July 2022 Winners

Emerging and Micro Business

The Audacious Agency

The Audacious Agency is a PR and business branding consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and business owners who are sick of being the world's best-kept secret. After knowing each other and working together for years, Annette Densham and Lauren Clemett teamed up to start the company together in 2019. The pair and the business has not looked back since..

Family Business

Petway Petcare

Petway Petcare specialises in creating, manufacturing, and distributing pet-care products. The business is owned by the Nash family, who describe themselves as animal crazy. The business creates and supplies premium quality, Australian-made pet products throughout Australia and overseas. Five of the nine employees are members of the Nash family.

Retail, Wholesale and Distribution

JSW Powersports

JSW Powersports is the largest watercraft dealer in Australia and has been the number one Sea-Doo personal watercraft dealer in the world for the past 10 years. JSW Powersports is also the Australian distributor of Sea Fox Boats and is the Gold Coast’s only authorised Malibu and Axis boat dealers.

Construction and Trades

Maco Electrics

Maco Electrics is a Gold Coast-based electrical contracting company. Headquartered in Burleigh Heads, the business now has 35 employees and a further 12 sub-contractors. Maco partners with high-quality construction companies to design, install and manage solutions in all aspects of electrical works.


GCD Exhibitions

GCD is a family-owned company that specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of custom exhibition displays and company fitouts. GCD’s clients range from small businesses to large, multinational companies such as Swisse, Cadburys’, Louis Vuitton, and Canon. In the past year GCD has been involved with the NRL grand final, the Big Bash and the Melbourne Formula One.

Professions and Services

GANDEN Engineers and Project Managers

GANDEN provides engineering and project management services for government, mining and the resources sectors, the construction industry and industrial clients. GANDEN now works with every water authority in South-East Queensland. Based in Varsity Lakes, GANDEN now also has offices in Cairns, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Victoria. The company now employs 47 staff across the business.

Health and Wellbeing

Medical Rescue

Medical Rescue is a specialist private, aeromedical service that provides medical teams, medical jets and search-and rescue helicopters. Providing end-to-end medical and evacuation solutions, the company has grown exponentially since its launch in 2011. Employing more than 300 people, Medical Rescue holds long-term contracts with organisations such as the Australian Defence Force, US Marine Corps and involvement in Queensland’s COVID vaccination roll-out.

IT and Digital Business

Five by Five

Five by Five is one of Australia's highest-rated digital agencies. The business has delivered more than 3000 projects in its 16-year history. Five by Five aims to help small to medium size businesses "share their magic" online and to significantly lift their leads and enquiries.

Education, Training and Employment

Gold Coast Hospital & Health Services

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services delivers a broad range of secondary and tertiary health services across more than 20 facilities in the city. Education and training are key components of the Gold Coast Health’s operations. It has a full suite of education and training programs in place for management staff, medical staff and people from outside the organisation.

Mayor's Innovation GC


Desyner is a software developer that is ranked in the top 5 start-ups in Australia. The company has developed simple software that allows non-designers and designer to create professional digital graphic content.  The platform averages over 20,000 signups a day and now works with over 200,000 businesses globally. With its head offices in Surfers Paradise, the business also has offices in the US, Brazil and Portugal.

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast’s top wildlife experience and longest running tourist attraction. The Sanctuary’s mission is to conserve and advance Australia’s natural and cultural heritage for future generations, through educating visitors.  This year Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.

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