Plasdene Glass-Pak recognized as a Westpac 200 Business of Tomorrow


Announced in April 2017, Plasdene Glass-Pak was awarded as a Westpac 200 Business of Tomorrow, edging out thousands of entrants nationally.


The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program recognises and supports great Australian businesses today, with a clear vision for tomorrow. The program was announced in 2016 by Westpac to help selected businesses, big and small, transition and grow in a changing economy.


According to Westpac, the Top 200 award recipients were chosen on their potential to shape Australia’s future. Each selected business demonstrated the following qualities to an exceptional degree:

-          A track record of delivery

-          Clarity of purpose and vision

-          Outstanding value to customers

-          Capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges

-          Adaptability and resilience

-          Contribute beyond the business to the community, industry or the economy


Tech industry firms represented more than 40% of the Top 200 businesses selected, with other high growth potential industries such as education and health, as well as start-ups, strongly represented.


“As a well-established, ‘traditional’ business, it is incredibly humbling to receive such a prestigious award, amongst so many emerging innovators,” said Managing Director and Plasdene Glass-Pak founder, Ken Pearson. “Our ‘Make it Happen’ philosophy, speed-to-market entrepreneurial approach and conservative management of the business has put us in good stead for future growth. I’m confident that for Plasdene Glass-Pak, the best is yet to come”.


“We found the calibre of applicants extremely high. These are leaders with a strong sense of purpose and the capability to think differently about meeting customer needs that exist today and those that may be needed in the future. I was particularly impressed by the diversity of sectors represented; a sign of the strength and resilience of our transitioning economy.” – Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive,

Westpac Institutional Bank


Incorporated in May 1987 with a position of zero sales and one employee, and now boasting an 8-branch national infrastructure network, the highly coveted recognition of Plasdene Glass-Pak’s achievements and market potential co-incided with The Company’s thirty-year anniversary.


The 200 businesses selected were independently assessed by Deloitte and chosen by a high profile judging panel including: Alison Deans, Director: Westpac, Cochlear, IAG, kikki K; Prof. Chris Styles, Dean, UNSW Business School; David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Westpac Business Bank; Eric Johnston, Editor, Australian Business Review; Lyn Cobley, Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank; Pip Marlow, former Managing Director, Microsoft; and Simon Cant, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Reinventure Group.


“What’s exciting about the Businesses of Tomorrow is they came in many different forms. It’s truly inspiring to find such a depth of entrepreneurs in Australia.” Commented BOT judge Alison Deans, Director: Westpac, Cochlear, IAG, kikki K.



The diverse group of Top 200 businesses from across Australia gathered at a Summit in Sydney on Friday 7 April 2017, to hear inspiring speakers, network, share knowledge, and collaborate on the future of Australian business