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Thirteen ILF Scholar companies including Discovery Parks (up from 31 to 15) and new entrants Duxton Broadacre Farms and Cold Logic were big movers in the 2018 InDaily SA Business Index Top 100. (InDaily 20/9/18)

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Robern Menz, Richard Sims (ILF 2012) and Phil Sims (ILF 2017) growing employment now to make violet crumble. Advertiser 19/9/18.

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Congratulations to Neil Gibbins (ILF 2014) on the float price premium for Vintage Energy, Advertiser 18/9/18.

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Supashock, Oscar Fiorinotto (ILF 2017) encourages new wave of engineers, Advertiser 15 Sep 2018.

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Wirra Wirra, Andrew Kay (ILF 2014) announces 5 star accommodation in McLaren Vale, InDaily 14/9/18

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Vintage Energy, Neil Gibbins (ILF 2014) about to launch on the stock market. A new head office, new wealth generation and new employment in SA.  

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Emilio De Stefano (ILF 2014) writes about Industry 4.0 for SME’s in DTC’s Defence Business magazine – Sept/Oct 2018.   

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SAGE Automation, Andrew Downs (ILF 2013) and Adrian Fahey (ILF 2016) recently hosted the Defence Industry Study Course.
DTC’s Defence Business magazine – Sept/Oct 2018.

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APC Technology, Scott Begbie (ILF 2016) expands yet again.
DTC’s Defence Business magazine – Sept/Oct 2018.  

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Lightforce, Cindy Dennis (ILF 2015) announces new expansion into the defence industry in DTC’s Defence Business magazine – Sept/Oct 2018.

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Dematec, David Hart (ILF 2014) held up as an example of collaboration advantage in DTC’s Defence Business magazine – Sept/Oct 2018.

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Congratulations to Neil Gibbins (ILF 2014) on $50m Vintage Energy float.

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Codan, Peter Charlesworth (ILF 2013) and Jock Duncan (ILF 2012) , boosts dividend based on success of Minelab metal detectors.  

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Jeremy Hawkes (ILF 2014 & 2013) quoted in Murray Valley Standard explaining how to win Government business.

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Beach Energy, Carrie Trembath (ILF 2017), announces  huge profit increase and major drilling program expansion.

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Peter Piliouras (ILF 2014) features in InDaily Top 40 Under 40. Congratulations and thanks for the ILF mention, Peter.

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Congratulations to Oscar Fiorinotto (ILF 2017), Jim Grose (ILF 2016), and Grant Wilckens (ILF 2014), all finalists in this EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

https://www.ey.com/au/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year/ey-eoy-meet-the-2018-entrepreneurs

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David Hart (ILF 2014) explained how the internet of things can help small and large manufacturers alike at the Industrial Internet 4.0 Conference in Sydney.  

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La Casa Del Formaggio (Claude Cicchiello ILF 2014) moves to Northern Adelaide.

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PowerHealth (Patrick Power, ILF 2014) is the 2018 Telstra South Australian Medium & Making Waves Award winner. The back ground to Patrick’s success features in the Advertiser on 21 July. Advertiser acknowledgement of the ILF is greatly appreciated, congratulations and thanks Patrick.    

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Adrian Fahey (ILF 2016) quoted in Advertiser explaining why Tonsley companies should cooperate to win defence work.

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Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010) explains the advantages of Adelaide’s South in The Advertiser – 17 July 2018.

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Congratulations to Sage Automation  (Andrew Downs ILF 2013, and Adrian Fahey ILF 2016) and Redarc Electronics (Anthony Kittel ILF 2010, Ben Marsh ILF 2013 and Jo Hugman ILF 2014) winners at the Endeavour Awards.

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Eddie Lane (ILF 2012) in full feature article in Indaily.

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Tonkin Engineers (Gerry Doyle ILF 2016) boosted to 140 head count acquiring 15 person Sydney firm.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) held out as Women of Influence role model in Australian Financial Review.

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Cold Logic (Eddie Lane ILF 2012 and Dr Michael Riese ILF 2012) has been awarded a major contract with Australian submarine maintainer ASC after launching its dedicated defence division.

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Congratulations to Power Health Solutions (Patrick Power ILF 2014) and Cowell Electric (Meagan Franklin ILF 2014) on being selected as finalists in the Telstra South Australian Business Awards for 2018.

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Supashock (Oscar Fiorinotto ILF 2017) launches new faster safer load and unload system for military vehicles in Europe.

