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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.

State winners

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves
State Winner ACT

Coordinate Group

“We believe we can make a positive difference to our community through collaboration with brands, people and movements we believe in.” Jamie Wilson, Founder and Director

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

Crusader Homes

“A home is one of life’s largest investments. We endeavour to make the process simple and enjoyable, taking away any fears about the price or the process.” Justin Derksen, Director

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 Small and Succeeding

Future Golf

“We are changing the face of golf by focussing on flexibility, diversity, choice and accessibility - transforming an 'old' game with a new approach.” Ali Terai, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

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

Kingston Beach Dental

“We are helping patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health while changing people's perception of dentistry, by providing a very comfortable and pleasant experience.” Felicity Sweet, Business Manager and Owner

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
State Winner SA

Mollydooker Wines

“Our wines have a distinctive style and taste. They are full of fruit and flavour and we are proud of the dedication, passion and energy that goes into creating every bottle.” Sarah Marquis, CEO and Chief Winemaker

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

New Level Landscapes

“Our business directly impacts our client's lifestyle, by reducing the amount of work they need to do in their gardens. We give them more room to entertain and play.” Ash Carter, Director

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 Emerging and Energised
State Winner VIC


"We want to change the consumer health market for the better by delivering a natural, sensitive-skin-safe and environmentally friendly alternative to wound care." James Dutton, Chief Executive Officer

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

“Our state-of-the-art elevator products offer superb performance, reliability, aesthetics and sophistication. At the heart of our identity and culture is an absolute commitment to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.” Jonathan Dwayre, Managing Director

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

Physio Fit Adelaide

“Our vision is to change the healthcare experience for the better, to get people out of pain and back to what they love doing.” Peter Flynn, Co-Director

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 Emerging and Energised

Society Marketing Communications

“Helping brands stand out today and stay relevant is a job always worth doing. We do this by staying human-centric in our thinking, even if our delivery is decidedly digital.” Dena Vassallo, Founder & Managing Director

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 TAS

Southern Wild Distillery

“Southern Wild Distillery's aim is to bring together and showcase the natural beauty, ingredients and producers of Tasmania and its spirits.” George Burgess, Co-Founder

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

STEM Punks Ventures

“Our mission is to inspire tomorrow’s innovators and to enable a mindset based on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship - solving tomorrow’s problems today.” Michael Holmstrom, Program Director

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

Street Science

“We are a successful small business that is teaching and inspiring the next generation of scientists for the future. We have so far impacted more than half a million Australian students.” Steven Liddell, Director

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

TM Insight

“We provide a fully integrated approach to supply chain, property and project management. Harnessing our expertise, we help businesses thrive.” Travis Erridge, Director

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

Water Tight Canberra

“Our vision is to break the unreliable tradesperson stereotype by providing the most honest and ethical residential and strata plumbing services with the highest levels of customer service.” Tom Martin, Director

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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