Business Excellence Awards

Written on the 7 October 2009

FAMILY BUSINESS
Australian Work & Leisure Canopies
Founded by Bob Frankham in 1974, Australian Work & Leisure Canopies specialise in custom designs and fit-outs for trucks, 4WDs, vans and other vehicles that require practical after market adjustments such as fibreglass canopies, mudguards and toolboxes.
Based in Burleigh Heads, Australian Work & Leisure Canopies has a staff of 21 and is primarily run by Frankham, wife Caryl and their five children.

MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION
Superior Jetties
Superior Jetties manufactures marinas for the international market as well as marinas, pontoons, jetties and boatlifts for the Australian market.

The company can provide complete turnkey solutions for all types and sizes of domestic and commercial berthing needs.
With both Australian and international dealers around the world, Superior Jetties has the in-house ability to provide berthing solutions from concept and design to manufacturing and installation.

MAYOR’S INNOVATION GC AWARD
Technigro
Technigro specialises in the programmed management of sports turf, natural areas, parks and gardens and road networks for government and commercial customers.

Through the introduction of pioneering innovations, Technigro provide best value outcomes that lower the net social, environmental and economic costs of urban vegetation management.

Established in 1987, Technigro uses its extensive experience to tailor its services to the specific needs of different client groups.

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & RECREATION
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The 21st Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show retained its status as Australasia’s most significant boat show attracting more than 400 exhibitors and featuring close to 600 boats and watercraft.
Extensive international marketing drew buyers from Asia, Europe and North America for the May event.

Through owners Mulpha Sanctuary Cove, the show brings more than $310 million into the Gold Coast economy.

TRADES, PROFESSIONS & SERVICES
Linddales Personnel
Linddales Personnel provides skilled labour for commercial and residential building, civil and roadworks, light and heavy industrial, manufacturing, mining, site administration, retail construction, demolition, traffic control and site security.

With 450 on-hire personnel, Linddales Personnel has gone from $8 million turnover in 2000 to $35 million today.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MULTIMEDIA
CaraData
CaraData specialises in the development of health informatics software for use in management and surveillance of sexual health, communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and family planning clinics.

Its Specialised Health Information Program (SHIP) has been designed to reduce the workload for medical, administration, nursing and laboratory staff and to support the transition to a full electronic patient record.

SHIP is installed in more than 70 clinics worldwide including Barbados, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom and six states in Australia.

EMERGING BUSINESS
Dockpro
Dockpro specialises in the supply and support of one of the world’s best docking systems.

The company’s product portfolio includes Sea Pen Advance Dry Docking Technology for boats.
These innovative products allow boat owners to keep their boats moored dry at water level without the need to ever anti-foul; keeping the vessel in pristine condition.


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