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Kelly Engineering (Shane Kelly ILF 2013) expends into Africa.

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Kelly Engineering (Shane Kelly ILF 2013) now manufacturing in Germany to support stronger penetration into European market.

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Podista (Toby Strong ILF 2016) makes a big comeback with Baileys Coffee pods.

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Axiom Precision Manufacturing (Jim Grose ILF 2016) records a major milestone in transitioning from the Auto Industry. 

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Sage (Andrew Downs ILF 2013 and Adrian Fahey ILF 2016) signs major deal with Navantia and Flinders Uni.

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Woodside Cheese Wrights (Chris Lloyd ILF 2014) ups the antsy to the USA.

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Kelly Jamieson (ILF 2016) helping others to grow as a guest lecturer at the Australian Institute of Business.

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Gelista (Peter Cox ILF 2013) growing rapidly by producing innovative and quality Ice Cream.

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Dematec (David Hart ILF 2014) recognised by Federal Minister for its high tech approach to boost competitiveness. 

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REDARC Electronics (Anthony Kittel ILF 2010, Ben Marsh ILF 2013,and Jo Hugman ILF 2014) wins another big defence contract.

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Dematec (David Hart ILF 2014) evolution and growth recognised by Water Industry Alliance.

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Cold Logic (Dr Michael Riese ILF 2012 & Eddie Lane ILF 2012) develop refrigeration specifications for the new multi-million dollar Haigh’s factory.

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Smithsonian recognises Australian Wine Research Institute (Dan Johnson ILF 2016) contribution to world’s oldest beer.

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Century Engineering (David Heaslip ILF 2012) hosts Australia’s most advanced commercially available metal 3D printing facility.

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Supashock (Oscar Fiorinotto ILF 2017) held up as shining example in SA Tech Start up ecosystem.

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Seeley International (John Seeley ILF 2014 and Michael Hamilton ILF 2016) becomes the Wizard of Oz Schools.

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Woodside Cheese Wrights, Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) in for a slice of the USA

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Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010) in good company with Frank Seeley AM as both are awarded Honorary Doctorates by Flinders University.

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SAAB wins big contract and trusts David Jucha (ILF 2017) to manage the project.

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Darren Turner (ILF 2015) and Minijumbuk feature in The latest from Brank SA News.

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Century Engineering, David Heaslip (ILF 2012), growing defence capability.

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Seeley International, Jon Seeley (ILF 2014) and Michael Hamilton (ILF 2016) wins huge $50m Mecca contract.

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Hall of Fame accolade for Robern Menz, Richard Sims (ILF 2012) and Phil Sims (ILF 2017) in Eastside Business Awards.

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Kelly Engineering (Shane Kelly ILF 2013), growing through R&D.

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Many ILF Scholars and their businesses appeared in the Defence Business Magazine Feb/Mar/Apr 2018 Issue.

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TGR BioSciences, Anne Hinton (ILF 2014) rapid growth has attracted a takeover offer from SYGNIS AG. This is good for an ILF goal, “more wealth generated in SA”. Anne has told ILF that it is intended that production will continue, ticking a second ILF goal of employment growth here.

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The Prime Minister visits Wirra Wirra (Andrew Kay ILF 2014).

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Discovery Parks, Grant Wilckens (ILF 2014) on track to become a $1 billion concern.

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ColdLogic, (Eddie Lane ILF 2012 and Dr Michael Riese ILF 2012) have had two articles published .

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Edible Blooms, Kelly Baker-Jamieson (ILF 2016) featured in a great article in “Inside Retail” weekly recently.

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Edible Blooms, Kelly Baker-Jamieson (ILF2016) wins Canstar Award as No1 Online Florist in Australia.

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SA Mushrooms, Nick Femia (ILF 2017)  announce big growth plans.

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Laucke Flour Mills, Peter Cobb (ILF 2016) has started producing single origin flours.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) featured in GoodFood, Wild women of food.

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Congratulations to Barossa Valley Cheese Company (Victoria McClurg ILF 2016) on winning back to back bronze awards for Excellence in Food Tourism at the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

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REDARC Electronics (Anthony Kittel ILF 2010, Ben Marsh ILF 2013, Jo Hugman ILF 2014) gearing up for “solid growth” off the back of more than 20 per cent growth in annual revenue.

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Cold Logic (Dr Michael Riese ILF 2012 and Eddie Lane ILF 2012) has expanded into Defence.

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Discovery Parks (Grant Wilckens ILF 2014) announces a new partnership, strong growth and significantly increasing SA employees.

