2015 July Winners

Mayor's Innovation GC Award:


Secure Internet Storage Solutions, Secure-ISS, is an Australian owned and operated, provider of private cloud-based software solutions and consulting services. With their head office located in Southport, Secure-ISS provides secure scalable solutions for small and medium enterprises through-out the Asia Pacific region.


Environment and Sustainability Award:

Regen Australia

Regen Australia is an environmental management company that provides ecological restoration services. Regen provides with services including planning, consultancy, project management, monitoring and reporting. Since Regen was established, they have grown and planted more than 2 million native plants and have completed more than 1000 ecological restoration projects.


Family Business Award:

Usher & Son

Usher & Son provide professional painting, solid plastering, signage and access services to the construction industry, property maintenance and business community. Offering a national service they pride themselves on the quality of their work. They are now commercializing products and procedures that they have developed in-house.


Health and Wellbeing Award:


Southport-based physiotherapy business PhysioSpine is pioneer of treatment for post-operative patients who have undergone spinal surgery. Led by found Phillipa Gilbert, PhysioSpine has developed a number of world-first rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from neck and back surgery, has produced three books, several DVDs and have designed, patented and developed several back-support aids.


Trades, Professions and Services Award:

Bennett + Bennett

Operating for 47 years, Bennett and Bennett have grown to be one of Queensland's largest surveying and planning firms with seven offices servicing Qld, Northern NSW and the Northern Territory. Their extensive capability in surveying and planning allows them to add value to every stage of a project from early feasibility and project definition, through to implementation and operational monitoring.


Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award:

Totally Workwear

Totally Workwear Gold Coast are industrial and corporate uniform suppliers specialising in Hi Visibility Gear, Safety Wear, Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Boots. With three retail stores in the Gold Coast region, Totally Workwear Gold Coast is an independently owned and operated member of a national buying group and has sold more than 120,000 different products in the past year to clients ranging from small businesses to large corporates.


Manufacturing and Construction Award:


Knotwood is an Australian owned and operated company that produces 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.


Knowledge Management and IT Award:


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. Established in 1996, the company has grown from a small 4-person operation to a mature business with over 40 employees.


Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award:

The Scenic Day Tour Group

The largest day touring company in Queensland, The Scenic Day Tour Group specialises in day tours on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW. Founded 20 years ago, The Scenic Day Tour Group provides 15 unique experiences which incorporate hot air ballooning, scenic hinterland day tours, Aussie adventure days, glow worm tours, HUMMER Safari four wheel drive adventures and rainforest four wheel drive safaris.


Emerging Business Award:

Above and Beyond Funerals

Above and Beyond Funerals offer a professional and understanding funeral service that supports and guides clients through what can be difficult decisions. They work with clients to create a personal service that expresses the individual nature of their loved ones with dignity and compassion. They believe in keeping a funeral service affordable, whilst ensuring what is presented will leave lasting fond memories.



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