Business Alumni Update | 2015

SA Business Index

Photo credit: InDaily/Nat Rogers

InDaily's South Australian Business Index, a ranking of the top 100 South Australian companies, was revealed at a gala event on Wednesday 28 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, attended by an audience of 600 industry guests.

The SA Business Index was produced in partnership with Prescott Securities, the UniSA Business School and the Adelaide Convention Centre. Prescott analysts measured financial year revenue and each company’s contribution to employment.

The SA Business Index contains a variety of well-known companies, but it also includes some surprises. It shows the strengths of the economy in South Australia and the companies and sectors that will excel in the future. Businesses listed in the top 100 contribute approximately 27 per cent (equivalent revenue) of the South Australian economy. The full list, as well as eligibility criteria, can be read here.

Santos Ltd, the top ranked company, was awarded with a UniSA Centre Business Growth Program valued at $22,000. The UniSA Centre for Business Growth is dedicated to helping small to medium sized businesses develop successful growth strategies.

Presenters included the Premier, The Hon Jay Weatherill, who spoke about investing in South Australia’s prosperity and transformation, and Rob Chapman, inaugural UniSA Alumni Award recipient, businessman and Adelaide Football Club chairman, who spoke about his goals for the State Government’s Investment Attraction Agency that he is leading.

A panel discussion moderated by Tom Richardson of InDaily followed with Uber Australia’s general manager David Rohrsheim, Prescott analyst Andrew Sterzl, prominent local businesswoman Angelique Boileau from Boileau Business Solutions, Prof Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor, UniSA Business School, and Prof Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair and Director of UniSA’s Centre for Business Growth.

SA Business Index attendees received a copy of the latest edition of unisabusiness, which features an article, ‘Ready, Set, Grow!’ by Prof Jana Matthews.

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