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Winners

Celebrating Australia’s best businesses

Congratulations to all the Telstra Business Awards winners, who have been selected by our expert judging panel as the highest achieving businesses in their respective categories. We wish them all the best with their future success, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve next.

National winner

Dignity

2019 Telstra Australian Business of the Year

Frustrated with the increasing rate of homelessness, Suzanne Hopman knew there must be a way to stop the problem from the outset. Her idea was Dignity, a charity focused on supporting people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness by providing shelter, food, clothing, advocacy and education, to empower people to regain control of their lives.

NSW

National category winners

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2019 Telstra Australian Social Change Maker
NSW

Dignity

Frustrated with the increasing rate of homelessness, Suzanne Hopman knew there must be a way to stop the problem from the outset. Her idea was Dignity, a charity focused on supporting people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness by providing shelter, food, clothing, advocacy and education, to empower people to regain control of their lives.

2019 Telstra Australian Medium and Making Waves
NSW

Modibodi

Eliminating the need for costly and uncomfortable single-use hygiene products, Modibodi is a protective apparel brand for menstruation and incontinence leaks, sweat, odour and more. Modibodi’s patented fibre technology hopes to put an end to embarrassing mishaps and provide an eco-conscious alternative to disposable hygiene.

2019 Telstra Australian Emerging and Energised
NSW

Sonder

Sonder is a personal safety monitoring and response company, founded and led by proven performers from across the military, government and top-tier technology companies. The business uses cutting-edge technology to mobilise spare capacity among ex and off-duty emergency services personnel to make safety and support services accessible to everyone.

2019 Telstra Australian Small and Succeeding
ACT

Water Tight Canberra

Owner Tom Martin sought to defy the lazy tradesperson stereotype and frequent second-rate work standard within the industry through his customer-first plumbing, drainage and gas-fitting company, Water Tight Canberra. Constant communication with clients as well as team training and collaboration form the backbone of this small yet successful business.

Telstra Australian People's Choice Award winner

Modibodi

2019 Telstra People's Choice Award

Eliminating the need for costly and uncomfortable single-use hygiene products, Modibodi is a protective apparel brand for menstruation and incontinence leaks, sweat, odour and more. Modibodi’s patented fibre technology hopes to put an end to embarrassing mishaps and provide an eco-conscious alternative to disposable hygiene.

NSW

State winners

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2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
State Winner ACT

Coordinate Group

A full-service marketing and communications consultancy, Coordinate Group delivers strategy, creative and media to brands. With a mission to provide clients with confidence, capability and insights their clients include McDonald's, Australian National University and the Canberra Institute of Technology.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
TAS

Crusader Homes

Crusader Homes provides clients with beautifully designed and high-quality homes at a low cost for residents mainly located in the Derwent Valley. This family owned and operated business prides itself on its commitment to build houses on a given time frame and within budget.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
NT

Dermo Direct

Darwin born-and-raised Dr Dev Tilakaratne, established his clinic, Darwin Dermatology, in 2016 at a time when such services were limited in the area. The service provides comprehensive care for patients who travel from as far as Northern Western Australia and Timor-Leste for consultations. On-site treatments include phototherapy, radiofrequency scar therapy and skin cancer surgery.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
VIC

Future Golf

Rather than traditional golf memberships where members are restricted to a single club, Future Golf is a community that has partnered with various golf clubs to give members affordable access to courses and golf events all over Australia. Its aim is to encourage more people to take up golf by providing a pathway for complete beginners to become regular golfers.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
TAS

Kingston Beach Dental

Kingston Beach Dental is an independent, family-owned and operated practice that was founded in 2007 by Dr Martyn Sweet. The business provides a range of general, family and cosmetic dental services and is passionate about providing quality and caring dentistry and service with integrity.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
NSW

Modibodi

Eliminating the need for costly and uncomfortable single-use hygiene products, Modibodi is a protective apparel brand for menstruation and incontinence leaks, sweat, odour and more. Modibodi’s patented fibre technology hopes to put an end to embarrassing mishaps and provide an eco-conscious alternative to disposable hygiene.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
State Winner SA

