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Winners

Celebrating Australia’s best businesses

Congratulations to all the Telstra Business Awards winners, who have been selected by our expert judging panel as the highest achieving businesses in their respective categories. We wish them all the best with their future success, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve next.

National winner

The COACH Program

2009 Telstra Australian Business of the Year

With two randomised control trials and a 15 year track record, The COACH Program is a proven way to improve risk factor status and reduce hospital utilisation for sufferers of cardiovascular disease. The company's unique business model enables organisations to deliver the program using their own staff, substantially reducing the costs of delivery and allowing The COACH Program to expand its services much more quickly and widely. The program is designed to be easily integrated into any existing health care system.
VIC

National category winners

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2009 Telstra Australian Small Business Award
SA

Edible Blooms

Edible Blooms offers a unique twist on traditional flower and gift delivery, offering 'bouquets' of gourmet chocolates, home-baked cookies, fresh fruit and even 'beer cakes'. From its beginnings as a sole owner-operator business in 2005, Edible Blooms is one of the most popular and fastest-growing gifting websites in Australia and has developed a cult-like following by offering a unique range, easy online access, speedy delivery across Australia and the 'wow' factor the blooms provide upon arrival.

2009 Telstra Australian Medium Business Award
ACT

Point Project Management

Founded in Canberra in 2006, Point Project Management is a dynamic client-side project management consultancy specialising in building and property. Point has grown to become one of Australia's largest specialist project management consultancies, with offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

2009 Telstra Australian Social Responsibility Award
VIC

R Radford & Son Pty Ltd

With over 60 years experience in red meat retail, wholesale and abattoir operations, this Victorian business is leading the way in certified organic and ethnically-sensitive meat production. Radfords' Certified Organic facilities enable conventional producers to convert to organic practices, thereby removing chemicals and residual pollutants from stock feed and stimulating rehabilitation of grazing land.

2009 Telstra Australian Micro Business Award
VIC

The COACH Program

With two randomised control trials and a 15 year track record, The COACH Program is a proven way to improve risk factor status and reduce hospital utilisation for sufferers of cardiovascular disease. The company's unique business model enables organisations to deliver the program using their own staff, substantially reducing the costs of delivery and allowing The COACH Program to expand its services much more quickly and widely. The program is designed to be easily integrated into any existing health care system.

2009 Telstra Australian Innovation Award
SA

Vaxine Pty Ltd

Small vaccine research and development business, Vaxine, has demonstrated to the world that hard work and an innovative approach can be the basis for unparalleled success. Vaxine has proven that an innovative business model based upon a firm belief in its product can outperform a competitor many times its size.

Telstra Australian Alumni Achievement Award winner

Nexba Beverages

2015 Telstra Australian Micro Business Award

"We credit our success to mentors. Our strategy has always been to surround ourselves with experts to help us grow and hit our targets." Troy Douglas, Co-Founder and Brand Director

The story of beverage brand Nexba began on a beach during a summer's day in Rio Nexba, Mexico in 2010. Enjoying a cold glass of ice tea, engineer Drew Bilbe was inspired to create his own natural, low-calorie real ice tea to share with family and friends back home in Australia.
NSW

State winners

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Aspire Retire Financial Services
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
QLD

Aspire Retire Financial Services

While primarily focused on providing holistic financial advice, Aspire Retire also offers services such as self-managed superannuation fund advice and administration. Since being granted their own Australian Financial Services Licence, the business has doubled turnover and experienced 100 percent retention of revenue.

Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
QLD

Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd

With over 35 years of experience in the water industry, Australian Innovative Systems' (AIS) products are not only some of the best in the world but, in many cases, they are considered world firsts. With a strong commitment to global water and wastewater treatment, AIS has developed a solid international reputation for the disinfection of water by electro chlorination, placing the company at the forefront of evolving technology and expertise to improve the quality of water.

Brighton Hardware
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
TAS

Brighton Hardware

It took the new owners of Brighton Hardware only eight months to turn the business around from a reputation of being poorly stocked and over priced to an increasingly successful country store. In just three years of business, Brighton's has established a faithful and growing clientele.

