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GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Celebrating the Gold Coast's business community

THE 2014 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards will showcase the city’s next generation of successful and ambitious business leaders.

Business owners operating in the Gold Coast region, born 1974 or later, will have their chance to be acclaimed as one of the city’s top young entrepreneurs.

The overall winner will be crowned Gold Coast’s Young Entrepreneur for 2014, and all finalist will be profiled in the annual special Young Entrepreneur edition of Gold Coast Business News.

Queensland’s premier business news publisher, Business News Australia, is now inviting nominations for the below award categories for its prestigious Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards.

DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY
The ever-changing technology sector has generated some of the most exciting stories among young entrepreneurs, and this category will be one of the most closely watched by all businesses looking to keep abreast of that change.

INNOVATION
Lateral thinkers are encouraged to enter this category which cuts across all sectors of business to recognise growth through innovation.

MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE AND DISTRIBUTION
If your business is in this category, chances are you are flying under the radar. This award is looking for young entrepreneurs who are pushing above their weight in a sector that is seen as the backbone of the supply chain for the broader economy.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Professionals across all disciplines, including law, medical, engineering and architecture, are given the opportunity to shine in this category. 

PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION
The growth of the property sector in recent years has given way to a new breed of young entrepreneurs. This category will introduce a range of new players and some established players achieving excellence in their respective fields.

RETAIL & SERVICES
This category covers businesses in both the bricks and clicks space, recognising excellence in retail and retail services direct to the consumer - either online or through traditional store models - as well as cutting-edge retail concepts.


STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR
This award is sponsored by Bond University and recognises successful business owners who are juggling entrepreneurship with tertiary studies.

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS
The resurgence of the tourism sector has given rise to this new category which encompasses businesses operating across this dynamic sector of the economy.Last year's finalists generated more than $240 million in annual revenue combined, making their mark on the local economy.


The impressive list of previous winners are:

  • Ron Bakir, HomeCorp Group
  • Randall Deer, Ignite Travel Group
  • Kenton Campbell , Zarraffa’s Coffee
  • Paul and Ian Everest, Unit Clothing
  • Stuart Stratton, Con-x-ion and Bsmart Group
  • Jason Ganis, SmartPrint Fleet Management and iFish Finance and Print Security
  • Theodore Vairaktaris , UHK
  • Garrick Bull, G Developments/GM Homes
  • Claes Loberg, Guvera
  • Paul and Ian Everest, Unit Clothing
  • Meyjitte Boughhenout, Absynthe
  • Narelle Chenery, ONEgroup


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