Telstra announces WA winners for its 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards

Amanda Hutton, Retail and Regional Executive at Telstra

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

Why Telstra’s Best of Business Awards crucial for SMEs?

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. Commenting on the awards, Telstra Retail and Regional Executive, Amanda Hutton said, “Telstra is proud to recognise our West Australian 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 said.

All winners have been through a rigorous judging process to uncover 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, clients 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 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 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.

Who were the West Australian winners?

Selected from over 20,000 nominations of SMBs, the winners for each category are:

Accelerating Women: The Little Bar Cart

The Little Bar Cart is an indoor and outdoor mobile bar service that infuses celebrations and events with quality drinks and customer service.

Building Communities and Championing Health: Happiness Co

Happiness Co is a social enterprise intending to tackle social problems, reduce suicide rates and improve the wellbeing of communities. The team runs tailored programs that deliver practical tools and strategies for finding happiness.

Embracing Innovation: Protective

Protective designs, manufactures and supplies industries worldwide with protective equipment for safety hazard identification and accident prevention.

Indigenous Excellence: Winyama Digital Solutions

Winyama Digital Solutions is an Indigenous owned and operated business specialising in Geographic Information Systems and Cloud solutions. They work with commercial, public sector and First Nations organisations to create digital solutions that optimises the management of the Indigenous land estate in Australia.

Outstanding Growth: Common Ground Trails

Common Ground Trails is a trail consultancy specialising in all facets of developing and establishing mountain biking and walking facilities, aiming to connect people with trails, spaces, landscapes and most importantly, each other.

Promoting Sustainability: The Bod Society

The Bod Society is a sustainable skincare brand pushing the boundaries of modern day skincare and packaging by focusing on creating products that are formulated and packaged using natural, vegan and earth-friendly ingredients.