Business awards in a league of its own
Written on the 15 April 2013 by Marshall Hall
THE Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards were offoically launched for 2013 at the headquarters of the Titans rugby league team's Centre for Excellence.
Awards Committee president Ian Cousins said the awards, which were now considered the Gold Coast’s most comprehensive and prestigious business honours, were growing from strength to strength.“This year Virgin Australian has signed up to be the sponsor of our Emerging Business category, we have a new category for businesses in the Health and Wellbeing sector and Bruce Lynton are giving one winner a BMW for the weekend each month,’’ said Mr Cousins.
“It really is amazing when you look back at how much these awards have grown and you also look at the amazing companies that have been winners.“These awards really highlight how strong and diverse our business community is on the Gold Coast.”
Mr Cousins urged more businesses to get involved in the 2013 awards.“The one thing that all our awards winners say to us is how much they have benefited from taking part in the event,’’ said Mr Cousins.
“It doesn’t matter whether they simply win a monthly award or a major annual honour, they all say they the recognition and satisfaction they receive is amazing.“And that does not include the marketing opportunities that arise from winning one of these awards.”
The organisers are now calling for entries for the May awards with entries due on May 1.All the monthly winners from 2013 will eligible for the annual awards which will be presented at the Black Tie Gala Presentation in November.
Sponsors include Gold Coast City Council, Suncorp Bank, AusIndustry, Virgin Australia, Michael Sing Lawyers, Griffith University, Regional Development Australia and Gold Coast Airport.And our major supporters are SMART Advertising, Consulting Hall, Bruce Lynton BMW, Surfers Inkspot, Jupiters Gold Coast, Regina King Photography, Staging Connections, Bond University & KPMG.
The awards’ media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, NBN Television, 92.5 Gold FM & 90.9 Sea FM.