SCBA 2023 Announcement

Finalists announced in the highly competitive 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Awards

After hundreds of hours of judging, the finalists’ results are in for the 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Awards.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said this year saw more entries submitted than ever before.

“We are very excited to announce this year’s finalists. Overall we have 137 across 16 different categories,” Mrs Swaine said.

Mrs Swaine said this year’s entries were again of a very high calibre.

“Year on year, we see higher and higher quality entries, and it is very clear entrants are working hard on their applications, so I would like to congratulate this year’s finalists and also thank everyone who entered,” Mrs Swaine said.

Mrs Swaine said now the finalists would enter the next stage of the judging process, with interviews taking place over the coming weeks.

“In addition to the interviews, Finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Masterclass to assist them to make the most of being a finalist, ahead of the much-anticipated Awards Gala in November.”

Mrs Swaine said the Sunshine Coast Business Awards were only possible thanks to the volunteer Awards committee and the panel of judges as well as the financial support of sponsors.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards Judging Chair Bruce Williams said all the judges for the awards were highly successful businesspeople who all volunteered their time to read through the entries and now would participate in the interview process for finalists.

“Each judge has read over 20 applications, which means the judges have read about 110,000 words each. Combined, that is more than 2.8 million words read, or like reading all seven Harry Potter novels 2.6 times, so it is a lot of work.

Mrs Swaine said the Awards are reliant on sponsorships to ensure we can deliver the program throughout the year, leading to our Gala Awards Celebration in November, and we are delighted to have a record level of support from our sponsors this year, including naming rights sponsor, LPE.”

“We now look forward to working with our Finalists as we complete the judging process and are excited as we head towards our celebration gala event that will be held on 11th November at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre.

“I would also like to acknowledge the committee members who are also volunteers and who contribute around 100 volunteer hours a month to deliver the awards year after year.”

The 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Awards finalists include: (in alphabetical category order)


  • Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters, Birtinya
  • Misty View Cottages, Montville
  • Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville
  • Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, Noosa Heads
  • Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages, Cooran
  • Team BnB, Noosaville

Advanced Technology

  • Cérge, Peregian Beach
  • Dr App, Sippy Downs
  • GreaseBoss, Birtinya
  • Raider Targetry, Kunda Park
  • Sell Securely, Noosaville

Building & Construction

  • Absolute Plastering, Cooroibah
  • Advanced Aquarium Technologies, Kunda Park
  • AMG Kitchens, Warana
  • Nyblad Constructions, Caloundra West
  • Oly Homes, Yandina
  • Qspec Building Mobility Solutions, Maroochydore
  • Stilus Design and Construction, Forest Glen

Business Services

  • ABA Advice Beyond Accounting, Birtinya
  • Admins The Answer, Peregian Springs
  • COPY CRED, Beerburrum
  • Crisp Communications Co
  • DIGITALON, Wurtulla
  • Fishbowl, Mooloolaba
  • GetSynergy, Warana
  • Henzells Agency, Caloundra
  • Kaizen Marketing, Maroochydore
  • Kook Digital & Web, Mooloolaba
  • Pixel Co Creative & Marketing, Maroochydore
  • Secure Access IT, Maroochydore
  • Social Tap, Noosaville
  • Sunny Advertising Group, Maroochydore
  • Whitelight Communications, Coolum Beach

Clean Technology

  • Aussie Tiny Houses, Coolum Beach
  • ECOllaboration, Nambour
  • Mineral Fox, Coolum Beach
  • Oggy Scooters, Mooloolaba
  • Pipe Management Australia, Maroochydore

Creative Industries

  • Dance Energy Studios, Caloundra
  • Ignite and Write by Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane, Beerwah
  • Empire Art Photography, Mountain Creek
  • Raw Lens, Birtinya
  • Your Brand Crew, Buderim

Education & Training

  • Kate Langford Consulting, Birtinya
  • Nikki Fogden-Moore The Mojo Maker, Doonan
  • NumberWorks’nWords Sippy Downs, Sippy Downs
  • The Eighth Mile Consulting, Caloundra


  • Amaze World, Tanawha
  • Aussie World, Palmview
  • Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba
  • Creative Tours, Minyama
  • ecoTekk Sunshine Coast, Kulangoor
  • Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Wootha
  • NOOSA alive!, Noosaville
  • Sunreef, Mooloolaba
  • Sunshine Coast Ballooning, Cooroy
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning, Sippy Downs
  • Sunshine Coast Virtual Reality Centre, Birtinya
  • Tipsy Tours, Buderim


