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2 May 2024

South Australian-based advanced lighting technology company VAILO has been named in the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list for 2024, coming in seventh nationally in the Manufacturing & Consumer Goods category.

The AFR BOSS Best Places to Work awards recognise organisations that are pioneering new ways of working and pushing boundaries when it comes to workplace policies and practices. Some 600 companies competed for a place in the awards.

Over the past 12 months VAILO has expanded its presence in Queensland to focus on the eastern states, with further appointments expected shortly.

VAILO CEO and Founder Aaron Hickmann said being named on the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list recognised how important it was to provide a great environment for his team.

“If you can create a great working environment, where people are valued and their ideas are celebrated, you’re more likely to be innovative, progressive and stay at the forefront of your industry,” Mr Hickmann said.

“We’re continuing to produce market leading lighting that’s transforming the sporting landscape, as well as providing screens at sporting and large-scale events, and we can thank our team for their dedication and commitment to their work.”

Penelope Bettison, Chief Operating Officer said; “As a scale-up company, we recognise the value of positive team dynamics, individual drivers, and benefits of healthy, respectful relationships in the workplace. We all contribute daily to our culture and it grows as new people join. The feedback from our team about our culture is incredibly rewarding and testament to our commitment to our people.”

VAILO is hiring for a number of roles in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. To apply, visit

VAILO is an Australian advanced technology company specialising in manufacturing ultra-highperformance LED sports lighting and as a premier solutions provider of LED digital displays tailored to sporting venues and major outdoor events.


Photo courtesy of The Advertiuser. Photographer: Mark Brake

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