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Benefits of entering

Entering your company into the Lord Mayor's Business Awards will provide you with more than just the opportunity to win a trophy and title. The awards program acknowledges the high-calibre of companies and individuals who make an integral contribution to our economic and social fabric.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said: "These awards celebrate the incredible wealth of talent within Brisbane's business community, showcasing the impressive innovation and creativity inherent in it.

"Last year our 40 finalists came from a diverse range of organisations of various sizes and from a wide variety of industry sectors, but what they had in common was their flair for business and ability to inspire others, not just locally but also globally.

"Those entrants, and others from previous years, sent a very clear message about the tremendous opportunity here in Brisbane." 

Apply from 12 May 2021 and use The Lord Mayor's Business Awards program to:

  • Celebrate your achievements and boost staff morale and retention
  • Have an expert assessment of your company
  • Showcase your business and impress potential clients
  • Enhance your company profile and reputation if chosen as a finalist or winner
  • Network with other business leaders
  • Receive invaluable media coverage
Winning the Micro Business Award provided Law On Earth with the credibility to engage with corporates and this has allowed us to scale the business over 500 per cent on our projected growth, and be accepted into Impact Boom Social Enterprise Accelerator and then Startmate, being Australia’s best tech accelerator with global reach.

Katie Richards – CEO and Founder, Law on Earth
Winner 2019 Brisbane City Council Award for Outstanding Micro Business
Winning the 2019 BCC Lord Mayor's business, platinum and innovation awards was such a highlight for the whole company and provided significant recognition of our 30-plus years of innovation. It put us on the map. Our products now service over 5,000 Australian clients. The public attention helped further our reputation and opened doors internationally. It’s given us the confidence and put us in good stead to face the challenge that 2020 is proving to be for our business.

Mark Brownlee – Founder and Managing Director, Nightlife Music
Winner 2019 Australia Pacific LNG Award for Business Innovation and 2019 Optus Business Platinum Award

Winning the inaugural award for Outstanding Social Enterprise gave our whole team and community of customers, growers and investors a huge boost in morale. It was also an affirmation that our purpose for creating a fairer local food system is worth fighting for. The award gave us a big boost for our reputation in the food industry, particularly in such a cut-throat sector. Increasing the awareness of social enterprise also shone a light on the fact that you can run your business to benefit people and the planet and still be successful!

Emma-Kate Rose – Executive Director, Food Connect Foundation
Winner 2019 ISPT Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise

It's a fantastic accolade for the business. We compete on an international stage against much larger organisations and the award has been valuable for recognition and credibility, and especially well-received when connecting with other Brisbane businesses. We're extremely proud of the award and place the logo on all the proposals/tenders/marketing that we can.

Jonathon Runge – Founder and CEO, VostroNet
Winner 2019 Young Business Person of the Year
Receiving the Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Product Innovation in 2019 provided us with additional exposure in media coverage surrounding the event, assisted in building our profile within Brisbane and also enabled us to make some new connections within the business community. Since the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, Microba have entered into partnerships in both the United States and Europe, the latter with the largest pathology provider in Europe. Receiving the award further enforced the zest for innovation we see in Brisbane, and clearly showed that not only is innovation acknowledged, it is encouraged by our local, state and federal representatives.

Blake Willis – Chief Executive Officer, Microba
Winner 2019 Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation
We are truly humbled by our win. The company started out as three friends who met at the University of Queensland in the 90s, and it's been amazing to watch this company expand to the point that our latest innovation, the Veefil-PK DC High Power Charger leads the world and is technically superior to anything else available on the market. We have over 200 staff and growing, a new facility in the works, and offices in the US and Europe, yet everything is still designed and manufactured here, and we are proud to call Brisbane home.

Paul Serina – Chief Product Office and Co-Founder, Tritium
Winner 2013 Brisbane Times Award for Business Innovation, 2016 Port of Brisbane Award for New Investment, 2018 Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation and 2018 Optus Business Platinum Award