On Thursday night SmartMeasures as the 2018 B3000 Overall Business of the Year winners, were thrilled to pass the 2019 Award to Jarrod Briffa at Kinfolk. Not only did Kinfolk take out the Overall Business of the Year award, they also won the Social Enterprise category.
Special guests were for the evening were Hon. Adem Somyurek, Minister for Local Government and Small Business and Mark Schramm, Acting Small Business Commissioner
The other category winners are:
- New Business Award – Keith Middleton of Middleton Group
- Female Entrepreneur Award – Michelle Redfern of Advancing Women in Business in Sport
- Alan Knipe Starez Innovation Award – Sonia Majkic of 3 Phase Marketing
A lot can happen in a year.
What did winning the B3000 Award mean to SmartMeasures?
When the co-founders Mike Crooks and Libby Dale started work on their submission in April 2018, they had just launched SmartMeasures at the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney and were promoting their new product to Energy Retailers in Melbourne.
Libby Dale – “We had been working hard for many years on the idea and developing the product. Entering the awards gave us the opportunity to engage in the process of thoroughly documenting our plans. We would not have done such a deep dive into our business and the submission has effectively been the foundation for where we are a year later. The recognition of winning served to validate our idea and gave us confidence to push on.”
Mike Crooks – “2018 was a big year for SmartMeasures, launching our product in March and winning B3000 in June through to signing our first Energy Retailer in October. Winning the B3000 Innovation Award was an important part of our first year in market as it gave us, and our customers the confidence that SmartMeasures was a winning idea.”
The SmartMeasures team has grown substantially with five of the team in attendance and enjoying the festivities of the Award night. The new members of the SmartMeasures team are:
- John Arundell, Commercial Manager
- Teresa Koerbes, Engagement and Delivery Manager
- Dr Lucia Kelleher, Insights Integration Consultant