Sunrise Way Shortlisted for Prestigious Optus My Business Awards

Sunrise Way Toowoomba

29 September 2018

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Founded in 2014, Sunrise Way supports stronger and healthier communities across the region through helping those impacted by addiction to rebuild their lives.

Sunrise Way CEO Wendy Agar said she was humbled by the nomination.

“It is such an honour for Sunrise Way to be listed as a finalist in 2018 Optus My Business Awards,” she said.

“To get to this point has taken so much commitment and passion from so many individuals and organisations right across this community.  This recognition really is a reward for them.  It is also recognition of the team of passionate professionals at Sunrise Way who work for the best outcome for each individual every day, and our outcomes reflect this.”

 Mayor Paul Antonio with Sunrise Way graduate Justin Heal at a Sunrise Way fundraising event held in June


Ms Agar said Sunrise Way has grown and strengthened over recent years and was now a sustainable organisation delivering best practice therapy to those most in need.

The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 28 categories, acknowledges best practice within a particular industry sector, as well as individual business leaders, excellence in customer service and achievements in innovation, corporate social responsibility and workplace culture. 

Winners from company related categories will be shortlisted for the highly coveted Business of the Year Award. 

Member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts with Carla Canning from Sunrise Way


Adam Zuchetti, editor of My Business, said it is another big year for Australia’s longest-running SME awards program, with a record number of submissions this 2018. 

“Small and medium-sized businesses are undeniably the backbone of our nation’s economy, as well as the heart of our local communities. It is wonderful to be able to recognise them on their achievements in service delivery, product innovation, workplace excellence and commitment to sustainability.” 

“Every year, both the number and the quality of submissions we receive for the Optus My Business Awards gets better, making it an ever-more impressive feat for those stand-out businesses who are named finalists. Our judges really have their work cut out for them in trying to select this year’s winners!” 

He added: “On behalf of the entire My Business team and our long-time partner Optus, I want to congratulate all of our finalists on this stellar achievement and wish them the very best of luck for the main event.” 

The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Friday, 9 November at The Star, Sydney.

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