Jul 05, 2017

We’re in the finals

Agri Labour Australia recognised at the Telstra Business Awards.

This week was a proud week for Agri Labour Australia. We are officially a Queensland finalist in the Telstra Business Awards Small Business category. For the past 25 years, the awards have recognised, rewarded and empowered Australia’s best SMEs and more recently, charities.

The awards recognise that it takes something special to set up and sustain a business like ours and we couldn’t be more thrilled with our nomination.

Judges were no doubt impressed by the idea of a recruitment consultancy that is tailored to Australia’s agriculture industry, which historically has experienced a labour shortfall.

Another deciding factor may have been Agri Labour Australia’s unique point of difference. That is, our founders’ deep understanding of how farm projects operate and our knowledge of the diverse and ever-changing recruitment needs of rural Australia.

Given the Telstra Business Awards’ recent focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), what may have also helped secure our nomination is the Agri Veterans program – a runaway success that benefits both the community and our economy.

Our demonstrated creativity and innovation will hopefully get Agri Labour Australia over the line this year! We were a finalist once before in 2015 and this time we’re confident that the final judging panel will be impressed by our persistence and resilience in overcoming obstacles.


“We’re incredibly proud to be a finalist for the second time but not at all surprised. This goes to show that Agri Labour Australia is continuing to make great strides and wow the industry. Judges are clearly impressed by how our niche recruitment and HR consultancy solves workforce problems for farmers and other agricultural employers, providing the industry with a steady stream of casual, seasonal and permanent employees.”

Stay tuned for the winner’s announcement later this month and keep updated on Twitter @TelstraAwards #telstrabizawards

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