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2019 FINALISTS AccommodAtion

Kawana Waters State College

Flaxton Gardens

Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages

Mountain Creek State High School

Harry's on Buderim

Infectious Clothing Company

Icecream Curls

King IT

Anchor Motel Noosa

Spending Planners Institute TAFE Queensland

Italia Pizza & Pasta

Laguna Pest Control

The Training Collective

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Sanitair Sunshine Coast

Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat Mapleton Springs The Country House at Hunchy

Wildlings Forest School


Sunshine Mitre 10 Tewantin Market Garden

RACV Noosa Resort

festivAls And events

Aussie Soles Holdings

Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

Atlas Multisports


Australian Body Art Festival

Bare Naked Boards

NOOSA alive!

Belly Bands

Noosa Festival of Surfing

Concept Laboratories

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Fifteen Degrees by Design

Sunshine Coast Lightning


Daniel Morcombe Foundation Daniel House

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Women's Lifestyle Expo


endED Ltd

Sunshine Castle

food & AgriBusiness

Building And construction

Brouhaha Brewery

AttrActions Ginger Factory Majestic Cinemas and Event Centre Nambour

Bebrok Excavations Becker Constructions

Strucket Sunshine Uniforms


ProfessionAl services


Adios Asbestos Bentleys Sunshine Coast

The Mumsie Tint a Car Sun Coast sociAl enterPrise Coast2Bay Housing Group

Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) Parent to Parent (P2P) Purpose Real Estate Queensland Air Museum


Global Boss International

Murphy Builders

Good Harvest Organic Farm

Oz Set Australia

Hive Haven


KOKOPOD Chocolate

Signature Roofing and Guttering

Montville Coffee

The Fleet Office


Lifestyle Strata

heAlth And Wellness

Reed & Co. Estate Agents

tours & trAnsfers

Sage Care Advice

Chimu Adventures

Splash Marketing and PR

Chinese Connections

Valentine Transport Wurtulla Plumbing and Drainage


Clear Choice Orthodontists Colour Capital HRM I Need Website OfficeHQ

Suncare Community Services Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute

cleAn technology

Currimundi Family Doctors



Travis Schultz Law


Waste Free Systems

Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast

Wealthmed Australia

Kangaroo Bus Lines

Wythes Real Estate

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours

Your Employment Solutions


Just Skin Treatment Clinic

retAil,trAdes & services


Lavender House Respite Care

Abide Interiors

Right at Home Sunshine Coast

Aussie Time Sheets

Rise Chiropractic

Bakers Delight Mooloolaba

creAtive industries H2H Studios IN Noosa Magazine Innovate Media Kara de Schot Creative + Marketing Nearfield Creative Shot Imagery The Creative Collective

Jamie Milne Training Jetts Fitness

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Sunny Street The Milk Pantry

educAtion And trAining

XL Surfing Academy

Australian Industry Trade College (AITC)

Yandina Dental

CQUniversity Australia (Sunshine Coast Region) GoFly Aviation



Battery World Caloundra Belladotti Billy J Boutique Bones Plumbing & Roofing Clayton's Towing Service

Belladotti Belly Bands Chimu Adventures Chinese Connections Concept Laboratories Electropops Global Boss International McBerns

Zenko Yoga

Family Friendly Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control


Go For Zero


DownTown Burgers

GreenAddict Products

The Mumsie


SuNShINe coAST buSINeSS AwArdS 2019

Welcome to the biggest year yet of the sunshine coast business aWards This incredible year has been a showstopper from the beginning as we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the region’s longest running, most prestigious business awards. For the first time, we welcomed two Platinum partners, being Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast, who share our vision for recognising the dynamism of the local economy and the many growing industries that underpin it. We have also broken new records, in every way.This year saw a dramatic jump in the number of business nominated – 847 nominations of small to large businesses from Caloundra to Noosa across a wide range of categories were made, representing an 88% increase from last year. The total number of registrations, including businesses who did not complete their application, was 327 – an increase of 26% on last year. Of these, 210 submissions were made, an increase of 22% from 2018. Overall these numbers add up to indicate strong participation in the awards program across the board. It’s an exciting result for our small but vibrant voluntary committee to see such

WINNerS SPecIal featUre

keen interest from so many businesses of every size who are willing to undergo the challenging process of examining and sharing their business’ performance and progress with judges. I can honestly say that one of the greatest experiences and learnings for me each year as Chair is to work alongside the high calibre committee members we have, all experts in their own fields and generous about giving their time, ideas and insights throughout the year to ensure the success of the Awards. Our community will again gather together to acknowledge the many exemplary businesses and their teams that call our region home on Saturday November 9 at Novotel Twin Waters.The gala dinner event has broken another record and we are thrilled to be hosting more than 830 guests in the new centre for our largest awards ceremony to date. The purpose of the awards is to seek out, highlight and recognise innovation, entrepreneurship and commitment from throughout our business community to growing, evolving, improving, creating employment and performing. Many

Bill Darby Caroline edginton David Hopper Simon Latchford

Well done on your efforts and I look forward to sharing this year’s 25th milestone event with you at the Awards Gala Dinner. Best wishes Jennifer Swaine Chair – Sunshine Coast Business Awards

the Sunshine Coast Business Awards greatly appreciates the following people who have contributed their time, expertise and energy to the 2019 Awards:

AWARD JUDgeS trudi Ashcroft

Josanne Falla

Keith neuendorf

nicholas Barker

glenn Ferguson AM

Rosie overfield

ProJect team

Babette Bensoussan

Kate garland

Joanne Skinner

Shanna Douglas, Coordinator

tiffany Bower

Russell green, APiA MQeLA

Mark Skinner

Steven Boyd, PhD

vivien griffin

Andrew Squires

Karen Clark

Lisa Harrison

Michele Sternberg

Chris vieraitis, Administrative Support

Kym Cousins

gail Hunter

Katrina thorpe

Dean Craven

tara Jacobsen-neven

Wallis Westbrook

Rebecca grisman Public Relations

Meagan Cross

Brook Kitson

Samantha Williams

Kylee Daniel

Leanne Layfield

Will Wilson

Michael Donovan

Clare McCarthy

Johanne Wright

Kate evans, MFiA

Karen neuendorf

Anthony Wynne-Hoeschler

MAnAgeMent CoMMittee

Paul Fisher, Judging Subcommittee

I would also like to sincerely thank our

Congratulations, to everyone who nominated, made it to the final stage and ultimately, to every winner.

nicky.moffat@scnews.com.au for inclusion in our Sunshine coast business Award winners special feature.

Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance

Bruce Williams, Judging Subcommittee Chair

Thank you, again, to the many passionate judges and panelists who gave hours of their time and contributed their expertise to the Awards this year. On behalf of the Awards I’d like to thank every panelist and judge for your contribution and commitment.

many sponsors who make these Awards possible and enable the recognition and encouragement of businesses striving to reach their full potential.Your generosity and spirit of fostering other businesses is the epitome of leadership.

Send a photo of your business in action and a short story that explains the secrets of your success to

event MAnAgeMent

Darrell edwards, Treasurer

It is inspiring and I know that the Awards also gives these businesses unique opportunities to share their journey and to also learn more and to meet mentors, simply by going through the submission and judging processes and attending the skills workshops we offer finalists for free. I am delighted to be able to say wholeheartedly that entering the Awards can offer every kind and size of business a genuine opportunity to meet like minds.

don’t let the news of your win go to waste!


Jennifer Swaine, Chair

of the finalists are already taking their products, skills and services to the world and representing our smart, innovative region on the global stage. Many are creating new niche industries or resetting the parameters for regional business. It is an extraordinary experience to interview these business managers, owners and employees and hear their stories of discovery, setbacks and breakthroughs.

Min Swan, Event Manager

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hrM HRM has been consistently delivering outstanding results in the recruitment and human resource services sector on the Sunshine Coast, across QLD and into NSW since 2005. Why? Because we’re a locally owned and

operated business and we fully understand the needs and challenges facing Sunshine Coast businesses. We pride ourselves on connecting high calibre employment candidates with the business community.

Well respected in the community, and as a leader in their field, HRM have the experience and capabilities to manage all aspects of recruitment and human resource services across a broad range of industries. HRM are large enough to have developed long-lasting relationships with a range of local businesses and key industry players, and are also small enough to offer the high standard of service and care that can sometimes be overlooked by larger corporations. Led by industry powerhouse Sally Desch, who has been operating in the recruitment sector for more than 20 years, Sally leads with passion, professionalism and integrity. HRM’s impressive client list (including three local councils and mandated water supplier) is testament to the quality service delivered by Sally’s team. “Because we’re a locally owned and

operated business, we fully understand the needs and challenges facing Sunshine Coast businesses,” Sally said. Our clients want people who are great at what they do, and can contribute to their businesses in productive and positive ways. Our candidates want somewhere they can feel they belong, are valued, and can grow and develop in their chosen fields. We know people can either make or break a business - a dynamic team can totally transform a business and help develop it beyond the business owners’ vision. Getting the right fit takes a lot of time and investigation into both the business, and the candidate - much more than what we can see on paper - which is why our focus is heavily on building relationships.

We understand every business is different No matter what stage your business is at or challenges it might be facing, HRM offers a wide range of human resource services to meet your needs and add value to your business operations:

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Temporary Placements Permanent Recruitment Human Resource Solutions Training & Development

Want to know more? Call us today to discuss your individual requirements.

right people. right careers. right choice. P. 07 5430 7750 E. ask@hrmcc.com.au A. Tower 1, Level 2, Suite 201 Kon-Tiki 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore Q 4558




bebroK excAvATIoNS Bebrok Excavations is an awardwinning excavation and earthmoving equipment hire and management contracting company based on the Sunshine Coast.

agencies, builders, concreters, electricians, fencers, landscapers, plumbers, pool builders, schools, sporting clubs, home owners and more.

We service areas all throughout the region, hiring wet equipment including state-of-the-art trucks and machinery.

Why choose us?

We also supply materials and experienced earthmoving contractors for residential, commercial, industrial and government projects. Our reputation for reliability and a consistent track-record in providing unbeatable service has seen us become leaders in our field. This has also contributed to our success in winning a Sunshine Coast Business Award 2012 in our category, and being named a finalist in the SCBA in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Our construction industry clients include civil contractors, rail contractors, pipeline contractors, environmental contractors, government

we also supply bulk materials including:

Our proven track record of providing; reliable, extremely competent, experienced and qualified operators over the past 13 years has put us in a class of our own.

• Road bases • Crusher dusts • Bedding sands • Unscreened fill • Screened soils • Compactable fills • Landscape soils • Drainage rubble • Armour rock • Sandstone blocks • Mulch

one-stop shop

We are on-call 24/7

We are a one-stop shop for all your earthmoving and material needs. Not only can we supply you with all your earthmoving equipment including:

We understand that the earthmoving industry doesn't wait and that's why we are committed to providing an afterhours emergency hotline service.

• Combos • Excavators • Posi-tracks • Bobcats • Drotts • Tippers • Water trucks

Job confirmation

Proven track record

With a huge fleet of machinery and over 130 operators on call, we are more than capable of meeting last-minute hire needs. If you meed a machine ASAP, we are the company to call! electronic docketing system You will have your tax Invoice within 24 hours of the job being completed. This means quicker turnaround on your billing times or managing your project budgets/costings.

We will contact you 24 hours before the scheduled start time of your machinery booking to confirm the project is going ahead. Had a delay? No problem. We understand these things happen. Last-minute booking welcome.

Sunshine Coast Excavator & Earthmoving Hire Service

• Quality Machines • Experienced Operators • Available 24/7 • Last-minute bookings welcome

5453 4422


l REE Initia Offering F ons for ti Consulta ject Every Pro

With over 100 available contractors, we can be there when you need us. There is no job too big or small — we have a machine for everything! A large range of attachments are available for assisting with your project. We can also supply and deliver sand, soil, rock and gravel.

