We celebrate and recognise the achievements of family owned Australian businesses, and the special achievers who contribute positively to our lives, our culture and the future of the Australian economy.


L-R Anthea Hammon, Scenic World, Tim Mobbs, M-Elec and Belinda Lyone, COS

The FBA Award for Entrepreneurship in honour of the late Jason Lea

Inaugurated in honour of FBA’s late Chairman, Jason Lea, the award recognises an individual with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the excellence in family business best practice. The recipient demonstrates a `can do’ attitude and personifies the attributes Jason Lea held dear.

2016 Winner – Tim Mobbs M-Elec

The FBA Next Generation Achiever Award

The Next Generation Achiever Award highlights the role played by emerging family business leaders. It recognises, annually, an outstanding person who is successfully navigating the path to leadership in the family business. The recipient embraces `best fit’ practices in the business, and demonstrates commitment to and understanding of, the family values and history.

2016 Winner – Belinda Lyone COS

The Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award

The Distinguished Family Business of the Year is the highest family business achievement in recognition of outstanding companies that have successfully blended family and business interests. Chosen from our inductees into the state-wide Family Business Halls of Fame, the award identifies ‘best fit’ practices that all family businesses can learn from. The award is announced at the annual FBA National Conference.

2016 Winner – Scenic World

Find out more about the Family Business Hall of Fame  

Distinguished family business

Distinguished Family Business of the Year
Charles Parsons, NSW


Winner Distinguished Award Logo 2014

Award for Entrepreneurship
Ralph Wilson, Willow Ware Australia, VIC

Next Generation Achiever Award
Matthew Beard, AH Beard, NSW

Distinguished Family Business of the Year
Kennards Hire, NSW