Small, medium busi­ness award nom­i­na­tions urged

Pilbara News - - News -

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 tel­stra­busi­ness­i­nate.

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