Highly Regarded is the latest accolade for Calxa delivered by Anthill’s Cool Company Awards. This week Calxa has been recognised for its community work in the Social Capitalist Award section. The high praise comes from the judges that “defined your organisation as truly remarkable”.

“The Cool Company Awards are extremely egalitarian,” said James Tuckerman, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine. “Previous winners have included two-person start-ups, not-for-profit social enterprises, large private companies and publicly-listed corporations.”

“Judging takes into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. The criteria are geared to consider other qualities, from the disruptive nature of the product or service to the culture of the organisation.”

The Cool Company Awards is a national program that was developed in 2006 to recognise Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.

Over 700 aspiring ‘cool companies’ were nominated for the 2012 awards, making ‘The Cools’ one of Australia’s largest business awards programs.

In accepting the award, Calxa CEO, Mick Devine, pointed out that the success was a team effort that relied on great support from customers and partners. He says, “We’ve donated $275,000 of software to grassroots not-for-profits in less than 18 months and that would not have been possible without the assistance of Connecting Up’s Donation program.”

Calxa Receives Cool Company Award

The Cool Company Awards was launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill Magazine to publicly acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. In its seventh year, the awards attracted nominations from over 700 organisations, making it among the largest business award programs in Australia.