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PowerHealth (Patrick Power ILF 2014) wins another huge contract.

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Mighty Kingdom (Hannah Murdoch ILF 2017) plays even bigger game.

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REDARC Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010), Ben Marsh (ILF 2013), Jo Hugman (ILF 2014) keeps growing.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) ranked 70th most influential person in SA by the Advertiser.

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Congratulations to David Hart (ILF 2014), for being elected to the board of the Water Industry Allianz.

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Robern Menz (Richard Sims ILF 2012 and Phil Sims ILF 2017) wins Violet Crumble for SA – InDaily 11 Jan 2018.

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Sage Automation (Andrew Downs ILF 2013 and Adrian Fahey  ILF 2016) develops smart transportable transit stop – Advertiser 11 Jan 2018.

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Mary Hamilton (ILF 2017) has big Black Sheep expansion plans – Advertiser 3/1/18.

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World’s first Spelt pastry available from Careme Pastry, Claire Wood (ILF 2015), just in time for Christmas.

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Thanks to Peter Cox (ILF 2013) for producing great new flavours of Gelista just in time for the Christmas table.

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Congratulations to Peter Charlesworth (ILF 2013), Philippa Crawford (ILF 2016) and Mike Matarazzo (ILF 2017) whose community work as Board members of United Way SA featured on page 8 of the Advertiser on 4 December.  

ILF Scholars strong showing at SA Food Industry Awards. Congratulations to Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014), Bickford’s Group Leader Award; Linh Bui (ILF 2016), CFO at HMPS which won the Moore Stephens South Australia Service Provider Award; and Richard Sims (ILF 2012) and Phil Sims (ILF 2017), Executive Directors of Robern Menz winner of the Statewide Super Consumer Award.

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REDARC (Anthony Kittel ILF2010, Ben Marsh ILF2013, Jo Hugman ILF2014) signs MoU with large German defence contractor.

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SAAB (Derek Rogers ILF2014) grows big in SA.

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Edible Blooms (Kelly Baker-Jamieson ILF2016) blossoms in London and Zurich.

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Seeley International (Jon Seeley ILF2014, Mark Coupe ILF2013, Michael Hamilton ILF2016), grows big in USA.

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Peter Cobb (ILF 2016) calls out bullying by Woolworths. Will you support the little guys?

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Bowhill Engineering, Jeremy Hawkes (ILF 2014) appears on Advertiser’s Jobs SA Honour Board.

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Jarrod Starkey (ILF 2015) quoted in Advertiser Whyalla turnaround story.

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Redarc, Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010) held out as role model for Advisory Boards.

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Chantale Millard (ILF 2017) adds SA made cheeses to Maggie Beer range.

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ILF Scholars in the media.   

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Victoria McClurg (ILF 2016) appointed to board of peak body, FoodSA. Congratulations Victoria.   

Toby Strong (ILF 2016) launches Urban Brew, ethically sourced biodegradable coffee pods.

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Congratulations to Oscar Fiorinotto (ILF 2017) as Supashock signs new deal in India.

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Congratulations to Joe Matto (ILF 2014) as PakPot builds world’s first Yogurt container.

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Neil Gibbins (ILF 2014) rises with Vintage Energy. One to watch for our private portfolios.

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Congratulations Jon Seeley (ILF 2014), Michael Hamilton (ILF 2016) and Mark Coupe (ILF 2013) as Seeley International wins Exporter of the Year 2017.

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Advertiser say Kris Lloyd in the running for big award.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) arranges an amazing feast and looks great in red.

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Dematec Automation, David Hart (ILF 2014) doing great things for water security through IOT.

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Beach Energy, Carrie Trembath (ILF 2017) more than doubles in scale.

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Mary Hamilton (ILF 2017) does it her way.

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InDaily’s iSpy reported on the Industry Leaders Fund Grant Awards Ceremony.

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World first recyclable takeaway hot drink cups from Detmold – Alf Ianniello (ILF 2011), Tom Clifford (ILF 2013), John Scott (ILF 2013) and Zoe Detmold (ILF 2016).

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Sage, Andrew Downs (ILF 2013) and Adrian Fahey (ILF 2016) move to new hi tech facility at Tonsley.

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Peter Charlesworth (ILF 2013) makes strong contribution to record Codan result.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) expands our minds again.

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SMR Technologies, John Scott (ILF 2013) eases bladder cancer diagnosis with new non-invasive at home equipment.

