2016 winners, finalists & Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our 2016 winners. Carefully chosen by international leaders and influencers of South Australia, these companies are considered to be primed for profound growth due to world class capabilities. They will receive dedicated support from the South Australian business community to globalise the economy.


Nick Ktoris


Sentek Technologies

Sine Group

Anthony Ceravolo



These finalists passed a rigorous process to be recognised for having exceptional capability to compete globally.

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FCT Flames

The supplier of choice for large scale events, such as the Olympic games. Billions of people have seen and been stunned by their fire displays.

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Fluid Management Technology

Launched into the US and Middle East markets with a new disruptive technology for managing the fuel for large fleets.

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Hessel Group

Now expanding into China, this company is taking on the world’s largest population with innovations in child learning and development.

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Prism Defence

Specialists with ship-helicopter integration, pilots and crews around the world place their lives in the hands of this system, to safely land when pushing the limits of operational safety.

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Tonkin Consulting

The recognised leader in civil engineering technical advisory, Tonkin Consulting has designed and planned most of South Australia’s infrastructure and is now branching out into new industries and markets. Competing against large multinationals, Tonkin Consulting is forging its way to exploit their specialised capabilities to make cities work better.

Hall of Fame

Ian Wall OAM

2016 Hall of Fame inductee

Ian Wall

Congratulations to Ian Wall OAM, who started Codan in 1959 with Alistair Wood and Jim Bettison. The company has gone on to employ in excess of 3,000 people, with sales offices around the world and products that are used in 150 countries worldwide. A worthy Hall of Fame winner, Ian has played a significant role in the exporting of over $1.5 billion of high-tech equipment, generating high value employment and intellectual property to become and remain a world beater for over 50 years.

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