2014 Business Awards Winners

    On Thursday the 16th October 2014, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its 21st edition of the annual Soirée de Gala, sponsored by Peugeot. For the third year running, the Chamber held the Business Awards, kindly sponsored by Etihad Airways. The long-anticipated announcement of the winners was held during the night of the Soirée.

    The theme for the Business Awards was Innovation, today’s crucial source of business growth and served as an opportunity for all members to showcase their business achievements of 2013 to the French-Australian business community.

    Within this theme the Chamber presented five separate categories: Patron Member, Corporate Member, Small Business, New Member and Community Contributor Award.

    The objectives of the Business Awards 2014:

    • To recognise the most exceptional achievements of our Members
    • To reinforce the link between French Australian Chamber of Commerce and its members
    • To foster friendly competition between members
    • To inform, connect and promote members to guests and the broader business community

    2014 Business Awards: Showcasing Innovation

    Patron Member Category


    Suez Environnement
    Winner of the 2014 Business Awards Most Innovative Patron Member

    Case Study: Environmental Sustainability Initiatives within different sectors of the Group

    About Suez Environnement
    Advanced network solutions, Suez provides smart and reliable management solutions to make the best use of water and waste resources for towns, cities, businesses and industries. They currently supply seven million Australians with clean drinking water, divert 880,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, and enable the oil & gas sector to process resources in a sustainable and efficient way


    Corporate Member Category

    Veolia Australia & NZ
    Winner of the 2014 Business Award for Most Innovative Corporate Member

    Case Study: Goulburn Woodlawn Eco-Precinct Acuaculture Project

    About Veolia
    As a global leader in environmental solutions, Veolia works closely with all aspects of local government and some of Australia’s largest industrial and commercial companies to help them reach their sustainability goals; providing them with large-scale innovative water, energy and waste solutions. The company aims to replicate natural systems to solve man-made problems.


    Small Business Member Category



    Winner of the 2014 Business Award for Most Innovative Small Business Member

    Case Study: Low Cost Cloud Solution Technology catering for Small Businesses

    About Maestrano
    Maestrano is a cloud based platform that provides best of breed applications at an affordable price for small and medium businesses. Maestrano's founders are from the defence technology industry, where reliability and security are of paramount importance.


    New Member Category

    Winner of the 2014 Business Award for Most Innovative New Member 

    Case Study: Online rescue platform designed to give immediate access to individual health records in cases of emergency 

    About Safemate
    Safe Mate is an online platform that saves lives. We have created the first personal eHealth Hub. Safe Mate partners with Lifeguards and Emergency Services to save 2 to 10 minutes during the Golden Hour (1hour after an accident).



    Community Category


    Winner of the 2014 Business Award for Most Innovative Community Contributor

    Case Study: Charity Website targeting Corporate Philanthropy through the use of social media, linking the community to business in order to drive charitable donations

    About Givematcher
    Givematcher is backed by philanthropists who are committed to online fundraising being free. The organisation aims to help charities raise more funds while saving $ Millions in online fundraising costs and is a direct giving portal, which is used by hundreds of charities.




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