Nominations NOW OPEN | Rising Stars 2019 - Entry submission dates 11 March - 10 May 2019.

Check out the submission guidelines and entry criteria here.

Ticket sales for the Rising Stars Awards Cocktail party - on sale from 1 April 2019.


VERIS 2018 Rising Stars Awards Winner

Perth-based ASX-listed company Veris outshone a quality field to be named the overall winner at the 2018 Business News Rising Stars awards. 

Veris also won the Rising Stars large business and professional services categories. 

Starting in 2003, the Rising Stars awards recognise the achievements of the state’s fastest growing companies and organisations.

Entrants were judged across a number of criteria, including revenue, staff growth, not-for-profit involvement, and diversity. 

Organisations also needed to present a solid growth strategy to become a Rising Stars finalist. 

Other businesses shortlisted for the top prize this year were co-working incubator Spacecubed and software company Docmosis. 

The remaining category winners were: social enterprise Greenbatch, which converts plastic into 3D printer filament; crane rental agency Cranecorp Australia; design firm SPH Architecture + Interiors; the Wanneroo Basketball Association; Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation; and Vangaurd Performing Arts, which also received the 2018 People’s Choice Award. 

2018 Rising Stars Category Winners

Startup: Greenbatch 
Micro-Business: Docmosis
Small Business: Spacecubed 
Medium Business: Cranecorp Australia 
Large Business: Veris
Family Business: Vanguard Performing Arts 
Professional Services: Veris
Indigenous Business: Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation  
Not-for-profit Business: Wanneroo Basketball Association
Diversity award: SPH Architechure + Interiors 
People’s Choice Award: Vanguard Performing Arts 

Thanks to all companies that entered and guests who attended the 2018 Rising Stars Cocktail Party.