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Timelio wins ‘Game Changer of the Year’ award and ‘Overall Award for Outstanding Excellence’ at prestigious OPTUS My Business Awards

Timelio was publicly recognised for its sector leadership on Friday night, winning not only the Game Changer of the Year Award sponsored by Visa but also went on to win the Overall Award for Outstanding Excellence sponsored by Optus at the prestigious OPTUS My Business Awards at Doltone House, Hyde Park.

Timelio was selected from a long list of finalists who hailed from across Australia, but who were united by a shared passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, community, and growth.

“It is fantastic to get recognition for the work we have been doing with Australian businesses to give them easier and faster access to finance. Being able to facilitate business growth through our platform gives us a great sense of achievement” said Charlotte Petris, CEO and Co-Founder of Timelio.

“As Timelio continues to grow we hope to assist more businesses whilst providing a new asset class to sophisticated investors, allowing them to diversify their portfolio.”

“The Australian business and financial services landscape is evolving rapidly. Innovative new models of digital finance based on superior technology are replacing slower, more traditional legacy models”.

“This is a promising sign for the Australian economy as a whole, as we seek to compete with digital disruption occurring on a global stage.”

“It is a huge honour to receive not only the Game Changer of the Year award but also win the Overall Award for Outstanding Excellence; especially given the amazing companies that we were up against”, says Charlotte.

Australian SMEs account for roughly 70 per cent of the nation’s entire workforce so play a critical role in the strength of the local and national economy.

This year marked the fifteenth anniversary of the OPTUS My Business Awards, and was the first year OPTUS came on board as the primary event partner.

It joined a sponsorship team comprising the likes of Qantas Aquire, CGU, AGL, MasterCard, Visa, Efic, Little Black Dress Group, Investible, Workforce Guardian, and Attaché Software.

Previous My Business Award winners have since gone on to become iconic brands and household names, including Boost Juice, H2Coco, ModelCo, Jimmy Possum, Red Balloon Days, Sumo Salad, Fruit At Work, Laservision, Sign-A-Rama and Roses Only.

“The annual OPTUS My Business Awards night is always attended by the highest calibre Australian small and medium business, and this year was no exception,” said Jamie-Lee Golden, Head of Sales & Partnership at My Business Magazine.

“Each and every single winner is a fast-growing and inspiring business creating community value and displaying sector leadership in innovation, customer service, and community engagement.”

The 2015 Optus My Business Awards were held on Friday 13 November and were co-organised by My Business Magazine and event management company, Ghandi Creations, and supported by business generation lab, Investible.

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Contact: Lucinda de Jong,, 1300 38 63 63

Complete list of OPTUS My Business Award 2015 categories and winners:

* Small Business of the Year: Fitzpatrick Group

* Medium Business of the Year:

* The OPTUS Yes Award: Green Global Solutions

* Overall Award for Excellence: Timelio

* Gamechanger of the Year: Timelio

* Innovative Technology: Enviro Frontier

* Workplace of the Year: G&M DJs

* Aspiring Business of the Year:

* Businesswoman of the Year: Victoria Black, of Wildfire Publishing

* Sustainability: Solar 4 RVs

* Exporter of the Year: H2Coco

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