Territory Proud was created in 2003 under the auspices of the NT Business Council to help promote Territory businesses as a first choice option for consumers, business and government when making their purchase decisions. A major campaign supported by the NTG, TIO, Telstra CountryWide and the media worth around $200,000 saw it launched. The campaign was run by Geoff Goodrich, Chair of the NTBC and Doug Gibbens.
Later in 2003 it became a Trust owned and managed by Geoff & Merry Goodrich and supported local business and young people by selling merchandise at Parap markets.
In 2007 there were sufficient funds for Territory Proud Incorporated to be formed and a committee elected with Geoff as the founding Chairman. The committee has been is a group of passionate local Territory business professionals that volunteer their time to raise the profile of all Territory businesses and organisations. Our member base ranges from Darwin to Alice Springs and anywhere in-between.
The Association’s focus is on networking, education, and prosperity and promoting local business.
The goal of Territory Proud is to raise the profile of local businesses throughout the Territory and provide business to business support, through co-collaboration innovation and resilience, and we are always looking for ways to achieve these structured goals.