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Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2017

Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2017

Irish Australian Business Awards Peoples Choice 2017

2017 Irish Australian Business Awards - People's Choice Voting category the "Higgins Award"

An opportunity for the public to make their voice heard and help support the National Finalists with their votes. The most popular finalist on the public vote wins the Higgins Award, named after our founding President Gerry Higgins and is announced on the evening of the National Final.


Congratulations to Flexi Rent, our 2017 "Higgins Award" Winner!


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Flexirent was founded in the late eighties, establishing strong partnerships with Harvey Norman back in their first western Sydney store. Flexirent identified a need for businesses to have access to quick finance in order to remain competitive in a growing market.

In 2010 Sinead commenced as a Registered Nurse in Surgical Services at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney. She is dedicated to both patient and staff safety. Her dedication stems from her genuine desire to improve quality and safety for patients, families and staff in healthcare.

I arrived in Australia in 2002 with my degree from the University of Limerick in my back pocket and couple of years experience to-boot!

In under a year, I have single handedly built TradeConnex from nothing to a respected market competitor with an annual turnover of $1.3M.

We believe that Global P4P would be a worthy winner of an Irish Australian Business award as our company demonstrates what ordinary blokes from the ground can achieve in a relatively short space of time with a Strategic Approach, unrelenting attention to Quality, a bit of Irish luck and grasping...

We would be a worthy winner of an Irish Australian Business Award for the following key reasons.

Since 1974, Linesight has been a leader in construction consultancy, providing professional services and strategic support to the global construction industry. Headquartered in Dublin, we have 17 global offices, with our Australian operations based out of Sydney.

I co-founded Lotus People in August 2015, and since then the business has grown exponentially. We have overachieved on every single growth target we have set, as well as building a strong and committed team who high perform on every level.

“The Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce provides members a network of support and a platform to further business objectives (IACC, 2017)”. I believe I am living proof of this aim with the work I am doing in the Education, Health and Research sectors.

I have a successful hair salon in Melbourne and I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am. I have a dream and I work towards that every day. The thing I get the most out of in my career is encouraging others and developing their skills.

I have been honoured and humbled to be nominated to be nominated for this Award.

The answer to this question starts with my granddad, who was treasurer of the local credit union back in Ireland. He taught me by example that it is possible to give back to your community - through the power of business.

I am a Development Manager at VicTrack and have over fourteen years’ experience in the Property and Construction Industry in both Ireland and Australia.

My colleagues and I have developed an idea for improving the occupational hygiene service provision in Western Australia and have experienced rapid growth to become a well-respected consultancy group that provides a range of services in the Environmental, Training and Safety Industries...

I became the Chief Risk Officer at EISS over three years ago, a role that has been one of my greatest challenges but also one of my greatest achievements during my time in Australia.

Celtic Legal is a lawfirm with a difference. Founded in April 2016, its aim is to provide solutions, not lengthy litigation, to its clients.

Our company was established by 3 Engineers in Nov 2014 with minimal start up funds and no track record in the industry as a contractor.

I came to Melbourne January 2009 on a 6 month contract for a well established veterinary practice. Stayed with that business for 5 years.

WebVine is a technology consultancy, established in 2009 to enable businesses become more efficient, better performing, and more enjoyable places to work.

CXi is a provider of cloud-hosted investment management and administration applications for the Australian and global investment industry. It is an Early Stage Innovation Company.

We are one of the fastest growing irish originated companies in Australia turning over $5 million inside our first year of operations and growing our team from 3 members to 50 45 of which are irish.  After 6 months of operations we were accredited under 3 IOS certificates (IOS: 9001, 14001 and...

I think I would be a worthy winner because I love what I do, love the construction industry and have been involved in some very rewarding & challenging projects over the past few years.

Hydric Media is a technology studio specialising in building apps and digital products that delight, fascinate and touch millions of people.

I believe that CIM Enviro would be a worthy winner of the Irish Australian Business Awards because we have built a technology that has the potential to change the way business operates globally, while at the same time lowering carbon emissions through saving energy.  I founded the company in...

EXEQ is a partnership-oriented company, and this is supported by its status as a preferred project management, equipment and labour supplier within numerous companies throughout Queensland and nationwide.

Originating from both Antrim and Dublin, the NuaMedia founders, since inception in 2011, have created and established a solid and high performing small business that is significantly disrupting the market, forecasting an exponential path of growth in terms of customer, partners and overall...

Hardly a day goes by without news of a massive data breach, an embarrassing leak of valuable or damaging information, a regulatory investigation into corporate wrongdoing, the discovery of an international crime syndicate or child exploitation ring, or the filing of a high-profile lawsuit.

In 2010, I took a huge risk on introduced a whole new concept known as Salt Therapy to Australia after seeing the effects the therapy had on my own father.

Hydric Media is a technology studio specialising in building apps and digital products that delight, fascinate and touch millions of people.

Ireland has played a prominent role within Moog with a number of our design teams for Industrial, Aviation and Defence based there.

We believe that Teneo would be a worthy winner of an Irish Australian Business award as our company illustrates what a business with experience in Ireland can achieve in the Australian market – demonstrating world class best practice in our sector.