Mollydooker Wines

In the heart of South Australia’s Mclaren Vale, Mollydooker Wines is making waves in the industry by bringing innovative techniques and an uncompromising commitment to providing exceptional quality wine at an affordable price. This family-owned winery, led by Sarah Marquis as Chief Winemaker, produces 70,000 to 100,000 cases annually and exports 80 percent of it.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
ACT

New Level Landscapes

New Level Landscapes prides itself on creating outdoor spaces tailored to clients’ requirements, using the highest quality products so the job only needs to be done once in a lifetime. The team focuses on both the current and planned use of the space to increase the value of the property and the client's time spent in the garden.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
State Winner NT

Northern Trade Solutions

Formed in September 2010, Northern Trade Solutions started with four tradies and a dream to reshape the local construction industry by providing an integrated, solutions-focused, multi-trade company to all-size projects in the Northern Territory. Their vision was to create a company where every project brings value to clients.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
State Winner VIC

Nutricare

Nutricare creates organic, natural adhesive strips for wounds using the highest quality, sustainable ingredients available. Inspired by his son’s sensitivity to typical wound solutions, Founder James Dutton set out to create a natural product that is environmentally conscious and cost-effective.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
State Winner QLD

Orbitz Elevators

Orbitz Elevators are experts in the supply, installation, maintenance, repair and modernisation of elevators and escalators. Proudly 100 percent Australian owned and operated, Orbitz Elevators aims to provide the highest quality products and services across Australia and Papua New Guinea.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
SA

Physio Fit Adelaide

Physio Fit Adelaide strives to give customers the best experience by creating an environment that is changing health care experiences for the better. The business decided to move away from traditional healthcare practices and deliver unique hospitality and comfort facilities, such as complimentary herbal tea, premium coffee and massage chairs for its customers while they wait.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
NSW

Shine Drink

Shine Drink offers a range of nootropic beverages, healthy, low-sugar drinks aimed at helping people think brighter, and feel more productive. Nootropics are ingredients to fuel the mind, in a similar way that probiotics (found in Kombucha) are good for the gut.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
SA

Society Marketing Communications

Society was born out of a need to change the future of public relations and marketing agencies from being profit and awards focused to becoming more human-centric. Founder Dena Vassallo created the marketing and PR business in 2017 with the promise of delivering business impact for its clients.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
State Winner NSW

Sonder

Sonder is a personal safety monitoring and response company, founded and led by proven performers from across the military, government and top-tier technology companies. The business uses cutting-edge technology to mobilise spare capacity among ex and off-duty emergency services personnel to make safety and support services accessible to everyone.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
State Winner TAS

Southern Wild Distillery

Based in Devonport, Southern Wild Distillery produces spirits, primarily gins, using locally grown and produced ingredients wherever possible. The business’ vision is to create alcoholic spirits with a ‘Tasmanian spirit’. Sold under the brand Dasher + Fisher, the products celebrate small local growers and the beautiful seasonal imperfections of real, local ingredients.

2019 Telstra Emerging and Energised
QLD

STEM Punks Ventures

STEM Punks provides world-leading STEM education programs for students and teachers in primary and secondary schools with learning outcomes linked to the curriculum. Its programs are developed to enable a mindset of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship to inspire tomorrow's innovators.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
QLD

Street Science

Born out of a need to change the traditional way of teaching science, Steve Liddell founded Street Science in 2012. The team creates a range of powerful demonstrations, workshops and stage shows with a focus on engaging and inspiring students to study the senior sciences.

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
VIC

TM Insight

TM Insight is a specialist consultancy firm bringing together industry experience in supply chain optimisation, property advisory and project management to help businesses adapt and thrive.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
NT

Universal Site Monitoring

Darwin-based startup, Universal Site Monitoring produces Australian designed and manufactured safety monitoring devices through Internet of Things technology for industrial businesses. USM aims to disrupt the market by building the next generation of safety devices and transforming worker protection on a global scale.

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding
ACT

Water Tight Canberra

Owner Tom Martin sought to defy the lazy tradesperson stereotype and frequent second-rate work standard within the industry through his customer-first plumbing, drainage and gas-fitting company, Water Tight Canberra. Constant communication with clients as well as team training and collaboration form the backbone of this small yet successful business.

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