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NFPs recognised in Telstra Business Awards

Charitable foundations have been recognised for their innovation and work in the community

The Telstra Business Awards have recognised community and charitable foundations for their innovative and effective work across Australia.

A group of state-winners from the ‘Social Change Maker Award’ are competing for the final win in the upcoming People’s Choice Award’. The finalists include organisations such as Foodbank, Cancer Council, ThinkPlace and The Pyjama Foundation.

Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Vicki Brady, encouraged people to have their say in who the best business across all of Australia is.

“Small businesses are an incredibly important part of the Australian economy and the communities in which we live. We interact with them every day and make choices on where or when we shop and what causes we support,” Brady said.

Brady added that through the ‘People’s Choice Award’, the public can vote on their preferred business and “help propel their success to the next level”.

The Telstra Business Awards are an exclusive platform to help businesses by providing recognition, trusted advice and by opening the door to a network of Alumni.

The awards have recognised the best in business across four categories: Emerging and Energised, Small and Succeeding, Medium and Making Waves and Social Change Maker.

The Social Change Maker award went to organisations such as the Earbus Foundation of Western Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Purple House.

Purple House CEO, Sarah Brown, said: “People with end-stage renal failure now have hope, families are reunited, and traditional owners can look after their own country. We’re not just saving people, we’re saving a way of life.”

Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, added: “Purple House has made a significant impact on the health care system, and on the lives of the population living in regional communities. They’ve introduced a game-changing model for dialysis services nationally.”

Penn said that the winners of the awards are “shining examples of businesses doing great things in new and effective ways for their customers”.

“They are genuine innovators, always on the lookout for ways to leverage technology to connect with customers, unlock new markets and take their business to the next level.”


Social Change Winners

ACT     ThinkPlace

NSW   Foodbank NSW & ACT Limited

NT       Purple House

QLD    The Pyjama Foundation

SA       ProActiv People Solutions

TAS     Cancer Council Tasmania

VIC      Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

WA     Earbus Foundation of Western Australia

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