2020 Resilience Awards

This year we have suspended our usual 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 aim to celebrate the businesses that have withstood the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, spotted new opportunities, deepened their ties to their communities, and put their people first.

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

We will also be coming together to celebrate these businesses in a virtual setting. We hope you’ll join us.

 

Versa Agency

Versa Agency

For Kath Blackham’s digital agency Versa, the pandemic simply reinforced the company’s belief that “happy people create outstanding work”.
Payright

Payright

While many businesses were standing down or letting go employees when the pandemic hit, Payright was facing a very different challenge.
Clipboardau

Clipboardau

Given Clipboardau’s clients all work in hospitality, it was well placed to offer support to an industry significantly disrupted by COVID-19.
Hacker Exchange

Hacker Exchange

Ordinarily, Aussie edtech Hacker Exchange generates revenue by taking students and entrepreneurs on educational trips. Then COVID-19 hit.