New data reveals Smart50’s 2022 award winners generated $690,552,293 in revenue and created 1,000 new jobs.

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Smart50 Awards

The Smart50 Awards, Australia’s premier program celebrating growth, innovation and resilience in SMEs, are back. Entries are now open to Australian businesses that have a $500K yearly revenue and have been in operation for at least three years.

Now in its 15th year, 2023’s Smart50 concentrates on the award’s legacy of recognising businesses that continue to shape the Australian landscape.

SmartCompany can reveal that last year’s Smart50 winners created 1,000 new jobs in FY 2021/22 and employed 2,430 Australians, while generating $690,552,293 in revenue.

In order to further celebrate Australia’s business all-stars, a new ‘Smart and Lasting’ award will be awarded to a Smart50 finalist who has made the list multiple times in recent years and exemplifies resilience, community and innovation.

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Smart50 Awards

Winners of previous Smart50s have outlined how much the awards contribute to their growth. Athan Didaskalou, co-founder, July, and winner at The Smart50 Awards 2022, said: “We had so much positive press as a result, and people we speak to still reference that win.”

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Smart50 Awards

SmartCompany special features editor Ben Ice said that for 15 years, the Smart50 has uncovered Australia’s most resilient and innovative business talent.

“A look back at previous winners is like reading an all-stars list of now-iconic Australian brands and cutting-edge disruptors,” he said. “Who’ll join their ranks? We’ll be watching.“

Entry to the Smart50 now open at a discounted early-bird rate of $150 AUD + GST closed on 1 September 2023. Full price of $200 + GST closes early in the week commencing 18 September.

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