1 / November / 2017

Finalists announced for the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards


Posted 1 November 2017

A local property group, law firm, children’s clothing store, dental surgery, frozen berries exporter, hair salon and school groups are among the finalists vying for honours as part of the 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards.

More than 100 entries were received across 12 categories for the inaugural awards, delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) together with Moreton Bay Regional Council and award category sponsors.

Announcing the finalists today, MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe has congratulated all the finalists and nominees on their achievements.

“Since opening to nominations earlier this year, we have been very impressed by the high standard of entries which have come in from across the Moreton Bay Region,” Mr Newcombe said.

“This is the first year MBRIT has held the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards, and we are honoured to be recognising the rising stars of the business, and academic, community,” he said.

“It is exciting to see so many businesses excelling in their particular field – from automotive, retail and health to real estate, legal and more. I want to offer my congratulations to all nominees and finalists, and look forward to the awards presentation event.”

Finalists, nominees and members of the public are now invited to attend the awards presentation luncheon, where winners will be crowned on Friday, 17 November, 2017 at Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill.

Winners of the award categories will receive $500 cash, in addition to business recognition, while overall Moreton Bay Regional Council Business of the Year and SRJ Walker Wayland Community Group of the Year will each take home $1,000.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland congratulated the region’s thriving local business community for getting behind the new Business Excellence & Innovation Awards.

“Council is proud to be joining our industry partners MBRIT to deliver this spectacular gala awards event that will recognise the outstanding achievements of our region’s local business, industry and innovators,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“Over 100 applications were received this year which is an incredible result and demonstrates the absolute strength of our region’s economy which has been rated as the fastest growing economy in Queensland,” he said.

“This year’s awards ceremony has it all and I know our judges will have an extremely difficult task in picking a winner across the many categories.

“It gives me great confidence in our region’s growing economy to know that local businesses and individuals are continually coming up with innovative ideas to shift the paradigm in our region’s favour and change the way we live and work.”

The presentation luncheon, hosted by popular TV personalities Kay McGrath and Bill McDonald, includes a two-course meal and entertainment, and will be held as part of the Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event.

Thank you to award category sponsors:

Moreton Bay Regional Council, SRJ Walker Wayland, Bendigo Bank, Peninsula Private Hospital, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay, Cleanaway, Telstra, Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten, Quest Community News, USC, and Black & White Cabs.

Congratulations to all our finalists!

(in alphabetical order):

Bendigo Bank Successful Start-Up Award

  • OrigamiGlobe
  • Samantha Jones Hair Company
  • Samford Family Law
  • Student WOW Card
  • Tasteful Transitions

Peninsula Private Hospital Customer Service Excellence Award

  • Hans Electrical Service
  • Kallangur Dental Surgery
  • Kindred
  • Reid’s Place
  • Weber Automotive

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay Exporting Excellence Award

  • Bramble Bay Candle Co
  • Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper Pty Ltd
  • Lacey Lane
  • My Berries

Cleanaway Environment & Sustainability Excellence Award

  • Enviro Card Pty Ltd
  • Flock Eatery
  • Northside Therapies
  • The Fox & Moon Tattoo

Telstra Innovation Excellence Award

  • D Pearce Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Enviro Card Pty Ltd
  • Monitor Sensors Pty Ltd
  • Q Solutions Co Pty Ltd
  • Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema

Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten Youth Innovation Excellence Award

  • Caboolture Special School – ‘On-Air Radio Communication (part of the ORANGE PROJECT)’
  • Grace Lutheran College – ‘QLA Pineapples’
  • Narangba Valley State High School – ‘Narangba Valley State High School – Trade Centre’
  • St Columban’s College – ‘Insight’
  • St Columban’s College – ‘What Now’

Quest Community News Business Marketing Excellence Award

  • Hat Academy
  • In Safe Hands Educators in Safety Pty Ltd
  • Kindred
  • My Fit Tribe Pty Ltd
  • Peninsula Private Hospital

USC Young Entrepreneur Excellence Award

  • Kindred - Joshua Kindred
  • Porter Designs - Eva Porter
  • Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema - Casey Thompson
  • Scarborough Physio - Nick Schuster
  • Student WOW Card - Daniel Proctor

Black & White Cabs Building a Stronger Community Excellence Award

  • Caboolture RSL
  • Electronic & Mechanical Calibrations
  • Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • SRJ Walker Wayland
  • Weber Automotive

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) Visitor Experience Excellence Award

  • Dolphin Wild Island Cruises
  • Mon Komo Hotel
  • My Fit Tribe Pty Ltd
  • Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema
  • Reid's Place

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) Employee of the Year Award

  • Ave Perham - Redsell Air Conditioning & Electrical 
  • Emma Tobler - Mon Komo Hotel
  • Ruth Woollett - Scarborough Physio 
  • Tazman Waru - Kindred 

SRJ Walker Wayland Community Group of the Year (Major Award Category)

  • Caboolture Disability Support Network Inc
  • Encircle Ltd
  • Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • Samford Commons
  • The Youth Development Foundation

Moreton Bay Regional Council Business of the Year (Major Award Category) will be selected from the total pool of finalists.

Get your tickets – support the rising stars of the business community

Come join us at Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill on Friday, 17 November for an afternoon of entertainment, food, networking, and the main event – crowning of the category winners and overall ‘Business of the Year’.

Tickets are now available for the awards ceremony, which will be delivered in conjunction with the final Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event for the year.

Concurrent workshop sessions will be held in the morning, followed by a two-course lunch and awards presentation ceremony with MCs Bill McDonald and Kay McGrath.

Workshop tickets are $27.50 per person (first two tickets FREE for MBRIT Members) and luncheon tickets are $88.00 for MBRIT Members and award nominees, and $99.00 for non-members.

To purchase a ticket for a workshop and/or awards ceremony luncheon, visit businessawardsmoretonbayregion.com.au.