A 26-year-old businessman edged out some of the state’s most impressive youths to win the ‘First National Real Estate Leadership and Innovation’ category in the Southern Cross Young Achiever Awards on Saturday night.
Held at Tasmania’s Wrest Point Casino before an audience of 600, The Southern Cross Young Achiever Awards were hosted by television presenter, Jo Palmer and are designed to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of Young Tasmanians aged between 14 and 28 years of age.
Adam Mostogl won the award as a result of his leadership within the Door of Hope Christian Church in Launceston and his business, illuminate SDF.
Adam started illuminate SDF in 2009, an organisation that focuses on delivering meaningful and inspiring experiences to students in Grade 9 and 10, and other young people. Its aim is to activate passion and get young people excited and more confident about the business world.
SDF’s programmes are run across Tasmania in partnership with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania and the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management at the Australia Maritime College. More than 600 students have undertaken SDF’s challenge, finding a new understanding and inspiration in their approach and attitude towards learning.
First National Real Estate sponsored the category of the Young Achiever Awards as part of its national programme of corporate giving, which includes support of Red Cross Emergency Services’ work, preparing Australian communities for natural disasters, coordination of response, and recovery.
First National’s Tasmanian Chairman, Chris McGregor is a strong supporter of the Young Achiever’s Awards and says the network’s members are committed to supporting the young people of Australia who look at how to change things for the better.
‘Leadership and innovation is what First National Real Estate is all about, as evidenced by our leading Tasmanian offices in Hobart, Burnie and Deloraine who have won industry awards at national level, showing many a larger mainland based estate agency what Tasmanians are capable of’ said Mc McGregor.
‘It’s what the great state of Tasmania is crying out for; commitment to strong leadership and the ability to imagine more creative solutions to today’s challenges. People like Adam define not just where Tasmania is heading but who Australia is in the 21st century’.
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