56 finalists to vie for Lord Mayor’s Business Awards
A high-resolution radar that predicts mine site collapses, a food delivery service connecting local farmers to consumers, and an online platform helping people access legal services are among 56 finalists in Brisbane’s 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the 2019 finalists represent the wide breadth of talent and ingenuity within Brisbane’s business community
“Many successful and innovation businesses call Brisbane home and I’m pleased to see an incredibly strong group of finalists this year,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The 2019 finalists demonstrate why Brisbane is one of Australia’s most progressive and business-friendly cities – a place where collaboration is a genuine part of business.
“Every year, the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards unearth stories of world-leading innovations, best-practice environmental and sustainable initiatives, and inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs.
“These businesses and individuals make a positive impact on our local economy and community, but also internationally with ground-breaking research, products and services.
“As a finalist for the Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation, GroundProbe’s SSR-OMNI is the highest resolution radar on the market and used around the world to predict mine collapses with 100 per cent accuracy, delivering enormous safety and productivity benefits.
“In the new ISPT Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise category, Food Connect is supporting local farmers and bringing healthy communities closer together through its fresh food hub and delivery service.
“The new Brisbane City Council Award for Outstanding Micro Business recognises companies including Law on Earth, which offers an easy and affordable way for people to access legal documents and information – a process many find daunting.
“It’s also pleasing to see an inspiring group of finalists vying for Young Business Person and Business Person of the Year; people who exemplify why Brisbane is Australia’s New World City.
“These are just a few examples among the group of outstanding finalists that all contribute to our vibrant community and fuel our city with the confidence that anything is possible."
“I look forward to joining Brisbane’s business community at the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards Gala Dinner on 18 October, where the winners of the 11 categories will be announced.”
The finalists in the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are:
QUEENSLAND URBAN UTILITIES AWARD FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MICRO BUSINESS
AUSTRALIA PACIFIC LNG AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION
ANZ AWARD FOR HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS START-UP
HSBC AWARD FOR DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA
YURIKA AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS
ISPT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
CCIQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS
PORT OF BRISBANE PTY LTD AWARD FOR NEW INVESTMENT IN BRISBANE
SINGAPORE AIRLINES AWARD FOR YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
THE COURIER-MAIL AWARD FOR BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR