2013 October Winners

Emerging Business - The Surfboard Warehouse

Since opening their first store just over 2 years ago, The Surfboard Warehouse has grown into a bustling three store operation with a large online store. Their focus on price and quality combined with an unmatched 6 month warranty has set them apart from their competitors.

Family Business - W Cooke Engineering

W Cooke Engineering is a structural steel company that has been operating for over 40 years. They are experts in welding, general fabrication, machining, boat building and general machinery maintenance. W Cook Engineering is known for its focus on quality, safety, innovation and effective customer relationships.

Manufacturing & Construction –  Digga Australia

Digga is Australia’s leading machinery attachment manufacturer employing over 200 people on the Gold Coast. It also has facilities in Victoria, New South Wales, America and the UK, Digga attachments are now sold in over 60 countries through more than 500 dealers.

Mayors Innovation GC Award - Adbri Masonry

Adbri Masonry is Australia’s largest manufacturer of quality masonry products. They include concrete bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining walls.  Adbri Masonry is dedicated to research and development to unearth new, innovative environmental building products. It has 15 sites throughout Australia.

Retail, Wholesale & Distribution - KT Cable Accessories

KT Cable Accessories began operation from a small factory in 1994. Today they have 17 full-time employees providing Automotive, Electrical & Industrial Wiring Accessories. KT prides itself on supplying innovative products and quality service . They distribute throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Tourism, Hospitality & Events –  Magic Millions

Magic Millions is Australia’s leading bloodstock thoroughbred auction house. Established in 1986 it now attracts the world’s leading buyers and trainers. This year they delivered $38 million in media value to the Gold Coast through the promotion and marketing of the event.

Trades, Professions & Services - Artius Health & Employment Services

The Artius Group started with a single employee in 2004. Today they offer a range of health and employment services from 10 locations across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. They offer job placement,  Disability Employment Services, Vocational Rehab, Psychology, Physiotherapy & Specialist Health Services.

Knowledge Management & IT - GCOMM

GCOMM delivers managed  IT services to Australia’s medium and large companies. They cater for businesses with multiple offices, remote workers, customers and suppliers. GCOMM’s goal is to provide world class IT solutions that support customers’ needs and make their businesses more secure, productive and profitable.

Environment and Sustainability - Nuflow Technologies

Nuflow are award winning pipe repair and maintenance specialists. They deal with damaged and blocked sewerage, stormwater, potable water, fire system and pressure pipe repairs. Their unique technology allows them to carry out work without expensive, disruptive excavation. Nu Flow have licencees across Australia and New Zealand.

Health & Wellbeing - Back in Motion

Back In Motion  provide first class physiotherapy services. This year they opened a second Gold Coast practice in Bundall. Their reputation has seen them attract leading athletes including ironman legends Shannon Eckstein and Hayley Bateup as well as Olympians Cameron McEvoy, Jade Nielsen, Matt Belcher, and Emma Moffatt.


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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