Who We Are.
Amaroo is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘beautiful place’.
AWM Amaroo was co-founded in 2020 by Dan Manson, and Ant Scotts & Ric Lewarne of AWM, a leading Australian manufacturer of commercial furniture and joinery. As a Supply Nation Registered company, AWM Amaroo brings together innovative Australian manufacturing and time-honoured Aboriginal culture.
Our focus is to transform workplaces into beautiful places whilst making a tangible difference in the lives of young Aboriginal people.
As a descendent of the Arabana people of South Australia, majority owner Dan Manson is single focused on providing positive outcomes for young Aboriginal people through education, mentoring and employment and training opportunities.
Our purpose is to provide employment opportunities for young Indigenous Australians through collaboration with Australian commercial furniture and joinery manufacturer, AWM. We are on a mission to support 100 young Aboriginal people into jobs over the next year.
We will achieve this through our partnership with KARI Foundation, sponsoring their Lead with Culture program. KARI’s program works one-on-one to reconnect young Aboriginal people with their culture and help to build a sense of identity, purpose and meaning. This partnership benefits young Indigenous employees by offering workplace mentoring, industry training, Aboriginal apprenticeship opportunities and cultural immersion experiences, which like AWM Amaroo furniture, are tailored to our clients’ wants, needs and objectives.
What We Do.
AWM Amaroo provides commercial furniture and joinery to projects of scale.
The premise is simple. Every AWM Amaroo project helps support young Aboriginal people into brighter futures and solid careers. The bigger the project, the more people we can support.
It’s our way of acknowledging and giving back to Australia’s First People in a real and meaningful way, but it’s also about a genuine cultural exchange and providing opportunities for each other.
For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have valued community, sustainability, functionality, harmony and social interaction. These are all values that successful workplaces embrace and they inspire our manufacturing and business philosophy at every level.
AWM Amaroo are proudly partnered with the KARI Foundation.
KARI has been recognised by many as one of the nation’s leading Aboriginal service providers. Established in 1999, KARI has supported the Aboriginal community by delivering quality programming and services. KARI employ over 170 people, with approximately 80% of their staff identifying as Aboriginal. They strive to offer a continuum of award-winning services that all begin at general community engagement. Their commitment to providing high quality, sustainable services and programs that benefit their community is unwavering.
AWM Amaroo is proud to be a Supply Nation Registered company.
Since 2009, Supply Nation has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses along with procurement teams from government and corporate Australia to help shape today’s emerging and rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector.
AWM Amaroo operates on the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation in Surry Hills, Sydney, and the Cabrogal of the Darug Nation in Fairfield, Western Sydney.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.