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Another major Gold Coast employer, Wyndham Vacation Resorts claimed the win in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events section.
Mr Cousins said Wyndham employed thousands of people at its Gold Coast headquarters and at its network of 24 resorts across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
“Wyndham services more than 46,000 vacation owners and is growing strongly.
“The company recently announced that is buying a new property now under construction in Melbourne’s CBD
“The new property is to be branded Wyndham on William and will become the company’s 25th resort.”
In the other categories, registered training organisation First Aid Accident and Emergency won the Emerging Business award, 5 Star Timbers nailed the Family Business category, Turners Engineering secured the Manufacturing and Construction honours, Your Inspiration at Home sealed the Mayor’s Innovation Award and The Village Markets walked away with the Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Trophy.
SSKB Body Corporate Management secured the Trades, Professions and Services section, Smartprint Fleet Management clean up the Environment and Sustainability award and internet service provider OntheNet connected with the judges to win the Knowledge Management and IT trophy.
Mr Cousins urged more businesses to get involved in the 2013 awards.
“The one thing that all our awards winners say to us is how much they have benefited from taking part in the event,’’ said Mr Cousins.
“It doesn’t matter whether they simply win a monthly award or a major annual honour, they all say they the recognition and satisfaction they receive is amazing.
“And that does not include the marketing opportunities that arise from winning one of these awards.”
The organisers are now calling for entries for the June awards with entries due on June 1.
All the monthly winners from 2013 will eligible for the annual awards which will be presented at the Black Tie Gala Presentation in November.
Sponsors include Gold Coast City Council, Suncorp Bank, AusIndustry, Michael Sing Lawyers, Griffith University, Regional Development Australia, Virgin Australia and Gold Coast Airport.
And our major supporters are SMART Advertising, Consulting Hall, Surfers Inkspot, Jupiters Gold Coast, Regina King Photography, Staging Connections, Bond University & KPMG.
The awards’ media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, NBN Television, 92.5 Gold FM & 90.9 Sea FM.