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2012 July Winners
EMERGING BUSINESS – Oi Cosmetic Studio
Oi Cosmetic Clinic bring the beauty industry beyond the rich & famous by making it affordable for everyday people. The clinic offers anti-aging, skin maintenance & permanent hair reduction treatments, along with product ranges that work to maximise the results of clients. Oi Cosmetic Studio are on track to open their third clinic all within 18 months.
FAMILY BUSINESS – Airport Con-x-ion
Airport Con-x-ion is an established Gold Coast bus transfer company, specialising in airport transfers for both residential and the tourism industry, also providing daily Theme Park /Attraction transfers from Gold Coast accommodation. Four members of the Stratton family hold senior roles in the operations of Airport Con-x-ion with operations in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria. Con-x-ion have secured preferred partner status with two major airline carriers – Jetstar and Virgin Australia.
MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION – Sea Pen
Sea Pen is a family owned and run manufacturing business that designs and manufacturers dry docking systems for boats from 5 m to 30m. Sea Pen is leading the world with its technology and holds Australian and International patents for its designs.Sweden’s ‘Clean Hull Initiative’ recently selected Sea Pen as one of the top ten technology companies in the world at the forefront of eliminating anti-fouling paints.
MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD – Efficiency Leaders
Efficiency Leaders eliminates labour intensive, manual and mundane tasks by implementing advanced, reliable automation technology to simplify and improve efficiency to business systems. The Efficiency Leaders Automation Platform (ELAP™) streamlines business processes and delivers dividends of up to 80%.Efficiency Leaders creativity and commitment to innovation, sustains their leadership in the development of global leading efficiency solutions.
RETAIL, WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION – 5 Star Timbers
5 Star Timbers distributes of a broad range of construction materials. Specialising in a variety of timber species and innovative hardware products for the Queensland building industry, has increased its market share to include Government, commercial and retail clientele by providing 5 star professional service via a highly experienced consultation team.
TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS – Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Australian owned and operated, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat provides scenic views of the coast and surrounding valleys in a casual relaxed atmosphere.In just six years, Gwinganna has gained many national and international accolades. It is recognised for its varied wellness programs, certified organic cuisine and skincare. It has become well known as a destination to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life.
TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES – AC-TEC Services
AC-TEC Services are leaders in air conditioning sales, service, installation, maintenance and repairs in the South East Queensland region. They operate in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, supplying and installing only the very best quality equipment available in the market.AC-TEC Services is dedicated to providing superior service to its customers, which is one of the contributing factors to their exceptional growth over the last four years.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & IT – Mercury IT
Mercury IT was established in 2004 by technical engineers Luke Halliday and AJ Williams. Initially, the company was a two-man operation; now, Mercury IT has grown into a flourishing Gold Coast business that employs 13 staff and offers a comprehensive suite of services. The company has achieved year-on-year growth for the last five financial years, and in particular, 113 percent growth in the 2010 financial year.
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY – MCV Enviroworks
Established in 2004, MCV Enviroworks commenced with a passion to improve the erosion and landscaping industry. From a single operator, MCV Enviroworks has become a successful and innovative company with the latest technology for the installation of landscape, quarry and erosion control materials.Now servicing large corporate clients such as Government, Mining and Construction industries, as well as independent landscaper and DIY residential customers, MCV Enviroworks pride themselves on innovation, design & their commitment to protecting the environment.