May 2018 Winners

Emerging Business:
The Institute of Makeup

The Institute of Makeup provides online education in the field of makeup artistry. With students in nearly every State and Territory across the Country, the Institute of Makeup were named as a finalist in the 2018 Makeup School of the Year, an Australia wide award. Founded in 2009, The Institute of Makeup provides a unique 'Blended Learning' approach where their students can access their lessons online at a time and place that suits them.

Family Business:
Petway Petcare

Petway Petcare is a family owned business that specialise in creating, manufacturing and distributing pet care products. Five of the 7 employees are members of the Nash family with Bob Nash serving as Managing Director and daughter Tania Taylor running the Queensland operations as Sales and Marketing Director. Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018, they distribute their products throughout Australia and export to New Zealand, Singapore and the USA.

Retail, Wholesale and Distribution:
SAE Group

SAE Group provides professional, economical and sustainable electrical solutions with expertise in solar, LED Lighting, air conditioning and general electrical services. Established 8 years ago, SAE Group are very proudly the 5th largest installer of solar in Australia.

Manufacturing:
PT Automation Solutions

PT Automation Solutions designs, manufactures and installs switchboard andelectrical control solutions for industrial and infrastructure applications.The company manufactures in Nerang, with almost all of its work delivered outside of the region. Recently, PTAutomation Solutions secured a multi-million-dollar contract with an international packaging company to upgrade about 100 carton-making lines across multiple factories including factories in New Zealand.

Construction and Trades:
Skyline Landscape Services

Commencing in 1991 by brothers Colin and Chris Richardson, Skyline Landscape Services delivers quality landscaping management services for commercial and large-scale developments. Operating in five states and territories, Skyline Landscape Services now employs over 350 staff. The business now services resorts, housing estates, institutional properties, commercial estates and retirement villages.

Professions and Business Services:
Protest Engineering

Protest Engineering provides a broad range of construction materials' testing,and engineering services. Some of these services include assessing slope stabilities, house slab and footing assessments, onsite sewage disposal planning and environmental investigation and management.Established in 2015 with 4 staff, Protest Engineering now employs 70 staff and has offices in Queensland and Victoria.

Health and Wellbeing:
Paradise First Aid

Paradise First Aid is a specialist Registered Training Organisation that delivers approved first-aid courses. Paradise First Aid has 10 employees, two training facilities and more than 50 national third-party providers. The business performs workplace training throughout Australia.

IT and Digital Business:
BITS Technology Group

BITS Technology Group is a managed-IT Services and IT consulting firm based on the GoldCoast. BITS services companies Australia wide and Internationally. Clients of BITS Technology Group range from small enterprises through to listed companies such as G8 Education,Maven Dental Group and Ardent Leisure.BITS has won Microsoft Partner Awards and mostrecently, both Kane and Bernard were crowned as the 2017Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for technology.

Tourism, Hospitality and Events:
Wyndham Cruises

Wyndham Cruises, which has been in operation for 30 years, is the longest running cruise company on the Gold Coast. A family company, it operates three daily cruises around the Gold Coast waterways - a morning express, buffet lunch cruise and an afternoon savoury cruise, in addition to a dinner cruise on weekends. Wyndham Cruises also offers charterand special event cruises for corporate functions or family events.

Student Employability:
iEDM

iEDM design, supply and install permanent and temporary infrastructure for large scale events. In recent years, they have been involved with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the V8 Supercars, the London Olympics and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, to name a few. Launched in 2009, iEDM now have 40 staff in offices on the Gold Coast and Adelaide. The business prides itself its contribution to student employability. They have consistently employed 1 or 2 interns per year and created internship programs based on the organisational needs and the capacity and capability of the incoming students. iEDM currently has an employee who has been with the company for 5 years who began as an intern.

Mayor's Innovation GC:
Mi Electric

Mi Electric was established in early 2014 with a focus on delivering traffic infrastructure and electrical projects throughout Queensland. This includesservices relating to road lighting, traffic signals, CCTV and Variable Speed Limit Signs. Based at Yatala, Mi Electric employs over 70 staff and has a second depot in Wide Bay.

 

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