Media Release, 16 March 2015

Australian businesses are urged to get their entries in for this year’s Telstra Australian Business Awards before submissions close on Monday 30 March.

For 23 years the national Awards program has recognised the achievements of brilliant Australian small and medium businesses and inspired them to push their boundaries to be the best they can be.

Businesses can enter five Awards categories - Start-Up, Micro, Small, Medium and Regional.

While some great opportunities come from being a Telstra Business Awards finalist, just entering the Awards can be beneficial to a business.

Every business that enters the Awards receives a 70-page Business Health Check report that evaluates their business performance, identifies areas for improvement and provides a platform to review business strategy and plan for future growth.

Telstra Business Group Managing Director Will Irving said the Awards not only recognise the best in business but also provide some amazing opportunities for business growth and innovation.

“Through the Awards, we’re celebrating the success of Australia’s SMBs and also helping them grow and prosper by encouraging strategic planning for business growth,” he said.

“The Awards are an opportunity for businesses to benchmark their performance across all sectors, providing unparalleled networking opportunities and a chance to reinforce credibility, build recognition and pursue new ventures.”

Winners of the state-based Telstra Business Awards will be announced at gala dinners throughout July, with national finals to be held in Sydney on 20 August 2015.
Nominations and entries can be made at or by calling 1800 AWARDS.