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Alumni Stories.

Learn more about our inspiring 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards National Winners & Finalists who are helping to move Australia forward. 

She’s A Crowd

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | NSW | National Winner

Accelerating Women Award

With the goal of making cities safer for women and gender-diverse people, and closing the gender data gap, Zoe Condliffe decided to start her own social enterprise in 2018, known as She’s A Crowd.

Australian Native Food Co.

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | SA | State Winner

Building Communities Award

When it comes to understanding Australia’s local agricultural offering, Australian Native Food Co. appreciates the value of native ingredients more than most.

Martin's Eyecare

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | TAS | State Winner

Championing Health Award

Martin Robinson’s belief that eyecare in this day and age should be viewed differently, led to the creation of locally owned Tasmanian optometry practice, Martin’s Eyecare.

Heaps Normal

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | ACT | State Winner

Embracing Innovation Award & Outstanding Growth Award

As an independent non-alcoholic beer company, Heaps Normal is on a mission to change Australia’s drinking culture by brewing beer that tastes and looks like it, without the alcohol content.

Kardan Construction

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | WA | State Winner

Indigenous Excellence Award

When it comes to key Australian infrastructure projects, Kardan Construction isn’t just in the business of building, it’s focused on creating a stronger and more capable society by cultivating community relationships.

Complete Home Filtration

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | WA | National Winner

Outstanding Growth Award

A self-described ‘water fanatic’, Suzanne Dodds founded Complete Home Filtration due to her belief that fresh, contaminant free water is something everyone should experience and enjoy.

McCartney Family Funerals

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | QLD | National Finalist

Progressing Australia Award

Every family should be given the time and genuine care and support when dealing with the grief of a lost one, which is exactly what the McCartney Family Funerals team strives to deliver through compassionate and tailored services.

Sea Forest

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards | TAS | National Winner

Promoting Sustainability Award & Embracing Innovation Award

Seaweed certainly isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering innovative ways to drive sustainable change, but that’s exactly what the team at Sea Forest is using to create cleaner outcomes for the planet.

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