Telstra Group Executive Consumer and Small Business and Awards Ambassador, Kevin Russell, said the national winners represented the best in business and charities in Australia. “The 2017 Telstra Business Awards winners are proving that innovation, technology, and the courage to take risks enables them to become a leader in their field,” Mr Russell said.
“In particular, the 2017 Telstra Australian Business of the Year, GenWise Health, is an innovative, purpose-driven business, led by directors who are customer-oriented and have a palpable passion for meeting a need in a growing sector.”
GenWise Health co-founder, Dr Sebastian Rees, said the business aimed to address the challenges for GPs working in aged care. “Traditionally, it is challenging for GPs to work in the aged care sector due to inherent inefficiencies. By building an online clinic platform, that saves time and allows for better remuneration, we’re able to attract more GPs into this rapidly growing area of health care,” he said.
Mr Russell said the celebration of 25 years was a major milestone for the Telstra Business Awards, which continued to honour the achievements of Australia’s best small and medium businesses and more recently charities. The Telstra Business Awards give business and charity owners the chance to reflect on their achievements, assess their organisation's strengths and weaknesses, access unparalleled networking opportunities, pursue new ventures, and build their profile.