Atlassian took home two awards from the City of Sydney Business Awards including being named winner of the City of Sydney’s Business of the Year. The ceremony took place at Doltone House and was presided over by Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP.
Atlassian competed with 260 other Sydney-based businesses to win the Information and Communication award, recognizing Atlassian’s as a leader in business technology, as well as the overall honour of Business of the Year. The City of Sydney Business Awards considers twenty-two businesses from categories including financial services, innovation, disability inclusiveness and retail fashion voted the best in their field by public voting over the past two months, before going through a formal judging process.
“I think it is great; it’s an honour. We have a lot of awards around the world for our software, but being a smaller business it’s great to get some recognition at home,” said Atlassian’s Director of Engineering, Soren Harner, who accepted the company’s award.
Atlassian was established in Sydney in 2002 by two university graduate friends. Today the company employs over 100 people in its Sydney office which is focused primarily on the research and development of its software. Atlassian plans to continue its growth and is looking to hire over 70 people in this coming year. Mr Harner commented, “Sadly, we can’t win the City of Sydney Business awards next year, we will be too big.”