Benefits of entering
Entering your company into the Lord Mayor's Business Awards will provide you with more than just the opportunity to win a trophy and title. The awards program acknowledges the high-calibre of companies and individuals who make an integral contribution to our economic and social fabric. It provides an opportunity for key players to be honoured for positioning Brisbane as Australia's new world city.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said: "These awards celebrate the incredible wealth of talent within Brisbane's business community, showcasing the impressive innovation and creativity inherent in it."
"Last year our 55 finalists came from a diverse range of organisations of various sizes and from a wide variety of industry sectors, but what they had in common was their flair for business and ability to inspire others, not just locally but also globally."
"Those entrants, and others from previous years, sent a very clear message about the tremendous opportunity here in Brisbane."
“ Winning the Lord Mayors Business Award has certainly helped push our business ahead. The team in Brisbane Marketing have been a dream. They have facilitated many marketing opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible without them or prior to this award. I’ve invested in PR companies over the years, and I can tell you money can’t buy the quality exposure and genuine support I have been given by the Brisbane Marketing team off the back of winning the Lord Mayor's Business Awards. Winning the Lord Mayor Brisbane Award has certainly helped profile our business. Media and business opportunities resulted that weren’t possible prior to winning this reputable award.
Caroline McCulloch – Designer, Director, Podiatrist and Physiotherapist
Winner of the 2017 Channel 7 Award for Business Person of the Year
“ The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards shine a light on the deep pool of talent in Brisbane’s business and start-up community. Winning the awards in 2008, 2009 and 2016, represented a massive and quite public vote of confidence for us and the whole team at Australia Country Choice were very proud of the achievement. The awards, especially Doing Business in Asia, have really helped lift our profile to another level. They are held in very high regard by our new and existing trading partners.
David Foote – Managing Director, Australian Country Choice
Winner 2008 Australia TradeCoast Award for Business Growth, 2009 IBM Award for Business Innovation, 2016 HSBC Award for Doing Business in Asia and 2016 Optus Business Platinum Award
“ Sometimes it takes someone else’s recognition of your hard work for you to appreciate how far you’ve come. The award allowed us to get our foot in the door for partnerships we wouldn’t have otherwise established.
Tasmin Trezise – Director, Tanda
Winner 2014 ANZ Made in Brisbane Award for High-Growth Business Start-Up
“ “We are truly humbled by our win. Our company started out as three friends who met at the University of Queensland in the 90s, and it’s been amazing to watch this company expand to the point that our latest innovation, the Veefil-PK DC High Power Charger leads the world and is technically superior to anything else available on the market. We have over 200 staff and growing, a new facility in the works, and offices in the US and Europe, yet everything is still designed and manufactured here, and we are proud to call Brisbane home.”
Paul Sernia – Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Tritium
Winner 2013 Brisbane Times Award for Business Innovation, 2016 Port of Brisbane Award for New Investment, 2018 Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation and 2018 Optus Business Platinum Award
Apply from 15 May 2019 and use the Lord Mayor's Business Awards program to:
- Celebrate your achievements and boost staff morale and retention
- Have an expert assessment of your company
- Showcase your business and impress potential clients
- Enhance your company profile and reputation if chosen as a finalist or winner
- Network with other business leaders
- Receive invaluable media coverage
“ It’s accelerated access into the leaders and visionary people within government and business, ensuring that together we’re growing the Team Brisbane brand as Australia’s New World City.
Llew Jury – Managing Director, Reload Media
Winner 2012 Young Business Person of the Year Award
“ We can’t thank the whole team behind the awards enough, it was a pleasure to be part of the whole process and I couldn’t recommend it enough. I can personally say it’s had a big impact Hoodlum’s success.
Nathan Mayfield – Co-founder, Hoodlum
Winner 2008 and 2009 Nova 106.9 Award for Business Creativity and 2009 Optus Business Platinum Award.