A #winning way to end the year!

December 08, 2015 by Amanda Ismail

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We started the year on a high with getting shortlisted in the Anthill Smart 100. We then were humbled by two Merit Certificates for the Victorian iAwards and then completely blown away by winning a National iAward. Well, we’ve rounded out ‘awards season’ (we just made that up) by winning another……….

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Best online business winner at the Cool Company Awards 2015

But what makes a company “cool”?

According to Anthill founder and MC extraordinaire, James Tuckerman, “cool” companies are “remarkable” companies.

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In other words, they are worthy of being talked about.

“They can be amazing, innovative, one-of-a-kind,” said Tuckerman. “They can be all those things. But what sets cool companies apart is that they are, by their very nature, worthy of being ‘remarked’ about.”

The “gangsta” themed night, held at the Cluster in Melbourne’s CBD, crowned winners across 11 categories.

As always we enter these awards with a big fat smile on our faces as we’re very proud to have been nominated and shortlisted.

Now Anthill and James Tuckerman always put on a good shindig and this was no exception. The space at the Cluster had amazing views of the city, there was finger food for everyone’s fingers including the now standard ‘slider’ – whoever invented them should have patented them!

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And of course there was a very well stocked and staffed free bar – glug, glug, glug!

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We were up for the Best Online Business award, which this year was a small but very strong category, and we were up against a couple of very cool customers.

Two people looking much cooler than us...

Two people looking much cooler than us…

The Style Doctor is the first online business in the world to offer an instant style report for women, addressing the colours, the shapes and the styles they should be wearing based on the questions they answer about their personal appearance, their body, their size and other physical features.

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Targeting ladies between the ages of 25 and 40, this online platform helps women overcome body image issues by helping everyone look fabulous no matter your size, shape, colouring or age. It also offers personal shopping and personal styling services, selling products that assist in styling a woman’s individual look.

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The online Style Report allows women anywhere in the world access to a stylist who teaches them the best styles and colours to suit them, so they always look their best.

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A fast and virtually instantaneous way for a woman to look great with so much confidence, while saving a lot of money.

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The VW Combi, seriously cool....

The VW Combi, seriously cool….

Park My Van allows campers to search and book their camper van and park accommodation online, a ‘one stop shop’ for camper van rental and parking, you could say.

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The business promotes more than 35 van hire suppliers and more than 5,500 park accommodation options via a ‘traveler friendly’ online platform. Travellers can search for ‘parks’ (i.e. places to park) and book their van on the site. It’s a technology based solution that’s disrupting camping and recreational vehicle industries.

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Park My Van enables travellers to compare multiple park accommodation and van options on one platform. This reduces the need to search for individual companies and erroneously compare features between individual sites or paper based resources. As a data aggregation solution, travellers need only head to one spot, Park My Van, to find and compare the information they need.

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So, lucky for us the awards aren’t given out on pure first hand visual aesthetics, not that our software isn’t by any means, but we might have struggled against these cool beauties – come on, incredibly stylish ladies and VW Combis……

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Anyway, we won…….

Two people who think they're cool and a company that is - fact!

Two people who think they’re cool and a company that is – fact!

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…..and were once again seriously humbled that the judges saw that Progressclaim.com was remarkable. We of course think, eat, sleep and drink everyday on how remarkable our software is, but for a completely independent panel of judges, who I doubt would have much knowledge of our industry or software, to find us more remarkable than the rest is something we can all be proud of – and are!

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Next year it’s an Oscar!

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