Sunshine Coast Council Major Program Partner

Platinum Partner, Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) has supported the Sunshine Coast Business Awards since their inception and have been a major sponsor for the past nine years.

The Sunshine Coast Business Awards are renowned for recognising the many leading business success stories throughout the region and provides an exceptional opportunity for local businesses and sponsors to connect and be recognised locally and nationally.

These Business Awards, which highlight the best and most innovative businesses we have in our region, have become the largest of their type in regional Australia. An awards program is a key action of the Regional Economic Development Strategy which highlights the need to support business excellence through a highly competitive award and recognition program.

The Sunshine Coast is one of the most exciting business destinations in Australia. The region offers a highly skilled and educated workforce, a focus on innovation, an increasingly diverse economy and well-planned areas for business growth. Council provides a range of services to enable local business to thrive and to support investment in the region.

Platinum Partner Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC), is a not-for-profit, membership based, destination marketing organisation. VSC’s role is to lead the management and development of tourism on the Sunshine Coast. As the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO), VSC is responsible for a geographical area that encompasses the Glass House Mountains in the south, to Rainbow Beach in the north and Hinterland and Mary Valley to the west and includes three council regions - Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie.

The tourism industry contributes $3.3 billion to the Sunshine Coast economy and as one of the pillars of the local economy VSC directly or indirectly supports so many businesses across the Coast.

Competition in the tourism sector is intense, so it is critical that VSC fosters a culture of excellence, and by supporting awards such as this - we hope to send a message that on the Sunshine Coast we welcome and reward the best of the best.

VSC represents over 600 members from various industry sectors including accommodation, tours and transport, attractions, arts and galleries, events, restaurants, retail, health and well being.