Testimonials

Timezone Gold Coast

Winner of 2016 Business of the Year Award

Winner of 2016 Annual Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award

Winner of 2015 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award

Winner of 2014 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Awards

"It was a privilege to accept the 2016 Gold Coast Business of the Year  at the prestigious Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, especially for our diligent Timezone Gold Coast team.

I would like to pay tribute to the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards' panel and our Timezone Gold Coast team whose efforts are benchmarked by these awards.

My heartfelt thanks to all of our customers who are the reason behind these accolades, our success and the family fun centre revolution.

Winning the esteemed 2016 Gold Coast Business of the Year added to our triumphant win in 2014 of  'Top Family Entertainment Centre in the World' at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions ( IAAPA ) in Florida.
24 years ago, Timezone Surfers Paradise was the successor to Grundy's indoor theme park. We changed the concept to focus on families by bringing in attractions and activities rather than video games. Now 80 per cent of our visitors are families.

Our success has been further highlighted with the opening of our second Timezone family entertainment centre at Coolangatta.  We have put a lot of effort into the building of this newest 3000 SQM Timezone at Coolangatta to ensure that we support the local community in the process.

My choice of Coolangatta is based around what we feel is needed in the area, and our new family entertainment centre is certainly able to meet that need.  The Timezone Coolangatta centre will complement our already highly successful Surfers Paradise location.
My team's efforts are benchmarked by such a prestigious award, as is our global brand.

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards is a superb enterprise and I advocate all Gold Coast businesses participate".

Mr Juan Uribe
Director

www.timezonegoldcoast.com.au

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CONDEV Construction

Winner of August 2017 Construction and Trades Award

Winner of 2016 Annual Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of September 2016 Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of 2015 Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of August 2015 Manufacturing and Construction Award

"We are delighted and honoured to be recognised as winners of such a prestigious local award. Winning a Gold Coast Business Excellence Award not only raises Condev's profile in the community but more importantly acknowledges all the hard work that the Condev team have put into making the company so special. The Gold Coast Business Excellence Award initiative is acknowledgement that Condev is a great place to work and this gives us the foundations to continue developing exiting and innovative solutions for the Gold Coast construction industry."

Steve Marais
Director

www.condevconstruction.com.au

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REGEN Australia

Winner of July 2016 Environment and Sustainability Award

Winner of 2015 Annual Environment and Sustainability Award

Winner of July 2015 Environment and Sustainability Award

"The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards is a really positive forum for local businesses to showcase their expertise.
At Regen Australia we work hard to provide excellent outcomes for our clients, our employees and the community.

In a competitive business environment we are continually improving our services and we rarely take time to reflect on our achievements in enhancing and restoring the Gold Coast's natural areas. Our involvement in the Awards has provided us this opportunity.

Being awarded the 2015 overall winner in the Environment and Sustainability sector has proven to be extremely positive for our 30 employees as well as improving our profile and  providing new networking and marketing opportunities".

Mark Bibby
General Manager

www.regenaustralia.com.au

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Medical Rescue

Winner of May 2017 Health and Wellbeing Award

Winner of May 2016 IT and Knowledge Management Award

Winner of 2015 Annual Health and Wellbeing Award

Winner of June 2015 Health and Wellbeing Award

"A professional services company such as Medical Rescue  is dependant on a great team of people . Our clinicians,  managers, instructors, and operations staff work tirelessly to ensure a high quality and timely response when called for. Being the recipient of the GCBEA awards has been a positive experience for our company. It allows us to recognise the enormous efforts made by our staff and the awards dinner allows us to share the experience with them.  The first award dinner was held the same day 20 of our staff had returned from supporting a disaster in the Philippines; an exhausting experience with difficult challenges. It was fantastic to have some of the returning team present that night who were ultimately being recognised for their efforts. Receiving an award is also an assurance to us as directors that we are on the right track and to keep going.