1/5 Kessling Ave, Kunda Park | www.bebrok.com.au SUNSHINE COAST BUSINESS AWARDS 2019


AbIde INTerIorS All of the team at Abide Interiors are extremely grateful to be a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Business Awards and would like to wish all of the other finalists good luck and congratulations on achieving such a wonderful milestone in their business on the Coast. The Abide Interiors team travel the world to source unique products that will bring value and personality to your space. Owned by two young Sunshine Coast families, their success is driven by a strong desire to live on the Coast with their families in the beautiful environment instead of taking their knowledge and talent to the major cities, where they have worked in the past. As a start-up small business, Abide Interiors employs four people on the Coast and contracts a lot of businesses on the area to help stimulate local jobs.

Abide interiors Poppy Mirror featured in Andy & Deb’s Winning guest Bedroom on Channel 9’s the Block



They supply interior designers, retailers and direct customers with designer furniture from Cotton Tree in Queensland to Cottesloe in Western Australia. They source sustainable and ethical products that are trending and highly sought after within the furniture industry. Abide Interiors sales and marketing manager Jeremy Nicholl said they pride themselves on offering quality and unique furniture to the market. “We listen to our customers feedback on our product range and always look for gaps in the designer furniture market,” he said. “Listening to customer feedback has enabled us to create several unique products which are now in production.” Mr Nicholl said they are recognised in the industry as being reliable and effective at getting their products to the end user.

“We are a small business, so the hands and energy required to turn a small ship are far less than a large business that has too many hands, processes and procedures to go through,” he said. “We can make faster business decisions, change manufacturing designs within minutes, dispatch our goods faster, communicate more efficiently and make decisions much faster using simple technologies.” Abide Interiors have supplied products on The Block 2019 via Channel 9's reality television show, have supplied the Three Bird Renovations with their latest house renovation and have supplied to The Block Shop retail store. They also supply Zanui, Sea Tribe, Grovelly Style Co, Jims Decor and other online retailers Australia wide and drop ship direct to their customers. “Because we invest a lot of time and

critical analysis into the furniture designs which we supply, we find our products are far more desirable than many of our competitors,” Mr Nicholl said. “We have identified and designed products which are completely unique, like our Hamilton Range. “Managing Director, Liam Rea said, As well as wishing our luck and congratulations to the other 2019 finalists we would also like to say a massive Thank You to everyone at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards & the amazing sponsors for their countless hours and tireless work in hosting such a wonderful program and awards night. We have truly appreciated it as a local small business and thank everyone for their efforts!.” Explore the range and discover how the team at Abide Interiors can help you create a unique and beautiful space with their designer furniture.

Abide interiors supplied the featured Hamilton Console table to three Birds Renovations for their latest #House11 reno.

At Abide Interiors, we are all coast loving people so naturally the inspiration for our look combines the coastal shoreline of the Sunshine Coast with other classic inuences. We love spaces that feel put together, yet liveable – well-travelled with a personal point of view. We believe home is like nowhere else, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

100% owned and based on the Sunshine Coast

P: 5325 1507 | 33 Production Ave, Warana Shop online at www.abideinteriors.com.au


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm | Saturday: By Appointment

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coNcePT LAborATorIeS Concept Laboratories is a familyowned manufacturer of topical skin care products, industrial cleaners and cosmetics. Operating for 20 years, their products are Australian made and meet the highest standards globally. They have the ability to manufacture any creams, liquids, gels or oils utilising their own formulations or their clients. Their vision is to be a World Class Advanced Manufacturer on the Sunshine Coast giving employment to locals, contributing to the community and being a leader in Sustainable Manufacturing. As a trusted manufacturer of skin care products and industrial cleaners, Concept Laboratories is the partner of choice for many leading multi-national companies.Their ever-growing portfolio of skin care and cleaning brands is a testament to their approach to GMP compliance, customer service and versatility.

What does concept laboratories offer? oeM (original equipment Manufacturing): Concept Laboratories’ formulations in your brand. odM (original design Manufacturing): From start to finish, a solution for your product ideas, managing all processes from research and development, design, manufacturing and packaging. contract Manufacturing: Your formulation manufactured by Concept Laboratories. Turnkey contract Manufacturing: Concept Laboratories will make your formulation and purchase all ingredients and packaging. research, Development and Innovation Concept Laboratories is continually conducting research and development to keep its products at the forefront, thus giving maximum protection for duty of care.The

Ultra Protect Broad Spectrum Zinc

company has partnered with the University of Queensland for research and innovation initiatives. Students from the university are working with Concept Laboratories to gain real life experience in their facilities, whilst working with them to develop new products and improve their current product formulations. corporate responsibility The company is working closely with cancer research institutes to help find a cure for Melanoma. With its range of Buck Off Melanoma Sunscreen, $1 from every bottle sold is donated to QIMR Berghofer for Melanoma Cancer Research. Sustainability Concept Laboratories is dedicated to finding the greenest way forward regarding their packaging and formulations. Where possible the company uses bio and recycled material and reduces their waste

as much as possible. Concept Laboratories is always seeking new, efficient and environmentally friendly materials. Currently they export to over 7 countries with new distributor agreements in place in another 3 including New Zealand,Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, UK, USA, Malaysia & China. Product range includes: ■ Concept Botanicals Sunscreen and Cosmetics ■ Ultra Protect SPF50+ Sunscreen ■ Buck Off Melanoma SPF50+ Sunscreen ■ Red-Eyed Gotcha! Insect Repellent ■ Germ Buster Antibacterial Hand Sanitising Gel ■ Ultra Soothe Aloe Vera Gel ■ Lice Attack All Natural Head Lice Treatment ■ Ultra Clean Industrial Cleaners and Hand Washes

Ultra Protect SPF30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen With Insect Repellent Red-Eyed Gotcha Tropical Strength Insect Repellent

Ultra Protect SPF50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Ultra Soothe Aloe Vera Gel

Concept Botanicals SPF50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with Australian Superfruits

Buck Off Melanoma SPF50+ Sunscreen OEM / White Label Products

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rIGhT AT hoMe Right at Home Sunshine Coast is honoured to be named as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards and would like to thank all of our clients, their families, and business partnerships. Our team of professional carers and registered nurses visit the homes of our clients and provide personal care, companion care, and skilled nursing. Our suite of services includes: ■ Domestic Assistance – house cleaning, laundry, ironing, meal preparation, grocery shopping, lawn and garden maintenance ■ Socialisation and Transport – assistance with errands and getting to and from appointments, companionship such as going for coffee or to the movies, visits with friends, friendly conversation, playing cards

■ Personal hygiene assistance - bathing, showering, dressing, toileting, and grooming (shaving etc) ■ Skilled Nursing – Medication Administration, wound care, catheter care, IV therapy The directors of Right at Home Sunshine Coast, Simone and Matthew Lesko, undertook a lot of research resulting in the successful development of their tailored approach. Simone said,“The main ways we provide a fresh new approach to home care is by making the following promises:

■ No Additional Fees! – No administration fee, case management fee, exit fee, or basic daily fee. Just a flat hourly rate for the service you receive; therefore, every dollar spent is on care, not fees ■ Free in-Home Consultation, Price Comparison, and Care Planning” “We listen to our clients and family members and therefore, provide care when they want it, and how they want it so they can continue living independently in their home,” Matthew added.

