YCL Jewels designs and creates jewellery for the modern and mindful woman. The jewellery, which were first created in founder Fabienne Costa's childhood bedroom as a hobby, is now popular with many women around the world, including artists Delta Goodrem, Chloe Morello and singer Lorde. Each piece of jewellery is designed by Fabienne, who also hand-makes 70% of YCL's pieces in their Gold Coast-based studio.
Family Business Award:
Gold Coast Fresh Meat Centre
Gold Coast Fresh Meat Centre, run by experienced father-son duo, Shane and Paul Taylor, specialises in selling the freshest, highest quality meat. Beginning with four people 15 years ago, the business has now grown to a team of 30. As well as selling direct to the public, the Fresh Meat Centre sells to other local restaurants and hotels including Sheraton Mirage, Mantra Hotels and Resorts and Crowne Plaza.
Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award:
JSW Powersports the largest watercraft dealer in Australia and has been awarded the Number One Sea-Doo personal watercraft dealer in the world. JSW Powersports is also the Australian distributor of Sea Fox Boats, the 6th largest boat manufacturer in the US, and are a current supplier to the Gold Coast City council by supplying Surf Lifesaving for the past 8 years.
Construction and Trades:
NTS Group specialise in civil pipeline infrastructure works for various local governments and private sectors nationwide. The NTS Group is privately owned and was established on the Gold Coast in 2005. The company has been involved with some of Queensland's most challenging pipeline projects including Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project which involved relocating and installing a range of pipelines over 24 hour shifts throughout the Gold Coast CBD.
Brauer Industries was established in 2004 and is now an Australia's leader in air and water purification technologies. Brauer uses its own patented Ozone-based technologies for both commercial and residential applications and invests heavily in research and development. In May the Malaysian Government hired Brauer to build 3 Ozone Advanced Oxidation systems for their National Aquatic Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Professions and Business Services Award:
Red White Group
Red White Group is an award-winning supplier of fresh and recycled water for roadwork, dust suppression, irrigation and landscaping. With a fleet of 18 water trucks, including subcontractor owner/drivers, the company has also expanded into the coatings Industry using advanced technology and products. RWG have completed refurbishment of fresh water channels and reservoirs that are crucial to the supply of fresh drinking water. The methods they use ensure the sustainability of our fresh water resources and our environment.
Health and Wellbeing Award:
Artius is a leading provider of Health, Employment, Community and Training services for Queensland. Starting out with a single employee working from Oxenford, the company now employs over 100 staff across 28 office locations In 2016, Artius created the "Reconciliation Action Plan" program that assists Indigenous Australians improve their health and wellbeing and reach their potential in meaningful employment.
IT, Knowledge Management and Digital Services Award:
GCOMM is a multi-award-winning technology company that specialises in the delivery of broadband networks, cloud and managed IT services to medium businesses and corporations with multiple office locations. Its customers include national and international operations. GCOMM has more than 500 direct customers and 700 indirect customers through wholesale channels. Established in 1996, the company has grown from a small four-person enterprise to a business with more than 40 employees.
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award:
Go Bowling Ashmore
Go Bowling Ashmore has been operating on the Gold Coast for over 32 years and each week more than 750 bowlers visit to compete in team competitions. Go Bowling Ashmore also provides programs that suit all ages, abilities and lifestyles, including bowling leagues, kids birthday parties and social groups, as well as school holiday activity programs.
Mayor's Innovation GC Award:
ISR Training and Recruitment
ISR Training and Recruitment offers one of the Gold Coast's most innovative staffing solutions with a free-of-charge employee recruitment and placement service. Founded in February 2014 by Jack Corbett and Ryan Tuckwood, ISR Training and Recruitment utilises a digital recruitment portal that allows businesses to interview high volumes of candidates at any time of the day or night.