Sunshine Coast celebrates business and tourism excellence

Monday 12th November 2012

The Newman Government has extended its congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Awards.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the awards set a benchmark for industry excellence across the Sunshine Coast.

“The awards help ensure our business and tourism industry is continually striving to serve our visitors and the community better,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Small business underpins Queensland’s four pillar economy, supporting the vital sectors of tourism agriculture, resources and construction.

“I would like to congratulate all of the award winners along with the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce for their dedication to small business and tourism.”

The 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Award winners are:
•         Building/Manufacturing Small Business Award: Bebrok Excavations 
•         Building/Manufacturing Large Business Award: Quik Corp 
•         Professional/Business Services Small Business Award: Enhanced Health & Fitness Clinic 
•         Professional/Business Services Large Business Award: The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
•         Creative/Training/Knowledge/Development Industries Small Business Award: Sole Studios
•         Environmental Industries Small Business Award: Duke Environmental
•         Environmental Industries Large Business Award: Perfect Earth
•         Food & Beverage Production Small Business Award: Gluten Free Grain Free
•         Food & Beverage Production Large Business Award: Suncoast Fresh Pty Ltd
•         Lifestyle Services Small Business Award: Kiddie Kicks Soccer
•         Lifestyle Services Large Business Award: Community Solutions Group Limited
•         Hospitality Large Business Award: Your Garden Centre & Organic Café
•         Retail/Specialist Services/Home Based Vendors Small Business Award: Daze & Nites Lingerie
•         Retail/Specialist Services/Home Based Vendors Large Business Award: Maple Street Co-Operative
•         Outstanding Employee of the Year 2012: Cameron Matthews
•         Outstanding Business Person or the Year 2012: John Pearson
•         Small Business of the Year 2012: Hinterland Feijoas
•         Enterprise of the Year 2012: Ron Hill Automatics
•         Tourism Award 2012 Accommodation: Bli Bli House Luxury Bed & Breakfast
•         Tourism Award 2012 Tourist Attractions: Aussie World
•         Tourism Award 2012 Experiences: Noosa Dreamboats
•         Innovation Award 2012: Eniquest
•         Export Award 2012: Jetts Fitness
The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
•         Fertility Solutions SunshineCoast Pty Ltd
•         Hahn Environmental Services
•         Savvy Business Sales
•         Sea English Academy
•         Shine Beauty
•         Uptown Hair Studio

[ENDS] 12 November 2012