Optus Business Awards – Business Woman of the Year 2016 Finalist

Oct 11, 2016
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MCBI is delighted to announce our Managing Director, Marina Pullin, is a national finalist in the 2016 Optus Business Woman of the Year Awards.

The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 24 categories, recognises individual and business excellence across the diverse range of industries and locations in which small businesses operate.

Winners in the individual categories will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted My Business – Business of the Year Award.

“This year we’ve received a huge interest in the Optus My Business Awards, with hundreds of submissions flowing in from across the country. Congratulations to all the businesses that have made it to the finalist stage – it’s an outstanding achievement,” said Phillip Tarrant, editor of My Business.

As a partner in the firm, Marina has overseen the huge transformation of the firm and during the last five years has led the positioning of MCBI as leading professional services firm.  Known for her social commitment, Marina was the driving energy behind the establishment of MCBI’s sister charity the ‘For Good Foundation’ that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence in SA.

We’re delighted that one of our skilled  team, who has so much passion for this industry, is being recognised on the national stage.

Great work and as in the words of Janet Bannister, ‘We’re already winners’.

Yet, Marina is driven – a doer – growing MCBI from its Adelaide base to a national and international organisation. As an entrepreneur, Marina challenges the status quo, seeking innovation. This is demonstrated by envisaging a new means of matching employer staffing demands with the supply of skills through the freelancer portal, The Jungal.  Every encounter with Marina results in learning something new, growing in some way. MCBI Client 2016

Apart from Marina’s absolute dedication to our industry that includes mentoring others, she has been a good friend and has gone out of her way to be a friendly ear. Work in our industry, especially in South Australia, can be inconsistent at the best of times.   When I have been down and out Marina has offered me affordable and even free training. Indeed even work when an opportunity has come her way. MCBI Student 2016

MCBI is a great company to work for. It’s not always about longevity of tenure (except possibly in my case), it’s mostly about great people doing great work and getting great opportunities. I’ve watched with interest and pleasure how good people have gravitated towards MCBI, grown in ability in a short space of time and provided a very special service to clients. MCBI Staffer 2016

I have been provided with great opportunities by MCBI over the years. There’s a smartness about how MCBI operates which connects the right MCBI person with the needs of the client – be that for training, education, mentoring, resourcing. Setting each other up for success is key to the way MCBI works, and is an innovative and productive approach to doing business which brings additional benefits to our clients. MCBI Staffer 2016

I have seen MCBI grow over the last 5 years to be a strong firm in the professional services industry and am proud as a South Australian of the firm and the people who have grown it, not only nationally but reached out internationally. MCBI Client 2016

The winners will be announced at a five-star gala awards dinner on Friday, 18 November at Sydney’s Four Points by Sheraton. If you would like to join the MCBI Table, please contact our Crew@mcbi.com.au for details.