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Who's Who List Wines and Dines with Destination Gold Coast
Written on the 24 February 2021 by Marshall Hall
A Who's Who list of 50 of the city's business community has attended a private lunch at Southport Golf Club to hear from Destination Gold Coast chairman Paul Donovan and new chief executive Patricia O'Callaghan.
The lunch, which was held specially for last year's winners of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, was hosted by KMPG Gold Coast partner in charge Adam Twemlow, who serves on the Awards' committee and is also chairman of the judges.
The crowd also heard from Condev Group founders Steve and Tracy Marais who spoke about their pride in winning the Business of the Year title and their charity efforts.
Gold Coast Business Excellence Award president Ian Cousin said the private winners' lunch had become a popular tradition for the awards.
"On the night of the gala awards, there is a lot going on and a lot of excitement, so it's difficult for the winner of the annual categories to touch base with each other,'' said Mr Cousins.
"The winners' lunch allows members to meet and congratulate fellow winners and gives a few members of the awards committee to say congratulations as well."
The 2021 awards are set to be launched next month, with the entries for the May Awards being due at 5pm, on Monday, May 3.