Applying for a Gold Coast Business Excellence Award gives you an opportunity to look closely at your business while answering the questions which in itself is a good practice. You get to share what your business is doing and be measured against  other businesses in similar categories. Just applying for an award creates the motivation to improve your management practices and be innovative.

There is always pressure to shift a growing business to a capital city but having been recognised at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards and introduced to other successful businesses is  yet another reason that we are determined to remain here on the beautiful Gold Coast . The business community here is thriving, the Council is supportive of small businesses and there is a great collaborative spirit. I am confident that through the GCBEA we have met a number of people who we could reach out to for guidance. We truly appreciate the recognition from GCBEA  and are grateful for the opportunities it has given us".

Dr Glenn McKay
Managing Director
Medical Rescue Group

www.medicalrescue.com.au

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Ray White Surfers Paradise Group

Winner of September 2017 Professions and Business Services Award

Winner of 2016 Annual Trades, Professions and Services Award

Winner of October 2016 Trades, Professions and Services Award

Winner of 2015 Trades, Professions and Services Award

Winner of September 2015 Trades, Professions and Services Award

"May I first congratulate the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards founding fathers for their insights in the creation of this award category. I have seen the Gold Coast Business Awards grow over the years to now what is truly a significant and very prestigious community event. I know firsthand how many companies work feverishly throughout the course of the year to be ranked in a position to win these prized recognitions. It is invaluable to the credibility of any Gold Coast Business.

What has also inspired me is seeing the diversity of Gold Coast Businesses emerge. We truly are building a robust business base that is critical to the wellbeing of the Gold Coast taking a reliance away from construction, tourism etc. It provides enormous employment opportunities to our locals. But what is also noticeable is the stature of the businesses that now can perform not only on a national but an international basis. Who would have ever thought that the Gold Coast would be the home to so many inspiring businesses. From our own perspective we have been honoured to win recognition on numerous occasions. In its early days those recognitions held little value but today we use this prestigious award proudly at every promotional opportunity. 

Once again, congratulations to the team at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for all that you have done to support, encourage and grow our business community. 

Best wishes,

Andrew P. Bell OAM
Chief Executive Officer
The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group

www.rwsp.net

 

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Family Fresh

Winner of 2015 Annual Encouragement Award

Winner of May 2015 Mayor's Innovation GC Award

"I would just like to take a minute to thank you for our Gold Coast Business Excellence Innovation award.

The acknowledgement from both peers and colleagues alike for this honour, is a true testament to all that Family Fresh stand for and all that we set out to achieve. 

We accept with great pleasure and pride this prestigious award, and look forward to future endeavours".

Kevin and Jenny Flanagan
Directors
Family Fresh

www.familyfresh.com.au

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Burleigh Brewing Company

Winner of 2014 Business of the Year Award

Winner of 2014 Annual Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award

Winner of October 2014 Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award

"We began entering the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards in 2010 our third year of Burleigh Brewing Company's operations.

At the time, we saw the Awards as a great opportunity for us to get to know the 'best of the best' on the Gold Coast and also to benchmark our progress against them. Going through the process of compiling our entry information forced us to honestly assess the things that we believed were working well and the areas where we knew we needed to improve. Indeed we look forward to the process every year and the reality check of determining whether we have truly made improvements or advancements on the year before.

Our first monthly award was an amazing thrill! It suggested to us that we were at least on the right track and that we should keep working hard.

A sprinkling of monthly and category awards followed over the subsequent years. Regardless of the result on the Gala Awards night, every year we have cherished the opportunity to spend an evening with our team, to celebrate their contribution to Burleigh Brewing and to remind them that they are doing a brilliant job!

To be named the 2014 Supreme Gold Coast Business of the Year was the most wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work and efforts of not only the entire Burleigh Brewing team over the last 8 years, but also the support of every single supplier, customer and local Gold Coaster who has embraced our product, our business and our efforts in the community.

We truly appreciate the acknowledgement".

