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Taste of success for Bernadette Eriksen, 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women's Awards

Posted on October 7, 2017

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Last night, the winners of the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards were announced at a Gala Dinner at Brisbane City Hall.

Congratulations to Bernadette Eriksen, CEO & Founder of Flavour Creations, who was named the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year. Bernadette also won the Entrepreneur Award.

Bernadette started Flavour Creations more than 20 years ago to provide essential nutrition services to some of Australia’s most vulnerable people – primarily those living with dysphagia.

Through her line of pre-thickened drinks and nutritionally advanced product solutions, Bernadette’s work is helping clients, from infants to the elderly, restore nutritional quality and great taste to their diet. Today, Flavour Creations products can be found in every government-owned hospital in Australia.

Anne Cross (2014 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year), Tracey Vieira (2016 Telstra QLD Business Woman of the Year), Bernadette Eriksen, Dr Catherine Ball (2015 Telstra Australian Corporate and Private Award) and Carmel Mulhern (Telstra)
Anne Cross (2014 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year), Tracey Vieira (2016 Telstra QLD Business Woman of the Year), Bernadette Eriksen, Dr Catherine Ball (2015 Telstra Australian Corporate and Private Award) and Carmel Mulhern (Telstra)

With 50 per cent of aged-care residents suffering from malnutrition and dehydration, Bernadette said her business’ purpose was to enhance the quality of human life through food.

“I hope my business success shows other aspiring female entrepreneurs that we all have the ability and responsibility to create the kind of world we want to live in,” she said.

As an industry leader, Bernadette is enabling patients to enjoy food with dignity, while also ensuring products cater to their nutritional requirements. This is a business vision that goes beyond improving solely physical health – it also supports clients’ mental, emotional and overall wellbeing.

Alyce Keegan, Kyra Bonney, Bernadette Eriksen, Dr Nicki Murdock and Gail Ker OAM
Alyce Keegan, Kyra Bonney, Bernadette Eriksen, Dr Nicki Murdock and Gail Ker OAM

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Award were:

  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise winner: Gail Ker OAM, CEO, Access Community Services Ltd
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Dr Nicki Murdock, Chair, Health Leaders Australia
  • Corporate and Private Award winner: Kyra Bonney, General Manager, Indigenous Strategy, Chandler Macleod
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Alyce Keegan, Owner, Kit and Clowder

State and Territory winners will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards judging, culminating in a Gala Dinner on the night of Tuesday 21 November.

If you, or a brilliant business woman you know, deserve recognition, nominate today:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

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