2023 State Finalists - Outstanding Growth

Helping grow a stronger economy

Get to know the businesses that achieved significant growth and contributed to building a more resilient Australian economy in 2023.

Outstanding Growth Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory


ACT Finalist

Bluerydge is an Australian owned and operated cyber security and technology firm, focused on providing solutions, quality outcomes and premium customer service. Their identity is built on the vision to generate local contributions to Australia's national security landscape.

GoBoat Australia

ACT Winner

GoBoat makes the water accessible to everyone, one eco-friendly boat at a time. GoBoat offers a premium, safe, family-family friendly picnic boat for exploring cities from a new perspective.

National Nursing Agency

ACT Finalist

National Healthcare Services and National Nursing Agency are nursing agencies based in Canberra, that specialise in providing compassionate and experienced professional registered and enrolled nurses, and assistants in nursing. The agencies are family owned and operated for more than 22 years.


ACT Finalist

Proximity is a provider of integrated consulting, legal and commercial services to government and large organisations. They collaborate with clients to overcome challenges and are passionate about achieving excellent outcomes. They also support the local community through pro bono services, sponsorships and volunteering.

Region Group

ACT Finalist

Established in 2016 by Tim White and Michael McGoogan, Region Media is a for-purpose news technology platform committed to local news and community information.Their mission is to serve regional Australia by facilitating important conversations through trusted, balanced journalism.

New South Wales


NSW Winner

FONZ is Australia's leading designer and manufacturer of quality two-wheel electric motorcycles and scooters. FONZ is proud to be a future-facing company, operating at the intersection of sustainability, style and superior performance.


NSW Finalist

HowToo makes building digital training courses simple and accessible for businesses of every size. With HowToo, organisations can take back control of their company training and put the power to create and update their courses back in the hands of their teams and subject matter experts.

Renew IT

NSW Finalist

Renew IT is an IT asset lifecycle service provider that recycles an organisation’s redundant IT hardware while protecting each devices data and software security. Its focus is achieving zero landfill e-waste and championing tech innovation and sustainability.

SAVVY Beverages

NSW Finalist

Savvy Beverages makes healthy drinks for the brain using vitamins, nootropics and superfoods to promote better focus, energy and performance. Crafted by health professionals, the drinks are designed to be a healthy and better alternative to coffee, tea and energy drinks.

Voxus Psychology

NSW Finalist

Voxus Psychology is a psychology clinic that offers mental health and wellbeing services to help individuals maintain a productive frame of mind and achieve positive emotional health.Its practitioners offer high-quality, evidence-based therapy and counselling across a range of strategies.


NSW Finalist

X Commercial is a commercial real estate agency offering its customers sales and leasing assistance, asset management advice, valuations and commercial finance.By understanding the latest market evidence and trends, X Commercial helps its clients make the best possible commercial decisions.



QLD Finalist

aXcelerate is one of Australia's leading student and learning management software. The platform is made up of three interconnected key systems: a Student Management System, Learning Management System, and an on the job training tool called Work Based Learning. aXcelerate's vision is to empower training organisations to create better learning outcomes through world class technology, and see organisations grow.

Pleasant State

QLD Finalist

Pleasant State is working towards a sparkling clean world that's free of toxic cleaning chemicals and single-use plastics. Most everyday cleaning products are packaged in single-use plastic filled with toxic chemicals so Pleasant State developed 'just-add-water' cleaning bars. When dissolved, the innovative product makes a multi-purpose cleaner, hand and dish soap.

iCutter Industries

QLD Finalist

iCutter Industries is an Australian owned and operated Indigenous business servicing the drill and blast mining sector on the East Coast of Australia from their base in Mackay, Queensland. With more than 30 years of combined experience, the team also consult, advise and provide training to ensure their clients maximise productivity, safety and sustainability on their sites.


