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    Voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Award is now closed

    The People’s Choice Finalists represent the highest achievers in Australian business – each are having positive impact on a local and national scale. All 2018 National Finalists are eligible for the award and the winner will be announced at the National Awards dinner in September.

     Voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Award is now closed. Good luck to all our finalists!

    Voting is closed
    Wednesday 19 September

    Voting is closed

    Voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Award closed at 5pm (AEST) on Wednesday September 19.

    National Finalists


    Thank you for voting for Active Truth

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    QLD

    Active Truth

    “We want to inspire women to live healthy and active lives by producing high quality activewear for all women, regardless of their shape, size or stage of life.” Stevie Angel, Co-Founder

    Thank you for voting for Be Fit Food

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    National Winner VIC

    Be Fit Food

    “Be Fit Food takes the guesswork out of healthy eating by providing Australians with scientifically formulated meals for improving overall health and well-being’’ Kate Save, CEO

    Thank you for voting for Booktopia

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    National Winner NSW

    Booktopia

    “Our vision is to be Australia’s bookstore, and we’re achieving that by focusing on our customers and making them the centre of decisions and our ecosystem.” Tony Nash, Founder and CEO

    Thank you for voting for CartonCloud

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    QLD

    CartonCloud

    “We're enabling small and medium sized logistics companies to be competitive with the industry giants by developing easy-to-use cloud-based technology.” Vincent Fletcher, Co-Founder

    Thank you for voting for Dann Event Hire

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    VIC

    Dann Event Hire

    “We see possibilities and are driven by pushing boundaries, working outside our comfort zones to create the unimagined for our client’s events. This is not a job for us. We do what we love.” Francesca Pavone, Director

    Thank you for voting for Dreamedia Events

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    NT

    Dreamedia Events

    “We endeavour to bring innovation, excellence and creativity to all the events we are engaged with. As a one-stop-shop for all things events in NT, we can accommodate the vast needs that other competitors cannot.” Chris O’Brien, Founder

    Thank you for voting for Find Your Feet Australia

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    TAS

    Find Your Feet Australia

    “We believe we have succeeded in our mission when we observe people playing wilder and enjoying an outdoor lifestyle. Sharing in their successes and excitement reiterates what we ourselves love and how we ‘find our feet’.” Hanny Allston, Founding Director

    Thank you for voting for Flora & Fauna

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    NSW

    Flora & Fauna

    “We see the environment changing, our seas becoming more polluted, animal species becoming extinct, and climate change becoming a real issue. This is the inspiration behind our business.” Ms Julie Mathers, Founder and CEO

    Thank you for voting for Happy Way

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    National Winner SA

    Happy Way

    “We want our protein powders to make women all over the world feel positive about their body and empowered to make an impact on their life.” Hien Nguyen, Co-Founder

    Thank you for voting for HeliMods

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    National Winner QLD

    HeliMods

    “As a progressive technology organisation, we’re dedicated to advancing the capability of helicopter rotary-wing operations worldwide.” Will Shrapnel, Founder

    Thank you for voting for HK Holistic Health Klub

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    NT

    HK Holistic Health Klub

    “We want our gym to inspire and educate our clients to become the best version of themselves through our step-by-step holistic approach. We help our clients live a fitter, stronger, pain-free life.” Karlene Dagg, Owner

    Thank you for voting for Kid Sense Child Development

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    SA

    Kid Sense Child Development

    “Our concept is based on a model seen in the US but never in Australia before: a paediatric occupational therapy clinic that specialised in the private treatment of children with attention and behavioural issues.” Joanna Buttfield, Founder and Executive Director – Clinical Operations

    Thank you for voting for Manly Spirits Co.

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    NSW

    Manly Spirits Co.

    “The inclusion of marine botanicals and Australian natives in our product celebrates the uniqueness of these ingredients and showcases what Australian spirits are all about.” Vanessa Wilton, co-founder and marketing manager

    Thank you for voting for Penten

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    National Winner ACT

    Penten

    “We focus on delivering disruptive cybersecurity capability to solve tomorrow's digital challenges. Our team can identify and solve the hard problems that others haven’t been able to unlock.” Matthew Wilson, CEO

    Thank you for voting for PowerHealth

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    2018 Telstra Medium & Making Waves
    SA

    PowerHealth

    “Our commitment to take on what no other organisation seeks to do – streamlining public hospital costing and billing functions – and our constant focus on customer retention and R&D, has enabled our business to thrive for two decades.” Patrick Power, Managing Director

    Thank you for voting for Rapid Context

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    ACT

    Rapid Context

    “What motivates us and fuels our passion for work and life is contributing in a very real way towards building a better society through better thinking.” Dr Samantha Crompvoets, Director

    Thank you for voting for Scoot Boots

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    National Winner TAS

    Scoot Boots

    “We want to inspire, educate and advocate for a barefoot natural approach for horses around the globe, changing 1500 years of tradition. Our Scoot Boots allow horses to virtually go barefoot, an option that is much suitable to their overall health.” David MacDonald, Creator

    Thank you for voting for Sensum

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    VIC

    Sensum

    “Sensum has a mission to disrupt the status-quo within traditional construction industries. We are delivering projects that positively impact the lives of others.” Nick Strongman, Chief Executive Officer

    Thank you for voting for SponServe

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    2018 Telstra Emerging & Energised
    ACT

    SponServe

    “We deliver the results needed today, and are on track to deliver the demands created by the rapidly growing and evolving sponsorship industry of tomorrow.” Mark Thompson, Managing Director

    Thank you for voting for True North Strategic Communication

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    2018 Telstra Small & Succeeding
    NT

    True North Strategic Communication

    “Our team’s multidisciplinary expertise combined with widespread experience working in regional centres across Northern Australia is the foundation of our success.” Elena Madden, Owner