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Health and tech businesses shine bright at WA Telstra Business Awards

Building a healthier and smarter future for Western Australians are key themes for many of the 22 finalists in this year’s Telstra Western Australian Business Awards.

Businesses in the health and technology sectors feature prominently in the different categories with many blending the two in the pursuit of future success in a challenging market.

One such business is IGTC®- Image Guided Therapy Clinic, a specialist interventional radiology clinic, which provides tertiary medical care in outpatient facilities. Having introduced a number of non-surgical procedures, IGTC is harnessing leading technology to offer patients an alternative to invasive treatment or powerful pain medication.

Also using technology to tackle some of WA’s most prevalent health concerns is wellness centre Floating Euphoria. The business was founded after owner Simon Tien’s career as a paramedic highlighted the endemic toll that stress was taking on people. Floating Euphoria’s sensory-deprivation sessions allow customers to experience a feeling of weightlessness which is found to alleviate the symptoms of both physical and mental stress.

Celebrating 25 years in 2017, the Telstra Business Awards are the longest running program honouring the achievements of Australia’s best small and medium businesses (SMBs) and more recently, charities as well.

Telstra Business Executive Director, Brendan Donohoe, said this year’s finalists were demonstrating what it takes to become ‘that’ business – a leader in their field, a name that is trusted and admired and being an organisation that inspires others.

“Many of the WA finalists are great examples of innovators and early adopters who have used technology to help them gain an advantage in the market. They show how technology is fundamentally changing the way businesses operate today and delivering enormous benefits,” he said.

“This year, we are delighted to be celebrating 25 years of the Telstra Business Awards and all that Australian businesses and charities contribute to our economy and way of life. They inspire us with their relentless pursuit of finding new and better ways to do things through their resilience, the courage to take risks and an incredible talent and commitment.”

Other finalists include TechCamps4Kids, an organisation intent on inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers and leaders of the future. With its varied program of workshops, TechCamps4Kids provides children with a familiar and comfortable tech-focused environment in which to enhance their life, learning and literacy skills.

Winners of the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Awards will be announced on Friday 7 July at Crown Perth. State and Territory category winners will be flown to Sydney for the national judging on Thursday 24 August, culminating in a glittering celebration dinner on the night of Friday 25 August 2017.

The list of the finalists of the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Awards include:

  • Red Dirt Transport Services, Leederville
  • Chirogenex Chiropractic Clinic, Currambine
  • Floating Euphoria, Margaret River Region
  • Carbon Group, Osborne Park
  • Sexy Sobriety, West Perth
  • TechCamps4Kids, Perth
  • Aroona Day Spa WA, Perth
  • Chestnut Brae, Nannup
  • IGTC®- Image Guided Therapy Clinic, Perth
  • Sui Generis, Perth
  • Hancock Creative, Perth
  • Ellen Health, Fremantle
  • Veritas Engineering, Perth
  • La Belle Peau, North Perth
  • Great Southern Distilling Company, Regional
  • Microanalysis Australia, Perth
  • Treendale Pet Medical, Bunbury
  • Michael’s Health Care Chemist, Wembley, North Perth and Claremont
  • Shalom House, Swan Valley
  • Talis Consultants Pty Ltd, Perth
  • Enduraclad International, Henderson
  • Vekta Automation, Perth

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

Media contact:

Mark Thompson; 0477 701 814  

Media reference: 066/2017

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