A Telstra Business Awards Journey: Ezypay wins Best Medium Business NSW 2015

Ezypay wins the Best Medium Business NSW 2015! Do you remember this post that we published a few weeks back about how Ezypay is a Telstra Business Award Finalist 2015 (again)? Well, we recently attended the Telstra Business awards – and won the Best Medium Business NSW 2015! To win such a prestigious and competitive award is really a huge achievement for our business.  This is the third time we entered the awards and the third time we have made it to the finals.  In 2010 we were lucky enough to make it to the finals and achieve the same position of winning the Best Medium Business NSW from the Telstra Business Awards team.  Each year that we have entered we are overwhelmed by the other finalists.  They are creative, innovative and amazing business owners who work hard every single day – just like us – to deliver the very best experience, service and outcomes for their clients.  Their stories are inspiring, emotional, and amazing.  Sometimes I wonder ‘Where do they get these ideas from?’.  Then I speak to them and I am blown away by their passion and energy for what they do. We were presented with the award by  Tony Nash, CEO of Booktopia who was the winner of the award last year.  Tony Nash is an inspiration to business owners.  He tells an amazing story of starting his business, growth and investment.  You can watch it in the video below. Another thing you might be struck by in Tony’s speech is that he entered the awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Yep that’s right 4 times!  You know that old...

Fitness Industry Survey Wins at 2014 PMAA Dragons of Asia

Fitness Industry Survey Bags Order of Excellence Award Ezypay and iconnect360 recently scored an award at the PMAA Dragons of Asia.  An Order of Excellence was awarded for the 2013 Fitness Industry Survey campaign in the Best Business to Business or Trade Marketing category.  The Dragons of Asia, in its 15th year, and the Dragons of Malaysia, in its third year, recognize the marketing industry’s top regional campaigns and people. PMAA selects the very best Promotion Marketing Campaign in 16 categories as well as the Best Campaign in each Country and the Best Campaign in Asia. All winning campaigns reflect the highest industry standards of strategic relevance, originality, creative execution and effectiveness, the diversity of Marketing Communications throughout Asia and issues marketers face such as varying levels of market maturity, cultural, religious and legal issues and differing target audiences. Ezypay and the Fitness Industry Survey The Fitness Industry Survey is conducted by Australia’s premier direct debit and financial solutions provider, Ezypay in collaboration with award-winning gym management software iconnect360.  It has been an annual marketing activity since 2008 to survey Australian-based gym owners, managers, staff and members to get a up-to-date understanding of the fitness industry trends. This remarkably successful survey campaign has since spread to include New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, making the largest fitness survey ever conducted in the region.  A burning desire to acquire knowledge combined with a simple motive, which is to improve the state of the fitness industry across countries generate extraordinary results. The campaign involved, among other initiatives, surveying both owners/managers and members across Australia and other participating countries to get...

Second time Telstra Biz Awards finalist Ezypay uses Opportunity to Strengthen Company Culture

  Chatswood – NSW – Ezypay named NSW Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards for the second time. A determination to shake things up in the payments industry has created success for direct debit company Ezypay.  Constant growth and reinvention has been the norm over the last 18 years.  Quite an achievement for a company started in the back of a gym in Pennant Hills by owner George Holman. “We know we work with a talented and inspirational group of people who are passionate about making payments easy. However to receive the external recognition of being named a finalist for the second time is external recognition of the team.” says Trent Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Ezypay. “It’s very exciting to be a finalist in the Telstra Biz Awards again!” says Nina Yassin, Customer Service Team Leader at Ezypay. “Especially when you see the calibre of the other finalists and know your business is there too.” “Our business is about our people,” says Brown.  “We know that and commit a lot of time and energy focusing on, promoting and developing the Ezypay culture.  This is an opportunity to strengthen our company culture. For example our KL team who develop the iconnect360 software product, put together a message of support for the Sydney team.  It wasn’t something we asked them to do they just did it. “In 2010 we won best medium business in NSW – it was an awesome high and we dedicated the win to our team used it as a way to say thanks for all your support and hard work over the years.” said Brown. Winners...

