Meet the finalists: 2024 Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards

Published 7:30pm 5 July 2024

Meet the finalists: 2024 Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards
Words by Kylie Knight

The finalists for this year’s Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards have tonight been unveiled, with 70 businesses vying for top honours at the gala awards night in October.

The winners will be announced at the gala on October 18 at Eatons Hill Hotel.

Presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) with the support of Moreton Bay City Council, the awards showcase the exceptional achievements and innovations of businesses across the region.

Mayor Peter Flannery praises finalists for their dedication and perseverance amid tough global economic conditions.

“Our finalists are beacons of inspiration, demonstrating resilience and excellence,” Mayor Flannery says.

“They have not only weathered tough times but have thrived and set new benchmarks for success.

“These awards celebrate the diversity and strength of our business community, from young achievers to key priority industries outlined in our Regional Economic Development Strategy.

“Despite global challenges, City of Moreton Bay continues to flourish economically, thanks to the innovation and commitment of our local businesses.”

MBRIT CEO Natassia Wheeler wishes finalists success in the final judging phase, adding the quality of entries was high.

“We are thrilled to announce the 70 finalists for this year’s awards, selected from a record-breaking 172 entries. The calibre of submissions reflects the strength and ingenuity of our local business community,” she says.

The 15 categories, along with the prestigious City of Moreton Bay Business of the Year Award, highlight excellence across various sectors including accessibility, customer service, advanced manufacturing, innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

A panel of 26 judges has volunteered to evaluate the entries and select the winners.

2024 Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards finalists

EPIC Assist Award for Accessibility & Inclusiveness Excellence

Belgravia Leisure

Mountain Wine Tours

Sunshine Home Support

The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative

Trevena Glen Farm

Akyra Award for Employee of the Year

Chloe Hemers, KLIF Lashes and Brown

Hayley Collins, V-Mech Automotive

James Rose, GNB Energy Pty Ltd

Kianah Witt, Red Music + Dance

Reece Abbott, Anybody Car Carriers

North Harbour Award for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence

Anybody Car Carriers

Arrowes Roading Safety

Elexon Electronics

Health Focus Manufacturers

Technobake 

Dynamic Bradview Roofing Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence

Ausbuild

Brand Hero

GNB Energy Pty Ltd

Promotion Products

Yard Empire 

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Award for Customer Service Excellence

Annie Lane Café

Hip Hops Brewers

Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Springers Solar

Voltora Industries Pty Ltd 

UniSC Award for Environment & Sustainability Excellence

Aussie Tree Solutions

GNB Energy Pty Ltd

Hip Hops Brewers

Promotion Products

Repair Cafe Redcliffe Peninsula Inc 

Award for Food and Agribusiness Excellence

Hip Hops Brewers

Ibis Brewing Company

Red Fox Orchids

Spray-Free Farmacy

Yajambee Farms 

Solar Bollard Lighting Award for Exporting Excellence

Elexon Mining

Lovework Studio

Award for Young Achiever of the Year

Alexander Raymer, Raymer Consulting Group PTY LTD

Kayla Hill, Bribie Island Real Estate & Holiday Hub Bribie Island

Shanae Clarke, Woodland Shopfitting 

Splice Marketing Agency Award for Entrepreneur of the Year

Danni Vee, Danni Vee Consulting

Greg Byrnes, GNB Energy Pty Ltd

Samantha Bell, Courageous Girls Club

Shaun Reeves, Hip Hops Brewers

Stephen Watterson, Lincom Group 

Think2Be Award for Innovation Excellence

Arrowes Roading Safety Pty Ltd

Blind Bats Inc.

Elexon Electronics

rePodder

Swimtikes Family Swim School 

ONCALL Group Australia Award for Businesswoman of the Year

Candice Kiss, Annie Lane Cafe and Gather & Feast

Danni Vee, Danni Vee Consulting

Kelly Matthews, Green Tape Solutions

Kerri Smith, Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Tracy Wade, Anybody Car Carriers 

Ausbuild Award for New Business Excellence

Allied Health Hub Morayfield

Hearing Help Pty Ltd

Hip Hops Brewers

Quê Dining

SF Collective 

SRJ Walker Wayland Award for Not-For-Profit Excellence

Encircle Community Services

Intercept Youth and Family Support Program

Meals on Wheels Moreton Bay Region Inc.

Redcliffe Uniting Community HUB

Repair Cafe Redcliffe Peninsula Inc 

Bishopp Award for Tourism Business Excellence

Bribie Beach Shack

Brisbane Whale Watching

Maiala Park Lodge

Mountain Wine Tours

Trevena Glen Farm 

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