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Advertiser tells how Patrick Power’s Mum tipped him off for the big Canadian win.

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InDaily’s iSpy reported on the Industry Leaders Fund information night.

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Corrina Wright (ILF 2012) is the hostess with the mostest at Oliver’s Tarranga dinner at Madame Hanoi.

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“Corrina Wright (ILF 2012) was named by industry doyen, d’Arry Osborne, as one of only two really strong up and coming young wine makers in an interview to celebrate his 90th birthday; high praise indeed! The interview was published by Vintage Cellars in its Feb/Mar 2017 Cellar Press magazine, and is reproduced here with permission from Vintage Cellars.”

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Congratulations to Adrian Fahey (ILF 2016) and Andrew Downs (ILF 2013) on a big defence contract win for Sage.

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Redarc wins three awards in one night including being crowned ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the 14th Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards. 

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REDARC Wins Excellence in Manufacturing –Gold Award for second year in a row.

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Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010) features again in T’iser.

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Darren Turner (ILF 2015) recently presented the newly launched 40th anniversary of MiniJumbuk book to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Congratulations to MiniJumbuk and Darren. 

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Congratulations to Patrick Power (ILF 2014) on a huge win in Canada.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) from Woodside Cheese Wrights has released Australia’s first soft cheese made with raw milk approved for sale to the public. Congratulations Kris

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Redarc and Anthony Kittel (ILF 2010) receive more recognition. Congratulations Anthony

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Kelly Keates (ILF 2012 & 2015) features as lead story for Be Bold For Change Exhibition at Oxford Saïd.

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Advertiser shows Gelista taste sensation to tempt nominations to fast movers 2017. Click below to see Peter Cox (ILF 2013) digging deep in a berry nice tub.   

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In Canada the Mounties get their man, and PowerHealth gets the Hospitals. Great achievement Patrick.

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Kris Lloyd (ILF 2014) builds an industry showcase, reports the Advertiser. Keep up the good work Kris.

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Linh Bui (ILF 2016) reveals the amazing robotic packaging abilities of HMPS.

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Eddie Lane (ILF 2012) and Cold Logic win at Coopers.

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Andrew Downs boosts advancement for Women in Business. That is Scholarly community spirit.

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Darren Turner leads MiniJumbuk to another big win.

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The latest SA Defence Business Magazine published by the Defence Teaming Centre contains two articles about firms run by ILF Scholars. Congratulations to Anthony Kittel and Scott Begbie on more recognition of their outstanding achievements. Thanks to  the Defence Teaming Centre for allowing reproduction of the articles.

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Seeley set to quadruple turnover. Frank’s big plans have developed since Jon (ILF14) completed the International Management of Production Course at Chalmers University.

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SA food awards glory for Kris Lloyd and for B.d. Farm Paris Creek.

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Woodside Cheese Wrights (Kris Lloyd) was named in the top 16 in the world at the World Cheese Awards.

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Jarrod Starkey TV star for cricket and Toyota. Inspirational community contribution Jarrod. Well done.

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Big Kojo revival thanks to Dale Roberts, ILF 13.

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B.d. Farm Paris Creek demonstrates more environmental responsibility. Well done Ulli and Melanie

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Kojo grows creatively. Well done Dale Roberts.

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Peter Charlesworth hits pay-dirt with new more powerful detector.

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Anthony Kittel gains best product award at SEMA, the biggest auto parts show in the world.
Well done Anthony.

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Redarc TowPro pushes ahead in the USA. Warehouse established in North Carolina and sales to commence early January. Anthony Kittel’s track record just keeps getting better and better.

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Big defence contact win for APC and new Scholar, Scott Begbie.
Congratulations Scott. 

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Podpac (Toby Strong) named 18th on smartcompany Smart50 list of fastest growing SME’s in Australia. Congratulations Toby; we look forward to seeing you graduate from the list soon. 

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Congratulations to Steve Todd (Kay Brothers), Andrew Kay (Wirra Wirra) and Ben Bryant (Pernod Ricard), whose businesses have been identified as environmental champions.

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Dr Cindy Dennis, Group General Manager elect for LightFORCE Australia, will have bigger shoes to fill than previously thought, following the naming of father Ray, LightFORCE founder, as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 for Technology. Congratulations to Ray and Cindy.

