Lord Mayor's Welcome Message
It is my pleasure to open the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
Brisbane is a city where opportunity is boundless, and collaboration is at the heart of business.
Our credibility and entrepreneurial spirit set us apart as a new world city on the rise. Many prosperous and emerging businesses call Brisbane home and I am proud of the contribution our talented people and successful enterprises make to our thriving $162 billion economy.
At a time when our city is transforming and attracting new investment and more visitors than ever before, it is important to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of those that are making outstanding contributions to our city’s growth at all levels.
Now in its 14th year, Lord Mayor’s Business Awards elevate the best and most innovative businesses and people in Brisbane.
The 11 diverse categories continue to attract record levels of entries and aim to capture the breadth of business excellence and innovation in our community.
Whether you are a household name, a small business owner or an emerging leader blazing a trail, I encourage you to enter.
The nominations process can be an incredibly rewarding experience in itself; offering the opportunity to reflect on your achievements and key milestones thus far.
Past finalists and winners have gone on to reach higher levels of success and make valuable new connections within Brisbane’s dynamic business community.
The gala awards dinner and ceremony is always a night to remember. I encourage you to join me at City Hall on Friday, 18 October for what will be a special night of celebration, networking and entertainment.
To all the nominees, good luck.