Karl Schwantes of xennox diamonds

After transitioning from the Australian Army, Karl Schwantes took on a new and different challenge, transforming his family’s forty-four-year-old business, Xennox Diamonds, from analogue to digital, and embracing the potential of the Experience Age.  WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY BUSINESS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE, WHETHER I’M SERVING A CLIENT WHO […]

Beck Rayner of Military Wife Life

Testing One, Two, Three…  Beck Rayner’s voice is easily recognised within the Australian defence community. Her podcast, titled Military Wife Life (MWL),  has explored content unique to Australian defence family life over the course of sixty four episodes with twenty eight thousand downloads…and counting!  Yet her podcast is only one aspect to her 4,000 strong MWL community.    Her website is chock-a-block with various ways for the community […]

Adam Frizell of AeroPM

Proudly 100% veteran-owned and operated Adam Frizell recalls how it was his wife Emily, who recognised the need for a mechanism in which a defence veteran can use the knowledge, skills and experience developed during time in service.    Emily experienced this first-hand during her own transition from a seventeen-year career in the Royal Australian Airforce.  Adam transitioned from his twenty-one […]

Julie Nichols of Handmade Canberra

After serving in the Royal Australian Airforce for ten years and running her own small millinery business, Julie Nichols identified a gap in her local market and founded Handmade Canberra. More than a decade later, Handmade Canberra is an award-winning handmade market that has fast become one of Australia’s largest, independent Australian-made markets.  Starting […]