Success Stories

2016 Best New Business Winner
Torquay Terrace Bed & Breakfast

"When you read positive reviews on trip advisor and online travel agencies it really gives you a feeling of success and inspiration to keep improving. 

It is worth doing the application as it gives you the opportunity to explore you own business and realise what you are really doing."

Cheryl Miller of Torquay Terrace B&B


2016 Young Achiever of the Year Winner
Tara Bradbury

"By sharing my win through social media after the event I have had more local businesses contact me direct for training and support. 

It has also boosted my confidence and I hope has demonstrated to many young professionals that you can run a successful business from the Fraser Coast. 

The people you spend a majority of your time with really shape the person you become and I’m very lucky to be surrounded by amazing individuals."

Tara Bradbury of BDM Academy


2016 Best Accommodation And Best Business Winner
Oceans Resort & Spa

"Since winning the award we have continued to look for improvements and growth opportunities to work towards winning the award again this year.

No-one can afford to be complacent or stand still in this economic environment and in the fast-moving, changing world that we live in today, we must stay on our toes, continue to innovate and keep our eye on the economy and all of our vast array of competitors and competitive industries.

No matter how big or small your business is, it is well worth applying and putting the application together alone, can make you feel proud of your achievements."

Chris Taylor of Oceans Resort & Spa