Smart50 Awards

Applications for the 2017 SmartCompany Smart50 Awards will be opening in August. To register your interest and stay up to date, submit your details. For more information, see below.

Award Categories

Smart & Lasting

A hall of fame for those on the Smart50 who have stood the test of time.

Top Franchise

Awarded for business growth and development, new initiatives, employee satisfaction and savvy marketing.

Top Retailer

Acknowledging innovations in product offer, outstanding customer service, employee care and sales and marketing initiatives.

Top Exporter

Awarded for innovation and excellence in international business, solid growth in export markets, exceptional supply chain management, and creativity in tackling challenges.

Top Innovator

Awarded for online or offline innovation, acknowledges initiatives that spark progressive change in their industry or business, original ideas and disruptive strategies.

Community Hero

Awarded to the business that has demonstrated commitment to the local community through leadership and business skills contributions.

Top Regional

Acknowledges the most influential and successful business operating in regional or remote areas. New for 2017.

Top Marketer

For businesses that have executed successful, innovative marketing campaigns in the areas of digital marketing, PR or general advertising. New for 2017.

Smart50 Awards 2017

Why should you enter the Smart50 Awards?

The annual Smart50 awards acknowledge Australia’s fastest growing SMEs. For ten years, they’ve consistently shone a light on some of our most influential and successful entrepreneurs. Being acknowledged on the list is not just a great boon for your business, it’s a galvanising moment for you and your team, as you acknowledge all the hard work that has led to continuous, sustainable growth.

Have a look at some of the previous years’ Smart50 listers here. And to get an early start on getting organised, download our FAQs.

Our Sponsors


The principle partner for the 2017 Smart50 Awards is Mastercard. Category sponsorship is still available. To enquire about this and other opportunties, email