Sponsor Testimonials

City of Gold Coast

Sponsor of Mayor's Innovation GC Award

"City of Gold Coast is open for business. We are committed to diversifying the economy, investing in innovation, culture, infrastructure, workforce and our export capabilities. 

The City is a long term supporter of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, which are now recognised as the region's most prestigious and comprehensive business awards.

These awards showcase the excellent range of diverse and innovative businesses that we have in our city and our local procurement policy recognises these businesses as part of our "buy local" campaign".

Mayor Tom Tate
City of Gold Coast




Griffith University

Sponsor of IT and Digital Business Award

"Griffith University is proud to have been a sponsor of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for almost a decade. We believe the Awards are a fantastic initiative and provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase and celebrate the incredible business innovation and performances that are taking place across a range of sectors, as well as the exceptional talent and business leadership that lies behind this. We see our sponsorship of these awards to be in keeping with Griffith's tradition of engaging the communities we serve. We are committed to the Gold Coast region, and to contributing to its economic and social growth and prosperity.

The Awards provide valuable networking opportunities for both sponsors and recipients. It is also a unique vehicle through which to find out more about local businesses and forge new connections.

As the region's only comprehensive University, sponsoring the IT, Knowledge Management and Digital Services Award was an ideal fit for us given our commitment to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. We believe in a remarkable tomorrow, in doing our best and supporting others to do theirs. Our support for business innovation and excellence in the Gold Coast region through (but not limited to) these Awards is an important part of our commitment to community engagement".

Dr Jolon Faichney
Lecturer and Director of the App Factory
Griffith University




Choice Homes

Sponsor of Emerging Business Award

"Choice Homes is very excited and proud to be a part of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards this year and are looking forward to a bright future together.

Now is the time for the Gold Coast. as momentum builds towards 2018, and with all the fantastic development and infrastructure currently underway, the Gold Coast is really coming into its own.

It's vital that we build up and support the Gold Coast business community to see local businesses seize the opportunities available to succeed in their fields.

Choice Homes is a passionate supporter of the Gold Coast and local business and this is why we chose to sponsor the Awards so we could give back to the community that has supported us".

Troy Knight
Choice Homes





Regional Development Australia Gold Coast

Sponsor of Manufacturing Award

"Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast has been a proud sponsor for the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for six years.

The awards are a valuable way to acknowledge the achievements of Gold Coast businesses from across a wide range of industry sectors.

As a result of its association with the awards, RDA has significantly raised its profile in the region, and has benefitted from the valuable business networking opportunities which the awards have provided.

We would encourage other organisations to be a sponsor of the awards as a way of helping to promote the local business community, and as a way of promoting its own business."

Ian Pritchard
Executive Officer
Regional Development Australia Gold Coast





Gold Coast Airport

Sponsor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award

"Gold Coast Airport has been a sponsor of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards since 2011.  Becoming a sponsor of the 'Tourism, Hospitality and Events' category was a natural fit for us, a way of showing our support for an industry of which we are a part of.

Tourism, hospitality and events are the largest industries on the Gold Coast and significant contributors to the local economy; our sponsorship of this category provides us with the opportunity to recognise the efforts of those excelling within the industry.

The Awards provide wonderful networking opportunities for both sponsors and award recipients. It's a great opportunity to learn more about local businesses across a wide range of industries.

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards enhance the identity of business on the Gold Coast and successfully highlight the growing importance of the region as a business hub. The Awards Committee do a stellar job putting the monthly networking events and gala dinner together each year, and maintain a strong relationship with their sponsors to ensure deliverables are achieved."

Melissa Pearce
Manager Corporate Affairs
Gold Coast Airport



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