Our Sponsors

Innovation Awards 2013

Gold Sponsor

Lake Maintenance - big enough to deliver, close enough to care and always innovating

Lake Maintenance is one of Australia's most highly regarded maintenance companies, providing housing maintenance and facilities management services to various Government departments and organisations throughout Australia.

They strive to offer a superior and continuously improving service to all clients through utilising their experience, understanding and efficiencies.

They are big enough to deliver, close enough to care and always innovating – making them a perfect fit as Gold Sponsor of the Innovation Awards.

Lake Maintenance (Tas) Pty Ltd has been providing maintenance services to public housing in the north of Tasmania for five years and are the successful head maintenance contractor for statewide maintenance services over the next five years.

They will directly employ around 20 Tasmanians and support over 20 businesses statewide by securing more than 380 Tasmanian jobs through sub-contracts.

These jobs include 218 trade qualified staff, 62 apprentices and 14 trainees, covering carpenters, carpet-layers, builders, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, labourers, tilers, painters and other tradespeople.


Silver Sponsor


KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services networks. It comprises over 152,000 people in member firms in 156 countries.

At the core of KPMG's vibrant culture are a set of values that bring out the best in our people.


Bronze Sponsor


Australia's leading salary packaging provider.

Maxxia is a leading provider of workplace benefits in Australia and part of the McMillan Shakespeare Group.

At Maxxia, we're all about real benefits and genuine savings. And we take our responsibilities seriously. You can be assured that we handle our clients' money accurately, ethically and efficiently - every time.

Continuous improvement is very important to us: we're constantly upgrading our systems, and our team's experience in taxation, compliance, legal and marketing is of the highest standard. Best of all, we offer the capability of a mature, secure Australian-owned company coupled with friendly, personalised and down-to-earth customer service.


Speaker Sponsor

UTAS School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing & Midwifery (SNM) is a large multi-campus school. The main campus is at Newnham in Launceston, Tasmania and there are three satellite campuses situated in Rozelle and Darlinghurst (NSW) and Hobart in Tasmania. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education.

The aim of the SNM's extensive postgraduate program is to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and midwives by offering an accessible, diverse and innovative range of professional nursing and midwifery specialisations. The majority of units are delivered flexibly. While the postgraduate program is growing rapidly, SNM staff are committed to maintaining a personal and supportive relationship with their students. Postgraduate students reside and work in States and Territories throughout Australia.

The SNM is also research-active, maintaining an extensive research program in collaboration with clinical partners, other Schools in the Faculty and other University partners. Current research strengths include: healthy ageing in the community; aged and dementia care; eHealth; and practice development.


Pre-dinner drinks

HESTA Super Fund

HESTA is  the industry super fund for health and community services. Since 1987, HESTA has grown to become the largest super fund dedicated to the industry. Today, we serve more than 750 000 members and 119000 employers.

Those who work in the health and community services industry support Australians when they need it most. We're proud to play a key role in helping you create the future you want.