Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards finalists revealed

Published 9:00am 30 August 2022

Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards finalists revealed
Words by Kylie Knight

The finalists for the 2022 Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards have been announced ahead of the gala awards night in October.

The high calibre of nominations meant the 44 judges had to work hard to determine the 68 finalists across 15 categories, including three new categories.

The winners will be announced during the gala awards evening, which will be held on Friday, October 21 at the Eatons Hill Hotel grand ballroom. 

Head to the website for details and tickets.

The Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards are presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council and delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT).

MBRIT CEO and Founder Shane Newcombe says each finalist should be congratulated on their achievements in challenging times.

|“It’s fantastic to see local businesses and business leaders seek recognition for their hard work. They have continued to prosper and fly the Moreton Bay flag on a regional, national and international stage,” Mr Newcombe says.|

“We are looking forward to coming together with the business community to celebrate and recognise their achievements at the gala awards evening.

“For many, 2022 has been the toughest year of all, which began with high COVID cases, staff shortages and floods. Each finalist continues to demonstrate their resilience and perseverance in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty.”

Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards finalists revealed

Finalists shine

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says this year’s impressive list of finalists was testament to their triumph in the face of adversity.

“These business leaders have managed to rise above seemingly impossible odds to innovate and thrive, which is something truly worth celebrating,” Mayor Flannery says.

“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).

“Combining the resilience of our local businesses with the policy settings of our REDS, I believe Moreton Bay will be a powerhouse of investment prior to the Olympics to ensure the eyes of the world look to our region come 2032.

|“We have weathered the toughest storms in recent years, now it’s time to bounce back with a sense of optimism and ambition to take Moreton Bay to the next level.|

“I know the businesses that these awards celebrate are the kind of thinkers who’ll help us all do exactly that.”

Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards finalists revealed
Solar Bollard Lighting's Mike Arieni showing his delight at winning the Export Excellence Award again last year.

Gala celebration

There are three new categories this year: EPIC Assist Award for Accessibility & Inclusiveness Excellence; Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence and Bishopp Award for Marketing Excellence

During this year’s awards ceremony, Solar Bollard Lighting will be the inaugural inductee into the Hall of Fame following years of achievements on the national and international stage.

The event will also honour the late Matt McCracken, who was an inaugural judge for the EPIC Assist Award for Accessibility & Inclusiveness Excellence.

The Moreton Bay Business Excellence & Innovation Awards, the region’s leading and premier awards program, is supported by the following sponsors: Akyra, Bishopp, EPIC Assist, North Harbour, Moreton Daily, RDA Moreton Bay, Solar Bollard Lighting, SRJ Walker Wayland, Think2Be, UniSC and Visit Moreton Bay.

The finalists are …

Business Awards

EPIC Assist Award for Accessibility & Inclusiveness Excellence

Drone-Games

Lawnton Aquatic Centre

Oncall Group Australia Pty Ltd

Play Tech Australia Pty Ltd

Succeed Healthcare Solutions Pty Ltd

North Harbour Award for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence

Belco Custom Trailers

EJ

The Mural Shop

Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence

Ausbuild Pty Ltd

Northshore Pet Resort

Richardson & Wrench Caboolture

Social Ocean

Wild Cherry Events

Moreton Daily Award for Customer Service Excellence

Integrate PHYSIO

Lillybrook Dental Surgery

North Lakes and Surrounds Electrical

Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Springers Solar

Award for Environment & Sustainability Excellence

Basilea Living Herbs and Edible Flowers

Bygreen/ Green Life Warehouse

Moreton Bay Recycling

Northshore Pet Resort

ONETIME

Solar Bollard Lighting Award for Exporting Excellence

Elexon Mining

ONETIME

Award for Food and Agribusiness Excellence

Bask & Co.

Little White Goat Cheese

LuvaBerry

Moreton Bay Kitchen

My Berries

Bishopp Award for Marketing Excellence

Cashmere Syrups

Lillybrook Dental Surgery

Splice Marketing

UnderSea Putt & Play

Village Motors

SRJ Walker Wayland Award for Not-For-Profit Excellence

Chameleon Regional Community Housing Accommodation and Welfare Association Inc

Encircle Ltd

Stationery Aid

The Carers Foundation

THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Visit Moreton Bay Award for Tourism Business Excellence

Bribie Beach Shack

Ocean View Estates

Redcliffe Farmers and Artisan Markets

Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

The Store of Requirement

UniSC Award for Youth Innovation Excellence

Bray Park State High School – Shnoompy Boy Designs

PHL Photos (Mt Maria Petrie - Yr 11)

St Benedict's College – MyCountry

Individual awards

Award for Businesswoman of the Year

Angela Moore - The Coffee Patch on Hasking

Ellie Bakker - Splice Marketing

Kerri Smith - Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Kerry Lopez - Brisbane Whale Watching

Susanne Jones - Just Better Care Brisbane North

Akyra Award for Employee of the Year

Courtney Dowling - Wild Cherry Events

Karen Naylor - Sesame Lane Care & Kindergarten

Kym Lewis - Lillybrook Dental Surgery

Liam Mellor - Northshore Pet Resort

Tracy Johnson - SRJ Walker Wayland Pty Ltd

Think2Be Award for Entrepreneur of the Year

Barbara Armstrong - Sweet Peanuts

Daniel Nixon – ONETIME

Dr Selena Fisk - Selena Mary Fisk

Ellie Bakker - Splice Marketing

James Sullivan - Chilli Coffee Pty Ltd

RDA Moreton Bay Award for Innovation Excellence

Concrete Data Sensors

Drone-Games

EJ

LuvaBerry

ONETIME

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