AFR & PwC’s Private Clients' Aspire Awards

2016 Aspire awards

The awards recognise the best of Australia’s private and family businesses, highlighting outstanding achievements across a range of categories.

PwC’s Private Clients is proud to sponsor the awards. We’re dedicated to working with private businesses, families and individuals. We know this sector shapes our economy and society, and we’re passionate about our role in helping owners to identify and maximise opportunities to build and protect their wealth, while safeguarding their future.

We are proud to announce our 2016 winners:

Private Business Growth & Transformation

Businesses that have either successfully transformed to grow, adapted to changing environment/demands; or had sustainable growth over time.

This award is split into 3 categories:

  • $10m-$50m
  • $50m-$100m
  • $100m+

$10m-$50m winner: 

  • Watkins Steel

$10m-$50m finalists:

  • RBK Nutraceuticals
  • InSitchu
  • SocietyOne Holdings
  • Avoka Technologies
  • The Perfect Travel Group
  • Montessori Academy
  • Mark Moran Group

$50m-$100m winner: 

  • Electrical & Pumping Services Australia

$50m-$100m finalists: 

  • Aluminium Industries of Australia
  • ASI Solutions

$100m+ finalists: 


$100m+ finalists: 

  • Icon Group
  • Southern Star Group of Companies
  • Plutus Payroll
  • Acquire BPO

Successful Family Business

Success is not just defined by sustainable growth but a healthy family dynamic, such as aligned business and family values & goals, succession and conflict resolution strategies.


  • SNP Security


  • KinCare
  • Mark Moran Group
  • The Winning Group

Start-up Disruptor

Businesses that have been trading for three years or less, are innovative or disruptive in their industry or market.

There were so many great finalists in this category, the judges decided to select joint winners:


  • chemo@home
  • Omni-Channel Logistics


  • LegalVision
  • Sparesbox
  • Billsumo
  • CareMonkey
  • Sendle
  • Modibodi
  • MoneyMe Financial Group
  • Archie Rose Distilling Co.
  • Investorist
  • She's Empowered

Societal Impact

Strategies or initiatives with an outcome of societal benefit in some form, e.g. innovative ways of giving back to the community.


  • Sundrop Farms


  • Aspen Medical
  • Mark Moran Group
  • Rolld Australia

Asian Success

Businesses building strong business relationships in Asia (e.g. through importing, exporting, JVs).


  • De Bortoli Wines


  • Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
  • Simmonds Group
  • Ski Japan Travel Aust.

PwC's Next Rich

A richer life is as important as revenue. The award recognises businesses that have put programs in place to improve the experience for employees / founders. Learn more about PwC’s Next Rich.


  • Platinum Electricians


  • LegalVision
  • Lux Group
  • Positive Group
  • Recon Solutions


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Martina Crowley

Private Clients Business Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (3) 8603 1450