Today, the company is wholly owned by Les and his wife, Luisa and he continues to lead the company with a growing portfolio of high quality products and consistent revenue growth.
In 2001 Les was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2008 Les' contribution to the community was recognized when he was awarded a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to the community through philanthropic contributions to health, youth, Church and social welfare organisations and to business.
In 2016, Les was awarded the United National Association of Australia (UNAA) Lifework Individual Award for his contributions to the Australian coffee industry and the Food & Beverage industry at large – for services to the community and philanthropic contributions to health, youth, rural area, social welfare and those less fortunate. For investing time and mentoring of youth in business and talent.
In 2017, Les was awarded the high distinction of the Knight in the National Order of the Merite by the Ambassador of France, on behalf of the President of the French Republic for his work in trade and tourism.
Source: IRI-Aztec, MarketEdge, Grocery Wtd, MAT to 14.04.2019. Total Beans & Ground Coffee, (Value /Volume Units)
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