QLD Finalist

With more than 150 years of experience in a team of qualified business and IT professionals, Lime Intelligence combines knowing what people need from a business perspective with cutting edge cloud based technology to give tailored solutions. With a vision to revolutionise the way business intelligence is delivered from traditional analysis on the desktops of a select few to a pivotal tool used across all teams in a self-service and mobile-accessible model, Lime is driving a change in the way people are doing business.

The Laundry Lady

QLD Finalist

Established in 2012, The Laundry Lady is one of Australia's fastest-growing mobile laundry service. The business was created more than ten years ago by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Susan Toft, who experienced frustration with her ever-growing laundry pile at home. She created the mobile laundry service that can be booked online and offers a pickup and delivery service. From a solo operation on the Gold Coast, Laundry Lady now operates nationally and has international expansion in its sights.


QLD Winner

Specialising in mining services, Valenhold offers end to end solutions supporting mobile fleet operations. With exclusive access to proven parts and components, world - leading engineering and procurement teams, Valenhold can support projects no matter the size or complexity.

South Australia


SA Winner

As a modern family dental practice serving Munno Para West and Playford City in Adelaide, Incredible Smiles is committed to providing patients with comprehensive dental care of the highest standard. The team deliver exceptional care to help optimise the health of their patients as well as enhance their smiles.


SA Finalist

Silentium Defence is one of the global leaders in the design and deployment of passive surveillance systems. They specialise in tailored solutions designed to meet the critical surveillance and traffic management demands of high-end customers. The team build systems that will empower organisations to protect what matters, when it matters most.


SA Finalist

For more than 35 years, Statewide Appliance Spares have been supplying appliance spare parts to South Australian consumers.Proudly Australian owned and operated, Statewide Appliance Spares first opened its doors in 1985 and are now one of Australia's most extensive suppliers.

Succession Ecology

SA Finalist

Succession Ecology is a multi-faceted environmental business that finds innovative solutions in nature. The organisation works with clients across a broad range of areas from the collection and sale of native seed, to ecological consulting and research. The team appreciates nature and what it can do, with a philosophy of 'why engineer something when nature can often do it better'.

Viva Mutual

SA Finalist

Viva Mutual help people live as independently as possible. This means working in a way that promotes a 'can do' attitude and identifies strengths in each individual. Founded by Guy Trunbull, Arthur Mitsioulis and Tanya Cole, the team at Viva Mutual are the community's local health and wellbeing network, delivering high quality health and social care.


Ellis Richmond Pty Ltd

TAS Winner

Ellis Richmond provides accounting services to help clients measure and manage carbon emissions, helping them to understand their impact and how they can make a difference. Through specialised technology, they are able to build a community of businesses measuring and sharing their emissions data, with the aim of making more informed business decisions when it comes to sustainability.

Innova Dental

TAS Finalist

Innova Dental and Prospect Family Dental was set up by Dr Bing Lee and his wife Dr Fay Chan after they came across a gap in what the local Tasmanian dental practices were offering the community. Started in 2015, they brought with them years of experience with CADCAM chairside technology and were the first practice in Launceston to offer same day handcrafted crowns. The business is now the largest practice in Tasmania that provides safe and high-quality dental care.

Kings Digital

TAS Finalist

Kings Digital are a team of digital specialists that provide expertise across strategy, brand and web design, technical development and digital marketing.Over the years their values have remained the same but its team, experience, knowledge and drive has grown to offer a more comprehensive approach. With the aim of making the web work better for their clients, they blend strategy, logic and creativity into everything they do.

Next Level Kayaking

TAS Finalist

Next Level Kayaking is a Tasmanian coaching and retail company run by Ben Maynard and Roz Barber, operating all year round on the doorstep of the Southern Ocean.Founded in 2010 due to a lack of opportunities for recreational paddlers to access formal tuition, the businesses coaching programs now occupy a unique position between the general paddling population, and traditional club, State and National associations.

Sarah's Family Wellness Centre

TAS Finalist

Sarah's Family Wellness Centre is centred around its mission to help families lead healthier and happier lives, by providing a child-care service while parents indulge in their own self-care.The centre provides a family friendly space and customer experience that is tailored to the needs of the individual, with treatments ranging from pregnancy or infant massages to remedial massages for injury, with something for every member of the family.