  • Nikki Fogden-Moore The Mojo Maker, Doonan
  • The Eighth Mile Consulting, Caloundra
  • GreaseBoss, Birtinya
  • Advanced Aquarium Technologies, Kunda Park
  • Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment, Lake Macdonald
  • Smartline Medical, Yandina
  • Sunreef, Mooloolaba

Food & Agribusiness

  • Beachtree Distilling Co., Caloundra West
  • Cooee Coffee Co., Bli Bli
  • Global Boss International, Eerwah Vale
  • Green Valley Fingerlimes, Peachester
  • Maleny Dairies, Maleny
  • Noosa Black Garlic, Peregian Beach
  • Peachester Fresh, Peachester
  • Wild Horse Turf, Glass House Mountains

Health & Wellness

  • Body and Mind by Leon, Warana
  • Bubble ‘n’ Kick Swim School, Forest Glen
  • Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, Buderim
  • Embody Movement, Currimundi
  • How’s Your Head Space, Wurtulla
  • Integrated Rehab Centre, Noosaville
  • Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group, Birtinya


  • Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland
  • Bella Venezia Restaurant, Mooloolaba
  • Kaali Gourmet Indian Restaurant, Noosa Heads
  • Montanas On Buderim, Buderim
  • Sunny Rays Catering, Mountain Creek
  • Sunshine Beach Surf Club, Noosa Heads
  • Tony Kelly Restaurant Group, Mooloolaba


  • Eniquest, Bells Creek
  • First Light Fabrication, Bells Creek
  • G&M Craftsman Cabinets, Maroochydore
  • Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment, Lake Macdonald
  • Milkman Grooming Co, Maroochydore
  • Metalmorphic Laser, Kunda Park
  • Rockcote Enterprises, Yandina
  • Smartline Medical, Yandina
  • The Mattress Company, Yandina
  • Trailers 2000 Group, Beerwah

Professional Services

  • Aitken Legal, Birtinya
  • Animal Emergency Service Tanawha, Tanawha
  • Bennett + Bennett, Maroochydore
  • Bradley & Bray Lawyers, Nambour
  • Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers, Maroochydore
  • CoastWide Smiles Dentalcare, Coolum Beach
  • Greenhalgh Pickard, Minyama
  • Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors, Caloundra
  • Habitance Architects, Mapleton
  • InDepth Accounting, Maroochydore
  • Just Skin Treatment Clinic, Maroochydore
  • KLM Solicitors, Maroochydore
  • Life Law Mediations, Maroochydore
  • Ocean Buyers Agency, Mooloolaba
  • Shanahan Family Law, Maroochydore
  • Tonkin, Maroochydore
  • X-Ray & Imaging, Maroochydore
  • Yield Advisory, Maroochydore


  • Amplitude, Baringa
  • Bendigo Community Bank Sunshine Coast, Tewantin
  • BOQ Noosa, Noosaville
  • Foam & Rubber Industries, Buderim
  • Hooper Ruff, Mountain Creek
  • Little Miss Boho, Palmwoods
  • North Coast Boating, Caloundra West
  • The Branding Office, Noosaville
  • White’s IGA, Bli Bli

Social Impact

  • Comlink Australia, Birtinya
  • Destiny Rescue, Warana
  • ended, West Woombye
  • Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, Doonan
  • Manufacturing Excellence Forum, Aroona
  • REFOCUS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation, Rosemount
  • Stymie, Buderim
  • SunnyKids, Maroochydore
  • Youturn, Tewantin

Trades & Services

  • Bailey and Dalton Electrical, Maroochydore
  • Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals, Noosa Heads
  • Chucks Electrical, Mountain Creek
  • In Curtains and Blinds, Maroochydore
  • Laguna Pest Control, Noosaville
  • Magic Touch Cleaning, Baringa
  • Sunshine Coast Art and Framing Gallery, Minyama
  • The Laundry Lady, Baringa
  • Thermal Scanners, Maroochydore
  • Toucan Removals & Storage, Kunda Park

The Business of the Year winner is chosen from the winners of the categories. Hall of Fame Awards are awarded to those who have won their category three years in a row.

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