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.


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.

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.

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.

Due to a change in the dates in which Family Businesses are inducted into the Hall of Fame in their state, for 2016, all Family Businesses inducted in 2015 will be considered for the 2016 Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award. If you were inducted into your State Hall of Fame on 2015, and there have been significant changes to your business since then, please contact your State Manager to update your nomination.

 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