How the Telstra Australian Business Awards have grown

Awards History

As the engine-room of our economy, Australian businesses deserve to be recognised. Since 1992, the Telstra Australian Business Awards has been doing just that.

Prestigious and coveted, the Awards program celebrates the country’s entrepreneurs and innovators. It offers a unique chance for small to medium businesses to be recognised for their hard work, commitment and of course, success.

The Awards operate in every state and territory and are open to all Australian small and medium businesses to enter, offering five Award categories.

Businesses that enter the Telstra Australian Business Awards receive a 70-page report evaluating their business performance against independent benchmarking of core business indicators. These include business planning and performance, customer and financial management, HR, sales, marketing and product development. The Business Health Check helps entrants to grow their business knowledge – growing their business tomorrow by knowing where it is today.

Finalists and winners are catapulted into the spotlight and can win a share of $800,000 worth of prizes. New business opportunities flow as your public profile increases and you network with other leading SMBs.

All finalists and winners join the Telstra Australian Business Awards Network, allowing continued networking in a private and exclusive online environment.

So with great national exposure, a competitive advantage and an opportunity to grow your business world, there’s a lot to celebrate.

2015 Nominations are open. Entries for the Awards will open again February 2015