Adelaide SMSF business Peak Super has been shortlisted in the 2018 SMSF and Accounting Awards.

The firm is officially in the running to take home the Community Engagement Programme of the Year award at the prestigious event.

The nomination is for Peak Super’s successful community sponsorship of elite racing team Van D’am Racing, which aims to give young South Australian cyclists the opportunity to compete in national competition whilst continuing fulltime education.

Peak Super Van D'am

Peak Super Director Tony Catt said: “We take our community responsibilities extremely seriously and our work with Van D’am Racing is a great example of that. Team Manager Lachie Ambrose and the entire group represent exactly what we value; a commitment to be the best they can be whilst contributing in a positive way to society.

“This recognition is as much a testament of Van Dam’s efforts as it is of Peak Super’s and we’re over the moon to be shortlisted.”

Peak Super SMSF Accountant Danielle Stevens – who is also shortlisted in the Newcomer of the Year category – is a keen cyclist. It was she who first raised the idea for the business to create the partnership.

“After a few discussions with Van D’am Racing’s Team Manager Lachie Ambrose about his work with young South Aussie cyclists, I had the classic lightbulb moment that the shared values that he and Peak Super have were an obvious fit,” said Danielle.

Peak Super joins the roster of finalists at the SMSF and Accounting Awards 2018. The first-of-its-kind, the nationwide industry event recognises state-based performance in SMSF and accounting professions across Australia.

Now in its second year, the SMSF and Accounting Awards continues to honour the individuals and businesses who are leading the way in SMSF advice and accounting by championing professionalism, quality advice and innovation.

The Adelaide awards take place on October 25.