JSW powers away with business award

Written on the 1 July 2019 by Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall

Arundel-headquartered marine sports dealer JSW Powersports has been honoured for its international achievements.

The company, which has been jet ski manufacturer Sea Doo's number one dealer in the world for the past five years, has been recognised in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards after sweeping the Retail, Wholesale and Distribution category for June.

The company was presented with the award at a ceremony held at KPMG this week.

Owner Jeff McNiven launched the business in 1998 as a small mechanical workshop servicing personal watercraft.

Marketing manager Oliver Bennett said the company had grown significantly during the past 19 years and now employed more than 40 people.

"We started selling all brands of personal watercraft under the name Jet Ski Warehouse in 2001," said Mr Bennett.

"The business grew in leaps and bounds and we soon outgrew our premises forcing us to move in 2011 to Ereton Drive in Arundel.

"Along with this move we became JSW Powersports, the Sea-Doo dealer on the Gold Coast and are now the number one Sea-Doo dealer in the world."

JSW Powersports is also the Australian distributor of Sea Fox Boats as well as Malibu and Axis boat dealers for wakeboarding and water-skiing towboats. The company's offerings also include Can-Am all-terrain and on-road vehicles.

The winners of the other categories were:

  • The Mayor's Innovation GC Award:  BITS Technology Group
  • The Student Employability Award:  Glowing Green Australia
  • The Family Business Award:   W. Cooke Engineering
  • The Health and Wellbeing Award: Home Instead Senior Care
  • The Professions and Business Services Award:  Burchills Engineering Solutions
  • The Construction and Trades Award:  NTS Group
  • The Manufacturing Award:  Knotwood
  • The IT and Digital Business Award: GCOMM
  • The Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award: The Global Work & Travel Co.
  • The Emerging Business Award: Maco Electrics

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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