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Australian Growth Company Awards

About the awards

Successfully launched in 2012, the Australian Growth Company Awards celebrate excellence in the mid-market. They recognise companies that demonstrate high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainable growth.

Nominations

In 2015 nominations opened on 1 July and closed on 1 September. Access the 2015 nomination form here

Join The Australian Growth Company Awards LinkedIn Group to keep up to date on the Awards.

2015 award categories

  • Growth Company of the Year Award
  • Agribusiness & Food Growth Company of the Year
  • Financial Services & Business Services Growth Company of the Year Award
  • Health & Life Sciences Growth Company of the Year Award
  • Technology Growth Company of the Year Award
  • Women in Leadership Award
  • Exit of the Year Award

Also a special category this year to recognise nominations received in the Not-For Profit and Community area.

Criteria

Growth Company of the Year criteria:

  • be an Australian company
  • have been in business for more than two years, and
  • demonstrate a turnover in the mid-market range of $25 million to $500 million.

Women in Leadership criteria

  • be an Australian citizen or resident
  • have been working in your field for more than two years, and
  • be involved (CEO/C-suite/Exec director or equivalent position) in a company with a turnover in the mid-market range of $25 million to $500 million.

Exit of the Year criteria:

  • have closed in FY15
  • involve one or more Australian companies, and
  • be valued in the mid-market range of $25 million to $500 million.

Why enter the awards?

Participating in the awards gives you and your company the opportunity to:

  • gain industry recognition for high rates growth, innovation, integrity, contribution to the community and sustainable growth
  • raise your business profile through positive media exposure and publicity
  • become part of an exclusive network of high performing growth companies in the mid-market. The Australian Growth Company Awards LinkedIn Group – gives you the opportunity to connect with a network of Australia's mid-market business leaders and innovators, as well as access to mid-market insight and analysis from industry thought leaders 
  • network with the leaders of the award partner sponsors – Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Deloitte, Macquarie Capital, Intralinks, MYOB, AVCAL, 2020 Exchange, and media partners The Australian and Private Equity Media, and 
  • attract interest from potential investors and business partners.

Deciding on the winners

An independent judging panel comprising leaders in their fields from the award partners assess the nomination forms, and shortlist nominees to make their decision. The judges reward nominees who meet the eligibility criteria, and display outstanding innovation, sustainability and integrity. 

Award ceremony

The award ceremony, in 2015 held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on 29 October, marks the culmination of the annual Australian Growth Company Awards program. Category winners are announced and celebrated by leading business people and entrepreneurs around the country.

For the 2015 ceremony The Australian's Alan Kohler was MC for the night and Ian Morden, Estate Director of Cloudy Bay vineyards in New Zealand, delivered the keynote address.

Award sponsors

Thank you to each of our award partners for their support in bringing these awards to life. 

2015 AGCA logo collage

 

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