Telstra NSW Business Awards finalists announced

Telstra today named the finalists in the 2010 Telstra NSW Business Awards, with a shortlist of 20 NSW small and medium businesses named.

Telstra NSW Business AwardsTelstra Business Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Deena Shiff, said the detailed assessment based on international benchmarking and developed in conjunction with the NSW Business Chamber confirmed that NSW’s leading firms had solid business plans in place.

”Almost two-thirds of the businesses shortlisted had identified national expansion as key to their future growth, while half had their sights set on expanding overseas,” Ms Shiff said.

“The fact that the best businesses in the state are meeting global best practice in business planning is a very positive sign for the NSW economy going forward.

“These leading businesses are also focused on knowing their customers better, increasing productivity, enhancing day-to-day processes and increasing the output of existing products.”

The finalists for the Telstra NSW Business Awards are:

Businessowner Micro-Business Award

Motivate You Fitness & Personal Training Carnes Hill
sphinxx Mosman
Sydney Commercial Kitchens Cromer
Sydney Writers’ Centre Pty Ltd Milsons Point
Tactical Solutions Penrith
MYOB Small Business Award
Borrodell on the Mt Orange
Intact Group Sydney
Kinetic Recruitment Sydney
The Observatory Port Macquarie Port Macquarie

Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award

Australian Careers Business College Liverpool
Doltone House Group Pyrmont
Ezypay Pty Ltd Chatswood
Hotels Combined Pty Ltd Ultimo
TigerSpike Pty Ltd Surry Hills
Viocorp International Pyrmont

AMP Innovation Award

Australian BioRefining Pty Ltd Evans Head
SOLID Racks (A Division of Wood Appeal Pty Ltd) Brookvale
Soprano Design North Sydney
Viocorp International Pyrmont

Sensis Social Responsibility Award

ChewYings Lawn & Horticulture North Nowra
The Dental Centre Broken Hill

The winners of the NSW Awards, which will be announced at The Westin Hotel on 9 July, will receive a share of the $400,000 in cash and prizes, become part of an exclusive national business alumni, and proceed to the national Awards to be announced in Sydney on 20 August.

For further information on the Telstra New South Wales Business Awards Presentation Dinner visit telstrabusinessawards.com