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Medical Rescue named as Business of Year
Written on the 21 November 2022 by Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall
Burleigh Heads-based aeromedical service Medical Rescue has been named the Gold Coast’s Business of the Year.
The company, which is headed up by Dr Glenn McKay and Dr Michael Smith, provides air ambulance, rescue helicopter, ground ambulance and deployed health services throughout Australia and overseas.
Employing more than 500 people, Medical Rescue has been a key partner for both the Commonwealth and Queensland Government and has been the leading private partner for Queensland Health during COVID 19.
Dr McKay said the Pandemic had not been easy for the business. He said the international and national border closures had made it very challenging to run the business and put it at a distinct disadvantage to some of its competitors.
However, the company has experienced significant growth since the COVID pandemic began.
“We have won a number of large contracts with Government and the military that have opened the company to much larger opportunities,’’ said Dr McKay.
“Our major clients now include the Federal Government, Queensland Health, NSW Health, NT Health, WA Health, SA Health, the Australian Defence Force and the US Department of Defence.”
Medical Rescue was also named the winner of the annual Health and Wellbeing category at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards presentation held at The Star on Saturday night.
The winners in the other categories of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards were:
The awards, now in their 27th 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.
The awards’ major sponsors include Destination Gold Coast, Dreamweavers, Mercedes Benz Gold Coast, Neumann Steel, Neumann Contractors, Currumbin Minerals, Australian Retirement Trust, Study Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Choice Homes, MPM Property, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University and Southern Cross Austereo. The awards’ media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, Go Transit Media, 92.5 MMM and Hit 90.9.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