Australia’s top SMEs have been recognised at the prestigious Optus My Business Awards 2017, including the winner of the highly coveted Business of the Year award.
Source Legal, a specialist commercial and business legal services provider that operates solely on a fixed-fee model, took out the top prize as Business of the Year, after earlier winning the Professional Services Business of the Year category.
Judges commended the Sydney-based firm on “an innovative, disruptive business model”, which was clearly demonstrated in a detailed award submission.
“A very thorough presentation, with good identification of the unique product being delivered,” said one of the judges.
Another hotly contested award was the Business Leader of the Year, which was won by Victoria Kluth of IT consultancy Araza.
Ms Kluth was commended on balancing “tremendous growth and expansion” while maintaining “a strong focus on staff and clients, which is almost always a recipe for future success.”
Check out the full list of tonight’s winners.
This year’s Optus My Business Awards were presented at a gala dinner at The Westin Sydney, in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 600 business leaders and their teams.
The premier event by My Business was supported by principal partner Optus, platinum partner Viva Energy Australia, gold partner Kwik Kopy and SME Rewards partner Qantas Business Rewards. Event partners included Bigstone, Business Energy Marketplace, MGA Insurance Brokers, Prospa, Sage Software Australia and Spike.
Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016.