2023 Beyond Service Awards Finalists

Introducing the finalists of the 2023 Beyond Service Awards.

Prince's Trust Australia is pleased to announce its 2023 Beyond Service Awards finalists.

The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the depth and breadth of skills and experience veterans and Defence Force families bring to Australia’s small business landscape.

Michelle Endacott, Chief Executive of Prince’s Trust Australia said:  

“We are impressed by the calibre of our finalists and the diversity of their business interests and industries. These awards are a rare opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution of veteran and family businesses to our economy and our communities.”

The 2023 Beyond Service Award finalists are outlined below.

The Power of One Award, recognising the outstanding efforts of an individual that works on their own.  

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The New Mission Award, recognising the application of skills, experience and/or networks developed in service to the Australian Defence Force to a civilian business(es). This award is sponsored by Saab Australia.

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The Community Impact Award, recognising veteran and ADF family members making a positive impact in the community and/or contributing to a more sustainable society through their business(es).

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The Defence Family Business Award, recognising ADF partners and spouses in business(es).

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia Business of the Year Award, winner of the above categories, will be announced at a celebration for the finalists on 23 October 2023 at Admiralty House, Sydney.

With Thanks

The 2023 Beyond Service Awards are proudly sponsored by Gold Sponsor Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Silver Sponsor Saab Australia.

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ABOUT PRINCE’S TRUST AUSTRALIA

Prince's Trust Australia is a national charity that helps young people prepare for the rapidly changing world of work, inspires veterans and their families into entrepreneurship and self-employment, and champions resilient sustainable communities.

Our work is inspired by our Founder and President, His Majesty King Charles III, and is driven by his vision for a more sustainable future.

We also work in partnership with our colleagues across The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities transforming lives and building sustainable communities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and across the Commonwealth. Together, we promote, support, and inspire people and their communities to flourish.

Since 2015, Prince's Trust Australia has been inspiring veterans and their families with the confidence, skills and networks they need to explore self-employment through the Enterprise Programme.

The programme is guided by an Advisory Council, chaired by the Governor-General, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and attended by Major General Wade Stothart, Head of People Capability at Department of Defence.  

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au  

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ABOUT AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

The Prince’s Trust Australia Enterprise programme received grant funding from the Australian Government to support veteran owned businesses.

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH BANK

Commonwealth Bank is the Gold Sponsor of the Beyond Service Awards.  

For 100 years, the Commonwealth Bank has been supporting everyday Australians and businesses to build a brighter future, committed to empowering and supporting the entire small business community.

Commonwealth Bank is proud to support veteran owned businesses, with a team of specialised bankers and a range of products, partnerships and business solutions to support veterans and their families to successfully transition to entrepreneurship and build thriving businesses.

Find out more here.  

ABOUT SAAB AUSTRALIA

Saab Australia is a Silver Sponsor of the Beyond Service Awards.  

Saab Australia is a prime systems integrator with decades of experience delivering complex defence and civil security projects. Through Saab’s commitment to collaboration and innovation, they are constantly evolving to meet customers' capability requirements.

Saab proudly supports veterans. Understanding the unique perspectives and value veterans bring to businesses and the broader community, Saab takes active steps to provide a supportive network and meaningful career opportunities.

Find out more here.