An impressive 126 finalists have been selected from more than 400 original nominations in the 19th 2013 Sunshine Coast Business Awards(SCBA). Finalists will now undergo a rigorous, three-tier judging process that includes an onsite interview, mystery shop and reference checks by an independent panel of judges.
Businesses and individuals from all over the region comprise this year’s finalist selection from Caloundra to Cooroy, Beerwah to Buderim, Maleny to Maroochydore and beyond.
Demonstrating the diversity of businesses operating from the Coast, finalists include a pet food manufacturer, a surfing school, a dance studio, a cleaning company, a radiology clinic, an engineering firm, a boutique hotel chain and a Feijoa fruit grower amongst others.
The winners of the 18 different award categories will be announced at the SCBA Gala Awards Presentation evening to be held at the Palmer Coolum Resort on Saturday 16 November, with more than 700 guests expected to attend.
Tickets to the Gala will soon be on sale at a cost of $100 each which includes entry to the pre-awards cocktail party, gourmet feasting, beverages, entertainment and the awards ceremony. The event will feature a ‘Success Naturally’ theme.
Finalists will have their businesses showcased and promoted (at no charge) via a free iPad, iPhone and Android app which is being specially developed for the awards and will be available soon. This is expected be very popular and will function as a directory to find the 'best of the best' when it comes to doing business on the Sunshine Coast.
To view the full list of SCBA Finalists visit: www.scbizawards.org
Finalists will vie for the following Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards:
Building/Manufacturing (eg: Construction; Building Services; Manufacturing; Suppliers and Contractors; Engineering; Town Planning and Surveying).
Professional/Business Services (eg: Legal; Medical; Accounting; Financial Planning; Finance; Mortgage/Insurance Brokers; Real Estate; Business Broking; Human Resources; Distribution Companies)
Creative Training, Knowledge and Development Industries (eg: Audio-Visual; Media; Digital/Social Media; News Media; Advertising; Marketing; Communications; Craft and Visual Arts; Design (fashion, graphic, Urban, architectural, industrial, interior); Film and Television; Music; Performing Arts; Writing and Publishing; Software; Smartphone Applications and Video Games, Biotechnology; Education; Training and Teaching; Industry Development Advice; Information; Communication Technologies; Research and Development).
Environmental Industries (Water; Waste; Energy; Recycling; Natural Environment, Soils)
Food and Beverage Production (eg: Regionally Grown Producers; Dairy Producers; Beverage Producers; Seafood/Aquaculture Producers; Confectionery/Bakery Producers; Value-Adders; Livestock Producers)
Lifestyle Services (eg: Hairdressing; Beauty Salons and Day Spas; Business/Life Coaches; Fitness Centres; Health Retreats)
Retail/Specialist Services/Home Based Vendors (eg: Retail - large department stores to single operators; Markets; On-line home based businesses; Network Marketing; Trade Services)
Hospitality (eg: Cafes/Coffee Shops; Restaurants; Food outlets/services; Catering; Wholesale Food Suppliers; Businesses involved in a service of welcoming/ hosting or entertaining guests)
Outstanding Business Person of the Year
Outstanding Employee of the Year
Small Business of the Year (selected from the small business category winners)
Enterprise of the Year (selected from the large business category winners)
Hall of Fame
Sunshine Coast Business Awards Gala
Palmer Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach
Saturday 16th of November
Tickets cost $100 each which includes entry to the pre-awards cocktail party, gourmet feasting, beverages, entertainment and the awards ceremony.
For further information please contact Melinda Shelton on 5443 5661 or 0414 643 566
04 Nov 2013 - Business brilliance to dazzle at this year’s Sunshine Coast Business Awards
Palmer Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach
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