A Gold Coast couple who took the plunge 18 months ago to buy a candy store are now enjoying sweet succes...
2012 June Winners
EMERGING BUSINESS – HydroKleen Australia
HydroKleen Australia is a master franchisor that has developed the most comprehensive method for cleaning air conditioning units. This method eliminates a range of contaminants that are commonly found in these items, significantly improving the quality of the air and reducing electrical consumption.
HydroKleen Australia has 13 franchisees Australia wide, employing over 40 people in just over 13 months of operation!
FAMILY BUSINESS – John Henderson Real Estate
John Henderson Real Estate was established 39 years ago by John Henderson. After John retired it has been owned and operated by his three sons, David, Andrew and Luke Henderson.
Luke Henderson has recently been recognised in The Top 100 Agents in the Real Estate Business Magazine. Positioned at number 43 in the country, Luke was the second highest ranked QLD agent but most notably the highest ranking Gold Coast Real Estate agents!!
MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION – P&M Plastics
P&M Plastics & Rubber have been situated in Burleigh for 22 years. They manufacture goods primarily from plastic, but also work with timber & metal for gaming, shop fitting, signage, industrial & marine fixtures.
For the sixth year running, P&M Plastics have been listed in the Q400 – the top 400 Privately Owned Businesses in Queensland. Currently they are ranked 232 out of 400, which is a significant achievement for a small business with one owner.
MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD – V2i
Winning a number of local and global business and creative awards, the V2i Group which includes V2i and 3Dme, have built a global reputation around their ability to make complex information easy to understand.
It’s all about creative 3D digital story-telling for master planning and urban design, mining, OHS, and health education, deliverable on a variety of digital platforms.
TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS – Timezone Funtasia
Timezone Funtasia is recognized as the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia and an industry leader in tourism and family entertainment. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise in the Centro Shopping Centre on Cavill Mall, Timezone covers an area of 5000 sqm with the latest cutting edge interactive attractions and entertainment products including Laser Skirmish, Bumper Cars and 18 Hole Mini Golf course.
TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES – Dan The Sparky Man
In six short years Dan the Sparky Man has grown from sole trader to incorporated company.
Accredited by Master Electricians and the Clean Energy Council they provide tailored solutions and professional advice, designed to save their customers money and reduce their carbon footprint. Dan the Sparky Man have experienced substantial growth despite local construction downturn and are lighting the way as leading Gold Coast energy efficiency specialists.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & IT – GCOMM
GCOMM is a multi-award winning IT company which provides broadband and cloud services to some of Australia’s top businesses.
GCOMM specialise in the deployment of complex private networks for connecting businesses locally and internationally.
They undertake constant research & development to provide their clients with leading edge IT solutions in a rapidly-changing technological marketplace.
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY – GreenBizCheck
Born from a concern about the ramifications of climate change, Gold Coast company GreenBizCheck is the world’s first, online environmental certification company for office, retail, food and beverage, education, clubs, hotels and IT based businesses.
The program helps companies to quickly implement sustainable environmental practices which rapidly increase profits, attract new business, conserve energy, water, resources and minimise waste.