■ Care when you want it – you tell us when you want us there, not the other way around

“Our unwavering mission is to Improve the Quality of Life for Those We Serve.”

■ Consistency of Carers – We don’t send out different carers to your home. You get a care team that knows you and your routine.You also receive a personal introduction to your carer

“With that as our mission – it is important to know that Right at Home Sunshine Coast’s care team believes that caring for others is not just a job, it’s a way of life.”

In-Home Care for Your Family No Admin, Case Management or Exit Fees Consistency of Carers Personal Introductions to Your Care Team

Home Care • Alzheimers, Dementia & Cognitive Care • Nursing Care • Post Operative & Transitional Care • Disability Care & NDIS

P: 5301 9340

8/20 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya www.rightathome.com.au 7079860aa



SuNShINe MITre 10 Sunshine Mitre 10 origins date back to 1910. From our humble beginnings 109 years ago in Nambour, QLD, we have grown into one of the largest Independent Hardware groups in QLD with an annual turnover of $140m and over 400 staff across our 18 sites in the state. Today, Sunshine Mitre 10 has 18 sites in Nambour, Kunda Park, Noosa, Cooroy, Coolum, Gympie, Kingaroy, Mareeba, Weipa, Caloundra, Dalby, St George, Roma (x2), Ipswich and Eagle Farm. The Sunshine Mitre 10 product range caters for builders, renovators, DIY’ers and the general public. The Sunshine Mitre 10 group support several community groups annually in various forms of support which equate to well over $200,000 annually. The groups include the Sunshine Coast Wanderers,The Shack Community Centre, Daniel Morcombe House,T Zero Multisport, Wishlist, Variety club and supporting our trade customers charity endeavours, to name a few. We believe in giving back to the community and playing an integral part in developing the community we operate in. Combining professional service with a ‘family culture’, Sunshine Mitre 10 is a unique company aimed at providing top quality service and range to both trade and retail customers. Sunshine Mitre 10 will continue expanding in the future to meet the needs of clients within the building and hardware industry. Sunshine Mitre 10 is proud to play a significant part in supporting each of our local communities in which we operate. Thank you to everyone that has played a part in creating the history that is Sunshine Mitre 10, we are looking forward to celebrating and working with each and every one of you in the future. Thank you from The Sunshine Mitre 10 Team.




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AuSSIe SoLeS Aussie Soles was born in Noosa, Sunshine Coast, with mateship at its heart. Founded by Coast entrepreneur Craig Taplin more than 16 years ago, the footwear maker strives to create footwear that you can rely on - footwear that will support your every step, no matter what direction you go. In 2013, Craig noticed a lack of orthotic-designed footwear for the lifestyle and leisure market. His idea was simple: make thongs and sandals that are good for your feet. From there, Aussie Soles was made, and it is now a leading maker of orthotic thongs and sandals, stocked at pharmacies and shops around Australia and shipped overseas. The Coolum-based business took out the Manufacturing category at last year’s Sunshine Coast Business Awards for its teamwork, business management, innovation and focus on future growth.

The award recognised Aussie Soles for its outstanding leadership of the local industry and its own contribution to the talent and high calibre of business throughout the region. “I feel so honoured to win this award. Manufacturing comes with some big challenges,” Craig said. “I am so proud of my team at Aussie Soles and without them, this award or nomination would not have been possible.” It has again been named finalist for SCBA this year, recognising the business’ continued achievements as a leading manufacturer in the region. A firm believer in giving back to those less fortunate in the community at home and abroad, Aussie Soles has so far donated over 180,000 pairs of footwear to charities who share our vision of putting shoes on their feet. In 2017 Aussie Soles became a firsttime partner of the Laguna Real Estate

Festival of Surfing men’s and women’s standup paddleboard (SUP) race divisions. “I truly believe the more you give the more you get,” Craig said to the Sunshine Coast Daily at the time. “When you make someone else happy it makes you feel better overall.” The small company, with only six employees in Australia, hands over the seconds and unwanted stock to the non-profit organisation To The Nations. “I could easily sell these to a clearance store but that would put all of these shoes that are essentially identical into the market place,” Craig said. “We would be then selling a product that is inferior.That isn’t me...” Craig said rather than throwing the stock into landfill or recycling and making something else, they were recycling it by sending it to Africa.

craig taplin (centre) has donated over 200,000 pairs of shoes. he is now developing a new incentive that sees every pair bought means a pair goes to someone in need. staff members Kim de haas and mark de haas. Photo/Patrick Woods



“The messages and photos that we get from places like Zambia and surroundings is fantastic.This is the little thing that I can do with my little business in Australia.” Customers rave about Aussie Soles: “I absolutely love these thongs. I have been wearing them for quite a few years now, have tried other brands but keep coming back to these. I have a couple of different colours so you can keep changing them to suit.” – Diane “Always been happy with the Starfish thongs and you are very prompt with sending them which is a BONUS. If I am going to wear thongs I am glad to know that these are better for my feet. Thank you!” – Jeanette “I have problems with my feet and these shoes are fabulous! The most light and comfortable shoes I've worn!” – Yvonne To find out more go to www.aussiesoles.com

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SAGe cAre AdvIce Sage Care Advice is a small team with a big commitment to assisting those faced with entering residential care. At such an emotional and uncertain time, there is pressure on families to make financial decisions which may affect Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs entitlement, affordability of care and the consequences of those decisions.

