Meet the sponsors for the My Business Awards 2015

We’re proud to introduce to you our sponsors for the prestigious My Business Awards 2015!

Attaché Software

Attaché Software started in 1981, coinciding with the birth of the IBM PC. Today they remain one of the longest standing, most experienced business software companies on the planet thanks largely to their focus not only on innovation, but also on delivering business improvement outcomes for our clients and
guaranteeing it!

They are very proud of the fact that not only were they there at the birth of the PC, DOS, PC Networks, Windows, the Internet and everything thereafter, but they can boast on being one of the first companies in the world offering businesses “Cloud Services” (they launched their online document management solution in May 2001).

As a testimony to their ongoing focus on innovation, they were recently awarded the 2014 Australian Business Award for Cloud Product Of The Year for our business system Scorecard.

Attaché’s aim is to help small and medium organisations achieve their business aspirations, growing the economy in the process. They do this through the use of technology and a philosophy of implementation not installation, providing the much needed advice (in plain English) that ensures their clients utilise the right business tools to streamline processes and deliver measurable, business improvement outcomes.

Attaché is a privately held, Australian and New Zealand based company with around 100 staff and a network of over 200 partners across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific on the ground ready to assist businesses to improve their systems.

Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and cheques.

Visa has built one of the world’s most advanced processing networks. It’s capable of handling more than 24,000 transactions per second, with reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its bank customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.

Governments around the world have switched to digital currency instead of checks for benefits payments and purchasing in order to increase efficiency and lower costs, saving taxpayers money.

Visa is giving more people in more places access to electronic payments. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money any time, make purchases online, transfer funds across borders and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and grows economies.

Efic

Efic is Australia’s export credit agency operating on a commercial basis. Efic partners with banks to provide financial solutions for:

• Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are exporters
• Australian companies in an export supply chain
• Australian companies looking to expand their business
operations overseas to better service their clients
• Australian companies operating in emerging and
frontier markets

Aquire

Aquire is Australia’s business rewards program aimed at helping your business save money and reward employees.

With a wide range of partners, including Westpac, GIO Business Insurance, Avis and Budget car hire, your business could earn Aquire Points1 on business expenses that can be turned into real rewards, and your business can enjoy up front savings on selected airfares.

Aquire Flight Deals are available from participating travel agents around the country, as well as direct via qantas.com with special login details available exclusively to Aquire members.

CGU

CGU is a leading commercial, rural and personal lines insurer and a top-three provider of workers compensation insurance.

They distribute extensive ranges of market-leading products through more than 1,000 brokers, agents and selected financial institution and affinity partners.

Every year, CGU delivers the insurance protection their customers need for:
• Nearly half a million properties
• Over one million motor vehicles
• More than 125,000 businesses
• Over 60,000 farms and hobby farms
• CGU manages around 350,000 claims every year – nearly 1,000 claims every day – and they pay on average 98 per cent of all claims we receive. That works out at around $1.6 billion in support to our customers every year when they need us.

CGU are proud of their 160-year history of supporting customers in their time of need – it’s how they’ve earned the level of trust they continue to enjoy in all parts of Australia today. CGU has built its business around its customer and partners.

AGL

AGL is one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies and largest ASX listed owner, operator and developer of renewable energy generation in the country.

AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas, solar and biomass.

“AGL is taking action towards creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers.”

Drawing on more than 175 years of experience, AGL sells and markets natural gas, electricity and energy related products and services to more than 3.7 million residential and small business customer accounts across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

AGL also invests in and operates natural gas exploration, development and production tenements, and operates natural gas storage facilities.

Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, AGL is an S&P/ ASX 50 company. AGL has been operating in Australia since 1837 and was one of its first listed companies. AGL maintains a BBB investment grade credit rating from Standard & Poor’s.

Workforce Guardian

Workforce Guardian is Australia’s leading HR and employment relations service for employers.

Workforce Guardian provide affordable and easy to use annual subscription based Online HR Systems and HR Advice Online Services, as well as a range of on-demand HR Support Services if you need them such as our HR Advice Hotline and HR Consulting Service.

Used correctly, Workforce Guardian can help you save time and money on HR and achieve best practice HR management.

As well as ensure HR compliance to reduce the risks of expensive, damaging employee claims and substantial fines or penalties for breaches of Australian workplace laws.

Trusted by thousands of users and over 300 partners Workforce Guardian is the HR solution of choice for many small to medium business owners, HR professionals, industry associations, franchise groups, accountants, bookkeepers and business advisers.

With Workforce Guardian, you can spend less time and money worrying about HR and more time running your business.

MasterCard

MasterCard is a company with a global perspective, but a keen customer focus. This includes our relationship with cardholders, merchants, financial institutions and strategic partners. It’s what sets us apart from our competition.

We are committed to providing you with the highest-quality access to cash or to make payments, any time, anywhere.

Our computer network, which takes less than a second on average to process a transaction, is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world.

MasterCard constantly works with its commercial partners to develop integrated business solutions; provide customised, value-added services; and profitably grow their businesses.

We provide an ‘umbrella’ under which thousands of financial institutions can share a unified, recognised brand, one that provides our cardholders and merchants with unparalleled worldwide acceptance and access to their funds, with state-of-the-art security and true convenience.

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