William Hush Allan Scott was born in the bohemian hills of Byron Bay. Together with brother Kimberley and sister Kelly, he grew up under the guidance of his firm, but loving and fair parents, Jacquiline and Clive.
After finishing school at 18, William spent a brief time in Thailand before settling in Melbourne where he completed his studies in Public Relations at RMIT, graduating with distinction in 2001.
In 2007, and at the age of only 28, William is the employer of over 500 staff across Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. William’s hands-on and accountable nature has seen him win contracts with some of Australia’s largest multinational companies including News Limited, Integral Energy, Optus, Vodafone, Foxtel, Energy Australia, American Express, and many other high-profile brands.
Each year since inception, the company has grown by 200 per cent. SMART is now among the top three companies operating within the sales and marketing industry in Australia and William is in the process of floating the company.
SMART is one of only two companies to ever have been placed in the top 20 of the BRW Top 100 for three consecutive years; in 2006, it was placed at number 13, and ranked number seven in the BRW Upstarts list for 2005.
In August 2006, William was a runner up in Ernst and Young’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
William’s achievements on a more personal level include being a finalist in the Lions Club Youth of the Year awards in 1997 and playing tennis at state level during his time at high school. William was also a public speaker for Wealth Creation and Marketing at the age of 22.