At Tewantin Market Garden we source and sell Fresh Fruit and Vegetables from our region. We focus on quality, supplying direct from our local farmers where possible with the aim of reducing food miles. We are a mother-and-daughter business team with a great crew of staff that help keep our shop clean and green.

We are the Sunshine Coast’s leading aged care advice specialists, exclusively providing financial guidance in this area. We always have the client’s best interests at heart, many of our referrals are from those who we have assisted in the past, which is testimony to the service we provide.

Our community of customers are those who shop for quality fresh food at affordable prices.They are also supporters of small business and local/regional producers.

Our Fruit Shop has been in the community for 25 years and we

believe the future of the greengrocer can remain strong if we work together to educate, remain seasonal, fun, exciting and provide exceptional customer service.

“Sage Care Advice have restored our faith in humanity. Such genuine kindness is not always apparent in life and has allowed my mum to rest a bit easier at night." The first appointment is provided at no cost to the client, this is an information

Being selected as a finalist is a great thrill for us, knowing what we do, is not just special to us, but is recognised as being a special contribution to the Sunshine Coast Community. Congratulations to all the finalists.

Passion for Good Produce at Tewantin Market Garden

D ’ tear your Don’t hair out trying to understand the aged care system

Tewantin Market Garden is a family owned fruit shop aiming to support our local farmers and producers, by supplying quality produce, eggs, milks & condiments made from our local region.

Bruce has already done it!

Your local greengrocer, supporting local farmers and producers. Family Owned, Small Business, Community Orientated.

To discuss your loved ones aged care financial needs, please call us on 5322 5333 to book your FREE appointment.

When the season changes, so do we.

Buy Local, Eat Local

P: 5449 7376

93 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin QLD www.tewantinmarketgarden.com.au 14



Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm | Sat: 6am - 4pm | Sun: 8am - 1pm

P: 5322 5333 | m1 Building, Maroochydore info@sagecareadvice.com.au | www.sagecareadvice.com.au Financial Advisers Ptd Ltd ABN 59 037 125 441 t/a Sage Care Advice is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Infocus Securities. Australia Pty Ltd ABN 47 097 797 049 AFSL and Australian Credit Licence No. 236523 trading as Infocus Financial Advice.


We provide our community with fresh food, local condiments, local milk, bread, coffee and pantry items. Supporting other small businesses and investing back into our local economy sets the movement towards a more sustainable future.

session where we bring some clarity to the care fees that may be payable and how they relate to an individual situation. If we don’t think we can add value and all that is needed is a bit of guidance, this may be the only appointment required.

Your eMPLoYMeNT SoLuTIoNS Your Employment Solutions is a locally owned and operated disability recruitment service with a hands-on, individualised approach.

leader in innovative schooling Whilst the Sunshine Coast is blessed with great educational providers across all sectors, what makes Mountain Creek State High School outstanding is the fact that it has been and continues to be an innovator around education, teaching and learning.

The Your Employment Solutions team has a modern, fresh take on the disability employment industry. With over 30 years experience in the sector, we understand the barriers from both sides. Our aim is not to just break through them but smash them, to provide a positive, sustainable outcome.

Keeping local kids local One in five Australians of working age have a disability, yet only 53% participate in the workforce compared to 81% for people without disability. We are determined to close this gap and help businesses build a more diverse workforce. Believing people with disabilities desire and deserve the same equality and opportunity as everyone,Your Employment Solutions is more than a recruitment service, we create community activities, provide a sense of purpose and enable options to those they work with. After all it is your choice.

Mountain Creek State High School has positioned the school to provide programs and opportunities that are not available elsewhere on the Sunshine Coast (specifically the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) and enhance the Sunshine Coast’s reputation of providing worldclass education. This helps our community’s young people by giving them local education and training options, removing the need for them to move to larger centres. expanding school community The desirability of MCSHS as an education provider of choice is

demonstrated by the enrolment size of the school and the school being at full enrolment capacity over an extended period of time, with waiting lists of families wishing to enrol at the school. new facilities planned In 2020 the school is planning for a further, significant phase of development as the school enrolment increases to a capacity of 2,300 students.The school’s business models have planned for this next stage of growth and the school is already positioned with infrastructure and resourcing to accommodate the development of this next exciting stage in the school’s prestigious history.


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rISe chIroPrAcTIc Dr. Derek and Dr. Caroline of Rise Chiropractic stand for a world where our community is connected and empowered to reach their infinite potential in all aspects of their life. Rise Chiropractic achieves this through our exceptional and tailored chiropractic care as well as hosting a myriad of events for the Sunshine Coast community. Elevate Sessions, The B-Word and the Community Events series have all been designed to inspire and educate people to lead healthier lives of less stress. The chiropractic care at Rise Chiropractic focuses on NeuroStructural Restoration, which hones in on neuro-structural distortions within the spinal column and the underlying nervous system.These distortions may be affecting your health and function in many ways. The people we love to help and the people who get the best results, are those who are engaged in being

proactive and who know they are designed to thrive, not just survive. Being recognised as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2019 has been an absolute honour. We are so grateful for the support of the SCBA organisation, our community and the people who trust us with the health of their families. If you're ready to make neuro-structural change in your body, recreate your health and discover your infinite potential, then book in a consultation to see how we can help you!











JuST SKIN TreATMeNT cLINIc treating skin cancer with Superficial radiotherapy Just Skin treatment clinic, located in both Maroochydore and Gympie, is one of the only private practices in Australia to offer Superficial Radiotherapy, a revolutionary, evidence based non-surgical treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer. With skin cancer affecting two out of three Australians by the time they’re 70, having a choice when it comes to treatment options is exceptionally important for overall health and wellbeing of those impacted. Superficial Radiotherapy differs from the more commonly known types of radiotherapy. As the term ‘superficial’ suggests, the treatment only penetrates skin deep making it ideal to treat non-melanoma skin cancer. The treatment works by using a form of low energy x-ray to directly target

and kill the skin cancers’ DNA with pinpoint accuracy.The impact causes irreversible damage to the skin cancer cells and once healed, fresh new skin remains in its place.

strictest of Australian medical safety standards and is supported by Medicare. It also removes the need for surgery, meaning no cutting or surgical scars.

