Gold Coast Business News is dedicated to recognising and unearthing the young talent of the Gold Coast.
IN A a major sign that the Gold Coast business community has sprung back to life, there was a doubling of entries for the coveted Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 compared to 2013.
The influx of quality entries led to a change in the 2014 awards with eight new categories introduced to bring to light the significant enterprises rising on the Gold Coast in a diversity of fields.
Despite strong competition from innovative business minds in tourism, construction and technology, Mass Nutrition founder Luke McNally charged his way to the top to take out the seventh annual Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The former bodybuilding champion was recognised for the exceptional growth of his business, now supporting more than 40 stores, and the enthusiasm with which he has built it against all odds.
McNally's is an inspiring story of someone who believed in his concept and who refused to be swayed by those who doubted its viability.
This year, Gold Coast Business News has compiled reports on an extensive list of finalists to highlight the new wave of talent driving business growth and producing combined revenue of $210 million.
Camilla Jansen, managing director of Business News Australia which publishes Gold Coast Business News, says McNally's commitment and dedication to reach his dreams is the reason he walked away with the top gong.
"The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards is a special and unique initiative celebrating young, home-grown talent and the top prize should be a goal for all upcoming business leaders," says Jansen.
In 2015 we will again host these prestigiouis awards and will be seeking the game changers in the Gold Coast business arena.
We are interested in people who are spectacularly disrupting the market, riding on stellar success, or even just starting out with big dreams but an even greater determination to make these come alive. The criterion for nomination is that the entrepreneur founded their business, is the owner-operator, are based on the Gold Coast, and born 1975 or later.
Nominees will be given the opportunity to gain exposure through the Gold Coast Business News website and attend one of Gold Coast's landmark calendar events, the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards.
If you are or know of a young entrepreneur on the Gold Coast, keep an eye on our website to find out when nominations open.
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