Winner of 2018’s Smart50 Awards to be revealed tonight
Thursday, November 22, 2018/
The winners of one of Australia’s longest-running small business awards will be revealed tonight, with the full list of Smart50 winners and category award recipients to be unveiled at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.
Harking back to 2007, SmartCompany‘s Smart50 Awards highlight the fastest-growing small- to medium-sized businesses in Australia, tracking their revenue growth over three years and ranking them in descending order.
The awards will be presented at restaurant and event space Longsong, and has been sponsored by ANZ’s Collab Zone, Oracle Netsuite, AusTrade and Konica Minolta. To be eligible for the Smart50 Awards, companies must have recorded revenue of more than $500,000, and achieved revenue growth, during the past three financial years.
In previous years, notable businesses such as Prospa, Vinomofo, Showpo and Lux Group have graced the Smart50 stage, with local tech success story Atlassian taking home the number one spot in 2007.
Awards will also be presented for businesses in the Top Franchise, Top Retailer, Top Exporter, Top Innovator, Community Hero, Top Marketer and Top Regional categories, each being picked by an experienced panel of judges. The Smart & Lasting award will be presented to a finalist that has appeared on the Smart50 list for multiple, consecutive years.
And for the first time this year, the StartupSmart Award has been added to the Smart50 to recognise Australia’s fastest growing startups, who have demonstrable growth when it comes to revenue or user numbers. The winning startup must also demonstrate internal innovation and growth.
The full list of winners, including their growth and revenue figures, will be published on the SmartCompany website tonight and a special Smart50 newsletter will be sent on Friday morning.
In the meantime, check out last year’s winners here.
Feel the churn: How to bounce back after losing staff and clients Sue Parker DARE Group founder
Own it: The 10 things you need to do to manage your personal brand Lisa Stephenson Who Am I Projects founder
How to call your team into action with a winning presentation Emma Bannister Presentation Studio founder
The link between diet and mental health — and how to eat your way to wellbeing Kate Save Be Fit Food co-founder
From interactive videos to AI: The five marketing trends that will dominate 2019 Warwick Boulter Collaboro co-founder
Australia is leading the legaltech revolution, but what does this mean for lawyers, firms and clients? Jodie Baker Xakia founder
Why a video news release needs to be part of your PR strategy Leisa Goddard Adoni Media managing director
Want to catch more customers? Here's how to create a super sales funnel Jovana Vujnic Bumper Leads founder