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2012 August Winners
EMERGING BUSINESS – One Global Logistics
One Global is one of only 3 international logistics businesses on the Gold Coast who are dedicated to facilitating Gold Coast Exporters and Importers accessing global markets. Offering international freight forwarding, supply chain finance and marine cargo insurance, One Global offer a unique and innovative trade solution that is not available in the mainstream transport and logistics sector.
FAMILY BUSINESS – FreeSpirit Resort & Holiday Parks
FreeSpirit Resort and Holiday Park Management assists corporate entities and private enterprise that invest in holiday parks or resorts that do not have need further expertise to manage them. The business is operated by Yvonne and Ray Bristow, their daughter Danella Rockley and their business partner, David Johnston – all who promote family values throughout the entire company.
Over the past two years, FreeSpirit managed properties have collected over 40 awards across the tourism industry.
MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION – Burleigh Brewing Company
Burleigh Brewing is the Gold Coast’s local craft brewer, committed to maintaining the brewing traditions of centuries gone by, while at the same time, engaging their passion to try new things. The laid-back, beach town of Burleigh is the perfect backdrop for their unrushed, all-natural approach to brewing. Burleigh Brewing is founded on a pioneering spirit that makes them distinctly different.
MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD – Morlife
Morlife manufacture ‘functional foods’ that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. These foods and beverages are packed with essential nutrients from superfoods, herbs, vitamins and minerals which assist to improve wellness and help consumers ‘get more out of life’. Morlife currently exports to nine countries and has negotiations underway with another seven countries.
RETAIL, WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION – Coolabah Tree Cafes
Coolabah Tree Cafes are a National Cafe / Carvery operator specializing in busy Travel Centres & Service stations.
With National Headquarters based on the Gold Coast the Franchisor operates 11 Company-owned locations and 6 Franchised outlets across 4 states.Coolabah provides a good quality, ‘Australian-owned’ food offer as an alternative to the overseas-borne ‘fast-foodies’.
TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS – Magic Millions
Magic Millions is a world famous Thoroughbred Bloodstock Agency – providing exciting auction sales, horse procurement and management services to the international and domestic breeding and racing market.
The company is best known for hosting the internationally renowned Magic Millions January Yearling Sales, Raceday and Summer Carnival; a premier event on the Queensland Calendar.
TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES – RML Group Mining Services
RML Group Mining Services is a Mining and Civil Contracting Company that specializes in Earthmoving Equipment repairs and maintenance established for over 12 years. We employ only fully qualified Diesel Fitters, Boilermakers, Welders, Auto Electricians, operators and admin staff working Australia wide.
RML delivers an Indigenous Pre-employment Program aimed at developing Diesel Fitters and Automotive Tradespeople, giving back to the industry that supports our business.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & IT – Gcweb.com.au
GCweb is the innovative all-in-one internet service company that is capable of filling every possible internet need for small businesses.
GCweb is one of very few companies in Australia that are currently being included in the Google Engage Program getting first hand information directly from Google themselves at selected conferences and trainings.
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY – Wholesale Toners Australia
Established in 2003, Wholesale Toners Australia provide superior quality printer cartridges and exceptional service, at the lowest prices our industry has to offer.
To reduce their carbon footprint and that of their customers, the company is involved in extensive recycling & are currently developing a range of outdoor products from the recycled cartridges to further reduce the accumulation of landfill.