February 13, 2023

The Telstra Best of Business Awards were created to celebrate small and medium-sized businesses' achievements, to recognise and reward businesses moving Australia forward and inspiring the next generation . 

We all acknowledge that as a small and medium-sized business, we play a unique and essential role as the foundation for Australia’s financial, cultural and social prosperity. 

After a record year of growth and offering the most high-octane sustainable ride around, local electric motorbike and road-scooter maker, FONZ, has been recognised as a winner in two of the NSW 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards.

The first is the Outstanding Growth category. The business grew by 113% YOY after moving into its custom-built carbon-neutral micro-factory in Alexandria, which increased its production capability five-fold.

And as Australia comes to realise the future is electric, FONZ has also won the Sustainability category – being recognised as perfectly poised to deliver on the growing need for cost-effective and congestion-reducing zero-emissions vehicles.

A few decades ago we used to hear that the future in the different forms of transport would be electric. "At first we were a curiosity, then there was genuine interest and now there's demand." - Nazari said.

However, Michelle Nazari, a Perth-born young woman, had this dream 20 years ago too and until 13 years ago this visionary and talented woman decided to be an active part of the future. 

Michelle found a skillful and passionate team and with Fonzarelli, now FONZ, she  brought the future to our home, Australia.

Michelle and the FONZ team can proudly say that they are creating a more sustainable world with a green way of transportation. 

“At FONZ, we aim for transparency and we believe as a company, we can be a positive force for change to build respect and dignity within our team and community.”

In good energy!

NSW Telstra Best of Business Award WINNERS in TWO categories

At the end of 2022 FONZ were nominated in two categories at the Telstra Awards. There were more than 20,000 nominations, with only 246 businesses shortlisted across the country’s state and territory Award competitions. FONZ won in the two categories, Outstanding Growth category and Sustainability category.

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