Our Sponsors

Businesses that support the Sunshine Coast Business Awards

Platinum Sponsor

Our Platinum Sponsor, Sunshine Coast Council has supported the Sunshine Coast Business Awards since their inception 27 years ago, and have been a major sponsor for the past eleven years.  The Sunshine Coast Business Awards are renowned for recognising the many leading business success stories throughout the region, and provides an exceptional opportunity for local businesses and sponsors to connect and be recognised locally and nationally. These Business Awards, which highlight the best and most innovative businesses we have in our region, have become the largest of their type in regional Australia.  They are a key action of the Regional Economic Development Strategy, which highlights the need to support business excellence through a highly competitive award and recognition program.  The Sunshine Coast is one of the most exciting business destinations in Australia. The region offers a highly skilled and educated workforce, a focus on innovation, an increasingly diverse economy, and well-planned areas for business growth.  Council proudly provides a range of services to enable local business to thrive and to support investment in the region.

Diamond Sponsor

Noosa Shire is one of Australia’s most desirable places to live, work and visit. Recognised internationally as a leading tourism destination, Noosa also has a focus on being an innovative, diverse economy that supports business growth and entrepreneurship. Awarded Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007, the evolution of Noosa towards a Smart Biosphere that connects the strong environmental values of the Noosa community to future focused technology will allow Noosa residents and businessowners to thrive and meet the economic challenges of the future.

Gold Sponsors

Walker Corporation is proud to be the master developer for the Maroochydore City Centre on the Sunshine Coast. We are Australia’s largest private, diversified development company with over 50 years’ experience and have delivered over 1000 projects that span the length and width of Australia, and internationally: in America, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia. We’re one of the few developers with expertise across all areas of the property spectrum, from residential through to master planned communities, retail, commercial, industrial and resort living. What is most important to us is that they serve their respective communities well, incorporating leading edge engineering, technology and ecologically sustainable development practises.

Nestled in the heart of one of the most naturally engaging, scenic corners of the world, Sunshine Coast Airport is more than just a gateway; we’re on a mission to forge meaningful connections between our visitors, partners, and community, opening doors to endless possibilities in travel, business, and adventure that will grow our region and beyond. As a premier regional airport facilitating both domestic and international connections, we’re constantly evolving to create new avenues for travel, commerce, and freight and logistics, while championing the unique spirit of our region. With a dedicated team of over 500 locals (direct and indirect) we’re fueled by ambition and a commitment to our community. As a responsible neighbour and operator, underpinned by our status as Australia’s first carbon-neutral airport, we will continue to investigate ways to demonstrate best environmental practice and make thoughtful choices that will positively shape the future of our wider region, for generations to come.

Judo Bank is Australia’s first challenger bank for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and the first fully licensed Australian bank to IPO in 25 years. With a truly customer-first culture and a focus on relationship led banking, Judo began building an enviable team by attracting some of the country’s best business bankers to its growing organisation. The Sunshine Coast was one of the first regional locations to have a Judo Bank relationship banker on the ground and now Judo has opened its first office in the region.

Pacific Ford has been serving the Sunshine Coast since 1986 and with locations at Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosaville, we are never far away. We employ over 100 locals and utilise Sunshine Coast businesses whenever we can. We are proud supporters of many local charities, schools, sporting clubs and associations and believe in giving back to the community that has supported us. We are looking forward to the arrival of the amazing new Ford Ranger and Ford Everest in the very near future as well as the mighty F150 in 2023. We will also have a range of electric vehicles including the Ford Escape plug in hybrid which are now in stock.

The new Maroochydore City Centre has been designed for the 21st Century, breaking new ground with its extensive use of technology to create a cleaner, greener, more liveable, dynamic city centre. The new Maroochydore City Centre will offer Australia’s fastest telecommunications and data connection to Asia, while unique features such as Australia’s first underground automated waste collection system will set it apart from other regional centres – and, indeed, many State capitals.

Coraggio is Italian for courage and founded in 2010 by fourteen very courageous Australian business owners to generate a platform for Australian businesses to successfully drive productivity and personal development. Assisting SMEs and privately owned businesses is critical to Australia’s economic viability and sustainable growth. For more than a decade Coraggio Advisory Boards have significantly supported thousands of private business owners across 3 States strategise, navigate and scale, resulting in productive outcomes including job creation, cultivating culture and facilitating escalating revenue streams. Fellow peer mentors, from diverse industry sectors, form a collective intelligence nationally amongst businesses, collaboratively sharing wisdom, key learnings, enhancing learning experiences; whilst mitigating risk, generating alliances and fostering mutually beneficial relations. In addition to networking nationally amongst Members, they tangibly benefit from monthly high-profiled keynote speakers, and industry opinion leaders ensuring they are informed of trends and shifts in legislation, operational efficiencies, human resourcing and business growth. Coraggio Advisory Boards are held monthly in state of the art facilities, fully catered in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast during a cohesive 10 hour meeting focusing on Strategy, Cash, Execution and People. Members adopt a mutually beneficial, empathetic approach within a safe and confidential environment conducive to business owners morphing into the best version of themselves professionally and personally. All ships rise with the tide – afterall, in the words of Henry Ford “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”. Courageous Objective Advice – that’s the Coraggio spirit!

With over 25 years of industry experience, Portable Creations has established itself as Australia’s leading supplier of exhibition systems, marketing solutions and portable display stands. Portable Creations is 100% Australian owned with our production facility and head office based in Sydney, and our professional network of sales and support offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

Silver Sponsors

ADFX is a bespoke “full funnel” Media and Creative agency, distinguished by our boutique approach. With over 27+ years navigating the ever-evolving media and digital landscape with clients nationwide, we have the expertise to deliver powerful outcomes and streamlined cost efficiencies grounded in data, research, strategic media planning & buying, and cut-through creative. Strategy and results are at the forefront of everything we do and it’s our multi-discipline experience, relationships and holistic approach that sets us apart. Change is inherent in our industry and that’s why we believe that “change is opportunity”. The rapidly evolving media and digital landscape might be daunting to some marketers, but every change presents a new opportunity. That’s why we empower our clients so they can make the most of them. Change isn’t a threat, it’s a chance to explore a whole new way of doing things better. Change leads to opportunity, so what opportunities will you take?

Sunquest Signs, a premier Sunshine Coast signage company, proudly serves South East Queensland from the Gold Coast to Gympie and beyond, including notable projects as far north as Cairns. Located in Warana, at the heart of the region, our state-of-the-art 1000sqm facility and team of highly skilled professionals are equipped to bring any vision to life, no matter the project’s scale. Established as a leader in the industry, Sunquest Signs is renowned for our comprehensive approach to signage, encompassing design, production, and installation for both small and large-scale projects. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our use of the latest equipment and production techniques, ensuring we meet the ever-growing demand for quality products and superior service. Our mission is straightforward: to distinguish our clients with exceptional signage that enhances brand visibility and leaves a lasting impression. We pride ourselves on our ability to manage a diverse array of projects, from business-to-business, multi-level construction builds to nationwide brand implementations, with clear communication and timely delivery of high-quality projects. Sunquest Signs is more than just a signage company; we are a partner committed to your success. With years of experience and a dedication to creating signs that set our customers apart, we invite you to experience the difference. Let Sunquest Signs help you stand out and make a memorable impact.

Opals Down Under is a Sunshine Coast-based business, established in 1985. For over three decades, Opals Down Under has cut, supplied and valued amazing Australian Opals from the different fields. Opal Artisan and Director Scott Coggan, one of Australia’s leading opal experts, and his team pride themselves on providing quality service and opal knowledge.

Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers are an experienced Sunshine Coast law firm who are recommended in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family & Divorce Law Firm on the Sunshine Coast. Founded by Liz Catton and Angela Tondelstrand, both of whom are Accredited Family Law Specialists with over 40 years of combined legal experience, Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers are a specialist legal practice, providing high quality legal advice to family law clients. We provide legal advice to clients at all stages of a relationship including, before they commence cohabitation, during their relationships and when a relationship breaks down and couples separate and divorce.

