Small, medium business award nominations urged
Small and medium businesses in the Pilbara region are being encouraged to enter the 25th annual Telstra Business Awards.
Telstra Business Group managing director Paul Tyler said the awards recognised and celebrated achievements and entrepreneurial spirit businesses and charities.
“Small and medium businesses make a huge contribution to our local communities and national economy, driving growth and providing jobs and opportunities,” he said.
“This is an important opportunity to recognise and profile local business success stories.”
All entrants to the awards receive a business health check to benchmark their performance against industry standards and identify improvement opportunities.
PeopleSense director Anya Stephens, winner of the 2016 WA business of the year award, said the awards had increased recognition of her business. “Our award helped us raise the profile of our business, which in turn has played a part in reducing the stigma around mental health issues,” she said.
“Beyond taking stock of our business and raising our credibility, we had a lot of fun at the awards.”
Entrants are assessed against criteria including financials, vision, technology and innovation, risk mitigation, resilience, social impact, inclusion and ethical work practices.
There are five award categories: new business, microbusiness, small business, medium business and charity award. The winner of the Telstra Business of the Year Award can come from any of the above categories.
Entries close on Thursday, March 16. Nominations can be made at telstrabusiness awards.com/nominate.