From humble beginnings in the Torres Strait, CEQ has grown to operate 28 remote retail locations and a corporate office located in Cairns. Throughout our journey, CEQ has maintained a focus on Indigenous employment and training.
The majority of our workforce are frontline retail team working in our community supermarkets and other retail enterprises throughout the Torres Strait, NPA and North Queensland. Our supermarkets are a key source of local employment in many communities, and CEQ offers nationally recognised, on-the-job training.
CEQ employs around 385 team members across our retail stores including IBIS, ABIS, Col Jones, Mona’s Bazaar & Thursday Island Mitre 10.
CEQ continues to invest in infrastructure, process & people ensuring the ongoing capacity building & real economic outcomes for the communities we serve.