetime. The Xero funding will go towards training over 100 under-skilled and next-generation workers to help meet the huge increase in demand and support a more sustainable future in fashion.

Website: theseam.uk

Rattlepod Landscapes | Australia

Rattlepod Landscapes provides landscape design and construction services as well as delivering community projects designing arid-appropriate landscapes to improve liveability in central Australia. They’ll use the Xero funding towards training staff so they become more skilled and knowledgeable in implementing cutting-edge dry-land landscape practices.

Scimar | Canada

Scimar’s mission is to end type 2 diabetes, which especially impacts indigenous communities globally. They will use the Xero funding for specialized training for their 17 employees through the ‘Truth2Action Reconciliation for Business’ training programme, to help everyone be better citizens and Scimar to be a better business.

Website: scimar.ca

Intricate Developments | New Zealand

Intricate Developments is a construction company that provides education and on-the-job training for the underprivileged, developing soft skills as well as construction skills. The Xero funding will allow them to educate their people on a new earthquake strengthening system, ready to undertake their first earthquake strengthening project in 2024.

Oriental Remedies Clinic | Singapore

Oriental Remedies combines traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with cutting-edge technology to enhance patient well-being. The Xero funding will help them employ more trainers and build a knowledge management system, fostering continuous improvement, upskilling and growing their team, and making a lasting impact on patients’ lives.

Curate | South Africa

Curate is reshaping the landscape of photography and videography content creation using a technology-enabled platform that connects content creators and clients. The Xero funding will help them provide equipment, training workshops and educational material through a more automated technology platform, providing creatives with resources to upskill and better execute projects.

Moonlighter FabLab | United States

Moonlighter FabLab is a non-profit student learning center and community fabrication lab. Xero funding will go to providing staff with access to Fab Academy, a 20-week technical training program, so they can host the program locally, training educators, designers and engineers to design solutions for today’s most pressing problems.

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