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
NT

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Offering first-class tourism experiences while protecting the integrity of a World Heritage landscape poses a lot of difficulties. But Crowne Plaza Alice Springs has turned this challenge into an opportunity to save costs and demonstrate what is possible with innovative thinking by installing the largest roof-mounted solar system in the Southern Hemisphere. Nearly 1500 kilowatt-hours per day are now being generated through the 1326 solar panels, providing between 40-80 per cent of the hotel's power requirements.

Edible Blooms
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
State Winner SA

Edible Blooms

Edible Blooms offers a unique twist on traditional flower and gift delivery, offering 'bouquets' of gourmet chocolates, home-baked cookies, fresh fruit and even 'beer cakes'. From its beginnings as a sole owner-operator business in 2005, Edible Blooms is one of the most popular and fastest-growing gifting websites in Australia and has developed a cult-like following by offering a unique range, easy online access, speedy delivery across Australia and the 'wow' factor the blooms provide upon arrival.

Gove Pharmacy
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
State Winner NT

Gove Pharmacy

Gove Pharmacy has built a highly successful business by ensuring that the remote community of Nhulunbuy has access to the same health products and services normally expected in the city. Driven by a commitment to improving the health of Indigenous people, Gove Pharmacy not only provides retail health and beauty products, but is supplying the region's Aboriginal Health Centres with essential medicines and professional services previously provided from major centres.

HealthCare Software Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
TAS

HealthCare Software Pty Ltd

Preventable medication error causes more deaths every year in Australia than the road toll. That's why HealthCare Software (HCS) is becoming an increasingly important part of hospital management in Tasmania and beyond with its practical and highly functional alternatives to traditional paper based communication systems.

Kimberley Kampers Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
NSW

Kimberley Kampers Pty Ltd

Inspired by successful European Designer/Manufacturers, Kimberley Kampers follows a design-led supply chain strategy which is the key to their success. The market leader in off-road recreational accommodation, Kimberley Kampers designs, manufactures, markets and distributes camper trailers, off-road caravans, modified long-wheelbase vehicles and roof-top tents with prices ranging from $2,490 to $120,000.

Kimberley Kampers Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
NSW

Kimberley Kampers Pty Ltd

Inspired by successful European Designer/Manufacturers, Kimberley Kampers follows a design-led supply chain strategy which is the key to their success. The market leader in off-road recreational accommodation, Kimberley Kampers designs, manufactures, markets and distributes camper trailers, off-road caravans, modified long-wheelbase vehicles and roof-top tents with prices ranging from $2,490 to $120,000.

LIVE IN australia.com
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
VIC

LIVE IN australia.com

Through its revolutionary website, LIVE IN australia.com has turned the immigration market on its head and in so doing has already assisted more than 90,000 foreign citizens and their loved ones realise a dream of migrating to Australia. Launched in 2001, LIVE IN australia.com is a multi-award winning company that now boasts over 1.5 million registered clients in nearly 230 countries.

Muir Engineering Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
State Winner TAS

Muir Engineering Pty Ltd

Muir has dominated the Australian winch industry for many years, and whilst still experiencing growth in the Australian market, Muir is acutely aware that significant growth will only come from expansion into export. Trading as Muir Windlasses Australia, Muir Engineering is a world-leading manufacturer of marine anchor winches and windlasses, anchoring and docking systems and deck equipment for super and mega yachts, pleasure craft, fast ferries and commercial vessels up to 140 metres in length.

Point Project Management
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
State Winner ACT

Point Project Management

Founded in Canberra in 2006, Point Project Management is a dynamic client-side project management consultancy specialising in building and property. Point has grown to become one of Australia's largest specialist project management consultancies, with offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

PSI Asia Pacific
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
ACT

PSI Asia Pacific

The Federal Government's response to the global financial crisis has been the impetus for public sector procurement support company, PSI Asia Pacific, to expand its operations. Since its establishment in 1991, PSI has successfully completed nearly 1,700 projects for governments at all levels and established a reputation for the timely and professional delivery of value for money project outcomes.

Publisher Textiles
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
State Winner NSW

Publisher Textiles

With a client list including cutting edge Australian fashion labels like Lee Mathews, Zimmermann, Ksubi and Rittenhouse, Sydney textile company Publisher is doing more than just surviving in the unpredictable world of the fashion industry. Today, clients can select from a range of distinctive Publisher designs and textile products, commission customised artwork or provide their own to be created into signature fabrics or wall coverings.

