About Us

Awards Plus® is a 100% Australian family owned business. Our day is spent building awards and developing ideas so you can positively encourage kids, adults, families and communities in a personalised way.

We believe in positive encouragement.

The majority of our comprehensive range of awards are crafted onsite at our factory in Unanderra, just south of Wollongong, Australia.

For over 30 years we have been experts in servicing the awards, personalisation and positive encouragement needs of many organisations including many Australian schools from one end of the continent to the other, also sporting, music, dance and religious groups.

David Lewis originally started the business from a room under his back stairs in the 1970s as a small local screen printing operation. Over time the business has traded as David-El Products Pty Ltd, David-El Awards Plus and now as just Awards Plus®.

Under David’s careful guidance Awards Plus® has grown to be a “supplier of choice”, serving its customers Australia wide (and beyond). David Lewis retired in early 2008 and the business now belongs to the Gillespie family headed by Ian Gillespie. Ian worked with David during the early 1980s and went on to manage ICT projects for a multinational company both here and in the USA before returning to his hometown.

Ian and his experienced team can advise you from a wealth of experience. Many of our products can be personalised with your crest and colours: our team of graphic artists can help you to create a design that truly reflects the spirit of your group.

We believe in positive encouragement.