A Gold Cost company has shone overnight at Queensland’s most prestigious business awards event, the Queensland Telstra Business Awards.
Burleigh-based business CartonCloud won the Small and Succeeding category at a special event held at the W Hotel in Brisbane on Thursday.
It’s an incredible honour for the software company, which was originally developed to save a refrigerated transport and warehousing business from bankruptcy.
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After acquiring the company, owners Vincent Fletcher and Nic Comrie identified the key issues it faced were due to major revenue leakage from poor administration and operation costs.
As a trained software engineer, Vincent began developing a transport and warehouse management system.
CartonCloud was designed specifically with automation in mind, leveraging the advantages of cloud computing for ease of access, and mobile phones for inexpensive electronic proof-of-deliveries capture.
Amazingly, CartonCloud is now in use by over 90 carriers and warehouses across Australia and New Zealand.
Telstra Group General Counsel & Group Executive Corporate Affairs, Carmel Mulhern, said the winners of the 2018 Telstra Queensland Business Awards demonstrate excellence across six key judging criteria, underpinned by a commitment to innovation and technology.
“The winners of the 2018 Telstra Queensland Business Awards are shining examples of businesses doing great things in new and effective ways for their customers,” he said.
“They are genuine innovators, always on the lookout for ways to leverage technology to connect with customers, unlock new markets and take their business to the next level.”
Other business award winners include Helicopter technology provider HeliMods, who took out the 2018 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year, Online activewear company Active Truth who won the Emerging & Energised Award, and The Pyjama Foundation who were the Social Change Makers Award winner.