Founded in 2018 by Travis Schultz, our personal injury law firm, Travis Schultz & Partners, stands by the principles of fairness, respect, and compassion. We believe that every client deserves a chance to share their story and access justice on equitable terms. With a dedicated team of over 60 professionals, our award-winning, no win/no fee firm is nationally recognised. We have offices located in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Cairns, and are committed to providing expert legal support.

TURBINE’s Collaborative Food & Beverage Manufacturing Precinct will enable SME food and beverage manufacturers to innovate and scale up and is set to become Australia’s leading industry-based food and beverage research, education and commercialisation facility with the precinct expected to gain national and international recognition as a blueprint for collaborative manufacturing.

This end-to-end collaborative food and beverage precinct is a world first, and it will provide lucrative opportunities for businesses at all stages and sizes to build, to scale and to export, all under one roof.

Bronze Sponsors

Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor Group positions itself as a leading commercial real estate and property management agency offering unparalleled market knowledge and expertise from Noosa to Pine Rivers. With a competitive team of sales agents, property managers, project managers, marketing, public relations, and administration professionals all working towards the shared goal of providing expertise in market intelligence and excellent results, Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor Group prides itself on a reputation of integrity and a strong work ethos. Our sales and leasing agents are motivated, focused and willing to go the extra mile to achieve exceptional results and be the best in the industry. They are all experts in their respective areas and can provide you with up to date market reports so that you have a solid understanding of where your property sits in the market. Our market knowledge sets us apart from others within the market and assists us in delivering on clients expectations of Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor Group being leaders within our field.

SRJ Walker Wayland is a firm of Business Growth Advisors, Accountants and Auditors dedicated to building genuine relationships with our clients, utilising a holistic business approach to acheive both business and personal goals. We specialise in identifying the underlying causes of poor profit performance and peeling back inefficiencies undermining your profitability. The SRJ Walker Wayland team are experienced Advisors that can assist with everything from Start-ups, Strategic Planning, Profit Improvement, KPI Monitoring, Cashflows, Tax and Compliance as well as Succession Planning. We are 100% committed to Growing Business, Growing People . We show up for you!

Queenslands largest registered training organisation.

Media Partners

92.7 MIX FM means variety, older favourites and popular hits of today. The Sunshine Coast’s best mix – 92.7 MIX FM. With the Sunshine Coast’s longest running Breakfast Show, Mark & Caroline, the greatest hits all day with Lyndon and Todd & Sami driving you home, it really is the Sunshine Coast’s best mix. 92.7 MIX FM is proud to be connected to the community in every way. We’re passionate about our listeners and give back to the community through various appeals including our biggest effort, the annual ‘Give Me 5’ appeal. We’re passionate about our music too. Playing the greatest hits from the past 50 years that people love. 92.7 MIX FM is local, fun, outgoing, positive and happy to embrace change, 92.7 MIX FM is ‘The Best Mix on the Coast’.

7NEWS Sunshine Coast, regional Queensland’s Number one, is proud of our long history and sponsorship of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Join us weeknights from 6 on the main 7 channel or on demand on 7Plus. All our top stories can also be found online via our 7NEWS Sunshine Coast Facebook page.

A vibrant and successful publication, the Sunshine Coast Daily reflects the dynamic growth and affluence of our region. The Sunshine Coast Daily is our local daily newspaper and online news outlet committed to showcasing local business success stories.

The region’s popular FREE newspaper, Noosa Today offers local businesses the opportunity to target an engaged local audience with their message. Noosa Today offers the latest news, features and information via our established print, digital, online and social platforms. Our weekly full gloss real estate insert also gives residents the latest local property updates. Noosa Today – connecting people and communities.

