Mayor’s Innovation GC Award:
M-Tech (Marine Technologies)

M-Tech specialise in the manufacture of innovative marine and leisure utility equipment, ranging from service pedestals for marinas and caravan parks, electrical distribution systems, emergency service equipment, sanitation pump-out systems, outdoor lighting solutions, marina and caravan utility metering management systems and a full range of spares and accessories.

M-Tech has been trading for 18  years with a customer base including marinas and waterfront developments, caravan and leisure parks, construction and mining sectors and projects requiring outdoor utility supply solutions.

Environment and Sustainability Award:

e-CBD provides services of web design, internet marketing, social media monitoring, search engine optimisation and graphic design.

Operating as a complete digital agency, e-CBD has been helping small local businesses, national credit unions, and even federal government departments for over 17 years. Through innovative web design, social media marketing, email marketing campaigns, and Search Engine Optimisation, they have been making their clients stand out on the internet locally, nationally and globally, all from their office on the Gold Coast.

Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award:
5 Star Timbers

5 Star Timbers leads the way in supplying and producing legal and sustainably sourced timber products, covering a full scope of structural, building and landscape materials to government, commercial, trade and retail clientele.

They invest their time and resources into listening to the construction industry requirements, they take pride in being an advisor to their customers and sharing the knowledge and skills they have obtained through training and experience.

Knowledge Management and Information Technology Award: HiRUM Australasia

HiRUM’s property management software provides a complete solution for accommodation providers; from the initial reservation, administration of guest, management and investor accounts, right down to distributing the hotels inventory throughout the world. It is suitable for any size property and provides a complete business solution when used in conjunction with their Channel Management software.


Manufacturing and Construction Award:

Knotwood is an Australian owned and operated company, focussed on the production of high quality, wood-look aluminium systems for fencing, decking and gating, as well as many other interior and exterior applications. By using innovative technology, Knotwood systems give you the warm feel of timber with the durability of aluminium.


Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award:
Cruise Guides Australia

Cruise Guides Australia is an independent company focused solely on Tour Guides and the provision of quality guiding services to International and Domestic touring clients. Supported by a team with extensive knowledge of Australian Tourism and many years of experience in the travel industry, their goal is to become the preferred supplier of tour guides Australia wide. Their ambition is to revolutionise the guiding industry by creating benchmarks in terms of guide quality, training, satisfaction ratings and building cohesive relationships with clients and suppliers alike.


Emerging Business Award:
Your Inspiration at Home

Your Inspiration at provides Home Gourmet Food Products that are inspired Globally and enjoyed locally.

Your Inspiration at Home gathers the world around one table with flavours you can’t simply find in a store or anywhere else. They are your passport to authentic flavour by handcrafting premium, globally sourced ingredients into exact trend-setting and award winning blends that capture the flavours of the world.

Family Business Award:
Turners Engineering

Turners Engineering is a leading supplier of services and products to the mining, earthmoving and construction industries throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Turners Engineering was established as a mechanical workshop by Mick Turner in 1954. More than five decades later, they are now one of Australia’s most diversified engineering companies exporting to the Asia Pacific region.


Trades, Professions and Services Award:
Gemini Accident Repair Centres

Gemini Accident Repair Centres is a national chain of over 30 high quality repair centres dedicated to achieving new standards of excellence. Using latest technologies, environmentally friendly products and a centralised administration in our Gold Coast Support Centre (Head Office), they aim to create a fresh and modern approach to accident repair.


Health and Wellbeing Award:
Artius Group

Artius helps people and businesses reach their potential by providing allied health services, employment services, community services and training services.

Operating since 2004, they assist over 8,000 people every year throughout Queensland and partner with Government and businesses to manage a deliver health and human service programs.

Artius partners with business to help them recruit, retain, rehabilitate and achieve results with their people, in addition to partnering with individuals and communities to help them reach their potential.








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