TELSTRA’S ACT Business of the Year Awards have been run and won and the worthy winners are:
Telstra ACT Business of the Year
Founded by Australian National University science graduates Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne in 1992, Intelledox has attracted more than one million worldwide users to its software product, Infiniti.
The flagship product helps organisations to digitise and streamline paper-based information processes, mitigate risk and improve customer communication. A response to the demand for mobile-enabled business solutions, Infiniti was named one of Australia’s most innovative products or services on Anthill Magazine’s 2013 Smart 100 list.
Cogito Group, Hawker
While working as a digital security contractor for the Department of Defence, Richard Brown recognised a serious under investment in digital encryption technology. In 2011, he launched Hawker-based Cogito Group, a business designed to provide digital security solutions for public and private sector organisations. In just three years, Cogito Group has grown to a staff of 10. Telstra Award Judges said the business has recognised a gap in the market and showed a conservative, staged growth strategy with an articulated vision for the future – backed by sound financial acumen and robust systems.
Micro Business Award
Solace Creations, Phillip
As part owner in a building company, Karen Porter was interested in energy efficient homes. When she failed to source energy efficient windows and doors locally, she launched Solace Creations, in 2011, to improve the insulation of homes and save clients money on cooling and heating costs. In just three years, Karen has grown turnover six-fold and increased her number of suppliers from one to four. The judges said the business’ products and services have been received exceptionally well by customers and have positioned Solace Creations as a leader in the Canberra building industry.
Small Business Award
Today’s Homes, Fyshwick
Today’s Homes began in 2001 as a joint venture between Peter and Brendan McCoullough. Brendan was an expert in completing difficult construction projects and Peter brought 35 years’ experience in building and real estate. Today’s Homes now has a team of 16 and offers a design service, which involves liaising with a qualified architect, interior decorator, estimator, construction manager and project coordinator. Telstra Judges said Today’s Homes has an outstanding team approach and was committed to using systems and processes that raise the industry standard and improve customer experience in an industry where reputations vary.
Medium Business Award