August 2023 Winners

Emerging and Micro Business

Australian Health and Aged Care

Australian Health and Aged Care is an organisation dedicated to improving the health and aged care sector across Australia. The Surfers Paradise-headquartered business, which employs 20 people, connects suppliers to decision makers in the healthcare sector. The company works with some of the nation’s largest industry associations and charities in the healthcare sector.

Family Business

Patterson Glass

Patterson Glass is a family-owned and operated business, employing 40 staff. Established in 2010, Patterson Glass manufactures, supplies, and installs glass and aluminium throughout South-East Queensland and Northern NSW. The company has secured ISO certification for OHS, Environmentalism, and Quality Management Systems.

Retail, Wholesale and Distribution

Ezi Office Supplies

Ezi Office Supplies is a supplier of office products, stationery, furniture, art/education supplies and printing to help sustain local businesses, schools and communities. The business focuses on going above and beyond in terms of customer service.  Ezi Office Supplies has grown to have three Gold Coast locations, more than 800 clients on account and employs 18 people.

Construction and Trades

Surf City Cranes

Surf City Cranes was established in 2006 by Jon and Sharon Morrish with just one just crane. The company, which is headquartered at a 2000sqm facility in Burleigh Heads, now has a fleet of more than 20 vehicles and is expanding throughout South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Surf City Cranes also provides labour hire, truck hire and traffic control services.


Brauer Swim

Brauer Swim is an award-winning manufacturer and supplier of water purification and disinfection technologies for residential and commercial needs. Brauer’s commercial pool purification technology has been proven to kill viruses in the water 3,500 times faster than chlorine alone. Brauer systems have been installed in 15,000 residential homes and more than 1,000 commercial locations including resorts, hotels, and aquatic centres.

Professions and Services

Bennett and Bennett Group

Bennett and Bennett Group is a professional consulting firm specialising in Surveying, Planning and Digital Engineering. Founded in 1968 by brothers Ted and Lin Bennett, the business now has 174 employees spread across four offices in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales. The company works on major property development, construction sites and major infrastructure projects.

Health and Wellbeing

Amtan Medical Group

Amtan Medical is an award-winning Medical Group with 8 medical clinics across the Gold Coast and have been delivering medical excellence for over the past 10 years. Serving over 300,000 patients, Amtan’s core model is to bring together medical experts, from general practice to specialists and allied health professionals.

IT and Digital Business is an online marketplace connecting Australians with verified and peer-reviewed trades and service providers. Employing 13 people, the business lists more than 90,000 Australian businesses on its business platform across more than 300 categories. Now more than 10 years old, the company generates all its revenue through the sale of business products to the trades and services sector.

Education, Training and Employment

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.  All 301 staff members have received at least one opportunity for formal or informal training throughout the year, with 26% of the workforce enrolled in registered training programs in 2023.

Mayor's Innovation GC

Evolt 360

Evolt 360 is a Gold Coast health and wellness digital company that was formed in 2015. The company supplies “Intelligent Body Scanners”, a simple-to-use 60-second scan that provides detailed data about a body through more than 40 measurements. Evolt now operates in 42 countries, and across many different industries including health insurance, health and fitness and some of the world’s largest gym chains.

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Sea World Cruises

Sea World Cruises operates year-round experiences, including sightseeing and dining cruises, whale watching and events/charters. Sea World Cruises was formed in 2019 after the merger of two long standing Gold Coast businesses, Whales in Paradise and Wyndham Cruises. With four state-of-the-art vessels and locations in Surfers Paradise and Main Beach, more than 100,000 customers per year embark on a uniquely Gold Coast experiences.

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