The cream of Canberra’s ‘best-of-business’ crop

Chosen from greater than 20,000 nominations of companies nationwide, “CityNews” spoke with a few of the ACT 2023 Telstra Better of Enterprise Award winners.

THE ACT winners of the 2023 Telstra Better of Enterprise Awards are a part of a nationwide awards program that celebrates and recognises small and medium-sized companies shifting Australia ahead.

Telstra Retail and Regional govt Amanda Hutton mentioned Telstra’s lengthy legacy of awards applications had recognised distinctive companies for greater than 25 years, offering a platform to additional their success and encourage others.

“To be recognised as a state winner within the Telstra Better of Enterprise Awards is an unimaginable achievement, and we hope this offers every enterprise with a well-deserved second of celebration for the wonderful work they’re doing of their group”, she mentioned.

Chosen from greater than 20,000 nominations of companies nationwide, “CityNews” spoke with a few of the native winners.

Evolve FM CEO Amy Castro (left), and COO Rajesh Pansara on the 2023 Telstra Finest in Enterprise Awards.

Award for indigenous-led services administration

EVOLVE FM has been recognised on the ACT 2023 Telstra Better of Enterprise Awards because the Indigenous Excellence winner.

Evolve CEO Amy Castro mentioned that from beginning out as a staff of two solely 5 years in the past, she was extremely pleased with Evolve FM’s progress, to now greater than 60 staff, with a 3rd of them indigenous.

“Evolve is Australia’s first, and solely, majority indigenous-owned, full-service services and property administration firm,” mentioned Amy.

She mentioned the enterprise manages greater than 3.6 billion sqm (together with land) of house, throughout 669 websites, for greater than 30 purchasers. It affords providers masking tenant illustration, leasing and transaction, BI and analytics, procurement, finance, services administration, asset administration, environmental and sustainability providers, and undertaking and growth providers.

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“That is an unimaginable achievement which recognises the efforts of the Evolve FM staff, but additionally the trusted and collaborative relationships we maintain with our valued purchasers and enterprise companions.

“By means of these partnerships and over the past 5 years, Evolve FM has directed a $60 million Indigenous Procurement Coverage (IPP) spend to Australian indigenous companies, and $250 million IPP spend on The Sleeping Large – a Provide Nation endorsed report on social, financial multipliers in indigenous communities.”

Amy mentioned it was thrilling to be creating fairness via alternative, breaking down intergenerational obstacles and supporting workers.

“Directing this spend to indigenous enterprise permits the realisation of social initiatives, granting self-determination, pleasure, independence and empowerment inside indigenous communities and bringing us nearer to our imaginative and prescient,” she mentioned.

Go to or name 6247 0229.

GoBoat Australia founder and managing director Nick Tyrell, on the 2023 Telstra Finest in Enterprise Awards.

Escape actuality with an award-winning expertise

GOBOAT Australia’s founder and managing director Nick Tyrell mentioned whereas he hoped for the very best on the ACT 2023 Telstra Better of Enterprise Awards, he deliberate for the worst.

“I didn’t have a speech written, however ultimately I used to be actually proud to just accept the award of Excellent Progress on behalf of the GoBoat staff,” he mentioned.

The enterprise opened in Canberra in 2017 with solely 4 boats, says Nick.

“Our fifth birthday was in October, and we now have 70 boats,” he mentioned, providing Australia’s “favorite electrical picnic boat expertise.”

“It’s a good method for folks to flee each day life and spend extra high quality time with folks they care about.

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“I believe there’s an actual disconnect, being out on the water, from the world round you and from each day life, and I’m an increasing number of enthusiastic about having the ability to provide that to an increasing number of folks.”

Nick mentioned GoBoat continued to develop all through COVID-19.

“We’re additionally proud to now be making our boats proper right here in Australia, securing future progress pathways and creating extra jobs,” he mentioned.

The fleet of greater than 70 eco-friendly electrical boats operates at six areas throughout Australia – Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Geelong and the Gold Coast.

GoBoat Australia, 8 Trevillian Quay, Kingston. Name 1300 993208, or go to

Nationwide Nursing co-owners Lisa Walker and Matthew Walker on the 2023 Telstra Finest in Enterprise Awards.

Successful nursing company places its purchasers first

NATIONAL Nursing Company has been awarded the Championing Well being award on the 2023 Telstra Better of Enterprise Awards, with co-owner Lisa Walker “completely thrilled to have our wonderful staff recognised.” 

“For us, it’s the main focus we convey to the standard of the work we do, and the devoted and gifted staff we appeal to. We’re so honoured and proud,” she says. 

Lisa says she began in aged care at 16 serving to her dad and mom within the enterprise and now owns the enterprise together with her husband, Matthew. 

“We fulfil a distinct segment market, contracting a tremendous, high quality staff of nurses and carers within the Canberra area.

“We’re not owned by the federal government, we assist folks at numerous services in Canberra. The enterprise has been in my household for 25 years.

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“Our staff’s skill to place our purchasers’ and sufferers’ wants first is one in all our biggest property.

Lisa says that over the previous eight years she and Matthew have labored exceedingly laborious to construct up the enterprise.

“This award means a lot,” she says. 

“We now have wonderful group spirit in Canberra and our staff love to provide again to the group by offering excellent care.”

Nationwide Nursing Company, 3/85 Hoskins Road, Mitchell. Name 6241 3525 or go to

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