‘Young Entrepreneur Award’ Recognition for Maple Directors
Maple Community Services is beyond honoured and thrilled to have our founders and directors, Abdul Razak and Samira Razak recognised at the annual 2020 Young Entrepreneur Awards. Presented by ‘Business News Australia’; Abdul and Samira were awarded within the category of ‘Specialist Services’; the esteemed ‘Sydney’s Young Entrepreneur’ Award.
These awards set out to recognise young entrepreneurs and executives who are challenging and defying the ‘traditional’ Australian business landscape. We as an organisation, could not think of any two people more deserving than Maple’s innovative, progressive, and motivated directors Abdul and Samira.
Established in April 2018 under its original title ‘Care Beyond Services’, Maple Community Services has continued to break down barriers, change perceptions, and lead the way in providing exceptional disability supports and services to individuals within the community. Starting as a mere team of two, two years ago, the business has experienced exponential development and rapid growth, now sitting at over 25 Management Staff and 200+ Support Workers who live and breathe the innovative culture and ethos each and every day.
Coming from humble beginnings; Abdul and Samira both studied Law at Western Sydney University whilst working part-time within the field as Support Workers. Falling in love with the Services Industry, and the rewarding feeling of being able to make vast differences in individuals lives, both decided to leave their studies at Western Sydney and establish a business whereby they could make a bigger difference each and every day. This is how Maple Community Services came to be.
From the get-go, Maple’s core commitment has always been to support people with disabilities, empowering them to achieve what they set out to, and ultimately creating a more inclusive and accessible society for all. Having always been located in the Blacktown region, upon establishment, the business predominated focused on servicing local participants, with a speciality in mental and cognitive disabilities. Fast forward to today; Maple has serviced over 650 participants nationwide, keeping the roots in specialising in mental and cognitive disabilities, however expanding to also focus on individuals with complex needs and those with criminal histories.
Receiving awards such as this, is not only a reflection on the individuals within the Executive Staff, but also an incredible recognition for those individuals within our broader community, who without, would not have made this achievement possible. For this, we say a massive congratulations first and foremost, and secondly a sincere thank you, to the whole of the Maple Community Services Family; participants and staff alike.
The business looks forward to another successful 24 months, where we will continue to break down barriers and empower our community.