Media Release, 03 July 2020

Queenslanders vote for their favourite business in Telstra Business People’s Choice Award

Thursday 31 October 2019: Queenslanders are urged to get behind local small and medium businesses, charities and social enterprises, and cast their votes in the 2019 Telstra Business People’s Choice Award.

Four local businesses are up for the Award and vying for the support of locals:

  • Orbitz Elevators, experts in the supply, installation, maintenance, repair and modernisation of elevators and escalators;
  • STEM Punks Ventures, a provider of world-leading STEM education programs for students and teachers in primary and secondary schools with learning outcomes linked to the curriculum;
  • Street Science, creates a range of powerful demonstrations, workshops and stage shows with a focus on engaging and inspiring students to study the senior sciences;
  • Community Information Support Service, a not-for-profit online platform established to support the health and wellbeing of Australians through connecting individuals to health information and services.

These are four of 32 businesses to be recognised this year in the state and territory Telstra Business Awards, from a field of 21,000 nominations.

Other businesses in the running nationally include: feminine hygiene underwear business, Modibodi; smart drinks maker, Shine Drink; and not-for-profit mental health program provider, OzHelp Foundation.

Telstra Group Executive, Consumer & Small Business, Michael Ackland, encouraged Queensland locals to have their say and vote for Australia’s best business.

“Behind each local Queensland business are people who day-in and day-out dedicate their lives to bringing us the services that we need. They inspire us with their resilience, courage and incredible commitment to business. They deserve our support,” he said.

“Through the People’s Choice Award, we’re giving everyone the chance to get behind some of the best local businesses and give them recognition on a national level.”

The 2019 Telstra Business Awards are an exclusive platform that recognise Australia’s best businesses, provide expert advice and help them gain the credibility to unlock new opportunities.

To cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award, visit:

Voting is now open and closes on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at a ceremony for the 2019 Telstra Australian Business Awards, in Melbourne on Thursday 21 November 2019.




Telstra Media contact: Danita Goodwin, State Media Manager (QLD)


Reference number: 131/2019