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Linkmate wins as the most ambitious Australian company at Pause Awards ‘22

9th December 2022 — Melbourne — Linkmate announced today that it has been selected as a Winner in the B-Good Category at the fifth Pause Awards, powered by VicGov.

The Pause Awards are the home for champions and the ‘Oscar’s worthy’ accolade for Australia’s most ambitious and forward-thinking businesses, since 2018. Some past winners include Airwallex, Linktree, MrYum, Aussie Broadband, Guzman Y Gomez, hipages, Heaps Normal, Verve Super and now Linkmate joins this incredible lineup of champions.

Linkmate is a social enterprise devoted to proactive emotional support. Our peer-to-peer social network for support tackles loneliness by helping individuals connect with a Mate, a trained peer with shared experiences and interests, for genuine friendship and empathetic support.

Supplemented by emotional resilience workshops, we help organisations in the higher education and corporate sector create accepting, supportive & respectful environments for their people to thrive. We believe everyone should have a mate to turn to in times of need.

“Linkmate has broken a new record for innovation in Australia,” said George Hedon, Founder & CEO of Pause Awards. “This award is a validation of the strong vision, immaculate execution and team effort.”

“We are immensely grateful for this award. It is a testament to our team’s collective devotion to making the world a friendlier, more supportive and compassionate place to live in,” said David Titeu, Founder & Director of Linkmate.

The Pause Awards are highly competitive! The entries are evaluated by 60 international and local judges, including founders, CEO’s, execs and entrepreneurs who are experts in their field. Judges ensure only the highest quality of winning entries is selected each year, on their merit and impact, not just growth. Out of 32 categories in 2022, with 14 new, Linkmate managed to punch above the average.

”The Pause Awards ‘22 entrants showed businesses have a key role to play in creating a more equitable and regenerative world. Submissions were authentic and bold in their approach to tackling some of society’s biggest challenges and delivering real and measurable change where it matters”, said Lee Tonitto B. Com, MBA, GAICD and Chair at Pause Awards.

“This award programme is not just about recognising the real winners, through excellence, performance and effectiveness in the Australian marketplace, but also about building better ecosystems. We’re celebrating ingenuity and total commitment to tackle serious problems in response to local and global challenges and unstable markets. You are the legends and champions of this year’s awards and deserve a highest level of honour,” Hedon concluded.

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