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Congratulations to the following Scholars whose companies appear on the South Australian Business Index top 100

Peter Piliouras, Peregrine-   Number 6
Peter Charlesworth and Jock Duncan, Codan-   Number 20
Alf Ianniello, Tom Clifford and Zoe Detmold, Detmold Group-   Number 29
Grant Wilckens, Discovery Holiday Parks-   Number 48
Andrew Downs and Adrian Fahey, Sage Automation-   Number 63
Ben Macey, GPA Engineering-   Number 79
Chris Hartwig, Korvest-   Number 83
Anthony Kittel, Ben Marsh, Jo Hugman and Pia Goetjens, Redarc-   Number 94
Eddie Lane and Michael Riese, Coldlogic Industrial Refrigeration-  Number 97
Richard Sims, Robern Menz-   Number 98

Robern Menz exports drive employment. Sweet success, well done to Richard Sims. 

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Ben Olsen has moved temporarily to Austin to promote his new Thim and you can be part of it. 

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Photos from the ILF Awards Ceremony held 26 September 2016.

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Kelly fights the good fight improving the economics of environmental farming, linked to big export push.

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Anthony Kittel shows true Industry Leaders Fund Scholars’ community spirit, supporting robot training at Flinders University. As a true role model we are very proud of Anthony’s work.

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Big data keeps Seeley International at the lead worldwide.

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Peter Charlesworth wins big order for Minelab.

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Anthony Kittel unveils bigger and better expansion plans.

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Chris Henry features in BioSA news again with the Variable Angle Screw. A great new breakthrough for broken bones.

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FCT Combustion (Jordan Parham) is front and centre at the Olympics. 

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Advertiser lauds Claude Cicchiello leading support for SA diary farmers.

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Dr Derek Rogers made the list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2016.

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Wayne Duffy shows true ILF Scholar spirit with a Guinness sized vanilla slice to support kick-start for kids.

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Demand for B.d. Paris Creek quality organic product outstrips demand.

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Jeremy Hawkes keeps traffic flowing on the Murray.

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Country Blinds are participating in the UniSA Centre for business Growth Program.
No doubt Rhett will accelerate the rapid growth of Country Binds with this experience.

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Alf Ianniello catches a big one with a Detmold takeover of Custom Cartons.

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Kelly Keates shows how to stop groundwater pollution from tailing dams.

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Re-timer (Ben Olsen), Austofix (Chris Henry) and Reproductive Health Science (Johnathon Matthews) are saving the SA economy along with other med tech organisations according to the Advertiser on 4 Jun.

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Andrew Downs moves Sage to better digs.

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A new slant on work life balance.
Kris Lloyd explains how she brings her business into home and keeps her household happy.

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InDaily’s iSpy reported on The Industry Leaders Fund Scholars Network Cocktail Function at KPMG on 27 April 2016

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Chris Henry in the media again with things which will make surgery more successful.

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Chris Henry proves SA surgical inventions can penetrate world markets.

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Ulli  Spranz using hi-tech to send milk to China features in Advertiser on 3 May.
Great to see innovation generating more jobs in quality food exports.
Congratulations Ulli.

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Congratulations to Dr Derek Rogers on his new award.

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Kelly Keates wins recognition at SACOME awards night.

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David Hart features large in article about achiever, Dematec.
Thanks to David for mentioning ILF.

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Eddie Lane and ColdLogic providing key infrastructure to a leading edge clean green agriculture business.

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InDaily’s iSpy reported on The Industry Leaders Fund Scholars Network Training Seminar held at Flinders on Tonsley in February with tutors Ron Kandelaars, Kelly Nestor and Helen Tiller.

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Congratulations to Rhett on creating 20 new jobs in three short years. Rhett Payne’s hard work revealed in Advertiser on Saturday 30 January.

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Patrick Power shows how it’s done – strong growth on the world stage big plans, and a mention of the ILF. Thanks Patrick

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Thanks to Emilio De Stefano for highlighting the ILF as talks about Stanford in the Dec15/Jan16 SA Defence Business Magazine. Endorsements such as this are very helpful to the level of traction the ILF gains.

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Congratulations to Derek Rogers on being featured in the Dec15/Jan16 SA Defence Business Magazine and thanks for endorsing the ILF. Hopefully the article will inspire some young defence leaders to apply for an ILF grant.  

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Patrick Power builds new markets, which means more jobs and wealth for SA.

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Grant Wilckens brings home the bacon on the jobs front after a busy lead up to Christmas.

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Anthony Kittel selected by Sunday Mail to explain his views on economic future of SA.

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Wondering how to communicate with your target market.

Anthony Kittel shows how he does it in this article from 4WD Touring Australia magazine.

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