Smitten Merino

TAS Finalist

Smitten Merino is a family-owned and operated Tasmanian merino clothing brand. Founded by Nicola and Carl Mason, the team uses sustainable fabrics such as merino wool, organic cotton, and plant-based fibre to create a wide range of clothing.



VIC Finalist

CLUBMAP is an innovative community club support business delivering on its stated purpose of creating healthy clubs for connected communities. Beginning as a passion project for its five founders, CLUBMAP has become a growing online business supporting metro, regional and remote community sporting clubs across Australia.

Inspiring Vacations

VIC Finalist

Inspiring Vacations is an Australian-owned business with a mission to inspire people everywhere to experience the world. Established in 2017 and based in Melbourne, the tour operator steadily evolved from a modest travel start-up to a dominant player in the competitive touring industry. The team offers holiday packages to destinations around the world, with a user friendly booking process and constant customer support.


VIC Finalist

JOST & Co is a proudly female-founded and owned, Melbourne-based boutique advisory consultancy. Established in 2017 by Stella Voules and Jo Billing, the consultancy provides future-focused and strategic people and culture services to the public and private sector, because modern businesses require a modern approach.

MI Academy

VIC Finalist

MI Academy is a team training and consultancy provider, giving retailers the confidence and capabilities needed to drive enhanced marketing performance, customer experience, design thinking and organisational change. Unlike an agency, they believe in skills for life, not just for the life of one campaign.

PsychPhys (VIC) Operations

VIC Finalist

PsychPhys provides quick and holistic support programs to reduce risk and vulnerability, while helping individuals live a safe, happy and independent life. Through tailored Psychology, Exercise Physiology and Behaviour Support programs, PsychPhys promotes acceptance and raises public awareness into the level of risk within our society.

Style Bundle

VIC Winner

Style Bundle provide a highly tailored gift curation service, assisting clients to showcase their brand through customised packaging and high-quality homeware products.With a growing team of more than 16 staff and a larger operational footprint, the business has broadened the Style Bundle model of gifting to an ever-increasing range of businesses around the country.

Western Australia

Bodhi Wellness Spa Retreat

WA Finalist

Bodhi is one of Australia's finest spa and wellness retreats dedicated to creating all-natural, luxurious experiences. Using a range of healing modalities, some inspired by ancient Australian indigenous healing, BODHIs services include facial treatments, massages, body therapies, wellness treatments, spa journeys, and beauty therapies, as well as multi-day spa retreats.

Carter Institute

WA Finalist

The Carter Institute is an educational institute helping health professionals create more impact, by bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the fitness industry. Since its beginnings in January 2021, the team of 11 have helped students from 34 countries work towards becoming the next generation of industry leading health professionals.

Common Ground Trails Pty Ltd

WA Winner

Common Ground Trails is a trail consultancy who have been specialising in all facets of developing and establishing mountain biking and walking facilities since 2014, aiming to connect people with trails, spaces, landscapes and most importantly each other. They create opportunities for people to connect with the environment and get outdoors.


WA Finalist

Floveyor is a privately owned Australian manufacturing company that manufactures Floveyor conveyors and associated equipment used in bulk material handling.Its focus is on the safe and efficient handling of dry powders and granules, using the aero-mechanical method of conveying.

Synergy Graphics

WA Finalist

Synergy Graphics is a graphic and web design studio that creates unique graphic design solutions for businesses big and small, not for profit organisations and all tiers of government. The team helps communicate clients' messages clearly in a bid to support their growth and build their reputation.

Youth Lab

WA Finalist

Youth Lab is a Perth based medical cosmetic clinic dedicated to enhancing aesthetic confidence. The team of highly skilled cosmetic doctors, nurses and dermal clinicians offer an extensive range of non-surgical procedures. They utilise cutting edge medical technology to treat the most stubborn skin conditions and enhance self-confidence.

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