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Celebrating Excellence: Tamara Haddow’s Success as a Finalist at the 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards



In a year filled with challenges and triumphs, the entrepreneurial spirit in Sydney, Australia, continues to shine. We are delighted to share the incredible story of Tamara Haddow, Founder and CEO of Black Diamond Agency, who was recognised as a finalist at the prestigious 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards


The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards: A Glimpse

The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards are more than just a celebration of success; they are a testament to the city’s vibrant startup ecosystem and commitment to nurturing emerging talent. With a rich history of honouring young business leaders, this event is the intersection of innovation and inspiration. It stands as a platform for collaboration and learning among peers, where disruptive minds from diverse sectors converge to inspire and be inspired.

The legacy of the Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards endures as this year promises to produce equally tenacious, successful, and exciting winners. The event is not merely a night for recognition; it’s an incubator of ingenuity, encouraging participants to scale new heights and continually innovate. As the sun sets, a celebration begins for those who will undoubtedly shape the future of entrepreneurship in Sydney.

The instrumental role played by the event’s sponsors, including Maserati, Coraggio, VentureCrowd, Stone & Chalk, Fishburners, Sydney Events Studio, NiceTo, and iVvy, cannot be overstated. These cutting-edge businesses uplift the entrepreneurial landscape in Sydney, and their invaluable support makes the awards a reality.


Why Tamara Stands Out

Tamara’s journey is remarkable, as defined by her unyielding commitment to excellence. Early in her career, she navigated the complexities of the promotions and events industry, working for various agencies. In a world where booking jobs was convoluted, account managers needed to be more organised, and timely payments were elusive. Non-compliance was rampant, and brand ambassadors were often required to be more appreciated. Amidst this chaos, Tamara saw an opportunity for improvement.

In 2010, she founded Black Diamond Agency to create a better agency. Today, 13 years later, with its headquarters in Sydney and a growing team, Black Diamond Agency has evolved into a distinguished agency known for its exceptional results and tireless commitment to its brand ambassadors and clients.


The Impact of Recognition

The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards recognise the profound impact of young leaders like Tamara. This year’s finalists, including Tamara, have created hundreds of jobs and generated significant revenue. 

The other finalists for the 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards are equally impressive. They represent various industries, from tech to sustainability to healthcare. And they all share a common commitment to positively impacting their communities.

The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards are an essential opportunity to celebrate these young leaders’ achievements and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. These awards are a testament to the vibrant and innovative startup ecosystem in Sydney, and they give us hope for the future of the city’s economy.


Acknowledgments and Gratitude

Tamara extends her heartfelt gratitude to the awarding organisation, the judges, and all those who supported her nomination. Her achievement is a reflection of her dedication and a testament to the hard work and collaboration of her team and brand ambassadors.


Personal Reflection

Winning this award holds a special place in Tamara’s heart. It is a validation of the tireless efforts, innovative approaches, and unwavering commitment that have driven her to create a unique agency that stands out in the promotions and events industry. This recognition fuels her determination to continue pushing boundaries and delivering outstanding client results.


What Lies Ahead

Although the awards ceremony is now behind us, Tamara is excited about the future and possibilities. The recognition at the 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards is not just a culmination of hard work but a springboard for the next phase of growth and innovation.



In celebrating Tamara Haddow’s journey and her recognition as a finalist at the 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards, we honour Sydney’s spirit of entrepreneurship. Her story is a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and a testament to the impact of unwavering commitment and a vision for excellence. As the sun sets on this chapter, it marks the beginning of an exciting new one for Tamara and the entire community she represents. We eagerly await the bright future that unfolds for our Founder/CEO, and all those inspired by her journey.


Again, we thank the Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards for their commitment to recognising and nurturing young talent. Your efforts in highlighting the impact of these forward-thinking founders are invaluable, and we look forward to the continued celebration of innovation and success in the years to come.


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