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Mentor Bio:

Mervyn Fernando is a proud Indigenous man with years of experience in marketing.

In 2017, after graduating from university with a business degree, Mervyn launched his very first business Claystone Marketing and later founded a company called Indigenous Medical Supplies.

Claystone Marketing is an Indigenous marketing agency that creates social and economic value through its continuous support in empowering and growing the Indigenous business sector as well as supporting other regional businesses across Victoria.

In his business Claystone Marketing, Mervyn is responsible for;

  • Running Workshops;
  • Delivering Marketing Plans;
  • Delivering Campaigns;
  • Delivering Social Media Strategies;
  • Developing Websites;
  • Design Services; and
  • Mentoring local businesses

In addition to targeting the Indigenous business sector, Mervyn’s business Claystone Marketing supports a marketplace that values reconciliation and these may include • Local council • Tafes • Universities and • Medium to large corporates.

As an entrepreneur Mervyn attributes his success in business to the marketing skills that has developed over the years.

In Mervyn’s own words he explains that “Marketing is a versatile skillset to have, it provides you with a strong ability to understand your customers, your competitors and even your own position in the market. Being a unique business and having a unique product or service is common for a lot of businesses that I have come across. I enjoy working with unique ideas and especially people who are really passionate about their businesses”.

For more information about Mervyn Fernando or Claystone Marketing visit below!

Mentor Expertise:

  • Social Media
  • Websites
  • Digital Design
  • Video Production


Shepparton Business Centre

70 New Dookie Rd


VIC 3630


Victoria - Melbourne Innovation Centre

[email protected]

(03) 9490 1402