Female-oriented protein powder company, Happy Way, is the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year.
Co-founder, Hien Nguyen launched the business after 15 years working as a personal trainer, during which time he encountered many women in search of a suitable protein powder. After only three years, Happy Way now sells its organic, nutritional products specifically designed for women’s bodies, to 64 countries.
“We want our protein powders to make women all over the world feel positive about their body and empowered to make an impact on their lives,” Mr Nguyen said.
Happy Way also took home the 2018 Telstra South Australian Emerging & Energised Award.
The Telstra Business Awards recognise the best in business across four categories: Emerging and Energised, Small and Succeeding, Medium and Making Waves, and Social Change Maker.
Telstra Business Awards Ambassador, Vicki Brady, said the winners of the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business Awards demonstrate excellence across six key judging criteria, underpinned by a commitment to innovation and technology.
“The winners of the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business Awards are shining examples of businesses doing great things in new and effective ways for their customers.
“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,” she said.
“Happy Way is led by two impressive people who are energised by their quest to improve the lives of their customers. They are sophisticated in their marketing, including social media, financially astute and have a hunger for continual learning and growing their business,” Ms Brady said.
The other category winners of the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business Awards are:
Kid Sense Child Development: 2018 Telstra South Australian Small & Succeeding Award winner
Occupational therapy and speech pathology service provider to children with disabilities and developmental challenges.
PowerHealth: 2018 Telstra South Australian Medium & Making Waves Award winner
Global healthcare software partner, offering products to optimise efficiency and productivity in hospitals and other healthcare organisations.
ProActiv People Solutions: 2018 Telstra South Australian Social Change Maker Award winner
Providing a holistic approach to the provision of injury management services.
All 2018 SA winners will join other state and territory category winners at the national 2018 Telstra Australian Business Awards in Melbourne on Thursday, 20 September 2018.
The winners of the 2018 Telstra South Australian Business Awards are:
2018 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year and 2018 Emerging & Energised Award winner: Happy Way
Working as a personal trainer for over 15 years, Hien Nguyen would have many of his female clients asking for suggestions of protein powders as most formulas were designed for male bodies. After months of researching and gathering data, Hien and his co-founder Ben Germein, had a break through and created Happy Way protein powder.
Happy Way protein powder is made from the highest quality of ancient and organic superfood supplements and is 100% certified organic. These nutritional products are suitable for women of all ages, and are safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mums.
After three years in business, Happy Way now sells their products to 64 countries, with over 10% of their revenue coming from countries outside of Australia.
2018 Small & Succeeding Award winner: Kid Sense Child Development
Kid Sense Child Development is one of South Australia’s leading private providers of paediatric occupational therapy and speech pathology services to children with disabilities and developmental challenges.
With paediatric occupational therapist Joanna Buttfield at the helm, the Adelaide-based business is driving towards a simple yet compelling vision: “To create the most trusted brand in child development”.
Strongly believing that it takes a motivated team to achieve such great things, Joanna and her partner Conor McKenna have built a team of extremely talented and skilled professionals who are not only passionate about what they do, but always strive to create a place where kids and parents love to be.
2018 Medium & Making Waves Award winner: PowerHealth
Established in 1995, PowerHealth is a global healthcare software partner, offering products to optimise efficiency and productivity in hospitals and other healthcare organisations.
Specialising in activity-based costing, hospital billing, healthcare budgeting, wayfinding and incident management solutions, PowerHealth’s mission is to help clients deliver the highest quality care at the lowest operational costs. We specialise in back-office solutions, with the purpose of improving healthcare efficiency.
With over 20 years of experience, we are one of the leaders in hospital funding and patient level costing. PowerHealth is known for its deep knowledge and experience and our dedication to customer success in a complex and dynamic environment.
2018 Social Change Makers Award winner: Proactive People Solutions
ProActiv People Solutions was established in 2006 to provide a holistic approach to the provision of injury management services. The business not only returns people to work, it also restores them to the community and empowers them to be active participants in their world.
Founder Nives Matkovic was inspired by her father, who, after being injured at work, faced lots of obstacles which then impacted her family’s way of life. Believing there must be a better way, Nives set out to provide the answer.
At the heart of ProActiv is a bio-psychosocial injury management approach. This addresses all of the physical, psychosocial and social factors involved in human illness and disability to deliver a program that helps prevent incapacity and maximise recovery, health and return to work.
Nominations are open year-round. For more information, please visit: www.telstrabusinessawards.com