Excellence Awards appoint new sponsors

Family-owned building company Choice Homes has signed up as a sponsor of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, which are turning 21 this year, are regarded as the city's most prestigious business honours. Choice Homes director Troy Knight is excited to partner with the GCBEA to spons...

Commonwealth Games chief talks business

Mark Peters, the executive responsible for organising the Gold Coast's 2018 Commonwealth Games, has outlined the vision for the international sporting spectacular. Speaking at an invitation-only event for winners of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, Mr Peters said the biggest challenge facing the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Gam...

Jock McIlwain inducted into Hall of Fame

Gold Coast engineer, businessman, former councillor and philanthropist Jock McIlwain OAM has been inducted into the Gold Coast Business Hall of Fame. Mr McIlwain, who is referred to as the patriarch of Gold Coast canal development, was involved in designing and building many of the waterways that the city is now famous for. Born in Suva,...


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A new year, a new look and new sponsors for awards

A Who's Who list of the Gold Coast business and political elite turned out in force to celebrate a new look, new sponsors and a new year for the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. More than 70 of the Coast's leading power brokers and their children turned up for the launch of the 2017 awards at the Coolangatta outlet of Timezone,...

Who's Who list wines and dines

A Who's Who list of the Gold Coast business community attended a private lunch in the KPMG boardroom last week. The lunch for last year's winners of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards included heavy hitters Norm Rix (2016 Business Hall of Fame Inductee), Max Christmas (2010 Business Hall of Fame Inductee) and billionaire de...

Norm Rix inducted into Hall of Fame

  Gold Coast developer, shopping centre owner and former councillor Norm Rix has been inducted into the Gold Coast Business Hall of Fame. Mr Rix, who now has a personal net worth of more than $200 million, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards dinner at Jupiters on Saturday. However, the...


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