2018 Young Achiever Award Winner – Specialised Textiles Association

Morley Canvas are proud to share that David Hamilton, our General Manager, was recently announced as winner of the 2018 Young Achiever Award from The Specialised Textiles Association.

Specialised Textiles Association is an Australian industry body representing fabricators, installers and suppliers in the specialised textiles industry. Well-known and renown in the industry as a key source of training, industry advice and product development news, it was an honour for David (with support from the team) to be both considered and awarded as a Young Achiever.


Recognition for Business Development and Advancements

david hamilton - winner of the 2018 young achiever award Over many years working in the family canvas business, David was taught the tools of the trade with hands-on manufacturing work, administration and staff management skills. Countless early morning, late nights and weekend shifts made him a valuable and key part of the business.

David has always gone above and beyond to ensure all manufactured products are supplied to commercial and residential clients at highest quality, with the emphasis that Australian’s should be able to trust the quality of products they purchase. The drive shown resulted in David becoming General Manager of Morley Canvas, positioned at the Morley workshop in Perth, Western Australia.

As General Manager of Morley Canvas, David is responsible for the overall operations and business dealings. Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Client relations and sales
  • Purchasing and general administration
  • Product development and design
  • Productions scheduling and coordination
  • Staff management and advanced training
  • Quality control

The combination of roles, ability to adapt and strive to succeed was more than enough for David to get noticed by the Specialised Textiles Association as a nominee for the Young Achiever Award. On the 28th of May 2018, David Hamilton was announced as the winner of the award – a proud moment for both David and the whole Morley Canvas team.


Above and Beyond – Contributions to the Industry

specialised textiles association member - morley canvas

David understood the benefits for Morley Canvas in becoming involved with Specialised Textiles Association. After seeing that it provided a platform for businesses in his field to gain industry knowledge, industry trends and news on technological advancements, David had to get Morley Canvas involved.

After attending multiple STA events, networking and discussing pain points and benefits of working in the industry with like-minded people, David volunteered to join the council of management. Assisting with key tasks and showing his drive to contribute, David advanced to the position of Vice President of the Specialised Textiles Association.

David continues to work with multiple stakeholders to ensure a viable industry with adequate training, support of the trade, and push for up and coming apprentices to get involved.


From the team at Morley Canvas, we again congratulate David Hamilton on his award, and look forward to the future of the business with David at the helm.


You can view the full list of award winners below:


More information about the Specialised Textiles Association.

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