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2011 September Winners
EMERGING BUSINESS – Your Inspiration at Home
“Your Inspiration at Home” manufactures & distributes an extensive range of international spices, dip mixes, dukkahs, oils, vinegars, meat rubs, coffee syrups, teas & sugars. The company has been operational since March 2010 within the Direct Sales ‘Party-Plan’ sector.
As of August 2011 – they have in excess of 300 independent consultants across Australia, reached their 1st Million dollars in operating revenue in just 16 months & already export to the UK & NZ with distribution in place for Malaysia in late 2011 and USA early 2012.
FAMILY BUSINESS – Luigi’s Men’s Hairstylist
Celebrating 50 years of service on the Gold Coast, Luigi’s Men’s Hairstylist is a family owned business run by Luigi & his sons, Lino & Joey. Operating two men’s only salons & one unisex salon on the Gold, Luigi’s staff pride themselves on their exceptional customer service with a relaxed, friendly and professional product and service. Luigi, Lino and Joey have all won the Queensland Master Hairdresser State Champion on many occasions.
MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION – PWR Performance Products
PWR Performance Products is an Australian owned company founded by previous V8 Supercar driver Paul Weel in 1997. PWR designs and manufactures light weight aluminium, high performance radiators, oil coolers and intercoolers at its purpose built factory at Yatala and exports all over the world. PWR has focussed on racing markets overseas as its core growth strategy, has achieved notable successes in the past year with race teams using its cooling solutions such as Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel winning the Formula 1 2010 Drivers championship among many others.
MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD – Adbri Masonry
Adbri Masonry was formed in July 2008 following a merger between C&M Brick and Hanson Building Products with it’s national head office based at Stapylton. Adbri Masonry is a leading manufacturer of concrete masonry systems including blocks, bricks, paving, permeable paving, retaining walls and decorative cladding. With manufacturing facilities in most states, Adbri Masonry have used extensive research & development to create innovative products using recycled materials, while harvesting & recycling water as part of production process.
RETAIL, ?WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION – KT Cable Accessories
Established in 1994, KT Cable Accessories have become a leading provider of wiring and cabling accessory solutions within the Asia Pacific Region. Operating from their purpose built 1,000 square meter warehouse in Yatala, the company have experienced growth exceeding over 20% each year.
The KT Brand is recognized as representing the highest quality products and superior customer service within the industry & believe their ISO standard reflects their commitment to quality in every aspect of their business.
T?OURISM, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS – NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park
NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park is a family favourite holiday destination on the Gold Coast. It provides 4 1/2 star holiday accommodation from villas to caravan and camping sites. Enjoy endless activities and facilities, including resort pools, tennis court, bistro and bar, mini-golf, jumping pillow, go karts and kids club plus much more! All work practices within the Park are carried out in a manner that supports ecological sustainability without compromising on top quality family fun experience.
TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES – AC-TEC Services
AC-TEC Services are specialists in air conditioning sales, service, installation, maintenance and repairs, based on the Gold Coast and proudly servicing the entire South East Queensland region since 2007. The AC-TEC Services have experience substantial yearly growth thanks to a team which is dedicated to providing high quality service to its customers, having all of your air conditioning and refrigeration needs covered from commercial, industrial through to residential.
INF?ORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MULTIMEDIA – Beyondedge
Established in 2001, Beyondedge is a full service interactive firm & production studio specialising in online, on-demand eLearning and creative communication. The company has a strong strategic focus and a highly experienced team of creatives & techies from film & TV and IT/Web who love to produce engaging, functional and inspiring work.
In the past 12 months, Beyondedge have set up new offices in Sydney and Melbourne to capture a greater share of the eLearning market.
ENVIRO?NMENTAL MANAGEMENT – Eco-Kinetics
Eco-kinetics is a renewable energy engineering company with a specific focus on solar energy. It’s first major opportunity resulted from securing the Queensland Solar Homes project in 2008. Over the following years Eco-kinetics has grown Australia wide with offices in all major cities and a solar installation rate of 400 systems per week.