Footage: Upbeat music plays as the video moves from a blue opening screen with the Telstra logo to the presenter for the Accelerating Women Award.
Audio – presenter: 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards, Western Australia Accelerating Women, the award winner is… oh I've got to open it, oh gosh!
Audio: the crowd laughs.
Audio – presenter: They said it's on the back, they lied to me, they lied to me. This is a good one. The Little Bar Cart.
Audio – music: Upbeat music plays as the audience cheers and applauds.
Footage: The two recipients stand up and walk past tables of well-dressed people and onto the stage to accept their award. The footage cuts to show the recipients posing in front of a media wall with their award and certificate.
Text: Accelerating Women Award WA Winner. The Little Bar Cart.
Audio – recipient: Wow. Ray, who said they wouldn't be any acrobatics tonight?
Audio: the audience laughs.
Audio – recipient: This is incredible. Firstly, I wanted to ask everyone - hands up if anyone in this room has had an idea and were told it wouldn't work.
Footage: The recipient raises their hand while laughing.
Audio – recipient: Our story has been a whirlwind six year journey, which began as a little idea back in 2016 to keep guests entertained and hydrated between the wedding ceremony and reception. And after our first social media post went viral, we needed to add a second cart in our first week of launch.
Our intention was to operate our Perth events business and then see what happened. Less than 12 months later, we sold our first licence into Melbourne, and TLBC was officially a thing. Fast forward six years and we have now 12 locations across Australia, Canada and the United States.
Audio: the audience cheers.
Audio – recipient: Thank you. How, you ask? We believe it's because we defend our TLBC customer experience fiercely and never forget that our customers are the reason why we do what we do.
We enter this category because our company values embrace women in all aspects of the business, supporting, encouraging and training women to become masters of their own destiny by being their own boss, in their own TLBC business, in their region of the world. A concept which was imagined and created from nothing into what is now a global brand with an exciting future ahead.
We are so thrilled to have won this award, we truly are. This award, along with becoming an inductee into the Belmont West Australian Small Business Hall of Fame as three-time winners, truly does signify that this indeed was a good idea. But, there is no rest for the wicked, as they say. Already in 2023, internationally, TLBC is eyeing a potential partnership with a major global hospitality brand, as well as pursuing further expansion into Asia and Europe. And nationally, we are on the cusp of signing, announcing I should say, a new East Coast location, so watch this space.
Congratulations to all the other finalists and thank you to Telstra, Best of Business Awards for this tremendous opportunity to showcase our business to you all and the rest of Australia. Thank you.
Footage: The audience applauds and cheers as the video transitions to a blue end screen with the words ‘Best of Business Awards’ next to the Telstra logo.
Audio – music: The Telstra jingle plays.