Orbitz Elevators rises up as 2019 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year

Media Release, 26 September 2019

Lift professionals, Orbitz Elevators, has been named the 2019 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year.

The business supplies, installs, maintains, repairs and modernises elevators and escalators across Australia and Papua New Guinea.

With a specific focus on performance, reliability, aesthetics and sophistication, Orbitz Elevators is a multi-million dollar business that has grown to 85 staff since its inception four years ago.

“At the heart of our identity and culture is an absolute commitment to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations,” said Orbitz Elevators’ Managing Director, Jonathon Dwayre.

Strategic recruitment, training and development programs have seen Orbitz establish a powerful team culture holding shared visions, values and goals.

Orbitz Elevators also took home the 2019 Telstra Queensland Medium & Making Waves Award.

The Telstra Business Awards are a long standing, exclusive platform that recognise Australia’s best businesses, provide expert advice, open networking opportunities and help them gain the credibility to take their business to the next level.

Winners were chosen across four categories: Emerging & Energised, Small & Succeeding, Medium & Making Waves, and Social Change Maker.

Telstra Group Executive, Consumer & Small Business, Michael Ackland, said the winners of the 2019 Telstra Queensland Business Awards demonstrated excellence across six key judging criteria, underpinned by a commitment to innovation and technology.

“The Queensland winners are shining examples of businesses doing great things in new and effective ways for their customers,” Mr Ackland said.

“They have inspired us all with their resilience, courage and incredible commitment.”

“Orbitz Elevators impressed our judges with its genuine and innovative approach to customer service in a crowded market. The entire team is not only highly skilled at what they do, but are also all engaged behind a strong vision and business plan, led by Mr Dwayre’s solid leadership skills.”

The other category winners of the 2019 Telstra Queensland Business Awards are:

  • STEM education programs provider, STEM Punks Ventures, won the 2019 Telstra Queensland Emerging & Energised Award
  • Science workshops and stage-shows business, Street Science, won the 2019 Telstra Queensland Small & Succeeding Award·        
    Digital health technology company, Community Information Services, won the 2019 Telstra Queensland Social Change Maker Award

All 2019 Queensland winners will join other state and territory category winners at the national 2019 Telstra Australian Business Awards in Melbourne on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Telstra Busiess Awards nominations are open year-round. For more information, please visit: www.telstrabusinessawards.com  


Media contact: Danita Goodwin, State Media Manager
M: 0439 886 652
E: media@team.telstra.com
Reference number: 108/2019


MORE INFORMATION - Winners of the 2019 Telstra Queensland Business Awards

Orbitz Elevators – 2019 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year

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. The company has grown to a multi-million dollar business within four years, now employing more than 85 staff and working with some of Australia’s largest companies. With a range of unique internal processes based on research and customer surveys, the team aims to maximise value, communication and client collaboration throughout projects. Through strategic recruitment, training and development programs, Orbitz has established a business with a powerful team culture all sharing the same vision, values and goals of the organisation.


STEM Punks Ventures - 2019 Telstra Queensland Emerging & Energised Award winner

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. STEM Punks also provides innovative STEM education products to use within their programs including drone platforms, autonomous vehicles, and the ‘Internet of Things’ - all developed in Australia. Through their e-learning platform, they support teachers and students with online education programs. The platform includes digital assets based on turnkey education solutions through video and written content. Their online suite of products also includes innovative solutions such as virtual reality classrooms, providing an immersive learning experience.


Street Science - 2019 Telstra Queensland Small & Succeeding Award winner

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. With innovation at the cornerstone of its program, Street Science is continually implementing change and delivering styles to provide student-centred, interactive science experiences. With the motivation to engage and excite the local community, Street Science collaborates with several small businesses and government organisations, including Queensland’s National Science Week Festival. The team received federal funding to host the event - a testament to its success. Street Science was the only Australian small business to present at the 2019 World Science Festival in New York.


Community Information Support Service - 2019 Telstra Queensland Social Change Maker Award winner

Community Information Support Services is a not-for-profit online platform established to support the health and wellbeing of Australians through connecting individuals to health information and services. The organisation supports the coordination of health and wellness activities in local communities and provide ways the public and service providers can work together. It focuses on supporting people who may be vulnerable because they either struggle with their mental health, are older Australians, young parents, Indigenous people, people with a disability or suffer from chronic illness. The team works directly with businesses, health and community sector organisations, government agencies and councils to provide ways of supporting people to prevent and promote the management of disease in Australian communities.