Be My Guest Service Award
Frank Guarnaccia: Cucina Vivo, Jupiters Hotel and Casino
Frank Guarnaccia is a food and beverage attendant at Cucina Vivo. He received nominations from patrons throughout August and September.
Some of the comments included:
"Do yourself a favour and dine at this restaurant. Food and setting was great. But you must ask to be served by Frank. The suggestions he made were great and the knowledge he had with each dish was amazing."
"Frank is a perfect example of a great communicator and has excellent customer service skills. In my 40 years in the industry I can tell you that he is one of your greatest assets."
Emerging Business Award
SEO Web Logistics
SEO Web Logistics is an Internet marketing and web design company that employs leading digital marketing techniques. Their staff understand what is needed to get fantastic results for their clients and have proven it many times over. Originally opening in May 2013, SEO Web Logistics have now opened offices in Sydney, Hobart and Hong Kong.
Family Business Award
Usher and Son Group
Usher and Son are a proud family owned company. They provide professional painting, rendering, signage, Swing stage access solutions and building maintenance services for all kinds of private, public and commercial projects.Australia wide, Usher and Son specialize in the swift completion of major contracts through team of more than 260 professionally managed qualified tradesmen.
Manufacturing and Construction Award
Condev Constructions is one of the most prominent and prolific construction companies in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales. The mid-tier construction company undertakes projects in the $1m to $45m range. Condev, which was founded in 2002 by Steve and Tracy Marais, now employs 134 people.
Mayor's Innovation GC Award
TorFX are a provider of international money transfers and currency exchange services to individuals and businesses both in Australia and overseas. From their Gold Coast office their team of 35 people provide thousands of individuals and businesses in over 50 countries with currency exchange services as a cost-saving alternative to the traditional banking method of transferring money internationally.
Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award
One Global Logistics
One Global Logistics is an International Freight Forwarding and Logistics company.Established in 2010, One Global now has six offices in Australia and another in Hong Kong. During 2015-2016 One Global managed the import/export needs of more than 500 clients, representing 2500 container-loads of materials and 500 tonnes of air freight.The company is now opening a 7600sqm distribution centre in Ashmore.
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award
Established in 2010 and recently voted Australia's fastest growing online travel company, BYOjet has established sites across five countries. BYOjet offers flight deals on a wide range of airlines, including domestic and international low cost carriers. The company boasts more than 97,000 travel bookings annually. BYOjet's website is fortified by 24-hours-a-day customer support and local or toll free numbersin 15 countries.
Trades, Professions and Services Award
Aizer Group is a multi-trade building services company that specialises in the maintenance, renovations and refurbishment sectors. Company founder and CEO, Anthony Griffiths, established Aizer Group as a one-person operation in Burleigh Heads 10 years ago. The company now employs 120 people throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Fiji.
Knowledge Management and IT Award
onPlatinum ICT works with clients to help drive innovation and business growth. The Robina-based company, which has 20 employees, services clients' information technology, communication and creative needs. Its services include Cloud computing, Hosted business phone systems, Backup and disaster recovery, Managed IT services, Business grade internet connectivity, Print solutions, Multimedia and Marketing services, Website creation, and Search engine optimisation.
Environment and Sustainability Award
Planit Consulting provides professional town planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture and engineering consultancy services throughout Australia. The Nobby Beach headquartered company, which was established in 2000, now has offices in Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria. In August 2016 the company acquired Lennox Heads based engineering company WGM Consulting and opened an office in Geelong.
Health and Wellbeing Award
The Source Bulk Foods Gold Coast
Tom and Sharon Barrett own The Source Bulk Foods Gold Coast, which offers shopping the old fashioned way without plastics or packages. Their Miami franchise store opened its doors in September 2014 and due to its success they opened a second store in Southport in April 2016.The Source Bulk Foods outlets offer quality organic, biodynamic and chemical-free products totally waste free.