Businesses that support the Sunshine Coast Business Awards
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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.
Different by nature, Noosa’s pristine beaches, natural beauty and enviable lifestyle make it one of Australia’s most desirable places to live, work and visit. People visit and fall in love with Noosa’s bays and waterways, national parks, low scale development, and the connection between the built and natural environment. Recognised as Queensland’s first UNESCO biosphere reserve, Noosa is an easy 1.5 hours’ drive north of Brisbane, on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. Noosa Council is future-focused, pursuing a robust, diverse and resilient local economy. ‘A Smart Biosphere’ that supports high value industry with low environmental impact, while maintaining its unwavering commitment to the thoughtful management of our destination, for locals and visitors.
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.
Sunshine Coast Airport is proud to be sponsoring the 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Situated in the heart of one of the most naturally engaging, authentic and idyllic places in the world, we embrace our role as an economic enabler, relishing our place as the gateway to a region 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 as we look beyond aviation to connect visitors, partners and community to new travel, business and tourism opportunities that will grow our region, showcasing it to the world. 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. Currently connecting the Sunshine Coast and wider region to 16 destinations including Adelaide, Albury, Avalon, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Mackay, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Sydney, Tamworth, Townsville, and the Whitsunday Coast, while also providing seasonal (June-October) international services to Auckland – we are firm believers in connecting people to the moments that matter most. 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.
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.
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 companies on the coast servicing south-east QLD & beyond. Centrally located in Warana, with a 1000sqm manufacturing facility and qualified staff, Sunquest is able to handle virtually any size project. whether it’s business-to-business, multi-level construction build or nationwide brand implementation, Sunquest’s aim is to set the client apart through clear communication & quality on-time delivery of their project.
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 co-found the world’s first and multi-award winning coconut yoghurt – COYO! Still family owned and operated, COYO crafts their delicious dairy-free coconut yoghurt, frozen yoghurt and ice cream from a purpose built dairy free facility on the Sunshine Coast. COYO’s products are available across Australia in Coles, Woolworths, IGA and popular grocers.
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.
Travis Schultz & Partners was established by founding Managing Partner, Travis Schultz in 2018, based on the guiding values of fairness, respect and compassion. The award-winning, nationally recognised firm has a team of more than 50, with offices in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and Cairns.
Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is a leading regional provider of legal services to the business, government and not for profit sectors across their core practice areas of workplace, construction, litigation & dispute resolution, intellectual property, estate planning & structuring, property and commercial law. Also known as CGLaw, the firm started in Toowoomba before adding offices on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. With a firm belief that regional businesses should not have to source quality legal services in a capital city, CGLaw gives their lawyers the opportunity to focus on discrete practice areas so they can build genuine expertise and specialised experience. CGLaw’s success in providing this service in a regional setting, together with their local knowledge, passion for their regions and traditional personalised service has demonstrated the value of this approach. The firm is committed to growing its presence on the Sunshine Coast, under the leadership of their Sunshine Coast Head of Legal Kylie Howel.
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.
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.
Welcome to the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)! We’re a young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, delivered by world-class educators. We’re not the biggest university, but we’re doing big things with far-reaching impacts, like ground-breaking research, championing sustainability, and producing award-winning alumni. Innovative thinking that moves everyone forward is our philosophy. Our students have ranked UniSC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality for 16 consecutive years. Together we’re building a safe, supportive and fun community of learning, friendship and opportunities.
Telstra Business Technology Centre Queensland Central & Sunshine Coast is proud to be part of Telstra’s ongoing commitment to driving technology innovation for businesses. With a team of over 100 technology professionals in house, and strong relationships with industry partners, TBTC Queensland Central & Sunshine Coast can offer businesses the strategic advice and industry experience to ensure technology drives your business forward. Our consultative approach means we take time to understand your business, your growth opportunities, and your ICT challenges, developing solutions that are as unique as your business itself. Our dedicated team is here to help you turn technology into opportunity for your business.
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’.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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!