Ipswich gathers for night of nights at business awards
THE city's top business achievers will be named tonight at the Ipswich Business Awards gala event at the Ipswich Civic Centre.
There were more than 150 nominations received this year for the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry's annual awards.
Finalists were announced last month, showcasing the rich diversity of businesses based throughout the region.
Chamber president Anita Dwyer said this year had seen an extraordinary amount of nominations and subsequent submissions received, a ringing endorsement of Ipswich business and the Chamber that represents it.
"For the businesses involved, it is a great honour to be nominated in such a prestigious awards system that highlights the diversity and depth of talent within the broader Ipswich business community," Ms Dwyer said.
The finalists are:
Ipswich City Council - New Business of the Year
- Acacia Law / Best Friends West Ipswich / Jamaica Blue Riverlink / Priceline Pharmacy Riverlink
Exact Radiology Clinics - Customer Service Award
- Battery World Ipswich /Gaye's Hair Fashions / Walk on Wheels Ipswich
Ipswich Turf Club -Tourism / Community Event of the Year Award
- Ipswich Art Awards / Pterodactyl Helicopters / Willowbank Raceway
Stanwell Corporation - Community Involvement
- AwardAlara Qld / Ipswich Jets Rugby League Club / Zonta Club of Ipswich
Tafe Queensland South West - Young Business Person of the Year
- David James (Thirdson Construction) / Lauren Antonenko (Walk on Wheels) / Scott Johnston (Chipper Hair)
Sirromet Wines - Business Person of the Year
- Luke Campbell (SOS K9 Pet Retreat) / Marty Branigan (Bank of Qld) / Ruthie Farrar (Battery World)
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science - Innovation Award
- LC Energy / NuGrow Pty Ltd / Trisco Foods
The Queensland Times - Small Business of the Year
- Battery World Ipswich / Gibson Architects / MAS Automotive
RPQ Pty Ltd - Business of the Year
- Bush Kidz Daycare / Goodna Services Club / Limestone Medical Centre / St Andrews Ipswich Private Hospital
The winners will be announced at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Ipswich Business Awards at the Ipswich Civic Centre from 6.30pm today.