Be My Guest Service Award
Lara and Scott Berryman: Kirra Beach Tourist Park
Lara and Scott have received numerous nominations from visitors to their tourist park during the past few months. Some examples of the positive feedback the judges have received include:
Lara and Scott always go above and beyond to help us and all the regulars at the caravan park. They put a lot of time and effort into making our "winter holiday" very special and so we keep coming back!
Lara and Scott are exceptional. Fantastic job with a smile.
Both Lara and Scott are excellent park managers. They go out of their way to make all caravaners happy.
Emerging Business Award
MWM Advisory is a service-oriented accountancy and advisory business that provides clients with business advice at all levels. The company provides business and corporate advisory, traditional accounting, bookkeeping, management accounting and financial planning services to businesses and individuals. In July MWM acquired another firm to bring its total workforce to 27 people.
Family Business Award
Gaven-based TrueERP is a global Enterprise Resource Planning software company. Established in 1994 TrueERP has grown from being a basic software addition for Quickbooks to a fully integrated business software suite. The software, which has been translated into multiple languages, now has more than 6000 business users worldwide serviced through a network of National and International Resellers.
Manufacturing and Construction Award
Projects Queensland is a leading shop fitting and cabinet making business specialising in luxury retail and high end home fit-outs. Some of the world's leading luxury brands choose to partner with Projects Queensland for their national fit-outs. They have recently completed six stores at Pacific Fair, including Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Rolex. The company's Cartier Brisbane project won the 2015/2016 National fit-out of the Year award.
Mayor's Innovation GC Award
Blirt is a marketing technology advisory business specialising in customer experience, marketing automation, digital communication and customer engagement. Launched four years ago, Blirt now has 24 employees and services business customers across a wide range of sectors. Its clients include Realestate.com.au, Coral Homes, Australian Industry Trade College and Villa World.
Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award
Timbertone Garage Doors
Timbertone Garage Doors produces and distributes timber-look Garage Doors throughout Australia through major door manufacturers, re-sellers and builders. Their process creates garage doors with the look of timber at a fraction of the cost of an actual timber door and without the associated costs of maintenance. Based at West Burleigh, Timbertone is now considering expanding its product range into cladding, fencing and gates.
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award
Signal Events is an emerging leader in the supply of innovative and creative branded merchandise and event registration products. The Coomera-based company aims to make organising and hosting events and promotions more enjoyable for event managers. Now in just its third year of business, the company counts the Police Association of NSW, Ray White Real Estate head office, the Australian Electoral Commission, Disney and YMCA as clients.
Trades, Professions and Services Award
The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group
The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is the Gold Coast leading real estate agency. Starting in 1989 with one office, the group now has 24 divisions and 263 staff on the Gold Coast, China and the USA. The company services all aspects of real estate including sales, leasing, property management and new projects. The company also has secondary operations including Marine sales and international sales and management.
Knowledge Management and IT Award
ONGC Systems is a provider of IT and Digital services. Their mission is to expand small and mid-size businesses using technology. ONGC helps companies digitally transform so they can better engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and become an employer of choice.
Environment and Sustainability Award
Mark Rigby and Associates
Established in 1998, Mark Rigby & Associates provides professional environmental protection and environmental health services to the private and public sectors of the Gold Coast. The company's clients include Boral, Village Roadshow, City of Gold Coast, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Council.
Health and Wellbeing Award
Artius is a leading provider and program manager of Human Services in Queensland. Established on the Gold Coast in 2004, Artius offers a range of Employment, Health and Return to Work services as well as program management for businesses and organisations. The company specialises in tailoring solutions for clients that are results driven, innovative and quality assured.