2022 State Finalists - Progressing Australia

Businesses helping to move Australia forward

Get to know the businesses that are best responding to the most pressing issues facing our nation.

Progressing Australia Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory


National Finalist

AeroPM is a sovereign Australian Defence Industry consulting firm providing above-the-line professional consulting services to the Australian Defence Force and more. Established to offer veterans transitioning from Defence a structured and secure pathway, AeroPM helps facilitate their continued contribution to Australia's sovereign capability.


New South Wales


National Finalist

Adatree is on a mission to democratise data. It's a financial technology company at the forefront of Open Banking, which securely connects businesses to consumer banking data to improve their products and services, while giving individuals more control over who can access their information.


National Finalist

Frontier Pets has one clear purpose: to end factory farming. By replacing industrialised farm produce with 100 percent ethical and organic produce, this pet brand ensures farm animals and pets alike can enjoy a high quality of life.


National Finalist

Propertybuyer aims to make buying property less stressful and more enjoyable. It is an independent buyers’ agency for residential and commercial real estate, with an expert team handling research, negotiation and more.


National Finalist

Suremploy provides online screenings of job applicants. Its AI takes physical, psychometric and behavioural assessments, then uses these to create in-depth profiles, helping businesses recruit suitable people.




National Winner

Pakko creates out of the box packaging. Since 2017, the dedicated team of designers and packaging specialists has produced custom solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The Trustee for McCartney Family Funerals Trust

National Finalist

McCartney Family Funerals is in the business of caring. Established in 2018, the team takes a family-first, community-led approach to crafting considered services for grieving loved ones.


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