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Family Business Awards

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Each year, Family Business Australia and New Zealand (FBANZ) celebrate and recognise the achievements of family owned Australian and New Zealand businesses, and the special achievers who contribute positively to our lives, our culture and the future of the economy.

Family Business Awards 2022 - Nominations Now Open!

Nominate yourself or encourage another member of your family or another family business to share their success. This is your opportunity to be recognised for the important contribution you or your family business makes to our economies, communities and cultures.

Nominations are now open in the below categories:

  • Leading Women in Family Business Award

  • Sustainable Development in Family Business Award

  • Emerging Generations Achiever Award

  • Accredited Advisor Award

  • Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award

If selected as the recipient, you will be announced and celebrated as an exceptional individual or family business later in 2022. If you have any questions please email or call 0800 249 357.

Nominations close Friday 27 August 2021
Leading Women in Family Business Award

FBANZ’s inaugural Leading Women in Family Business Award recognises an outstanding woman who demonstrates significant achievements in business leadership and who champions and supports the role of women in family business and the wider community.

2021 Recipient - Corrina Wright, Oliver's Taranga Vineyards, SA
Sustainable Development in Family Business Award


FBANZ’s inaugural Sustainable Development in Family Business Award recognises family businesses that demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. FBANZ proudly recognise that the family business sector has an excellent record in leading sustainable development through its focus on stewardship and long-term business survival as opposed to short term gains - FBANZ support and encourage this practice. When these developments also enhance the business success and performance, there is benefit for the environment, the family and the business, and this deserves to be recognised and promoted.

2021 Recipient - Eather Group, NSW
Emerging Generations Achiever Award

The Emerging Generations Achiever Award  (formerly the Next Generation Achiever Award) highlights the role played by emerging family business leaders. It recognises an outstanding person who is successfully navigating the path to leadership in the family business. The recipient embraces best-practice in the business, and demonstrates commitment to and understanding of the family values and history.

2021 Recipient - Charlie Emery, Soilco, NSW
Accredited Advisor Award

The Award recognises an individual who has contributed to FBANZ, its members and Family Businesses over an extended period of time. The recipient demonstrates significant, sustained and high quality service to family businesses, enhancing the reputation and future of the organisation that they are advising to, along with contributing to the objectives of FBANZ.

2021 Recipient - Peter Ivett, Vivente Australia, NSW
Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award

The Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award (‘DFBA’) is bestowed on an Australian or New Zealand family owned company which best demonstrates the successful blend of family and business interests by adopting FBANZ's family business best-practice.The DFBA is a prestigious award which is proudly promoted by winners and serves as a reference point for the future development of the business.

2021 Recipient - Corval Group, VIC
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