2011 August Winners


Multi award-winning hairdresser, Gregson Gastar, founded upmarket boutique hair salon, Gastar Hair, in late 2007. The salon premises exude freshness with its modern salon decor, including irresistibly luxurious massage lounge chairs.

Gastar Hair’s work is often seen in glossy fashion & hair magazines all over the world, from New York, Russia, Poland to Mexico.


Baker’s Club is revolutionising the industry by eliminating night baking. Their overnight proving process & system of baking all day in front of customer’s, ensures better taste & crust.

With the roots going all the way back to 1850 in Germany, spanning 6 generations of skills, Baker’s Club combine tradition with modern innovation to produce the freshest bread on the market, including gluten free products.


Burleigh Brewing Company is a local brewery focused on creating fantastic, flavourful beers based on authentic European traditions. Their unique range of beers include 28 Pale Ale (a 70′s style pale ale), Bighead (Australia’s first no-carb beer), HEF (a German style wheat beer) and My Wife’s Bitter (an English bitter which was the first beer in their `innovation’ series).

Continuing their innovation, they have launched Black Giraffe, a black coffee lager (collaborated with Zarraffa’s coffee) and Fanny Gertrude’s Bickie Beer – (a beer inspired by Grandma’s Anzac bickie recipe.)

With a rapidly growing reputation for quality and excellence, they are meeting the growing consumer demand for new flavours and brands with a connection to the local region.


5 Star Timbers is a privately owned Timber & Hardware Merchant company established in March 2008. 5 Star Timbers leads the way in supplying legal & sustainably sourced timber products covering a full scope of all structural, building and landscape materials to commercial, trade and retail clientele.

5 Star is the first timber merchant in Queensland to achieve accredited, independent, third-party certification recognised under Australian Standards & has recently acquired several substantial Government contracts.


Broadbeach Alliance promotes and manages the precinct of Broadbeach by working closely with its stakeholders. The small team communicate with all of the businesses, accommodation houses and residents of Broadbeach to ensure positive results for the area.

Broadbeach Management was responsible for the birth of Blues on Broadbeach, which this year attracted more than 80,000 people, injected in excess of $39 million into the local economy & received more than $1.6 million worth of free media exposure for the local area.

TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES – Massage Schools of Queensland

Since its inception in 1988, Massage Schools of Queensland has grown to one of the most successful massage education institutions in south-east Queensland and enjoys a remarkable reputation within the industry. The organization also operates an in-house student clinic in which students acquire their primary practical experience.

The student clinic is open to the public, providing treatments in Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Remedial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies.


‘V2i – Vision to Implementation’. Established in 2001, V2i have been pioneers in the planning, design and high definition 3D multimedia services.

The company has a growing national and international reputation and demand for products, due to their ability for taking complex information and consolidating it into concise, easily understood, relevant and engaging digital education tools.


Established in 1999, Tidal Energy has developed a new generation of world leading submerged water turbines. Their product is designed to use water currents to create electric power, while being cost-effective, with low environmental impact.

The turbines are built locally using local labour and abundant marine specialist engineering skills. Tidal Energy has received significant commercial interest from Australia, North America, Africa, Asia & India.


Property group wins business of year title

Dominant Gold Coast real estate company The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group has been named as the city's Business of the Year.

The company, which is headed up by brothers Andrew and Greg Bell, received the award at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards gala dinner attended by 650 of the city's business leaders at The St...

Desmond Brooks enters Business Hall of Fame

Renowned international architect Desmond Brooks has become the 11th person inducted into the Gold Coast Business Hall of Fame. Mr Brooks and the company he founded were behind the designs of some of the Gold Coast's most amazing landmarks. They include Sheraton Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace, Royal Pines Resort, Marriott Surfers ...

Orbitz Elevators Lifts Business Award

Fast rising Southport-headquartered company Orbitz Elevators has lifted the Emerging Business trophy at this month's Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.
The company, which was established with a credit card, a van and a dream in November 2014, now employs 40 people.

Company founder and managing director Jonathan Dwayre said the busine...

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