The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards launched in 1996 and in 2019 are celebrating their 24th year. During this time the Awards have grown to be recognised as the region’s most comprehensive and prestigious business awards, offering specific and meaningful benefits to the wider Gold Coast business community.

In 1996 the awards began to primarily recognise family business, but the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards have now developed to encompass categories for almost every type of business enterprise.

Today the Awards seek to contribute to the image and identity of Gold Coast business and to foster pride in the business community. They seek to highlight the growing importance of the Gold Coast as a business hub and recognise leading businesses with a view of encouraging others to embrace the concept of the Awards and join in.

By participating in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards businesses are providing their organisation and employees a unique opportunity to bench market their performance against other like businesses and should they be a monthly winner they will be provided with exposure with media announcements through our marketing channels, the Gold Coast Bulletin and GC Sun, Gold FM and Sea FM and Channel 9 and WIN television. Those businesses are also promoted on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The GCBEA are open for entries on 1 May 2019 and there are 6 months of judging with entries closing on the first day of the month from May until October. Each month there is a Monthly Winner announced for all 11 categories with the 6 finalists in each category going head to head for the finals in November with the Category winners and Supreme Winner announced at the Gala Dinner at the end of November. Presentation ceremonies are held each month between May and October to recognise business excellence amongst our entrants with high profile publicity of the winners.

The Awards categories are: -

  • Emerging Business sponsored by Choice Homes
  • Family Business sponsored by Optus Business Centre Gold Coast
  • Health and Wellbeing category sponsored by the GCBEA Committee
  • Professional and Business Services Award sponsored by Ramsden Lawyers
  • Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Manufacturing Award sponsored by Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast
  • Construction and Trades Award sponsored by Harvey Norman Commercial Qld
  • IT & Digital Business Award sponsored by Griffith University
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award sponsored by Gold Coast Airport
  • Mayor’s Innovation GC Award sponsored by City of Gold Coast
  • Student Employability Award sponsored by Study Gold Coast

The Awards are totally free to enter.


Visit and enter today!

For more information, call Danielle Hall or Marshall Hall – Event Directors on 1300 694 777 or e-mail


Take your business to new heights.  It’s as simple as completing the online entry.

Good luck!!

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