Superficial radiotherapy is known the world over for its extremely effective treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers including Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), the most common type of skin cancers. BCC’s account for approximately 70% of all non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosis in Australia, with SCC making up the remaining 30%. Both these types of skin cancers, along with Bowen’s Disease, can be mistakenly identified as harmless lumps or sores to the untrained eye but if left untreated can cause painful, wounds or even death.

The team at Just Skin Treatment Clinic are thrilled to be recognised as a

finalist in the Health and Wellbeing category of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards. For them, being able to extend this remarkable solution in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions is exceptional and therefore, are so grateful to patients, GPs and the wider community for their continued support.

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Wurtulla Plumbing & Drainage are your specialists in domestic, commercial and industrial plumbing, emergency plumbing, gas-fitting, hot water installation and repairs, drain cleaning and more. We are a family business that has grown from a single operator in 1988 to being one of the largest plumbing companies on the Sunshine Coast. Founder Les O’Keefe started the business after completing an apprenticeship in Melbourne and moving up to the Sunshine Coast, and still works in the business today. With a young family to support, and work on the Coast at the time hard to come by following the 1987 sharemarket crash, Les figured his best option was to be self-employed, and thus Wurtulla Plumbing & Drainage was born. WPD’s success is driven by their wide service offering – “we are effectively a ‘one stop’ shop for anything plumbing related, whether it be installation

Words don’t do the award-winning Australian Body Art Festival justice. You have to experience it for yourself. The artworks are amazing and being painted onto a living canvas gives them a whole new dimension! right through to maintenance in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors,” Les says. Offering a 24/7 emergency service – even on Christmas Day – for help with urgent issues such as burst pipes and blocked drains, we respond to customer needs within the hour, where possible.This makes our customers feel secure, knowing their needs will be met quickly. External factors, such as the strong population growth on the Sunshine Coast, are also driving our business, and we are proud to be heavily involved in our local community.

There is no surprise that this festival is considered Australia’s premier body painting event, attracting dozens of artists, creating art live, for over 9000 attendees from across Australia and overseas. The festival is run by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and provides significant economic, social and cultural returns to our community. This year the event resulted in over 9500 direct visitor nights from attendees, an economic return to the region of over $1.5 million and significant media exposure for the Coast. The event received rave reviews with 97% of attendees stating that residents should feel proud of the festival. With over 100 volunteers getting involved with this fantastic event, it seems they do!

“Get on the dog and bone, Give Us a Crack!”

This festival of colour is unique and fun with a community feel that reflects Cooroy’s country hospitality. As well as the amazing body painting and face painting there is wearable art, live music, street performers, workshops, market and food stalls and activities for the whole family. Tourism and Events Queensland have just confirmed funding support for the 2020 event through the Queensland Destination Events Program. For savvy businesses, there are also sponsorship opportunities available which provide a great opportunity to link your name with a stellar event! Make sure you put 4 & 5 April 2020 in your diary! For more information visit www.australianbodyart.com.au

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battery world caloundra Battery World Caloundra was purchased by David Thomas three years ago, after having owned the Gladstone Battery World store since 2014. With a background in service stations, David knows how important it is to keep you on the road and delivering great customer service when you need it most. David has brought many new services to the Sunshine Coast store; from free home delivery during business hours to mobile phone repairs, he has made the Caloundra store a one stop shop for all battery needs. The store, located on Bowman Road, next to NAB at the Stockland Caloundra shopping centre is now open Monday to Sunday. They also offer a 24 hour on-call service where they come to you anywhere,

anytime for when you need it most. The store prides itself on delivering expert advice, free battery tests and stocking high quality products like Century,Yuasa, Optima, Enerdrive,Varta and more.

batteries on the market to studying automotive electrical technology in their spare time to make sure they’re always the highest skilled battery technicians in the market.

From solar to marine and custom dual battery system ďŹ ts, David has been very busy since taking over the store to provide the community with everything they need.

The huge range in store is always expanding as the industry changes and David serves on many local and national Battery World committees to ensure his store is ahead of the game. The team is active in the local community from providing their branded golf buggy to local golf clubs to fund raising for local and national charities. They are familiar faces on the Caloundra local community scene. David and the team are always adding to their skill set, getting the most up to date product knowledge of the newest

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wYTheS reAL eSTATe a boutique, family-run agency Mother-and-daughter duo,Trisha and Alisa Wythes, established the award-winning Wythes Real Estate in 2010.The business started in Cooroy, servicing the Noosa Hinterland region for residential property sales and management.The boutique agency has experienced significant success since late 2017, when local husbandand-wife team, John and Sirah Robb, purchased the business upon Trisha’s retirement and Alisa’s transition to focus purely on sales for Wythes. experience across diverse sectors Sirah had worked as a health professional before enjoying a successful career as a sales agent in the nearby hinterland town of Doonan, where the pair reside. John had a long career as an engineer before joining Sirah in real estate when they had their first child.The couple credit their diverse skill set from outside real estate as part of their success with Wythes.



Hassle-free buying and selling “Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to exceptional client service. We take care to make the buying, selling and renting process a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.” This has seen both the business and individual team members achieve outstanding results and receive an unprecedented amount of recognition for their excellence, service, innovation, leadership and business approach. award-winning professionalism Wythes has been recognised with awards from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and Rate My Agent.They were also named a finalist with REIQ, Real Estate Business (REB), Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network and now the Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2019. rapidly growing business Wythes has gone from strength to strength in two short years.The team,

volume of sales, properties managed and their market share in the Noosa Hinterland and surrounds, which encompasses entry level to milliondollar plus properties of all shapes and sizes, has grown significantly. A new opportunity arose recently when Fiona Winter, of Fiona Winter Realty in Doonan, decided to transition from running a successful business for 10 years to purely focus on being a sales agent. Both agencies were able to come together with a rebrand of Fiona’s Doonan office to Wythes Real Estate, allowing Fiona to achieve her goal, with her and her team of area specialist agents now operating under the Wythes banner from the only real estate office in Doonan. “The exciting addition of the Wythes Doonan office allows the business to further service an area we have had a growing presence in,” Principal Sirah Robb said.

