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LVLY

Telstra Business Women's Awards  |  VIC  |  State Winner

2020 Telstra Small Business Award

In 2015, while working in the advertising industry, Hannah Spilva co-founded online flower gifting company LVLY. Setting out to challenge the floristry industry, LVLY has since become famous for its cheeky brand and convenient same day delivery service.

Through creative problem solving and design thinking, LVLY developed a packaging solution that allows it to ship freshly arranged flowers via the mainstream postal network. This helped establish LVLY as a national business and the only florist in Australia that is able to make and dispatch products across the entire country.

With LVLY’s strong focus on brand, innovation and customer service, Spilva was recognised in the 2020 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards and continues to help light the way for other female entrepreneurs.

Hannah said, “I want to spark an honest debate about vulnerability and self-doubt not being a weakness, but a weapon we can channel to build businesses that make the world a better place.”

Deeply passionate about creating a positive impact for her team, customers, industry and environment, Hannah believes that even in a digitally focused business, real human connections are paramount.

“Sending flowers and gifts is a way of being there when you can’t physically be there, it’s a ritual as old as time that has been revolutionised thanks to direct to consumer e-commerce businesses like LVLY”.

Passionate in paying it forward LVLY have created two initiatives designed specifically to give back to the local community and spread joy beyond its customers. Every week, it donates all unsold flower posies to aged care and hospices, as well as hitting the streets on a Friday afternoon to flower-bomb strangers. The second initiative is a partnership with the Homie Pathway project, a program created to help get homeless youths back into meaningful employment.

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Mollydooker Wines

Telstra Business Awards | SA | State Winner

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves

In the heart of South Australia's McLaren Vale, Mollydooker Wines is turning the wine industry upside down. Quite literally, their most innovative technique involves tipping their bottles upside down and shaking them.

Water Tight Canberra

Telstra Business Awards | NSW | National Winner

2019 Telstra Small and Succeeding

In 2010, Water Tight Canberra owner, Tom Martin created a business committed to delivering seamless, honest and ethical residential and strata plumbing services. With a pledge to provide the highest customer service, Tom and his team saw the value in communicating well with clients.

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