Revolution IT
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
VIC

Revolution IT

Started in 2004 by three friends in a spare bedroom, Revolution IT is now Australia's leading provider of software testing and application quality management solutions. Revolution IT assists organisations by providing the people, process and tools to plan, test and successfully deliver IT projects on time and on budget.

Solar Shop Australia
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
SA

Solar Shop Australia

Solar Shop Australia is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the global move toward renewable energy supplies. From start-up to market leader in just 10 years, Solar Shop Australia provides renewable energy solutions for customers based on photovoltaic grid connected and remote power systems.

Succeed Personal Development
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
ACT

Succeed Personal Development

Succeed Personal Development lives up to their name, working early mornings, late nights and weekends to create a successful business providing health and fitness services to the community of Canberra and the surrounding region. Since the company's inception in late 2005, it has grown from a 'two man show' with a small client base, to a company with an annual turnover of more than $500,000.

The COACH Program
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
State Winner VIC

The COACH Program

With two randomised control trials and a 15 year track record, The COACH Program is a proven way to improve risk factor status and reduce hospital utilisation for sufferers of cardiovascular disease. The company's unique business model enables organisations to deliver the program using their own staff, substantially reducing the costs of delivery and allowing The COACH Program to expand its services much more quickly and widely. The program is designed to be easily integrated into any existing health care system.

The COACH Program
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
VIC

The COACH Program

With two randomised control trials and a 15 year track record, The COACH Program is a proven way to improve risk factor status and reduce hospital utilisation for sufferers of cardiovascular disease. The company's unique business model enables organisations to deliver the program using their own staff, substantially reducing the costs of delivery and allowing The COACH Program to expand its services much more quickly and widely.

The Maria Island Walk
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
TAS

The Maria Island Walk

With new business derived largely from word of mouth, the Maria Island Walk is a four-day guided walk through the pristine Maria Island National Park on Tasmania's east coast. Their product is pitched at the competitive premium end of the tourism market where operators have budgets and resources many times greater than their own - yet six years on and the Maria Island Walk is recognised as one of the industry's leading tourism experiences.

The Trademan
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
SA

The Trademan

A motto of 'say what you do, do what you say' has seen this Adelaide-based retail home improvement business successfully supply exterior home improvement products with a no-nonsense approach since 2005. With only $10,000 to set up the business, it achieved remarkable growth with a $2.1 million turnover in its third year.

Tourstogo.com
2009 Telstra Micro Business Award
State Winner QLD

Tourstogo.com

From an idea formed in 2005 by Cairns entrepreneur Elise Warring, Tourstogo.com has grown to fill a gap in the online tourism sector, resulting in a fully automated online booking engine specialising in touring products and offering user-friendly online solutions for tour operators. Tourstogo.com provides centralised and secure online booking services to domestic and international retail clientele for over 2,500 touring products Australia-wide.

Trilby Misso Lawyers Limited
2009 Telstra Medium Business Award
QLD

Trilby Misso Lawyers Limited

Trilby Misso Lawyers is Queensland's largest personal injury practice in the areas of workers' compensation and motor vehicle accident claims. From humble beginnings as a suburban general practice more than 50 years ago, Trilby Misso has grown to be an industry leader with 128 staff.

Unimail Pty Limited
2009 Telstra Small Business Award
NSW

Unimail Pty Limited

Having begun with a single publication, Unigrad, dedicated to promoting career opportunities to graduates, Unimail now offers a midyear jobs directory, a graduate career website, a database of graduates and penultimate students for use in targeted client campaigns, a targeted SMS campaign service, design services for recruitment advertising and a distribution and logistics service for recruiters attending careers fairs.

Vaxine Pty Ltd
2009 Telstra Innovation Award
SA

Vaxine Pty Ltd

Small vaccine research and development business, Vaxine, has demonstrated to the world that hard work and an innovative approach can be the basis for unparalleled success. Vaxine has proven that an innovative business model based upon a firm belief in its product can outperform a competitor many times its size.

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