Business

Evolve Skateboards rolls away with award

  A Gold Coast couple who three years ago sold their family home and poured everything they had into developing a new type of skateboard, have been honoured for their achievements. Evolve Skateboard founders Jeff and Fleur Anning sold their home and “put everything we had on the line” to produce tools, moulds and the ...

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Business group fights to revive Gold Coast highway strip

The Gold Coast’s largest business lobby group is teaming up with Bond University to help to revitalise businesses along the highway strip between Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads. The Central Chamber of Commerce has launched a promotional program for the key business strip and has won Gold Coast City Council funding. Town planning ...

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Can Do Newman approves $500m marine project

The Newman government has given the green light to a $500 million expansion of Queensland’s marine industry, approving Maritimo boss Bill Barry Cotter’s Gold Coast International Marine Precinct. The approval by the Coordinators Generals paves the way for this project, which will provide a huge stimulus for the Gold Coast econo...

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Bill Barry Cotter honoured for lifetime's work

Renowned Australian boat builder Bill Barry Cotter has been inducted in the Gold Coast Business Hall of Fame. Bill created, grew and then sold the Mariner and Riviera boat companies. Now in his 70s, the Southport-dwelling boating entrepreneur has now launched the expanding Maritimo luxury crusing yacht company. The Coomera-headqua...

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Marina builder proves Superior

International marina and marine products maker Superior has been named the Gold Coast’s Business of the Year for the second time. Superior, which was previously known as Superior Jetties, was given the major honour at tonight’s Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards gala function at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino. More than ...

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