Victorian winners for the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards announced

Amanda Hutton, Retail and Regional Executive at Telstra

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

Who were the Victorian 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: Conserving Beauty

Conserving Beauty creates efficacious waterless beauty products to help people’s skin and save water, carbon and waste in the process.

Building Communities: CLUBMAP

CLUBMAP is an innovative community club support business delivering on its stated purpose of creating healthy clubs for connected communities, supporting metro, regional and remote community sporting clubs across Australia.

Championing Health: Dental Boutique

Dental Boutique helps people overcome their fears to achieve the dental health and smile they deserve.

Embracing Innovation: Liberate Learning

Liberate Learning is one of Australia’s fastest growing and most respected digital and blended learning services providers. The team advises and equips clients with digital learning strategies, apps, learning platforms, technology, eLearning, and blended learning solutions.

Outstanding Growth: Style Bundle

Style Bundle provides a highly tailored gift curation service, assisting clients to showcase their brand through customised packaging and high-quality homeware products.

Promoting Sustainability: CarbonLite

CarbonLite specialises in the prefabricated construction of ultra-energy efficient homes, allowing people to build their dream home anywhere, so that it performs at any time of the year without the need for excessive heating or cooling.

What were the executive thoughts on the winners?

Telstra Retail and Regional Executive, Amanda Hutton commented, “Telstra is proud to recognise our Victorian 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.