Business Awards winners
3 November 2015
Scott Young from Young Guns Container Crew has been named Singapore Airlines Young Business Person of the Year at the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
The awards were held last Friday night in City Hall.
"Winning this award is recognition for my great team who have all worked so hard to build a successful business,” Scott said.
"It’s been an incredible 11 year business journey to date. It’s been a lot of hard work yet there is nothing more satisfying when you work hard for something and you get a result. Each day I get to work with my brother and a group of terrific people in a business we grew from the ground-up and that is a pretty special feeling.
"It’s a great privilege and a large honour to be recognised in this way within Brisbane’s business community. My team works hard day-in, day-out to build our business so we can provide more career opportunities for young people. I only hope the Young Guns’ story will inspire other emerging leaders to take a chance if they see an opportunity and give business their best shot."
From small beginnings, Young Guns Container Crew has expanded to become Australia’s largest shipping container devanning company.
“Scott engenders fantastic leadership qualities such as persistence, self-awareness, conscientiousness and optimism that he has not only used to build a successful business, but to empower his team and those around him,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.
“The judges believed that Scott is a leading figure in entrepreneurship and is a fantastic role model for an upcoming tribe of future leaders in Brisbane.”
To loud applause, the Brisbane Broncos took out the coveted Clayton Utz Award for Corporate Citizenship.
The organisation was recognised for multiple corporate citizenship initiatives, especially its charity programs such as Brisbane Broncos Charity Fund and Beyond the Broncos Program.
“The Brisbane Broncos go beyond just being a football club and are an integral part of the Brisbane Community,” Cr Quirk said.
Don Meij from Domino’s Pizza Enterprises also reigned supreme at the awards this year, receiving Channel 7’s Business Person of the Year Award.
Cook Medical Australia, the world’s largest privately owned medical device company, won the HSBC Award for Doing Business in Asia as recognition for its unprecedented success in expanding into the Asian market.
Other award winners included the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Energex Award for Sustainability in Business) and Brisbane Airport Corporation (RemServ Award for Digital Strategy).
The ANZ Made in Brisbane Award for High-Growth Business Start-up went to Tow.com.au.
The Brisbane Times Award for Business Innovation was awarded to Heat Treatment (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Heat Treatment Australia, while the Australia TradeCoast Award for Small Business Growth went to PharmaData.
Mineraltec won the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd Award for New Investment.
The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are made possible through the support of the event sponsors Optus (Platinum Sponsor), Channel 7, ANZ, Energex, Brisbane Times, Clayton Utz, Australia TradeCoast, HSBC, BDO, Sirromet, 4BC and Chameleon, along with new sponsors for 2015, Singapore Airlines, Port of Brisbane and RemServ.
Visit lmba.com.au for more information on the night’s winners.