IN Noosa Magazine and Hello Sunshine Magazine are quarterly lifestyle magazines published by IN Publishing, a local, independently-owned publishing house. With a combined readership of over 140K each quarter, we are more than a Magazine and connect our community through storytelling using our print and multi-media channels. We work with our advertisers to leverage their brand and their message across all our channels, including our engaged social media audiences and weekly e-newsletter subscribers. Plus we dive deeper into their stories on our podcast; Everyone has a Story: Conversations from the Sunshine Coast and Noosa.

My Weekly Preview (MWP) has transformed the print media landscape on the Sunshine Coast by delivering the only mass distributed, high quality gloss news and lifestyle publication fresh every Thursday. Capturing the essence of this vibrant part of southeast Queensland, MWP is dedicated to providing the region with community stories and coverage of popular lifestyle topics including food, entertainment, fashion, home style and property. The only publication of its type on the Sunshine Coast, and now in its 15th year, MWP’s reach into all suburbs across the region is unmatched with more than 87,000 readers every week. Our innovative, dynamic distribution method ensures our magazine reaches not only the very best suburbs/streets, but also showcases a hugely successful pick up point distribution strategy comprising more than 400 locations around the region. MWP saturates the Sunshine Coast like no other single medium. Due to the variety and high standard of content, demand for MWP is at unprecedented levels with a measurable pick up rate of 98% on average each week. Add to that the thousands of home delivered copies and you have one of the strongest bang for buck advertising mediums in the country. Our dynamic distribution process ensures greater readership and engagement, which equates to more potential customers for our advertisers.

Sunshine Coast News (SCN) – FREE DAILY DIGITAL NEWS! It’s fast, fair and free daily news. Launched in December 2020, SCN has become the voice of the region, quickly surpassing other outlets that have been in the market for decades. We are providing quality, fair and balanced journalism that puts people first and encourages healthy debate. We are staunchly hyperlocal and have advertising packages onsite and within our daily EDM that will match almost any budget.

In Kind Partner

We help grow your business online. kmo is a Brisbane based web design agency. kmo was established by experienced industry professionals in 2007 and has rapidly grown to become one of Australia’s leading website design and development companies.

kmo prides itself on offering valuable digital solutions that work for your business. Using the latest technologies and methods our website designers and developers assist companies to take their products and services online allowing them to broaden their market, increase awareness of their offerings, improve distribution channels as well as streamline and automate business processes.


Event Partners

Barry Alsop created his independent photography business Eyes Wide Open Images in 2000. Photography had simply been a life long hobby until a serious soul-searching exercise affirmed his desire to pursue his passion on a full time basis. During the past 20 or so years, he has documented an amazing range of events, sport, culture, travel, people and places.

White House International is a professional services firm focused on the connection of clients to their audience through events, e-vents, brand strategy, celebrations and more. With a reputation for delivering with imagination and executing with excellence across their entire service offering, they only deliver first class outcomes in alignment with client’s overall objectives that elevate and celebrate client’s brand and reputation to the lofty heights they hold for themselves. Services include end-to-end event management and planning of corporate events ranging from networking functions, cocktail receptions and celebrations to conferences and gala (award) dinners, consulting and strategic planning.

The Sunshine Coast Convention Centre is the ultimate convention and event destination located within the natural beauty of bush and beach at the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort. We are a premier convention, meeting and event space combining a world class business and leisure venue with event expertise to create unique experiences which are outside the box. Our centre and facilities cater for groups, organisations and associations across a wide range of industries and interests. The purpose built venue combined with quality hospitality, activities and accommodation options on-site allow us to deliver tailored solutions for business events for groups of 10 up to 2,500 guests. With fresh air and fresh ideas, we offer a flexible new way to conference. We are a premier convention and event destination combining a world class business and leisure venue with event expertise to create unique experiences. Step outside the box, this is not your average convention centre. The only limit is your imagination!

Specialising in audiovisual services, AV Partners can provide you with plenty of advice garnered from years of experience working in the industry. AV Partners are the audiovisual company of choice if you are looking for a partner that can help make your next event a success.