In another coup for Australia’s leading NDIS plan manager, Leap in! has won the Hutchinson Builders Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2021 in a ceremony last Friday 22 October.
After recently being named one of AFR’s top 100 Most Innovative Companies (ranking #2 in the government, education and not-for-profit category) the innovative not-for-profit was also recognised as a finalist in the ANZ Award for High-Growth Business category of the LMBA.
The esteemed Lord Mayor’s Business Awards (LMBA) recognise the best and most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in Brisbane. The awards centre on the energy, drive and passion behind businesses contributing to the growth of Brisbane’s economy.
Outstanding Social Enterprise and High-Growth Business Awards.
As the winner of the Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise Leap in! was recognised for making a significant social impact through the delivery of a bespoke plan management service that delivers positive outcomes for NDIS participants.
An experienced crew of Leap in! plan managers provide specialist advice, insights and strategies to help Members navigate the NDIS, get the most out of their NDIS plans and live their best life.
As a finalist in the Award for High-Growth Business, Leap in! was recognised for its significant growth in a short time, among a highly competitive field of start-ups and established businesses. Founded in Brisbane in 2017, Leap in! has quickly grown to service over 7,500 Members across Australia.
CEO Andrew Kiel said the Leap in! end-to-end digital platform supported Members to manage their entire NDIS journey in one place via a custom app and bespoke virtual claims and payment wallet.
“Leap in! is technology-led with a unique market-leading customer experience platform and operational scalability. Our custom app and bespoke virtual wallet allow us to provide advanced digital services to NDIS participants complemented by a quality, high engagement service model that sets the benchmark for the sector.”
One of Australia’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies.
Being named a finalist in two categories has topped off a highly successful month for Leap in! which prides itself on putting people first.
“We’re a not-for-profit in a segment of the NDIS that has been dominated by ‘for profits’,” said My Kiel. “Our success is defined in the achievement of positive connections and outcomes for people with disabilities, the businesses and people that support them and the wider community,” Mr Kiel said.
“We are delighted to be recognised for our contribution to the lives of people with a disability, and our thought leadership, creativity and business excellence, particularly on the back of national recognition in the Top 100 Most Innovative Companies recently.”
The recent awards add to a swag of honours for Leap in! including being awarded for Outstanding Achievement in the Australian Charity Awards, and for contribution to Australia’s ICT sector as finalist in the Australian Digital Disruptors Awards.
Leap in! was also a finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards in the categories of Product Innovation, Business Innovation and Outstanding Social Enterprise.
About the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2021
The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognise the best and most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in Brisbane. The awards centre on the energy, drive and passion behind businesses in any commercial or industrial sector contributing to the growth of Brisbane’s economy.
Thirty-two Brisbane businesses and eight business people have been named winners across 11 categories, highlighting excellence, success and those who think outside the square – all trademarks of Brisbane’s business community.