Our Sponsors

Businesses that support the Sunshine Coast Business Awards

Naming Rights Sponsor

LPE are your smarter, friendlier, strata community experts. Embedded Networks, Centralised Hot Water and Renewable Electricity Solutions, LPE can manage it all. With headquarters on the Sunshine Coast, LPE predominantly service the Queensland energy market, selling electricity, hot water, solar and battery systems to strata communities, supporting those living in strata communities to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills with no upfront cost.

Platinum Sponsor

Major Program Partner, Sunshine Coast Council has supported the Sunshine Coast Business Awards since their inception and have been a major sponsor for the past eight 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. An awards program is 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 provides a range of services to enable local business to thrive and to support investment in the region.

Gold Sponsors

Noosa’s beauty, weather and enviable lifestyle opportunities make it one of Australia’s most desirable places to live, work and visit. Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa is just 1.5 hours’ drive from Brisbane. Recognised as Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Noosa epitomises a sustainable and healthy lifestyle location envied by many. And whether you prefer short, long or SUP we’ve got a pointbreak, open beach or tranquil river system to get back that work-life balance.

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.

Situated in the heart of one of the most naturally engaging, authentic and idyllic places in the world, the Sunshine Coast Airport embraces our role as an economic enabler, relishing our place at the heart of a region that is ripe with growth and opportunity. As a premier regional airport that facilitates both domestic and international connections, we are redefining the role our airport plays and looking beyond aviation to connect our visitors, partners, people and community to new travel, business and tourism opportunities that will grow our region and beyond. Over the coming years we are committed to investing in improving airport infrastructure which will facilitate increased visitation and provide a boost to our local businesses. With big plans to grow connectivity, services, business-friendly travel and new opportunities for freight and logistics, we are driven by an ambitious and enterprising team currently employing over 500 locals (direct and indirect), which is forecast to grow significantly. Sunshine Coast Airport is set to become the 2nd most domestically connected airport in Queensland – servicing 18 destinations throughout Australia and New Zealand (when Bonza takes to the skies, subject to regulatory approval). As a responsible neighbour and operator, underpinned by our status as Australia’s first and only 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.

Located in a peaceful, leafy, natural environment, Buderim Private Hospital is proudly part of UnitingCare, one of the largest hospital groups in Queensland. With experience that’s more than 40 years in the making, Buderim Private Hospital is home to the latest technology, cutting edge diagnostic services, a wide range of highly qualified specialist and around 800 dedicated staff.

Omnia Legal – Focused on the Important. Prepared for Anything.
We are Sunshine Coast-based lawyers specialising in business and family law. We pride ourselves on always being a step ahead, so our clients are prepared to take the next step and make business and life decisions with confidence. Simplifying the complex, we seek to understand the core of the issue or the heart of the objective to develop real, effective solutions. Omnia Legal communicate your way and share with you what you want and need to know, working as your trusted team with a united goal.

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.

Silver Sponsors

Stockland is one of the largest diversified property groups in Australia – owning, developing, and managing a large portfolio of retail town centres, workplace and logistics assets, residential communities and retirement living villages. On the Sunshine Coast, Stockland has been investing and contributing to the growth of the region for over 20 years. Current active projects in the region include residential and retirement developments including Aura, Birtinya and Bokarina Beach and town centres including Birtinya, Baringa and the future Aura City Centre. Stockland has demonstrated a commitment to investing in high value jobs across their projects including the Birtinya Health Hub and Town Centre, Kawana Business Village and Aura, creating over 30,000 long term jobs. Stockland looks forward to continued investment and operation of key assets into the future to continue to deliver ongoing economic contribution to the Sunshine Coast community.

ADFX is a full-service Media and Creative agency with a boutique approach, we are a uniquely holistic and multi-skilled advertising agency. It is our careful balance of innovation and strategy that makes us an ideal advertising partner. Our collective expertise delivers exceptional results and ROI. Our campaigns are grounded in data, strategic media buying and innovative cut-through creative. ADFX doesn’t just provide full advertising services, we provide clients with a team of award-winning, passionate advisors to ensure every campaign delivers results. Specialising in developing integrated AD Campaigns with eye catching creative; the ADFX creative team brings exceptional craft, concept and storytelling together through fully integrated creative advertising campaigns, visual brand identities and digital design. We create business-transforming ideas from research to execution and across all digital and traditional channels earning our clients brand transformation and profitable solutions. ADFX can assist with your Company Branding and Campaign Messaging, exploring Customer/Buyer Personas, Creation of eye-catching Advertising Content, Printed collateral, Production of Video and Audio Ads and Strategic Media Planning encompassing TV, Press, Radio, Out of Home, along with all things Social & Digital Media. What does this mean for clients? A targeted approach, delivering cost-efficient solutions. The media landscape is evolving daily, and with ADFX at the forefront, clients have up to date information and data at their fingertips.

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.

Sunquest Signs is one of the leading Signage, Plastics and LED Screen companies on the coast, with the Sunquest Brand entering its 38th year. Centrally located in Warana, with a 1000sqm manufacturing facility and qualified staff producing high quality projects, Sunquest Signs supplies signs, LED screens statewide. From concept to completion Sunquest is the “point of difference”.

As a boy growing up in Fiji, Henry would collect coconuts as a nutritious source of milk and oil that fed and nourished his family’s island life. It was this childhood connection that ignited Henry’s curiosity for the ‘Tree of Life’, it’s legendary health-giving properties and uses bountiful. Many years later when Henry met Sandra, a health and wellness enthusiast, it was no surprise that they would eventually combine their passion to create the world’s first and most awarded coconut yoghurt – COYO! Still family owned and operated, COYO crafts their delicious, certified organic, dairy-free coconut yoghurt and ice cream from a purpose built coconut-only facility on the Sunshine Coast. COYO’s products are available across Australia in Coles, Woolworths, IGA and popular grocers.

Bronze Sponsors

SRJ Walker Wayland – Sunshine Coast, is a firm of Business Growth Advisors, Accountants and Auditors who are 100% committed to Growing Business, Growing People. We build genuine and long lasting relationships with our Clients, and help them to #ImagineBetter. Through our unique and holistic approach to Accounting, we help our Clients turn their business and personal goals into a reality. Our 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 specialise in identifying the underlying causes of poor profit performance, and peel back inefficiencies undermining profitability, which is absolutely necessary to enable business growth.

BDO’s team of Sunshine Coast accountants and business advisers combines local market knowledge and technical expertise with the global reach, capacity and breadth of services of our global network. We provide a range of audit, tax and advisory services to a diverse client base across many industries. Our approach to client service is underpinned by strong, ongoing relationships and a drive to exceed your expectations. This involves anticipating your needs; being clear, open and swift in our communication; consistently meeting our commitments; providing the right people for the job; and creating value through innovative insights and advice you can rely on.

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’.

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 committed to showcasing local business success stories.

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.

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.

Portable Creations is a boutique supplier of premium grade mobile marketing kits designed to suit your exact needs and budget; hire or buy, it’s your choice. From concept to completion, we provide an all-inclusive solution for your mobile marketing needs including project management, graphic design and on site logistics. With over 25 years of experience, Portable Creations are the leaders in mobile marketing.

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.

As media professionals with more than 50 years combined experience, Reflected Image PRoductions understands the importance of communication.

With a background in public relations, journalism as well as television and video production, Reflected Image PR can help you shape your company’s image and convey a desirable and effective message to your client through Strategic Public Relations, Marketing and Video Production.

The Sunshine Coast Convention Centre is the ultimate convention and event destination located within the natural beauty of bush and beach at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort. 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.