Why are we backing Businesses of Tomorrow?

We are supporting a new era of Australian business by recognising and backing the businesses that are shaping Australia’s future. Businesses of Tomorrow can be of any size, age or industry, and don’t need to bank with Westpac, they just need a desire to succeed.

Because successful businesses drive a successful Australia.

What is a Business of Tomorrow?

Our judges are looking for businesses that are shaping Australia’s future - in ways big or small. A Business of Tomorrow will be able to demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:

  • A track record of delivery
  • Capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges
  • Clarity of purpose and vision
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Outstanding value to customers
  • Contribute beyond your business - communities, industry or the economy

Rewards & Recognition

The chosen 200 Businesses of Tomorrow will receive recognition, support and unique rewards. In addition, 20 of these businesses will receive a host of extra benefits.

All 200 Businesses of Tomorrow will receive:

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Invitation and flights to the awards summit in Sydney

  • Join your fellow Businesses of Tomorrow for the inaugural Summit to receive your award, hear from inspiring speakers and experience a glimpse of the next century of business
  • Flights and accommodation to Sydney included
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Recognition in national media

  • All 200 Businesses of Tomorrow will be recognised in media nationally following the Summit in April 2017
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Access to coveted LinkedIn online business courses

  • Three months unlimited access to Lynda.com – LinkedIn’s online training platform
  • Learn business, creative, education and tech skills from passionate industry experts
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Access to the Businesses of Tomorrow Online Network

  • A community platform for the 200 Businesses of Tomorrow offering ongoing networking with peers and thought leaders
  • Winners will also have access to exclusive, tailored content and events
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Use of the Businesses of Tomorrow logo

  • All 200 Businesses of Tomorrow will have access to the program logo to display and use in their own business communications

In addition, 20 high potential Businesses of Tomorrow will each receive:

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A tailored $100,000 professional services package

  • Professional advice for your business from leading industry experts - how, where and when you want
  • Design a $100,000 package tailored to your needs from one of the six categories below:
    • Building Profile & External Presence
    • Strategy & Planning
    • Regulatory, Governance & Legal
    • Digital & Technology
    • Human Capital
    • Financial Advisory
  • For more information on package inclusions see the FAQs 
  • Our panel of industry experts are:

A T Kearney Deloitte DDB UNSW Business School MAP Map and Page Allens Linklaters

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One-on-one mentoring

  • A dedicated mentor from our influential Businesses of Tomorrow mentor panel
  • Two half-day mentoring sessions with your carefully selected Businesses of Tomorrow Mentor in April and August 2017
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Global study tour

  • Join fellow Businesses of Tomorrow as you discover insights and meet with leading global businesses and their leaders
  • A 10 day study tour to San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai/Shenzhen
  • The Study Tour will take place in July 2017
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High profile media recognition

  • 20 high potential businesses will receive additional national media coverage to share your business journey with Australia

Meet the Mentors

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Journalist & Business Woman

John Eales AM

John Eales AM

Former Australian Rugby Union Captain

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Alison Deans

Alison Deans

Director

Westpac Group, Cochlear, IAG, kikki.K Holdings

Andrew Bate

Andrew Bate

CEO & MD

SwarmFarm Robotics

Andy Vesey

Andy Vesey

CEO

AGL

Carla Zampatti AC

Carla Zampatti AC

Executive Chairman

Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd

David Hill

David Hill

Deloitte

Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly

Former CEO

Westpac Group

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Journalist & Business Woman

Jennifer MacDiarmid

Jennifer MacDiarmid

Joint CEO

EnGeneIC

Jo Burston

Jo Burston

Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO

Inspiring Rare Birds

John Eales AM

John Eales AM

Former Australian Rugby Union Captain

Mia Freedman

Mia Freedman

Founder

Mamma Mia

Michael McLeod

Michael McLeod

CEO

Message Stick Group

Rachel Argaman

Rachel Argaman

CEO

TFE Hotels

Robert Hango-Zada

Robert Hango-Zada

Co-Founder

Shippit

Rod Jones

Rod Jones

CEO

Navitas

Simon Cant

Simon Cant

Co-Founder & MD

Reinventure Group

Steven Persson

Steven Persson

CEO

The Big Issue

Tim Fung

Tim Fung

Co-Founder and CEO

Air Tasker

Will On

Will On

Co-Founder

Shippit

Want to see your business on the list?

If you think your business shows world-leading vision, applications for 2018 will open soon.