“The office on Eumundi-Noosa road has always been a drawcard for buyers looking for hinterland properties and allows easy access for our Doonan-based sellers to come in for a chat and conduct their business.” ‘a credit to our team’ Wythes Real Estate are honoured to be recognised as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards for Professional Services amongst such a high calibre of elite businesses. Sirah Robb notes that being named a finalist:“is a credit to our entire team and their dedication to our vision.” Wythes sets a high benchmark and facilitates this by fostering a positive team culture along with a structured focus on innovation, collaboration, marketing, professional development and giving back to their community. This approach allows staff to reach their full potential and deliver an industry leading service to clients.

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cLAYToN’S TowING ServIce Clayton’s Towing Service is extremely excited and grateful to be nominated for the 2019 Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Acknowledgment from the community and peers recognises the ongoing efforts of the company and team in quality, innovation, sustainability and safety. In 2020 Clayton’s Towing will celebrate 50 years of service on the Sunshine Coast, which began with a single, humble hand-built truck in 1970. Having one of the first tow trucks on the Sunshine Coast with a powerdriven winch and revolving flashing lights was very impressive at the time. We now operate and maintain Australia’s most comprehensive fleet of tilt trays, heavy recovery vehicles and Low Loaders and have a dedicated show on television and



Netflix called Towies, now wrapping up its second season. At Clayton’s we pride ourselves on being up to any task, small or large, and some even huge. With a fleet of unique and specialised vehicles, and an extensive team of industry experts, we are the men and women who do the impossible every day when others have given up. There is no job too large, no vehicle too stuck, and no car too unique for the team to look after. We are now nationally recognised for our strong demonstration and commitment to Safety, Quality and Environment practices which has been recently certified. Employing over 150 staff across 14 locations, Clayton’s Towing is a true local success story, with the Sunshine

mike clayton is pictured with his parents bill and mary and daughter bethany.

Coast always being the core and heart of the business’s achievements and history.

of the 2019 Sunshine Coast Business

The Clayton’s family and team are humbled and exciting to be a part

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Awards, and wish all nominees the best in their endeavours, and would efforts.

FLAxToN GArdeNS Flaxton Gardens is greatly honoured to be a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards. We are thrilled to be recognised for ten-years of continuous service to customers, community, staff, and to the many local businesses who partner in our success. Perfectly positioned in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and set on a beautiful vineyard with sweeping views across the Coast from Moreton Island to Noosa, Flaxton Gardens promises you a warm welcome and all that you would expect from an award-winning establishment. Flaxton Gardens caters for wedding ceremonies and receptions, Al la carte restaurant dinners, corporate events and celebratory family and social events. Within our luxurious award-winning

restaurant, we offer delicious, fresh, yet honest food and can cater for any occasion; whether a morning high tea, lunch with your friends, romantic dinner, special celebrations or a wedding celebration. Patrons can choose relaxed al-fresco dining on the terrace, an intimate table on the veranda or dine within our restaurant. With a wealth of beautiful produce right on our doorstep, you can be sure that everything on the menu is always freshly prepared by our experienced and well-trained chefs. Flaxton proprietor and head chef, Alan Thompson said our motto,“Celebrating life with you”, epitomises our relaxed, friendly and celebratory culture. Weddings at Flaxton Gardens’ are often described having “tranquil elegance” and appealing to most

brides, whether they’re embracing an elegant, rustic or vintage style.

complete with water features and a stunning gazebo.

With its perfectly manicured gardens, Flaxton Gardens offers a variety of wedding ceremony options.

A recent addition is an option for a marquee wedding reception under the stars on the Escarpment.

Including the Escarpment view overlooking the Coast, the Arbour with views of the vineyard and windmill or in the Barrel Room with the elegant winery doors as a backdrop.

Flaxton relies on many local primary producers, providores and dozens of local third-party wedding suppliers who support the many weddings held at the venue.

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate gathering or a more elaborate celebration, Flaxton Gardens has a venue to suit your reception requirements.

The recent Curated Plate - Dining Under The Stars event at Flaxton Gardens exemplifies our dedication to promoting the Coast as a food-tourism destination.

For grand wedding receptions,The Winery and Barrel Room are two function space options for you to enjoy.

“We strongly believe in the value of ‘the breaking of bread’,” Mr Thompson said.

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bILLY J bouTIque Billy J is an online fashion boutique catering to women ages 16-40. They provide on trend fashion to a wide range of sizes at an affordable price. Starting from humble beginnings, the company has had phenomenal growth over the past five and a half years. Billy J has grown from a small homebased business to one of Australia’s favourite online fashion boutiques, operating out of a 1000 square foot warehouse on the Sunshine Coast. Founder, mum turned entrepreneur Leanne Henricks believes the defining factor of Billy J is the unwavering focus to understand and meet the needs of the customers. Filling the gap for personalised customer service in this overwhelming online market is exactly what Ms Henricks wants to achieve. Online shopping is often viewed as scary or unreliable and it doesn’t have to be.

supporting and empowering women to dress for their best selves, this has appealed to a wide customer base from all over Australia and even the world. Adaptation is a phrase that Billy J is very familiar with, having to constantly change processes to achieve the best results for its loyal customers.

Online shopping is often viewed as scary or unreliable and it doesn’t have to be A year and a half ago Billy J had a team of six staff who did anything and everything to get the job done. Today, the company now employs a team of 30 people - divided into separate marketing, buying and packing departments.

Billy J prides itself on its ability to offer amazing personalised support, eliminating any customer uncertainty.

With no other fashion boutique of the same scale run out of the Sunshine Coast, Billy J prides itself on being a locally owned and operated business who can give back to the community.

With the business model focused on

Some of the previous local initiatives



Billy J has been involved in include Hot 91.1’s Fire in the Sky and Ladies Oaks Day and the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.

