2020 Resilience Awards

In 2020 we suspended our annual Smart50 Awards to do things a little differently, and to recognise that how we do business has changed in fundamental ways, perhaps even permanently.

In the inaugural SmartCompany Resilience Awards, we celebrated the businesses that withstood the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, spotted new opportunities, deepened their ties to their communities, and put their people first.

We recognised businesses in four categories — Adaptation, Community, People and Agility — which you can read more about below.

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Sticky

Sticky

Sticky used the COVID-19 pandemic lull to implement a creative and staggeringly successful social media marketing campaign.
Stagekings

Stagekings

In March, Stagekings was building a custom set piece for the Grand Prix — then large gatherings were banned, and the business had to adapt.
HungryHungry

HungryHungry

When lockdowns were introduced, HungryHungry's founders realised a feature they had built, but hardly used, could help keep hospitality alive.
Spacenow

Spacenow

Pre-pandemic, Spacenow operated an ‘Airbnb for office space’, until social distancing forced the team to get creative.