Telstra announces ACT winners for 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards

Amanda Hutton, Retail and Regional Executive at Telstra

Telstra has announced the ACT winners of the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards, celebrating and recognising small and medium sized businesses moving Australia forward.

Who were the ACT winners of the awards?

Telstra’s Best of Business Awards continues Telstra’s long legacy of awards programs that has recognised exceptional small and medium businesses for more than 25 years, providing a platform to further their success and inspire others. Selected from more than 20,000 nominations of small businesses nationwide, the winners for each category are:

Accelerating Women: Wildly Strong

Wildly Strong takes a different approach to women’s health and fitness to educate women on the true foundations of health and wellbeing with an online course offering teachings focused on mindset, nourishment, and movement.

Building Communities: Region Group

Region Group is a for-purpose news technology platform committed to local news and community information. Their mission is to serve regional Australia by facilitating important conversations through trusted, balanced journalism.

Championing Health: National Nursing Agency

National Nursing Agency is a nursing agency that specialises in providing compassionate and experienced professional registered and enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing.

Embracing Innovation: The Mullion Group

The Mullion Group is an Australian-based software company that specialises in the measurement and modelling of land-based greenhouse gas emissions and removals, taking data from satellites, ground measurements and models to convert into actionable information for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Indigenous Excellence: Evolve FM

Evolve FM delivers integrated facility management services for both public and private sector businesses. With Indigenous heritage founders, the business is one of the only Indigenous majority-owned full service facilities management companies in Australia.

Outstanding Growth: GoBoat Australia

GoBoat offers a premium, safe, family-family friendly picnic boat for exploring cities from a new perspective.

Promoting Sustainability: Electromotiv

Electromotiv allows transport businesses to transition their fleet to zero-emissions technology.

What were the executive thoughts on the winners?

Telstra Retail and Regional Executive, Amanda Hutton commented, “Telstra is proud to recognise our ACT winners, all of whom should be admired, appreciated and applauded.”

“To be recognised as a state winner in the Telstra Best of Business Awards is an incredible achievement, and we hope this provides each business with a well-deserved moment of celebration for the amazing work they are doing in their community,” Amanda further said.

All winners have been through a rigorous judging process to uncover those businesses that had made an impact in the areas and industries core to Australia’s economic and societal growth. Judging criteria included: strategy and vision, customers and marketing, operations, people and culture, innovation and technology, social responsibility, and financial acumen.

All state winners will go on to represent their state and territory at the national experience on Wednesday, 22 March, where they’ll pitch their business to an esteemed panel of Judges who represent an incredible cross-section of skills and backgrounds from all across Australia.

The national experience will see state winners attend masterclasses and network with past winners, Telstra Executives and more of Australia’s brightest business minds. It all culminates with the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards National Gala dinner on 23 March, where the top business’ moving Australia forward will be revealed, along with the Business of the Year.