Peta Fielding
Director & CEO
 

www.burleighbrewing.com.au

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Nucrush Group

Winner of May 2015 Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of 2014 Annual Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of June 2014 Manufacturing and Construction Award

"The Nucrush Group were very pleased to have received the 2014 Gold Coast Business Excellence Award for Manufacturing & Construction.

Recognition such as this is a testament to the combined efforts of all our employees both past and present.  Being able to use the logo on our website and emails is a powerful marketing tool  and helps reinforce our business image.

The end of year awards night was great and very well organised. It was fantastic to see so many successful and proud Gold Coast businesses celebrating their achievements together.

We would certainly recommend other businesses becoming  involved with these awards."

Declan Mackle
CEO


www.nucrush.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evolve Skateboards

Winner of July 2016 Mayor's Innovation GC Award

Winner of June 2015 Manufacturing and Construction Award

Winner of 2014 Annual Emerging Business Award

Winner of September 2014 Emerging Business Award

"Winning Emerging Business of the Year was a wonderful experience that allowed us to pause from our busy day to day activities and reflect with our team on how far we've all come together.

Along with the accolades and publicity from the awards, becoming part of the Gold Coast Awards circle has been instrumental in cementing our place in the local community.

On top of all this it has strengthened support from our customers while also opening up new opportunities to us."

Jeff and Fleur Anning
Founders

www.evolveskateboards.com.au

 

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Cav's Steakhouse and Butchery

Winner of May 2015 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award

"We were so honored to be the winner of the Business Excellence award for May 2015.

To be a winner of an award that highlights the growing importance of the Gold Coast as a business hub and recognise leading businesses is a huge achievement for us.

The award process also represented a great opportunity for gain an insight into our operations and business as a whole.

We appreciate all of our loyal customers from near and far and without their patronage we would not be here today.

Our award takes pride on our entry reception and does its job to foster pride amongst the community".

Richard Cavill
Owner/Operator

www.cavssteakhouse.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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e-CBD

Winner of May 2015 Knowledge Management and IT Award

"We've been entering the Gold Coast Business Excellence awards for the past seven years and are proud to have been regular finalists, taking home five awards in a variety of categories.

The awards are an opportunity to gain exposure for our best work and credibility as a local Gold Coast business.

For e-CBD though, the best feature of the awards is the benefit to our staff. Our team works hard to build excellent websites for our clients, keeping up to date with the latest technology so we can develop competitive sites for local businesses, as well as national and international companies. The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards are an achievement we can all share in.

We appreciate the acknowledgement for all our hard work."

Marilyn Strauss
Director

www.e-cbd.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GANDEN Engineers and Project Managers

Winner of June 2015 Emerging Business Award

"Winning the June 2015 Emerging Business Award was a massive highlight this year for our small, but ever growing and expanding, business.  Having entered previously but not managing to become an award winner made us all the more determined to keep on trying until we succeeded.   It is this tenacity and strong belief in our business that has contributed to the successes we are now seeing our company reach. 

To have our efforts and hard work formally recognised by such prestigious awards is extremely satisfying and uplifting.  When our business partners, friends and family contact us to congratulate us and upon hearing our name of the radio it never ceases to create that special buzz feeling.  Being able to use the logos on our communications and website has also certainly helped increase our business profile.

We are very much looking forward to the Gala night in November and regardless of the overall winner outcome, we will be celebrating with our full team and having a well earned evening out together.  We are also looking forward to meeting the other finalists and sharing our stories together". 

Darron Nutt
Director

www.ganden.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HiRUM Software Solutions

Winner of September 2015 Mayor's Innovation GC Award

Winner of May 2014 Knowledge Management and IT Award

"HiRUM Software Solutions have been very pleased to be finalists in the Knowledge Management and IT category and the Mayor's Innovation GC category of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for the past few years.

The Awards have offered an excellent opportunity to increase the profile of our business, through the efforts of the associated advertising campaign, across social media and the internet.  They have also provided us with a platform to celebrate our successes as a company and consolidate our momentum going forward.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our participation in this worthwhile and respected event".

