The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards recognises Brisbane's most successful business founders under 40 who have built thriving businesses, delivered innovation and taken an idea to great heights.

Join a stellar cast of Young Entrepreneur alumni who have leveraged their business through the Awards.

As a finalist you will be considered for inclusion in Business News Australia's exclusive Brisbane Top 40 under 40 entrepreneur lists, the most direct way to put yourself and your business in the limelight.

A highlight on the social calendar, the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards provide a rare opportunity for the city's emerging leaders to meet and connect, exchange ideas in a fun and relaxing environment.

The Young Entrepreneur Awards profile entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries.

The winners of the 2018 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Ben Bradshaw (Disrupt Digital)

Trailblazer of the Year
Presented by University of Queensland
Thuy Lam (

Digital Disruptor
Presented by Capital B
Ben Bradshaw (Disrupt Digital)

Presented by Advance Queensland
Thuy Lam (

Presented by Spruson & Ferguson
Peter Ward (Wardy Group)

Hospitality and Tourism
Presented by HLB Mann Judd

Trent Meade and Matt Blyth (Celissa)

Presented by Alex Correa Legal Recruitment

Katie Richards (Virtual Legal)

Professional Services
Daniel Wessels (Jacaranda Finance)

Marketing & PR
Hugh Rees (Expose Media and Inturo)

Health & Fitness 
Tim Butters & Jeremy Hassell (City Cave)

Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution
Hamish Ellingham and Sam Hardy (Peak Marketing)

Retail and Services
Karl Brown (Instyle Solar and Rokkit Performance Marketing)

Specialist Services
Peter Matthews (Solar Service Guys)

Fashion Design 
Alex Hainstock and Doug Hainstock (DVNT)

Arts & Culture
Nikias Leigh (Real Property Photography)

Georgio Batsinilas and Aaron McAllister (FitazFK)

Property and Construction 
Brett Boulton (Bold Living)

Read about the 2018 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Winners here.

For further information please call Business News Australia on 07 3608 2068 or email



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