Jeweller Shines in Awards Victory

Written on the 3 June 2019 by Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall

Currumbin-headquartered YCL Jewels, which now exports to more than 90 countries, has collected a Gold Coast Business Excellence Award.

Company founder Fabienne Costa accepted the Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award for May at a ceremony held at the City of Gold Coast council chambers. The event was attended by some of the city's most powerful business and political leaders including Mayor Tom Tate, Deputy Donna Gates, Federal-member elect Angie Bell, and State Member for Broadwater, David Crissafulli.

YCL's jewellery is now popular around the world and are worn by well-known celebrities including Delta Goodrem, Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale and singer Lorde. Each piece of jewellery is designed by Ms Costa.

Ms Costa, who also hand-makes many of YCL's pieces, launched the company in 2013 and now employs seven people in the Currumbin-headquartered business.

The winners of the other categories were:
  • Mayor's Innovation Award: Action Smart Group
  • Student Employability: Southport Sharks
  • Family Business: Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving
  • Health And Wellbeing: The Source Bulk Foods Gold Coast
  • Professions And Business Services: Protest Engineering
  • Construction And Trades: Surf City Cranes
  • Manufacturing: Lauxes Grates
  • IT And Digital Business: Onthenet
  • Tourism, Hospitality And Events: Temp Chef Labour Hire
  • Emerging Business: Omni Recruit

The awards, now in their 24th year, aim to foster pride in the city's business community and highlight its important as a business hub. Some of the city's best-known companies can claim to have been winners.

Monthly winners in each category then vie for the annual awards, including the coveted Gold Coast Business of the Year, to be awarded at a gala event in November.

The awards' major sponsors include Ramsden Lawyers, Study Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Regional Development Australia Gold Coast, Choice Homes, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University, Gold Coast Airport and WeVideoPromos. The awards' media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, Nine NBN Television, 92.5 Gold FM and 90.9 Sea FM.

The GCBEA's major supporters are KPMG, Document Solutions Australia, Bloomtools, Consulting Hall, The Graphic Design Company, The Star Gold Coast, Regina King Photography and Bond University.

Author: Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall

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