Michiel’s sustainable wishlist

New owner Michiel Pratt with one of his customers, Rainbow Beach Holiday Village’s Janine Kent, showing Michiel the changes to the coast

New owner Michiel Pratt with one of his customers, Rainbow Beach Holiday Village’s Janine Kent, showing Michiel the changes to the coast

Michiel Pratt is the new owner of Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers. He is a man with a vision and a goal and is committed to the community and providing a first class service.

When asked why on earth Michiel (yes, it’s spelt correctly) would take on another business he said: “For me it was about maintaining a service within a local community. I thought we would purchase the business – provide employment locally and support the community.

“I thought, we can provide businesses with a local supplier to reduce their cost and increase efficiency. I did this for the employees. I do it for the town. I’m interested in helping to build this community.”

While he also owns Sunchem which also supplies the region, he said he feels they are complementary businesses but run as two independent entities.

Michiel’s vision is to help this region become environmentally sustainable by the end of 2020. “Our new cups are plant-based as well as straws, lids, plates, and they can be disposed of in the compost bin.

“We are increasing the volume and type of food which we sell to the public or businesses, so if there is anything you need, let us know and we will source it for you.

“Despite a few surprises in the changeover process we believe this business can help local business and in turn help the community, and we appreciate all those who have continued to support us.”

By supporting Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers, and shopping locally, they will then have the stock available for sale, and with you on the same day.