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Introducing the 2018 Prince's Lead Your Own Business program participants - Prince's Trust Australia
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Introducing the 2018 Prince’s Lead Your Own Business program participants

We are excited to announce the 2018 Prince’s Lead Your Own Business program participants!

The PLYOB Program assists transitioning Australian Defence Force personnel to start or scale their own small business over twelve months. Participants graduate with a Certificate IV in New Small Business, a fully-fledged business plan, and receive twelve months of tailored mentoring support. The program is designed and delivered by The Prince’s Trust Australia in partnership with RMIT University and is guided by an Advisory Council Chaired by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales.

This year’s successful applicants will join our 65-strong alumni group from across Australia who have since gone on to launch over 27 new businesses across a number of different industries including: photography, not-for-profit, education and training, tourism, financial services, consulting, food and beverage and construction.

We would like to welcome our 2018 participants to the PLYOB family:

  • Private Ab Gadi
  • Corporal Alexander McDowall
  • Chief Petty Officer Amy Vickers
  • Captain Andrew McDougall
  • Flight Lieutenant Benjamin Shields
  • Warrant Officer Brian Calnan
  • Corporal Cassandra Rice
  • Lieutenant Dean Fawcett
  • Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Maddocks
  • Corporal Evan Gudge
  • Major Janine Franks
  • Captain Jared Cunningham
  • Corporal Mary Cook
  • Corporal Matthew Walsh
  • Private Nicua Smit
  • Squadron Leader Richard Williams
  • Mr Rodger Anstis
  • Mr Rory Tap
  • Mrs Sally Turner
  • Corporal Samuel Johnson
  • Mr Tim Mardiyants