2015 Winners

The Brisbane Broncos, Domino’s Pizza and Cook Medical starred at the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, with Cook Medical receiving the highest achievement winning the Optus Business Platinum Award. The world’s largest privately owned medical device company was also recognised for its unprecedented success in expanding into the Asian market with the HSBC Award for Doing Business in Asia. The Brisbane Broncos took out the coveted Clayton Utz Award for Corporate Citizenship, while the Chief Executive Officer of the ASX-listed Domino’s, Don Meij, reigned supreme receiving Channel 7’s Business Person of the Year Award.

Australia Trade Coast Award For Small Business Growth

PharmaData

PharmaData is a team of data analysts, software developers and user-experience architects dedicated to creating software that helps pharmacists to uncover insights from their data. In 2012, after introducing real-time reporting as an industry-first, PharmaData expanded into several international markets with its Generic Intelligence Platform. This platform aims to increase generic pharmaceutical utilisation by visualising the profit differential and missed sales opportunities.

PharmaData’s ongoing commitment to innovation has since led it to diversify its offerings. In 2014, PharmaData released its Retail Intelligence Platform that assists pharmacists to increase efficiency, boost profitability, and reduce waste in their pharmacies.

Now, PharmaData’s analytics platforms have more than 10,000 users globally.

ANZ Made In Brisbane Award For High Growth Business Start-Up

Tow.com.au

Tow.com.au is a high-tech transport company specialising in towing, transport, impoundment and immobilisation of motor vehicles and light machinery. Tow.com.au operates a fully-redundant, 24-hour national call centre for customer enquiries and dispatches out of its Brisbane headquarters. Tow.com.au built and operates its software platform, TIMS (Towing and Impound Management System).

With its unrivalled TIMS platform, a network of 500+ tow trucks and 200+ depots/ holding yards, covering 100 per cent of Queensland, and operating in every capital city, Tow.com.au is quickly becoming a household name in the towing and transport industry.

Brisbane Times Award For Business Innovation

Heat Treatment Australia

Heat Treatment Australia (HTA) is an innovative manufacturing business offering thermal processing services to aerospace, defence, mining, rail and other industries. HTA is the only Heat Treatment company within Australia supplying services to the world’s largest military program the F35.

HTA offers a comprehensive thermal processing service to customers located in Australia, US, UK and Asia. Recent successes include the research and development of a new vacuum-brazing technology that is now a critical capability required for the new F35 fighter jet program. This development has enabled HTA to become an integral part of supply chains providing aerospace companies, including Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, with many different components for the F35 program.

Energex Award For Sustainability In Business

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 

Official host venue for the successful G20 Leaders Summit in 2014, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is considered one of the world’s leading convention centres with an impressive track record of hosting major international events. The highly awarded centre is ideally located in the convention and cultural precinct at South Bank, surrounded by visual and performing arts attractions and Brisbane’s most sophisticated restaurants.

It is a leader in sustainable venue operations, with international accreditations and awards for its environmental stewardship and is at the forefront of community engagement in Australia.

Port Of Brisbane Pty Ltd Award For New Investment

Minteraltec Industries

Newly completed glass recycling facilities in Pinkenba capable of processing 150 tonnes per hour and over 120,000 tonnes per year of recycled glass sand, making it the largest glass-recycling facility in the world. Mineraltec is a Brisbane-based and founded innovative company which is the leader in the world in solving a previously unsolved global waste problem.

Previously, 80 per cent of the world’s glass waste ends up in landfill. Mineraltec, now offers a solution for Queensland’s kerbside yellow bin glass waste by screening, cleaning, sorting and crushing waste glass into glass sand. Mineraltec is an innovative waste solution provider already reusing glass waste and spent sandblast media (garnet minerals) for concrete and prefab/precast built environment products.

Clayton Utz Award For Corporate Citizenship

Brisbane Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos are a professional rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. The Brisbane Broncos hold a licence to compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition and are one of its most successful clubs, having won six premierships in the 28 seasons since inception.

Central to its on-field activities are its off-field activities including generating and retaining club members, corporate partners and sponsors. But most important is its role as a representative of the Brisbane community.

There are a number of programs that fall under “Broncos in the Community” including the Beyond the Broncos Indigenous Program, charity programs, a match-day ticket program, weekly community visits including a school literacy program, and merchandise donations.

HSBC Award For Doing Business In Asia

Cook Medical Australia

Cook Medical was founded in the US in 1963 on the philosophy of working closely with physicians to develop minimally invasive technologies that improve patient outcomes. Since first establishing a presence in Asia Pacific in the late 1960s, Cook Medical began providing Australian medical professionals with innovative products before opening a manufacturing facility in 1978 to service APAC and Pacific nations.

Since its commencement, Cook Medical Australia has forged a reputation globally as a leader in the field of research and development in endovascular stent and IVF technologies which have seen it develop into a centre of excellence for aortic intervention and reproductive health. This reputation has enabled it to forge strong relationships with top medical research facilities, teaching hospitals, universities and leading specialists around the world.

Remserv Award For Digital Strategy

Brisbane Airport Corporation

Brisbane Airport Corporation, the operator of Brisbane Airport, the premier gateway to Queensland, is a proud, private, non-listed Queensland company, helping employ thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic opportunities for the state and city of Brisbane equating to more than $4 billion annually.

Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Brisbane Airport has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 70 national and international destinations. It is a suburb in its own right, the largest airport in Australia by land size (2700 hectares), the third busiest capital city airport in Australia by aircraft movements (223,648 FY15) and the third largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers with more than 22 million passengers travelling through the airport in FY15.

Singapore Airlines Award For Young Business Person Of The Year

Scott Young - Young Guns Container Crew

Scott Young, along with his older brother Trent, started Young Guns Container Crew 11 years ago while pursuing a professional football career. Scott was 22 years old at the time. The business packs and unpacks shipping containers around Australia, yet it does much more than just that.

Today the business employs 400 young people with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Most recent awards include the Qld Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Excellence Award, the Supply Chain Management Award, and the Supply Nation Certified Supplier of the Year Award.

Channel 7 Business Person Of The Year

Don Meij - Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd

Don Meij is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. Don started his career in the pizza business as a pizza delivery driver at Silvio’s- Dial-A-Pizza. In 1993, Silvio’s purchased Domino’s in Australia and Don became General Manager.

By 1996 Don bought his first Domino’s franchise and in 2001 become COO then Group CEO. In May 2005, Don led Domino’s to become Australia’s first publicly-listed pizza chain to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

In 2013, Don led the company through its biggest acquisition with the announcement of a 75% equity interest in Domino’s Pizza Japan.

Optus Business Platinum Award

Cook Medical Australia

Cook Medical was founded in the US in 1963 on the philosophy of working closely with physicians to develop minimally invasive technologies that improve patient outcomes. Since first establishing a presence in Asia Pacific in the late 1960s, Cook Medical began providing Australian medical professionals with innovative products before opening a manufacturing facility in 1978 to service APAC and Pacific nations. 

Since its commencement, Cook Medical Australia has forged a reputation globally as a leader in the field of research and development in endovascular stent and IVF technologies which have seen it develop into a centre of excellence for aortic intervention and reproductive health. This reputation has enabled it to forge strong relationships with top medical research facilities, teaching hospitals, universities and leading specialists around the world.