Business awards finalists revealed

Published 10:00am 3 May 2023

Business awards finalists revealed
Words by Kylie Knight

The finalists for this year’s Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards have been revealed with 66 in the running for top honours at the gala awards night in July.

The gala awards night to announce the winners will be held on July 7 at St Columban’s College.

The Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards are presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

There are 15 categories, plus the Moreton Bay Regional Council Business of the Year Award.

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism CEO and Founder Shane Newcombe congratulated this year’s 66 finalists on the quality of their entries, wishing them all the best for the final judging process.

“These finalists were selected from 170 entries – the highest number we’ve had since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Newcombe says.

“I’ve had a look at the list and this year’s judges certainly have a tough task ahead to choose our winners.

“This year’s awards celebrate everything from accessibility and inclusiveness to customer service, advanced manufacturing, innovation and corporate social responsibility. There are many businesses throughout the region who shine in these categories.”

Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery says this year’s finalists are an inspiration to all businesses in the region.

“In the face of rising input costs, labour shortages and globally difficult trading conditions, these local legends have somehow managed to rise above seemingly insurmountable odds,” Mayor Flannery says.

“That’s why these awards are my favourite time of year, to celebrate those locals who haven’t just succeeded in the last year but pushed themselves to excel.

“These awards are a celebration of our 29,000-strong business community across a range of categories including youth innovation and customer service, to key priority industries linked to our Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS).

“Moreton Bay is emerging as a powerhouse of the SEQ economy and it’s thanks to these kinds of businesses that we continue to succeed year-on-year.

“As we all work to mitigate the difficulties associated with rising national inflation, we definitely need a reason to celebrate this year and I can’t wait to see everyone at the awards night.”

A panel of 48 judges has volunteered to consider this year’s entries and will determine the winners.

Gala Awards

When: Friday, July 7

Where: St Columban’s College, 100 McKean St Caboolture

Time: 5.45-10.30pm

Tickets on sale from Thursday, May 4

General admission: $155.00 + booking fee

Table of 10: $1450.00 + booking fee

For more information and to book, visit

Business awards finalists revealed
The team from Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten at the 2022 Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards.

Meet the finalists

EPIC Assist Award for Accessibility & Inclusiveness Excellence


Belgravia Leisure

Mountain Wine Tours

North Harbour Award for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence

Bella Maree Natural Animal Products


Elexon Electronics

EZee Industries

My Berries

Dynamic Bradview Roofing Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence


Kakadu Organics

Northshore Pet Resort

Oncall Group Australia

Social Ocean

Moreton Daily Award for Customer Service Excellence

Beyond Dental Care

Integrate PHYSIO

Narangba Timbers

Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Springers Solar

UniSC Award for Environment & Sustainability Excellence

Brisbane Whale Watching

Moreton Bay Recycling

Nielsen and Company Consulting

Northshore Pet Resort


Solar Bollard Lighting Award for Exporting Excellence



Telstra Award for Youth Innovation Excellence

By Chloe - Redcliffe State Highschool

Project BrayGreen - Bray Park State High School

Visit Moreton Bay Award for Tourism Business Excellence

Bribie Beach Shack

Brisbane Whale Watching

Maiala Park Lodge

Mountain Wine Tours

Redcliffe Farmers and Artisan Markets

Employee of the Year

Hannah Worthy - The Store of Requirement

Hayden Kadel - Moreton Bay Recycling

Kelly Dimkovska - Splice Marketing

Liam Mellor - Northshore Pet Resort

Wes Brughuis - Drone-Games

Think2Be Award for Entrepreneur of the Year

Barbara Armstrong - Sweet Peanuts

Daniel Nixon - ONETIME

Ellie Bakker - Splice Marketing

Michael Casablanca - Woodland Shopfitting

Tory Ogden - Voltora Industries

RDA Moreton Bay Award for Innovation Excellence


Chilli Coffee

Elexon Electronics



Westpac Award for Businesswoman of the Year

Ellie Bakker - Splice Marketing

Gerry Blackwell - Youth Development Foundation

Kelly Matthews - Green Tape Solutions

Kristy Ponting - Australian Owned

Ruth Limkin - The Banyans Health and Wellness

Food and Agribusiness Excellence

Bask & Co.

Cashmere Syrups

Chilli Coffee

Moreton Bay Kitchen

Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co.

Bishopp Award for Marketing Excellence

Beyond Dental Care

Cashmere Syrups

Lincom Group

Orange Sherbet

SRJ Walker Wayland Award for Not-For-Profit Excellence



Intercept Youth and Family Support Program

Open Minds Australia Limited

Younity Community Services


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