Nominate for Telstra business award
ENTRIES are open for the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards and small and medium businesses are being urged to aspire to a boost in the bottom line that can come with more engaged employees.
Peta Fielding, director and CEO of Burleigh Brewing Co and winner of the 2013 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year award, said sharing the news and seeing the reaction of his crew to the win was almost as exciting as the win itself.
‘‘It truly is great recognition for the whole team and we take great delight in watching the way in which they proudly ‘own’ both the work that has gone in and the reward that has come,’’ he said.
Clyde Campbell, CEO of Machinery Automation and Robotics, said there was an immediate impact on staff motivation and performance when the firm was named Telstra Australian Business of the Year in 2008. ‘‘It would be a fair estimate that the flow- on to productivity for the company over the ensuing months, and probably longer, would have been between 10 and 15 per cent,’’ Mr Campbell said.
‘‘The awareness of our com- pany in the public space, helped attract skilled talent which is often priceless.’’
Entries for the 2014 Telstra Business Awards can be submitted until March 31. Nominations for the awards can be made at www.telstrabusinessawards.com or by calling 1800AWARDS. More than $800,000 in prizes is available for state, territory and national Telstra Awards winners.