Business Excellence October Winners

EMERGING BUSINESS
Avisure

AFTER only 17 months in operation, Avisure has become a global leader in airport bird strike management, a problem estimated to cost the international aviation industry more than $US1.2 billion.

The West Burleigh company provides a wide range of suitable solutions to potential bird strike threats and has recently won the contract to manage bird strike at Australia’s largest airport, Mascot in Sydney.

With no immediate competitor, Avisure has consulted with more than 20 national airports since its inception in 2006 and expects international projects to expand rapidly into South-East Asia.

FAMILY BUSINESS
Willis Bros Marble & Granite

WILLIS Bros Marble & Granite is a family-owned company based in Carrara. Brothers Duncan and Justin Willis founded the company more than 13 years ago.

Shortly after they took on an apprentice who later introduced his younger brother to the company.

In 2006 the Willis Bros offered the Ruttley brothers a share in the company and with a new factory opening up on the Sunshine Coast, the Willis Bros ‘family’ continues to grow.

MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION
Reynolds Soil Technologies

DRAWING from more than 15 years of industry and technical experience, Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) provide comprehensive solutions for dust control, earth and water problems.

Using bio-degradable, water soluble products, RST evaluates each unique circumstance and provides site-specific solutions to environmental issues relating to erosion, dust, soil stabilisation, soil moisture retention and water sedimentation.

RST products are developed with total regard to environmental issues and exported to a number of international markets across South America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD
Sea Pen

AS the exclusive distributor of advanced dry docking technology Sea Pen, Dockpro is exporting to New Zealand, Singapore and The Seychelles and has recently received orders from Noumea and Saudi Arabia.

Manufactured at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Sea Pen is a worldwide innovation designed to keep a boat dry by mooring at water level. As the boat is not lifted in any way, the product is suitable for most boats including monohulls, catamarans and keel boats ranging in size from 6m to 30m.

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION
Gold Coast Blaze

THE Gold Coast Blaze are the city’s National Basketball League team who played their inaugural season in 2007.

Committed to bringing grass-roots basketball back to the Gold Coast, the team keep ticket prices affordable to promote a family focus and encourage a healthy lifestyle to the Gold Coast community.

TRADES, PROFESSIONS AND SERVICES
My Back’s Physio

THROUGH My Back’s Physio (see Young Entrepreneur pg 26), founder Brad Beer has successfully combined his passion for quality health services with his entrepreneurial drive to provide the best possible customer service.

The My Back´s Physio is synonymous with physiotherapy excellence.

Beer has had extensive experience working with sports teams and regularly works with some of Australia’s best athletes including 2007 Australian Open Ironman champion Pierce Leonard and six-time World Kick Boxing champion Nathan Corbett.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MULTIMEDIA
Beyondedge

BEYONDEDGE (see export pg 34) is a multimedia production company creating a fusion of film and TV production with powerful online technologies to produce compelling, engaging and highly effective learning programs.

Established in 2001, the Surfers Paradise company prides itself on delivering world-class interactive media solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible online.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Landmatters

KERRY Shepherd and Chris Walton of Landmatters have designed and built the multiaward-winning Ecovillage of Currumbin.

The ecologically sustainable property development has won several international awards in its design, construction and accompanying processes.

Further collaborations between Landmatters and the Gold Coast City Council include the groundbreaking Innovation Estate project and the ‘green your home, green your street’ project.

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