We scored a place in the Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia and Highly Commendable in the Innovation category of Anthill Magazine’s 2014 Annual Cool Company Awards, a national program developed in 2006 to recognise Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.
Judging takes into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. The judging defined innovation as the ability to create, nurture and develop game-changing or pattern-breaking ideas — this can be a new solution to an existing problem or a startling new business or operational model.
The Innovation Award is awarded to any business that – through being novel, unique or different — generates a dramatic improvement over current conventional solutions. The originality and strength of an organisation’s ‘big idea’ and/or business model is the main focus for judging. Over 700 aspiring ‘cool companies’ were nominated for the 2014 awards, making ‘The Cools’ one of the largest business awards programs in Australia.
“The Cool Company Awards are extremely egalitarian,” said Awards Founder James Tuckerman. “Previous winners have included two-person start-ups, not-for-profit social enterprises, large private companies and publicly-listed corporations.”
“Applicants either nominated themselves or were nominated by peers, work colleagues, family, friends and other ‘admirers’. A field of hundreds was examined (and cross-examined) before our judges were able to isolate three Finalists for each of our seven categories.”
What are Cool Company Awards?
The Cool Company Awards was launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill Magazine to publicly acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. In its eighth year, the awards attracted nominations for over 700 organisations, making it among the largest business award programs in Australia.
What is Anthill Magazine?
AnthillOnline.com is a digital business magazine that celebrates creativity, inspiration and commercial ingenuity, providing a fresh, exciting and practical perspective on Australian business in a global world. It is among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia, as ranked by Nielsen Online Ratings, and is home to the Cool Company Awards, the 30under30 and the Smart 100. It’s where ideas and business meet.