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Knowledge is power in the 2016 Telstra New South Wales Business Awards

From criminal lawyers to a Chinese digital marketing firm through to a parenting lifestyle website, the 29 finalists of the 2016 Telstra New South Wales Business Awards prove that knowledge is power.

Many of NSW’s brilliant businesses share a desire to empower their customers with expertise to make better decisions and improve their own businesses or personal lives.

Think Inc. hosts events that bring together leading world-class intellectuals, in an experience that blends together education and entertainment. The Entourage also provides unique educational methods for entrepreneurs with an emphasis on innovation, emotional intelligence and creativity.

Two media companies create content to educate their markets: Babyology brings baby product and services information to Australian parents; and Refraction Media engages students, teachers, parents and professionals with exciting content on science, technology, engineering and maths.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers disseminates information about NSW Courts and individual rights, through nine websites, social media channels and a mobile app. Meanwhile, Think China acts as a knowledgeable partner for Australian SMEs who are looking to enter the Chinese market.

Now in their 24th year, the Telstra Business Awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s most brilliant small and medium businesses across five categories: New Business, Micro Business, Small Business, Medium Business and, for the first time, Charity, which is designed to recognise the significant contribution of not-for-profit organisations to not only communities but the economy as well.

Six inspiring NSW charities are finalists in this inaugural category. One of them is Love Mercy Foundation, which empowers women in Uganda to earn their own income by providing them with a loan of seeds, gardening tools and education on farming practices. The women then give back their loan of seeds so that it can benefit another like her, making it a sustainable project with extended reach.

Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Andy Ellis, says this year’s finalists demonstrate the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of Australian businesses.

“The Telstra Business Awards shine a light on brilliant businesses in every corner and every sector of Australia.”

“The 29 New South Wales finalists are diverse in their industries, but share similarities in their passion and determination to make their dream a profitable business. They strive to be the best at what they do and enable their customers to do so as well by sharing their expertise far and wide,” Mr Ellis said.

Winners of the 2016 Telstra NSW Business Awards will be announced on Friday 29 July, at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, in Sydney. State category winners will meet again in Sydney for the National judging on Thursday 25 August, culminating in a glittering celebration dinner on the night of Friday 26 August 2016.

Awards information and tickets for the Awards Gala Dinners can be purchased by calling 1800 AWARDS between 9am and 7pm AEST Monday to Friday.

The full list of the finalists of the 2016 Telstra New South Wales Business Awards is below. For more information about the businesses, please visit the Finalists page.

New Business Award

HERO Condoms Manly
Refraction Media Chippendale
Sendle Glebe
Think Inc.   Croydon Park

Micro Business Award

Christina Guidotti International Sydney
FireSafe Peakhurst
Highlands Drive Safe Moss Vale
KENT Conveyancing Hamilton
Rufus & Coco Pty Ltd Cremorne
Smarttek Coffs Harbour

Small Business Award

Babyology  Surry Hills
Internetrix Wollongong
Nourished Life Belrose
Spell and The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay
Suburbanite Kirrawee
Sydney Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Medium Business Award

Booktopia Homebush
ITS PipeTech Seven Hills
Jewel Fine Foods Mascot
Prospa Sydney
Right2Drive Beverly Hills
The Entourage Ultimo

Charity Award

Butterfly Foundation Crows Nest
CUFA  North Sydney 
Dress for Success Sydney Sydney
Jarrah House  Sydney
Love Mercy Foundation Sutherland
Raise Foundation Mosman


Media contact:

Mark Thompson, 0477 701 814

Reference: 085/2016


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