Victoria's best businesses vying for prestigious awards

Media Release, 13 June 2013

Canberra companies driving professional development and industry productivity across Australia and overseas are among 14 finalists in the 2013 Telstra ACT Business Awards.

Leading the way in professional development services is Transformed Pty Ltd, a specialist training firm for aspiring project managers. Established by Michael Young in 2006, the Kaleen based company provides a range of services from building and construction procurement and contract management. Transformed Pty Ltd also has offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth.

Fyshwick-based Intelledox, which also has offices in Singapore and Canada, is a business that drives process improvement in document generation and business integration through trademarked software systems. This software assists corporations and government agencies to attack “content chaos”.

Other finalists include the Noetic Group, a training and organisational change consultancy with clients such as the Australian Defence Force, government agencies and infrastructure companies, and Robson Environmental, a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy founded in 1990 that also services domestic and international clients.

Food and beverage outlets also featured strongly with Deli Planet in Fyshwick and Adore Tea of Nicholls joining the family run, Choku Bai Jo the Farmers Outlet as finalists. Choku Bai Jo fruit and vegetable market in Curtin and North Lyneham also recently featured in the ACT Government’s ‘Top 100 Things People Like About Canberra’ tourism campaign.

Screencraft, a video production company launched in 2007 which won acclaim for its work on the Australian Federal Police’s national Missing Persons Week campaign and the Kingston independent mortgage broker Tiffen & Co also made it to the finalists list.

Chris Taylor, Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for ACT, said the range and experience of ACT businesses vying for this year’s awards was a positive sign for the growth of the local economy.

Mr Taylor said: “The calibre of Canberra finalists for this year’s awards is outstanding and goes to show why small and medium businesses are the backbone of Australia.

“It is so important that we recognise the businesses that support our local communities and celebrate the significant contribution they make by creating jobs, driving innovation and bringing their expertise and innovations to customers - locally and all over the world.”

The finalists for the 2013 Telstra ACT Business Awards are:

Start-Up Award

Shop Handmade Canberra – Canberra

Micro-Business Award

Canberra Furnished Accommodation – Braddon
Deli Planet Fyshwick – Fyshwick
Screencraft – Fyshwick

Small Business Award

Choku Bai Jo the farmers outlet – Curtin
HorizonOne Recruitment – Braddon
Residential Reports – Hughes
Tiffen & Co – Kingston
Transformed Pty Ltd – Kaleen

Medium Business Award

Adore Tea – Nicholls
Intelledox – Canberra
Noetic Group – Deakin
Robson Environmental – Fyshwick
Rudds Consulting Engineers – Fyshwick

Winners of the 2013 Telstra ACT Business Awards will be announced in Canberra at the Rydges Lakeside on Friday 12 July.

They will share in more than $500,000 in cash grants and business products, which is split among state, territory and national winners, and proceed to the national awards in Melbourne on 22 August, 2013.

Tickets to the event can be purchased by visiting the Telstra Business Awards website or calling 1800 AWARDS between 9am and 7pm AEST Monday to Friday.