Our Legacy


Telstra Business Awards  |  WA  |  State Winner

2019 Telstra Medium and Making Waves

When Paley Ho founded Unios from his hometown of Perth, he set out to circuit break Australia’s commercial lighting industry which was heavily footed in New South Wales and Victoria, shining a light on what could be done from WA.

Paley’s aim was to create architectural lighting that was both beautiful and intuitive. Lighting that exuded design, performance, yet also met the needs of value-conscious customers.

From dreams that started on the road from Payley’s car with a boot full of lights, today Unios stands as a recognised brand in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, with ambitions to further expand into South East Asia and Europe.

Unios have reimagined and simplified what used to be a notoriously difficult and a convoluted process for architects and engineers to collaborate by developing Toolbox. A universal platform for configuring, bookmarking, specifying and exchanging on luminaires for any project, Toolbox delivers a seamless workflow for all involved stakeholders.

Unios are continuing to push boundaries in the lighting space with its design-led approach inspiring the Flo Horticulture Series - a series of products that seek to successfully maintain indoor greenscapes with the use of cutting-edge LED technology.

Since its inception, Unios’ focus has been on creating wide-spread adoption of LED lighting because it vastly improves energy efficiency. Beyond this, Unios are looking to the future of human-centric lighting and how it can affect not just mood but even wellbeing and health.

Proudly headquartered in Western Australia, Unios are passionate about providing work opportunities and careers in lighting that previously didn't exist in Perth. As new opportunities arise, Unios also recruit new team members through AtWork, allowing those with a disability to find rewarding careers.

In recognition of their achievements, Unios was named 2019 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year.

"The Telstra Business Awards were an amazing experience and I would encourage all businesses to participate to really benchmark themselves against some truly wonderful businesses. The whole process acts as a compass to let you know which areas need to be improved on and provides a level of self-reflection that as busy business owners, we sometimes forget to allow time for."

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Bush Medijina

Telstra Business Awards | NT | State Winner

2019 Telstra Social Change Maker

Bush Medijina started with an empty shipping container and a big dream inspired by the female elders of Groote Eylandt, an island off the coast of the Northern Territory.

STEM Punks

Telstra Business Awards | QLD | State Winner

2019 Telstra Emerging & Energised

It's not often you would associate science and fun in the same sentence, but that was exactly Michael Holmstrom's mission. He created STEM Punks, a group of passionate educators helping to inspire kids and adults to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and interactive environment.

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