Ricoh Australia Celebrates 50 years in Australia launching the "Ricoh Small Business Competition"

Australian businesses able to win $50,000* of Ricoh products, services and or solutions to support digital transformation

Sydney, 11 September 2017 - Ricoh, a leading provider of smart workplace technology, is celebrating 50 years of physical presence in Australia with the launch of the Ricoh Small Business Competition, a three-month long contest which will see five lucky businesses across Australia win an equal share of $50,000*.

Each of the five winning small businesses will reap their choice of Ricoh Australia workplace products, services or solutions and a Ricoh workplace technology assessment which will empower them to plan, map and understand their digital transformation needs.

All that businesses are required to do to enter the competition is to simply state in 50 words or less what their digital challenges are and how Ricoh might help them navigate through solutions, such as collaboration technologies, automated business processes, information mobility and digitising paper-based documents and processes.

Andy Berry, Managing Director, Ricoh Australia, said, "We're thrilled to be running this competition at a time when many small business have a great opportunity to compete not just locally but on the global stage. Right now, there's a lot of buzz around digital transformation but what does that mean for small business? How do they navigate through it? What do they need? How can they become more productive, collaborative and optimise interactions with their employees, clients and partners across local and global markets?"

Ricoh has been operating in Australia for 50 years this year and over this time the company has developed strong partnerships with Australian businesses by providing innovation and cutting-edge technologies to help improve productivity and collaboration. The company employs more than 900 staff across every state and territory and works with many IT industry partners and channels to support Australian business.

"Our purpose is to improve work life and this competition demonstrates our commitment moving forward to empowering the digital workplace. We look forward to continuing to provide both support and partnership to Australian small business through our innovative workplace technology solutions for another 50 years," said Berry.

The Ricoh Small Business Competition runs from 28 August - 30 November, 2017

Enter today at smallbusiness.ricoh.com.au

    * Important information:
  • This competition is open to all small to medium sized business based in Australia up to 499 employees with a registered ABN.
  • You may submit no more than one entry in this competition. Entry must be submitted by a senior member of the business.
  • Your entry must be an original work and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition.
  • Your entry must be received by no later than midnight on Thursday 30 November 2017
  • The Ricoh Small Business Competition winners for each region will be contacted by a Ricoh Australia Representative and announced on Tuesday 15 December, 2017.

To read the full Terms & Conditions go to: smallbusiness.ricoh.com.au/termsandconditions.

Media Contact
For further information, please contact:
Melanie Withers
Communications Manager
Ricoh Australia
0466 365 668

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About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline - imagine. change. - Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

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