Telstra Business Awards NSW: Ezypay named finalist in the medium business category

Divine Creatures luxury cat hotel cattery named Telstra Business Award finalist in the micro business category for the second time while Distribution Central and Ezypay named finalists in the medium business category NORTH SHORE TIMES  JUNE 18, 2014 12:01AM Julie Dos Santos from Devine Creatures cattery in Willoughby pictured with some of her boarding cats. Julie watches Oscar the cat walking up the run ways in the Greek room. Source: News Limited Cat hotel owner Julie Dos Santos said her entrepreneurialism was “unleashed” after being named a finalist in last year’s Telstra Business Awards. This year the owner of Divine Creatures in Willoughby is on the prowl for a win, after being named an award finalist for a second time. “I’m feeling optimistic this time, so fingers crossed,” she said. CLICK HERE to read last year’s story Ms Dos Santos pounced upon the opportunity to grow the business after last year’s award. Plans are under way to expand the current hotel, undertake renovations and open up a new site in sometime over the next two years. A former vet, Ms Dos Santos was appointed to the Pet Industry Association as an adviser update the codes of practice for pet boarding. Divine Creatures Luxury Cat Hotel at Willoughby offers different themes in their cat rooms. Pictured is Julie Dos Santos with some of the cats in the Ritz suite. Source: News Limited   She is also in discussions with the Cat Protection Society over a link to cat adoption services. “The award gave me the confidence to grow my business; I feel like I’ve been unleashed,” she said. “When big names in Australian business tell...

We are recognised as a finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Awards

“The Telstra Business Awards recognise the brilliance of Australian businesses and help them reflect on their strategies, goals and how they can achieve a better future, but they also inspire their communities by highlighting the hard work and creative force that go into keeping a small business running, fulfilling business owners’ passions and dreams,” Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Will Irving said. A determination to shake things up in the payments industry has created success for direct debit company Ezypay.  Constant growth and reinvention has been the norm over the last 18 years for Ezypay.  Quite an achievement for a company started in the back of a gym in Pennant Hills. Making payments easy for small business owners has always been Ezypay’s goal.  “Even now if you ask an Ezypay client what comes to mind when they think of Ezypay the answer is unanimous. “Ezypay makes payments easy.” says Trent Brown, Chief Executive Officer, at Ezypay. “We have always been focused on this goal but over the last 5 years we made a conscious decision to invest in technology.  This resulted in the development of our world class membership management software iconnect360.  At the heart of the software is the user experience which seems to have hit exactly the right mark with a multi-national client choosing iconnect360 and Ezypay for their clubs in several Asian countries.” states Brown. “The whole team is exceptionally proud of our achievement being recognised as a finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Awards. We were lucky enough to be a winner of the exact same award in 2010 and...

George Holman recognised as an Australian fitness industry legend

  Last week the Chairman and Founder of Ezypay George Holman was recognised by the Australian Fitness Industry as a true Aussie fitness legend.   At the Fitness Australia Awards, George Holman and 7 others were inducted into the Fitness Australia Roll of Honour.  The is the fitness industry hall of fame.   Fitness Australia describes these individuals…”Inductees to the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour in 2013 include those people who could be described as ‘game-changers’ in the fitness industry. These people have made a significant impact to the growth and development of the fitness industry and have therefore made the industry what it is today. They are people who possess vision and entrepreneurial flair and have successfully used these attributes to create and introduce new concepts, products and services into the Australian fitness industry, thereby changing the very nature of the industry and contributing to its long term growth and prosperity.”   All inductees have shaped the industry in a commercial or volunteer capacity.  In 2013 the inductees shaped the industry with their commercialism, entrepreneurship and dedication to fitness.   Congratulations to George Holman and the other inductees including: Tony de Leede Robert McClure Bill Rovertson Steve Jensen Diana Williams Andrew Simmons Greg Oliver     George Holman recognised as an Australian fitness industry legend was last modified: December 4th, 2015 by...