July 2023 Winners

Emerging and Micro Business

Twomey Dispute Lawyers

Twomey Dispute Lawyers is a specialist law firm that provides advice relating to commercial litigation matters and disputes such as defamation, workplace law, debt recovery, commercial insolvency and bankruptcy. Experienced Gold Coast lawyer Ben Twomey established the firm in late 2019. Twomey Dispute Lawyers now has a team of 23 staff.

Family Business


Specialising in total LED Display solutions, Simtech Creations offer complete custom LED display designs, manufacturing, media delivery systems and full installation services globally. Its products are showcased in casinos, hotels, entertainment, leisure, public and shopping destinations all over the globe. Headquartered on the Gold Coast, it now also has 142 employees on the Gold Coast, Macau, Singapore and the USA.

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 11 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

Dynamic Hydro Excavations

Dynamic Hydro Excavations is the market leader in using high-pressure water and high-volume wet vacuums as an alternate method to traditional earthmoving. The company performs traditional earthmoving, CCTV pipe inspections, service locating, street sweeping and numerous specialised services in the civil and construction industry. Established in 2003 by Andrew Smith, the company now employs 140 people.



Knotwood is a Stapylton-headquartered company that produces high quality, wood-look aluminium systems for fencing, decking, shutters, screens, gates, cladding, ceilings, garage doors and pergolas. The company, which has 86 employees, exports its products to the U.K, Europe, North America, Hawaii and New Zealand as well as selling products throughout Australia.

Professions and Services

Lucy Cole Prestige Properties

Lucy Cole Prestige Properties is a thriving private real estate agency based in the Gold Coast and recognized as one of the most successful agencies in the area. It has been a finalist three times in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland's large residential agency of the year category while Lucy Cole, the company's founder, has won the Salesperson of the Year Award from the REIQ on three occasions.

Health and Wellbeing


Arundel-based Morlife is manufacturer of health foods and supplements. The company specialises in functional foods that are designed for specific purposes. Morlife products are available through major retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Costco, and IGA as well as health food stores. The company, which has 44 employees, exports to numerous countries in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific region.

IT and Digital Business

TechConnect IT Solutions

TechConnect IT Solutions are experts in cloud, data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The business helps clients to unlocking value from data and provides actionable business insights from data. Headquartered on the Gold Coast, TechConnect IT Solutions now has a presence across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and South Africa.

Education, Training and Employment

NGO Training Centre

NGO Training Centre offers training solutions to meet the needs of Australian Disability support organisations. Its courses provide the knowledge and skills which a Support Worker, Parent or Carer may need to care for a person living with a disability. NGO now has more than 30,000 active learners and supports nearly 400 Organisations.

Mayor's Innovation GC

Lucent Globe

Lucent Globe is a Burleigh Heads-based business pioneering the manufacturing and sale of laundry detergent sheets and dishwashing detergent sheets. Established only two years ago by Roger and Brodie Cook,  Lucent Globe is currently the only business in the world selling dishwashing detergent sheets. The company is investing heavily into research and development to continually improve its formula and improve the performance of its products.

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Velvet Rope Entertainment

Velvet Rope Entertainment is entertainment agency and photo both business that presents polished, high-end entertainment packages for clients. This includes dancers, roving performers, specialty performers such as aerialists, contortionists and fire performers as well bands and musicians. The Upper Coomera-based business was launched 7 years ago and in recent years owners Rowena and Leo Travi expanded their operation with the purchase of Redtie Entertainment agency.

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