The Unexpected Guest wins oOh!media’s Indigenous Business Grant

By AdNews | 20 May 2024
Jenny Khan and Sarah Young.

The Unexpected Guest, an Australian made and owned breakfast food products company, is the inaugural winner of oOh!media’s Indigenous Business Grant. 

Launched to support Indigenous small businesses with pro-bono and significantly discounted OOH media packages, The Unexpected Guest was one of 63 submissions received from a broad scope of Indigenous companies across a range of categories including FMCG, labour hire and retail.  

The Unexpected Guest was founded in 2016 by Jenny Khan in south west Sydney and creates products that promote health and wellbeing, such as health bars and organic mueslis, made with native ingredients and sourced from Australian owned businesses, as well as supporting organic and fair trade practices. 

oOh!’s assessment team selected The Unexpected Guest because of its entrepreneurial spirit, growth ambitions and commitment to work with like-minded partners to advance First Nations commerce.   

Director and owner of The Unexpected Guest, Jenny Khan, said as a fully First Nations Australian small business, the company loves bringing its great tasting organic breakfast products to the tables of people across the country.

"Driving awareness of the brand continues to be a challenge, so being chosen by oOh! for its first Indigenous Business Grant will give us much needed exposure to help us realise our objectives," said Khan.

"We’re thrilled our efforts have been recognised in this way and can’t wait to work with oOh!’s team to share The Unexpected Guest with more Australians.” 

oOh!media's group director of ESG, Sarah Young, said the quality of submissions for the first Indigenous Business Grant were outstanding.

"We want to thank all those that took the time to apply," she said.

"Amongst the strong contenders was The Unexpected Guest, an innovative business that has demonstrated ongoing success and resilience and we are delighted to help support Jenny and this First Nations small business with national audiences at scale across the oOh! network."

oOh! launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen awareness of and relationships with First Nations people and drive meaningful reconciliation action across the business last year.

Applications for the 2025 Indigenous Business Grant open in December.  

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