Winners to Be Celebrated During Event in Rome on 13 October

Sweet Peanuts was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year (Diversified Services – Small) category in The 20th Annual International Business Awards® today.

The International Stevie Awards 2023

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2023 IBAs received entries from organisations in 61 nations and territories.

Winners will be celebrated during a gala banquet at the Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Rome, Italy on Friday, 13 October.

More than 3,700 nominations from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  This year’s competition also featured a number of new categories to recognize organisations’ and individuals’ achievements in sustainability initiatives.

Sweet Peanuts has been named the winner in the Consumer Products and Diversified Products categories for a small company. Our founder. Barbara was named as a Bronze winner in the Thought Leader of the Year category

Judges Comments about Barbara and Sweet Peanuts

Sweet Peanuts was highly commended for its innovative products and services for parents that suffer a loss, with one judge commenting.

“A Very Good Initiative, Kudos to the people behind it. Giving moral support in times of distress to unknown people is really a humanitarian effort. All The Best Team, Please Keep Up the good work”

Another Judge noted the compelling story behind Sweet Peanuts and its mission stating;

“This is one of the most compelling and mission driven entries I have read so far. The company is addressing a real need to have a meaningful conversation around miscarriage that has gone unaddressed for a long time”

Barbara has also received acknowledgement for her inspiring work as our founder. One comment noting her collaborative strengths.

“The nominee’s achievements have been meticulously tracked since 2021, highlighting significant milestones and her proactive approach in seeking collaborations and funding to ensure the success of her enterprise. The unique collaboration with TradeMutt and Bobbi Lockyer shows Barbara’s innovative thinking in reaching out to underserved demographics.”

While another judge recognised the boundaries of support that Barbara’s work has overcome.

“Wonderful to read of your development and growth and identifying the needs of those that extend beyond the traditional boundaries i.e. Fathers and Indigenous people. Your willingness to learn and participate in programs and collaborations is to be commended and will place you well for further growth and achievements. Such an important topic which it appears you are approaching with empathy and compassion while also providing valuable and tangible outcomes. Well done.”

Determining the Winning Nomination

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 230 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July.

“Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller.  “The winners have demonstrated that their organisations have set and achieved lofty goals.  We congratulate them on their recognised achievements, and look forward to celebrating them on stage in Rome on 13 October.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA. 

About Sweet Peanuts

Sweet Peanuts is an award-winning Social Enterprise that educates and enables friends and family to provide care and support to bereaved parents that have had a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. From the sale of our care packages and care products, we are able fund and donate care packages to our partnered hospitals and clinics. 

These packages are then passed on to bereaved women and couples who are currently experiencing a miscarriage. Making the connection and filling one of the many gaps in support between grieving parents and much needed support. All our package items are sourced from small and local Australian businesses that share our passion for sustainability and changing the conversation around miscarriage. 

We have donated packages to hospitals in metro, regional, and remote communities in Queensland, Australia. We have donated over $3,000AUD to communities in Brisbane’s North, Caboolture, Mount Isa, Longreach, and Logan. From our connection and donation, we have had positive and supportive feedback from the healthcare professionals who have passed our packages on to bereaved parents.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favourite Companies


Company of the Year – Consumer Products


Company of the Year – Diversified Services

As Sweet Peanuts has won a Stevie® Award in one of the Company of the Year categories in The 20th Annual International Business Awards®, it has been automatically included in voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, which is now open for voting at http://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com

Voting will conclude on 15 September at 11:59 pm ET / 23:59. The top vote-getter in each category will receive a crystal People’s Choice Stevie Award trophy. Winners in attendance will receive their awards on stage during the IBAs’ 13 October awards banquet in Rome, Italy. Other People’s Choice winners will be shipped their prizes after the event.

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