Sylvia Johnston, Senior Executive & Philip Johnston, Director

www.hirum.com.au

 

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GCOMM

Winner of June 2017 IT, Knowledge Management and Digital Services Award

Winner of July 2016 Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of July 2015 Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of 2014 Annual Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of June 2014 Knowledge Management and IT Award

GCOMM has been a participant in the  Gold Coast Business Excellence Award since 2008 winning a category or award every year. The awards are a source of recognition and achievement for our company and provides confirmation that the goals we develop each year are being met or exceeded in our pursuit for continuous growth and excellence in customer service. For GCOMM to win the Knowledge Management and IT Award again in 2014 was fantastic.

As a national provider in a competitive telecommunication's landscape, the award helps us to build credibility, provides great exposure locally to our businesses and helps build team morale. We use the award with our external marketing with email signatures, proposals and website. It reinforces to our customers, suppliers, partners and prospects that we are the preeminent IT&T company on the Gold Coast.

The awards are a great way for us to connect with other winners in the local business community and the awards night is a great way to celebrate with our team. We encourage all Gold Coast businesses to enter.

Matthew Thompson, Director Business Development and Daniel Thompson, CEO

www.gcomm.com.au

 

 

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ONGC Systems

Winner of September 2017 IT, Knowledge Management and Digital Services Award

Winner of 2016 Annual Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of October 2016 Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of September 2015 Knowledge Management and IT Award

Winner of August 2015 Knowledge Management and IT Award

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards have helped elevate the awareness of our company in the local business community. The awards establish a level of credibility when working with new prospects. We certainly look to leverage off our achievements in all our digital correspondence and showcase our " Award Winning Logo". Additionally, the pride that the entire team feel when their work is acknowledge through the awards cannot be substituted.

As annual category award winners it demonstrates not just to new customers, but existing clients that ONGC are the leaders in technology and Digital Transformation on the Gold Coast.

Finally the celebration at the end of the year acknowledging all businesses not only represents a great networking opportunity but also a great party!

Damien Rossiter, Director

www.ongc.com.au

 

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Home Instead Senior Care Gold Coast

Winner of September 2017 Health and Wellbeing Award

Winner 2016 Annual Health and Wellbeing Award

Winner May 2016 Health and Wellbeing Award

Winning our category in the 2016 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards have been a revelation in terms of elevating our position in the local Aged Care sector and the Gold Coast business community. We have been able to leverage our position as a trusted resource to assist more seniors who wish to remain living independently in our community. Our award has been displayed across the Gold Coast aged care sector through senior functions and awareness groups, and local politicians expos and has created very positive and healthy discussions about our offering to the local community.

We have also received recognition from our networks and our clients both verbally and through written feedback. Our entire team are extremely proud on winning the award and are often be heard on the telephone talking to both perspective and current clients about the award. 

The celebration at the end of the year is a great way to celebrate the success of the year past whilst creating great networking opportunities to further assist in the growth of our business.

Chris Davey and Steve Patterson, Owners

www.hiscgoldcoast.com.au

 

 

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Brauer Industries

Winner of June 2017 Manufacturing Award

Winner of 2016 Annual Mayor's Innovation GC Award

Winner of June 2016 Mayor's Innovation GC Award

Winner of September 2015 Environment and Sustainability Award

The team at Brauer Industries are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded various category awards over the last three years, especially considering the calibre of our local business competition. Not only has our success and recognition been a great reward for our dedicated and hard working team, the subsequent networking and marketing opportunities have proved to be a considerable asset.

Brauer Industries is a proud manufacturer of innovative technology and is heavily invested in research and development therefore winning the prestigious Innovation category award last year was a wonderful way to validate our progress/growth.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire GCBEA Committee for their support and the wonderful job they do highlighting Gold Coast business achievements and for hosting a world class awards event.

David Brauer, Director and Systems Development Manager, and Luther McLachlan, Operations/WHS Manager

www.brauerindustries.com

 

 

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