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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Sunshine Coast Business Awards powered by LPE!

The Sunshine Coast Business of the Year 2021 winner is Advanced Aquarium Technologies, which was announced along with 29 other Category Winners, and two Hall of Fame recipients at the Gala event of the year on Saturday 13th November.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said the celebration attended by more than 850 of the Coast’s business community was very special and showcased world-class local talent both in terms of business and entertainment.

Hosted by 7 Sunshine Coast’s Rob Brough, the evening kicked off with a performance by Cirque Bon Bon, followed by a moving digeridoo solo by Chris Williams, with a performance later in the night from Burlesque L’Amour and music from Amplify.

“We are super excited to have secured these performers who call the Sunshine Coast home, but whom pre-Covid-19 would be wowing audiences around the world,” Mrs Swaine said.

Overall, there were 29 category winners including large and small businesses announced across 16 categories, two Hall of Fame inductees as well as the overall business of the year.

 

Click here for more details on all the winners.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

The first round of judging has been completed and the Sunshine Coast Business Awards are excited to announce the finalists for the 2021 Awards.
There are 131 finalists across 16 industry categories.
Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said this year’s entries were of a very high calibre, with all entrants doing a lot of work putting their entries together.
“I would like to congratulate this year’s finalists and also thank everyone who entered,” Mrs Swaine said.
“Past entrants and finalists have told us they found the entry process worthwhile so we hope everyone will use what they learnt about their businesses during the application process to advance them.”
Mrs Swaine said now the finalists would enter the next stage of the judging process with interviews taking place over the coming weeks.
“In addition to the interviews, Finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Master Class to assist them to make the most of being a finalist.
Mrs Swaine said the Sunshine Coast Business Awards were only possible thanks to many volunteers involved in the awards and the support of sponsors who financially supported them.

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Application Feedback

The process of applying for Awards is invaluable - the process itself is an excellent tool for self-reflection and a motivating catalyst for ongoing business development and growth. It often takes a few attempts before you get to stand on the podium, but it's important to remember that the process of applying is a great opportunity to stop and reflect on your business - what you have achieved to date, and where you are headed in the future. Understanding every aspect of your business, why it is successful, and identifying where you can continue to make improvements is all part of the process.

Many finalists tell us that as a result of entering the awards they have improved their business, met new colleagues to collaborate with; and have broadened their outlook and network - but you have to take
the plunge and give it a go. Read the general feedback on what made applications more competitive than others.

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