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The most recent initiative was being a major sponsor for the Make a Wish Foundation, collaborating with the charity to hold a Charity Fashion Show at Circa Rooftop Restaurant. Ms Henricks loves to share her knowledge and experience with others, especially other mums looking to get back into the workforce or following a dream of their own. Ninety percent of the staff at Billy J are women who are interested in the e-commerce world so Ms Henricks has dedicated herself to training them up in the industry and is constantly amazed by their dedication to learning. Being an Australian business, Billy J understands and places great importance on supporting the Australian fashion industry by only stocking products from Australian suppliers. With a focus on inclusivity and diversity, Billy J also proudly stocks a range of different trend-based styles and sizes to

cater to all ages as they don’t believe you can put an age on style. The brand is also making conscious efforts towards body inclusivity and is always trying to stock sizes from petite to curvy when they can as unfortunately not all suppliers carry this full-size run. The success of Billy J comes down to knowing the target market, who they are, what they want and how they like to shop. Billy J Boutique is proud to be based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and has no plans to slow down in the evergrowing online fashion market.

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hoMe cAre ASSISTANce Home Care Assistance is thrilled to be a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards. They would like to thank all their amazing clients and families and in particular, acknowledge the amazing group of carers who do their jobs so well, making the business truly special. Home Care Assistance provides in-home support for people aged over 65 or with a disability. They pride themselves on being at the forefront of industry reform, by offering clients choice and control over their services and delivering a high quality, personalised care with lower fees. They believe in working with their clients to achieve the best outcomes for their clients. Receiving a home care package is a wonderful thing, it can mean getting assistance around the home and garden, transportation to appointments, even help to re-engage with the community.

Finding support can sometimes be overwhelming and often people end up feeling like a number lost in a system that they have no control over. But the friendly team at Home Care Assistance are here to help others navigate that process. They want to make sure their clients get the most out of their home care packages and work closely with them to ensure the funds are used in the most beneficial way.

doesn’t want Home Care Assistance clients to be ‘just getting by’, she wants them to be thriving. That’s why they offer specialist programs in cognitive therapeutics to keep the brain strong and healthy as well as a music and memory program.

positive, personalised experiences including fishing excursions and horticultural therapy.

Lifestyle Coordinator, Cath is working closely with clients and carers to deliver

Value for money is also important at Home Care Assistance with lower fees, and no entry or exit fees. This means that there is more money for customers to spend on the things that matter to them.

Clients love the fact that they can call Home Care Assistance at any time. Day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there will be a friendly voice to answer their query and support their needs. They have a strong focus on client care and satisfaction which includes providing carer consistency. With Home Care Assistance there isn’t a new face every week, instead clients have a small team of carers they get to know well. Director, Kendall Morton believes in a holistic approach to home care. She

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TrAvIS SchuLTZ LAw Boutique law firm offers cutting edge expertise, without the price tag Travis Schultz Law (TSL) is a finalist in the professional services category of the prestigious Sunshine Coast Business Awards. The stand-out compensation law firm launched in May 2018 with two lawyers and three support staff. Since then,TSL has more than tripled in size and has established a solid reputation in the community for providing cutting edge expertise, without the price tag. Mr Schultz said it was a humbling experience to be chosen as a finalist and to be able to share the Travis Schultz Law story with the judges which included his talented and caring team and the overwhelming community support they’ve received since launching. “We’ve created quite a unique point of difference in the market,” he said. “My team and I have agreed upon

some not-so-typical ground rules and set ourselves a benchmark of committing considerable resources to community and charity causes that are important to us. “Obviously we need to do some paid legal work so we can be sustainable, but even when we do that, our philosophy focuses on providing a client-focused, low cost model.” Unlike other firms,TSL won’t charge uplift fees to cover their risks and they’ve decided that where outlays have to be paid to sustain a case, the firm pays them and doesn’t charge anything extra for doing so. “We’ve also set a cap on costs in no win/no pay matters, ensuring our clients always receive the lion’s share of any settlement they get,”Travis said. “It’s a very different way of servicing clients and our referrers tell us it’s much better.” Mr Schultz said to get up and beat his own chest was not something he felt

particularly comfortable about, so we asked a couple of this clients what they think of TSL and this is what they had to say: “As an advocate for aged care and NDIS clients, I can truthfully say no one has ever provided the professionalism or legal support in a more caring and supportive way than the Travis Schultz Law team.” - Wendy “I cannot say enough about the

professionalism that Travis Schultz Law provided us with.The team genuinely care, and nothing was too much trouble.They delivered on their promise which meant I received the lion’s share of my settlement and that gave me hope for my future.” - Kevin “The TSL team are trustworthy, reliable and professional. An expert lawyer was always available for a chat and they truly looked after us with exceptional service.” - Kathy and Mark

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beNTLeYS SuNShINe coAST Bentleys Sunshine Coast is your team of local advisors and accountants here to support your business every step of the way. Proudly Queenslandowned, we have more than 70 years’ experience - and as part of the Bentleys network, we have national presence and global capabilities. With full-service expertise, local knowledge and leading advisors, we can help you get where you want to be. We provide professional and dependable support across: • Business & strategic advisory

• R&D, self-managed superannuation • Finance, lending & wealth management Along with client work, our team regularly shares insight and expertise with the community. We are proud to partner with several Sunshine Coast organisations – including the Food and Agribusiness Network, Master Builders Queensland (Sunshine Coast) and the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network – to contribute to industry development. On a civic level, our focus is to give back to the communities we are a part of. We embrace opportunities to support the great work of organisations and initiatives such as local Chambers of Commerce and the LifeFlight Foundation Benefit Gala.

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PAreNT 2 PAreNT Over the last year, P2P has continued supporting families through the NDIS transition and community inclusion for people with a disability whilst finding sustainability as a not for profit. Being finalists again is recognition that we are on track with these goals. We now extend our services into the residential building and home renovation/modification market.To launch P2P Housing which provides LHA assessments, building design and drafting, contract administration and consultancy, we are proud to be kicking off with an industry initiative called “Project Silver” with fellow Awards finalist, Murphy Homes.

Project Silver leads the industry to promote livability in housing design for new builds, which for minimal cost adds ease of living, increases resale value and future proof’s your home by being able to adapt and change as you do. P2P Housing and Murphy Homes are the champions across industry and believe all builders and designers should be educating their clients of the benefits of building to liveable housing standards. If you are considering building and want to find out more about Project Silver, contact Shane at P2P Housing for independent advice on building for livability. www.p2phousing.org.au or 5370 2083

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