YES Alumni Awards 2019

It's that time of year again where we celebrate the achievements of our most outstanding alumni.

Finalists have now been chosen for all three categories, and we reckon they make a pretty impressive bunch! 

Distinguished: for noticeable impact on business over 15+ years

Paul Gray, A2X

Mark Vivian, Movac

Mimi Gilmour Buckley, Burger Burger

Emerging: for clear contribution to business 

Emily Blythe, Limipidity

Sharndre Kushor, Crimson Education

Helen Townsend, The Rubbish Whisperer

Rees Vinsen, Adduco

One to Watch (determined by public vote): for demonstrated passion for business and/or entrepreneurship

Emily Hacket Pain, PaperPensPencils

Josh Burns, Up Imagery

Luka Licul, Spout Alternatives

Nick Hyland and Jacksen Love, Flamingo Scooters

Derek Lieu, Young Entrepreneurs Collective 

Voting has now closed for the YES Alumni Awards One to Watch category.

You can learn more about the One to Watch finalists here.


Winners will be announced at the YES National Awards gala dinner in Wellington on Wednesday 4 December. You can learn more about this here.

YES Alumni Awards 2019