The heartbeat of the Australian economy was showcased at last night’s 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards, which recognise outstanding small and medium businesses.
On behalf of the Australian Government I congratulate and thank the winners, finalists and all nominees in this year’s awards.
Your hard work and innovation as entrepreneurs and business owners is key to our nation’s productivity, jobs and ultimately our prosperity.
The talent on display at last night’s awards was exceptional.
The winners in each of the six categories have demonstrated resilience, dedication and the ability to diversify to achieve success:
- Australian Business of the Year and Medium Business Award: Executive Risk Solutions, WA
- Small Business Award: Cargo Crew, VIC
- Start Up Award: Furst Electrical, VIC
- Micro Business Award: Nexba, NSW
- Regional Award: Southern Cotton, NSW
Telstra should be commended for running the awards for nearly a quarter of a century. The awards not only promote exceptional small and medium businesses but provide an inspiration to talented men and women thinking of taking the leap and turning their idea into a business.
It was an honour to attend the awards to recognise the finalists and touch on some of the work the Australian Government is doing to get the settings right for businesses to succeed.
The Government will continue to work hard to make Australia the best place to start and grow a business.