SWEDISH BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016
The SACC has over a number of years been highlighting and awarding successful Swedish business achievements in Australia. For the 2016 Swedish Business in Australia Awards we decided to introduce new awards categories with the purpose to open up the awards to a wider group of companies. We also added a new category for individuals, Young Business Executive/Young Entrepreneur.
The 2016 awards categories are as follows:
1. Excellence in Business Enterprise
Open to all Swedish or Swedish-Australian business activities: large or small, newcomer or established. Here we are looking to highlight a big event, significant project, implementing progressive sustainability strategy, innovative campaign or product, marketing/branding or a new enterprise launch.
2. Excellence in Innovation
Recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application, recently and/or long-term.
3. Excellence in Small Business
The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business (employing 1-20 employees) that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous 24 months.
4. Young Business Executive/Young Entrepreneur
This award recognises young business professionals (under 35 years) who demonstrate outstanding business spirit and strategic direction whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people. Young business executives/entrepreneurs who has built a successful career within an organisation and/or operates a successful business.
The Finalists and Winners of this year’s Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Dinner 1 December 2016 in front of business leaders, colleagues and friends of Swedish Australian business. The winners will further be presented in the SWEDELINK Newsletter and on the SACC website.
The Awards are run on a non-profit basis and provide recognition generally for Swedish related business activities in Australia and also for organisations/individuals that have helped to grow a positive profile for Swedish business in Australia.
Entry is open to any company/enterprise/young business executive or entrepreneur in Australia, the individual/business of which has a strong relationship to Sweden. Finalists and Award Winners will be expected to be financial members of the SACC prior to the Award presentation 1rd of December.
Download invitation and nomination details
Thank you to Colin Jowell from UDKU for the presentation and SACC members for attending the Innovation Seminar 22 March. Here is a link to the presentation which Colin held for mUmBRELLA 360
2015 has seen many good achievements and success stories for our member companies and a number of new businesses starting up or entering the Australian market. With these annual awards SACC has over a number of years been highlighting and awarding successful Swedish business achievements in Australia. The Awards are run on a non-profit basis and provide recognition generally for Swedish related business activities in Australia and also for organisations that have helped to grow a positive profile for Swedish business in Australia.
The awards this year were expanded to three categories:
1. To an incumbent company (more than 5 years in Australia) that has had GREAT LONG TERM SUCCESS in terms of gained market share, sales/profit success and raised the Swedish business profile in Australia over a sustained period.
2. To a SUCCESSFUL NEWCOMER to the Australian market (1-5 years of operation in Australia) in terms of gained market share, innovative product, creation of brand awareness and/or positive media attention.
3. EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE – open to all Swedish or Swedish-Australian business activities, large or small, newcomer or established. Here we are looking to highlight a big event, significant project, innovative campaign, or new enterprise launch.
The Winners of this year’s Awards were presented at the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Dinner Thursday 3rd of December 2015.
THE GREAT LONG TERM SUCCESS AWARD WINNER
VOLVO TRUCKS AUSTRALIA was established in Australia in 1970, in Wacol, Queensland. We operate in the fields of manufacturing, distribution and maintenance of total transport solutions. Our trucks are designed and engineered in Sweden, manufactured in Wacol, Queensland but adapted and tested by our local design and engineering teams here in Australia for our market conditions. www.volvotrucks.com.au
THE SUCCESSFUL NEWCOMER AWARD WINNER
FLICK ANTICIMEX entered the Australian market in June 2013 and over the last 2 years, we have grown from 300 employees to 870+ employees. In January 2014, we merged with Enviropest and have increased our presence and service reach in various regional areas of NSW, VIC and QLD. Through participation in social and commercial events, local and global conferences and overall community support via sponsorships of charities, we have built a great brand and presence. www.flick-anticimex.com.au
THE EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNER
MAGIPICS a unique content provider in the digital industry specialising in animations targeting niche areas. Magipics operate on the border of Science and Art and is a fine representative of the new creative industries that Australia and Sweden will benefit from in the digital age now an in the future. The highest impact of a Magipics animation is one of the recent projects for CAASTRO, the Australian Research Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics. The animation illustrates “plasma tubes”, associated with Earth’s magnetic field lines, recently discovered using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). www.magipics.com.au
Develop your Swedish connections and treat your Clients and Employees to a Christmas Dinner that they will remember!
The event offers unique opportunities to promote your Company and services to a discerning audience, see our Sponsorship Packages for details. The evening will include Swedish musical entertainment as well as the sought after Swedish Christmas Buffet, offering an insight to Swedish culture and tradition as well as a lot of fun. Building on last year’s success we expect another sold out event and encourage everyone to book early to secure your participation.
Swedish Business in Australia Awards 2015
2015 has seen many good achievements and success stories for our member companies and a number of new businesses starting up or entering the Australian market. With these annual awards SACC has over a number of years been highlighting and awarding successful Swedish business achievements in Australia. We are now inviting all businesses with a Swedish-Australian connection to nominate either your own company or another great Swedish-Australian business for the 2015 awards. The Finalists and Winners of this year’s Awards will be highlighted at the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Dinner on the Thursday 3rd of December 2015. See link to invitation for more information.
We are also announcing the new SACC logo. The new logo is developed with influence of the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce historic and original logo/stamp, since SACC was founded in 1911. You can read more about the history of SACC on our new website.
We are excited to announce that the new SACC website is now up and running. With the new site we also changed the domain name to www.swedishchamber.com.au. The new name will help people find us as the name has a direct connection to our registered name and follows the same structure as other Swedish Chamber of Commerce domain names internationally. SWEDELINK will continue to be the name for this newsletter as it has been for many years.
The SWEDELINK newsletter is an invaluable tool for members of SACC to promote their companies, products and services.
The newsletter is distributed to a unique target group of professionals and key stakeholders within the Australian- Swedish trade and business community. The publication is free of charge and the readership includes business executives, directors, managers and other staff. The distribution also covers other Chambers of Commerce in Australia, The Embassy of Sweden, Swedish Consuls, Business Sweden, SACC Young Professionals, journalists and other member organisations.
SWEDELINK is published 4 times a year. It is a digital publication and is available via SACC newsletter email distribution list and as an online publication on SACC website and social media.
We are very happy to announce that the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) has started a new Chapter in Melbourne. There are many Swedish companies based in Melbourne and we have seen a growing interest in the Swedish- Australian community. Our SACC and YP contacts in Melbourne are Robert Carson, Rebecca Palmer and Luke