Jason Hanna

Business leader

NTNomineeLocal Hero2021

Jason Hanna is an inspirational business leader who faced the challenges of COVID-19 to minimise job losses in the hospitality and entertainment sectors.

When the pandemic closed his venues, he was integral in starting Deliverish, a commission-free food and beverage online-ordering app, available to all businesses in the Northern Territory.

He then launched ‘Music on your Driveway’, with food orders delivered by musicians who played 45-minute, socially distanced sets. He also promoted a pay-it-forward scheme, allowing people to shout a coffee in the botanic gardens for those who had lost their job.

On Anzac Day, he donated unused kegs of beer to servicemen and women nominated by the community. Jason’s staff and helpers delivered the beer in two utes – one in Palmerston and one in Darwin city – to helping keep the spirit of the day alive.

His actions have supported the local hospitality and entertainment industry and provided a positive contribution to those feeling isolated and vulnerable during the pandemic.