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In business, change occurs at the speed of light. Australia’s best small and medium-sized businesses are those able to change gears and respond, both to their own, their community and their nation’s needs. The Telstra Best of Business Awards were created to give small and medium-sized businesses a platform to celebrate achievements and stories with their peers, and opportunities to learn from Australia’s best business minds.
Small and medium-sized businesses play a unique and essential role as the foundation for Australia’s financial, cultural and social prosperity. Our goal is to recognise and reward businesses moving Australia forward and inspiring the next generation through their ingenuity and resilience.
The core Awards categories cover a range of areas crucial to Australia's future outlook. The annually-changing Progressing Australia category focusses on the most pressing national issue each year. As a whole, the program has been meticulously designed to celebrate the success stories and diversity of our current small and medium-sized business landscape.
To ensure the highest level of integrity in defining the theme, we consulted with independent research experts. From quantitative research surveys to qualitative expert interviews, selecting the annual theme for the Progressing Australia Category is a rigorous process.
Telstra has been supporting Australian small and medium-sized businesses for over 25 years with the Telstra Business Awards and Telstra Business Women’s Awards. In 2020 these were cancelled while businesses focused on the myriad of challenges of COVID-19. Meanwhile, we explored how to better reflect and celebrate today’s dynamic and diverse small and medium-sized business arena. The result was the Telstra Best of Business Awards.
In our 25 plus years of Awards, we've had the honour of celebrating some of Australia's most exciting small and medium-sized businesses. We're thrilled to have seen Awards Alumni become household names, notable business leaders, and grow into global operations. We're grateful for their continued support of the Awards, and we hope you join them one day.