The People’s Choice Finalists represent the highest achievers in Australian business – each are having positive impact on a local and national scale. All National Finalists of the current award program are eligible for this award, which is announced at the National Final Awards dinner. The below films showcase our 2018 People's Choice Finalists.
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Nominations remain open year-round. However this year we’ll officially open the Telstra Business Awards nominations period on Thursday December 20.
Entrants complete a 90-minute multiple choice entry form to see how their business ranks against Australia’s best. The top performing businesses are invited to enter Phase 2 of the program.
There's still time to help us celebrate the achievements of yourself or someone you know. Nominations are open until 5PM AEDT Thursday March 7.
Entrants completed a 90-minute multiple choice entry form to see how their business ranked against Australia's best. The top performing businesses will be invited to enter Phase 2 of the program. Phase 1 entries close 5PM AEDT Thursday March 14.
“We want to inspire women to live healthy and active lives by producing high quality activewear for all women, regardless of their shape, size or stage of life.” Stevie Angel, Co-Founder
“Be Fit Food takes the guesswork out of healthy eating by providing Australians with scientifically formulated meals for improving overall health and well-being’’ Kate Save, CEO
“Our vision is to be Australia’s bookstore, and we’re achieving that by focusing on our customers and making them the centre of decisions and our ecosystem.” Tony Nash, Founder and CEO
“Our focus is to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians. Their courage and resilience inspires us every day to continue with our efforts.” Penny Egan, Chief Executive Officer
“We're enabling small and medium sized logistics companies to be competitive with the industry giants by developing easy-to-use cloud-based technology.” Vincent Fletcher, Co-Founder
“We see possibilities and are driven by pushing boundaries, working outside our comfort zones to create the unimagined for our client’s events. This is not a job for us. We do what we love.” Francesca Pavone, Director
“We endeavour to bring innovation, excellence and creativity to all the events we are engaged with. As a one-stop-shop for all things events in NT, we can accommodate the vast needs that other competitors cannot.” Chris O’Brien, Founder
“Our aim is to reduce ear disease prevalence and upskill Aboriginal Medical Services and local health workers, so they can manage it at the community level in culturally safe and secure ways.” Paul Higginbotham, CEO and Co-Founder
“We believe we have succeeded in our mission when we observe people playing wilder and enjoying an outdoor lifestyle. Sharing in their successes and excitement reiterates what we ourselves love and how we ‘find our feet’.” Hanny Allston, Founding Director
“We see the environment changing, our seas becoming more polluted, animal species becoming extinct, and climate change becoming a real issue. This is the inspiration behind our business.” Ms Julie Mathers, Founder and CEO
“Hunger is often not just a food problem; it’s also a logistics problem. Without our food sourcing and distribution network, many hungry individuals would miss out on food.” Mr Gerry Anderson, CEO
“We want our protein powders to make women all over the world feel positive about their body and empowered to make an impact on their life.” Hien Nguyen, Co-Founder
“As a progressive technology organisation, we’re dedicated to advancing the capability of helicopter rotary-wing operations worldwide.” Will Shrapnel, Founder
“We want our gym to inspire and educate our clients to become the best version of themselves through our step-by-step holistic approach. We help our clients live a fitter, stronger, pain-free life.” Karlene Dagg, Owner
“Dr Jean Hailes had a far-sighted vision to improve the quality of women's lives and give them practical information based on the best-available evidence. That vision continues to inspire us today.” Janet Michelmore AO, Executive Director
“Our concept is based on a model seen in the US but never in Australia before: a paediatric occupational therapy clinic that specialised in the private treatment of children with attention and behavioural issues.” Joanna Buttfield, Founder and Executive Director – Clinical Operations
“The inclusion of marine botanicals and Australian natives in our product celebrates the uniqueness of these ingredients and showcases what Australian spirits are all about.” Vanessa Wilton, co-founder and marketing manager
“Our dedication to safety has seen MineARC Systems become a global trailblazer in the manufacture and supply of emergency refuge chambers used in the underground mining, tunnelling, chemical processing and disaster relief industries.” Dion Smith, Sales and Marketing Director
“Pachamama's hope is that our business serves as a lighthouse shining a beacon across early education and childcare, providing a light with which others can choose to navigate.” Mrs Kristen McPhail, co-founder and director
“We focus on delivering disruptive cybersecurity capability to solve tomorrow's digital challenges. Our team can identify and solve the hard problems that others haven’t been able to unlock.” Matthew Wilson, CEO
“Our mission is to be at the centre of excellence for feline veterinary care in Perth and to advocate for cat health and welfare.” Dr Martine van Boeijen, Founder
“Our commitment to take on what no other organisation seeks to do – streamlining public hospital costing and billing functions – and our constant focus on customer retention and R&D, has enabled our business to thrive for two decades.” Patrick Power, Managing Director
“We seek to not only help individuals deal with their immediate injury or trauma, we want to show them how to become healthier and happier and be a positive influence on those around them.” Nives Matkovic, Founder
“People with end-stage renal failure now have hope, families are reunited, and traditional owners can look after their country. We’re not just saving people, we’re saving a way of life.” Sarah Brown, CEO
“What motivates us and fuels our passion for work and life is contributing in a very real way towards building a better society through better thinking.” Dr Samantha Crompvoets, Director
“We want to inspire, educate and advocate for a barefoot natural approach for horses around the globe, changing 1500 years of tradition. Our Scoot Boots allow horses to virtually go barefoot, an option that is much suitable to their overall health.” David MacDonald, Creator
“Sensum has a mission to disrupt the status-quo within traditional construction industries. We are delivering projects that positively impact the lives of others.” Nick Strongman, Chief Executive Officer
“We deliver the results needed today, and are on track to deliver the demands created by the rapidly growing and evolving sponsorship industry of tomorrow.” Mark Thompson, Managing Director
“The impact on children being taken into care is severe and long-term. We are providing a solution to a community need which is driving social change.” Bronwyn Sheehan, Founder
“Every design project we work on, every single day, is selected because of its capacity to make the world a better place.” Dr Nina Terrey, Global Partner
“Our team’s multidisciplinary expertise combined with widespread experience working in regional centres across Northern Australia is the foundation of our success.” Elena Madden, Owner