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2014 June Winners
Mayor's Innovation GC Award:
Multisport Concepts, which was set up nearly 25 years ago, is Australia’s leading manufacturer of sports courts and recreational facilities. Its products include cricket pitches, tennis courts, recreational facilities, mining camps (except accommodation), landscaping and associated products such as engineered shade structures and grandstand seating.
The company provides its clients with full turnkey solutions extending from soil testing, planning and earthworks through to construction, fencing and servicing.
Environment and Sustainability Award:
Green Fingers Potting Mix
Green Fingers Potting Mix is an award winning manufacturer of potting media and landscape materials in the Northern Gold Coast. The national garden and nursery industry just awarded them the growing media supplier of the year and inducted them into the hall of fame- first QLD company ever for this to happen.
Green Fingers Potting Mix has been operational on the Gold Coast since 1981. It began in Nerang and had several owners spanning time up until 2011 where the Keith family of Woongoolba purchased the business and re-located it to their existing site adjacent to Yatala. Since the move the company has been able to grow and change and has tripled its turnover in the small time.
Family Business Award:
Scorpio Screens and Blinds
Scorpio Screens & Blinds have been one of South East Queensland’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and installers of Stainless Steel and Aluminium Security Screens, Security Doors, Fly Screens and Cast Aluminium Panels for more than 34 years. At the end of last year, they finished building their purpose built factory, office & showroom and moved in early in the new year.
Their new premises has been a great addition to the production of making all their products for their clients. The premises is around 3 times the size of their old premises at Nerang, being a massive 2300 square metres.
They service all areas of the Gold Coast, including all areas of Brisbane in Queensland and the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
Health and Wellbeing Award:
Paradise Ultrasound Specialists
For the past 4 years health care professionals have being impressed by Paradise's detailed medical imaging, and exceptional patient's care covering the Gold Coast, Tweed and Logan Communities. Paradise ultrasound continuously grown from strength to strength due to commitment of providing State of the Art equipment , knowledge and comprehensive care.
Paradise Ultrasound is a small family owned company consisting of Anna Galea director and Senior songrapher, Tony Galea general manager and Marketing person, Adriana Galea payroll/technical helper, Simone Galea receptionist and technical helper. They also 12 other staff members who are friendly, dedicated and compassionate. A team that cannot be compared to the large Corporate Companies.
Trades, Professions and Services Award:
Usher & Son
Usher & Son provide professional Painting, Solid Plastering, Signage & Access services to the construction industry, property maintenance & business community. Offering a national service they pride themselves on the quality of their works and the professionalism of their team. Currently commercializing many of the industry first products and procedures developed in house, Usher & Son now focus firmly on having a positive impact on their industry sectors helping to clearly define best practice & professional standards of their trades.
Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award:
Lumineye Nailcraft Innovations
Lumineye is based in Yatala, in Gold Coast City, Queensland as Australia’s largest and leading manufacturer of coloured nail polish and nail product ranges. With in excess of 6000 colour choices they are a boutique colour cosmetic producer, specialising in the colour matching, formulation, blending and packing of nail polish, solvents and removers and specialty nail products.
Established in 1988, the business was purchased by The Kingsbury Group Pty Ltd in November 2003. Changing the name of the business to Lumineye Nailcraft Innovations and relaunching the business to key retail customers in 2004, Managing Director Peter Herring has steered the business from a small, unsophisticated, mainly manual operation to one of the leading bespoke, contract manufacturers of these products internationally. As a quality assured supplier with the necessary federal, state and local licences, safety systems and compliance measures in place to operate a large dangerous goods operation.
Manufacturing and Constuction Award:
The Nucrush Group comprises two main businesses, namely Nucrush Pty Ltd (founded in 1977) which produces and delivers quarry and natural stone products and Nucon Pty Ltd (founded in 1966) which produces and delivers pre-mixed concrete.
Unlike other similar business in the Gold Coast region which have retained their original branding but are now wholly owned by national or multinational companies, the Nucrush Group remains 100% Gold Coast owned by the Neumann Family, with its Head Office based in Upper Coomera and operations sited across the entire coastal area.
Knowledge Management and IT Award:
GCOMM was founded in 1996 by Peter Thompson, a then 23-year-old Griffith University Software Engineering/Information Systems graduate who had a vision. Peter recognised the need for business computing services and decided to start his own company with just a credit card. After 17 years in business, GCOMM is highly experienced in the IT industry, with a proven track record of outstanding service and long-term channel partnerships.
Headquartered on the Gold Coast, GCOMM is a multi-award winning technology company that specialises in the delivery of enterprise-grade, managed IT services to medium businesses and corporations with multiple office locations. Over the years, the company has grown from a small 4-person operation to a mature business with over 40 employees that make up various departments including accounts, sales, marketing and engineering.
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award:
Timezone Surfers Paradise
Timezone Surfers Paradise 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, their centre covers an area of 5000 sqm and entertains more than 1.2 million visitors each year.
They provide a family friendly environment. With a state-of-the-art cashless debit system, the latest cutting edge interactive attractions and entertainment products, they are able to deliver the best customer service and entertainment experience.
Emerging Business Award:
Queensland One Homes
Queensland One Homes is a family-owned company. With the traditional values of honesty and integrity at the core of their business, everything they do is reliable, reasonably priced and delivered in the most friendly and professional manner imaginable. Queensland One Homes is a company completely committed to quality homes, professionally-managed projects and personal service. This commitment has won them numerous HIA awards.