Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2022 Winners announced at Gala celebration of the year

The Sunshine Coast Business of the Year 2022 winner is Travis Schultz & Partners. The compensation lawyers also took out the Professional Services (large) category for the third time in a row.

Travis Schultz and his team were among a capacity crowd of 855 people who attended the Sunshine Coast Business Awards Gala, widely recognised as the region’s event of the year on Saturday 12th November.

There were 32 winners, across 17 categories, announced at the Gala, emceed by the one and only Shane Jacobson, with the crowded also wowed by incredible performances by … Three businesses were also inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the 2022 Generation Innovation program winner was welcomed into the business community.

Sunshine Coast Business Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said the celebration was once again very special and showcased world-class local talent.

Mrs Swaine said the application and judging process was rigorous with judges reading more than 1 million words as part of the applications, prior to panel interviews, before all applications were scored, and winners awarded.

“We couldn’t provide such a high-calibre of Awards without our cohort of experienced judges, so we are very grateful to all of them,” Mrs Swaine said.

“We would also like to thank the 188 businesses who entered this year and our 132 finalists. This year’s entries were again of a very high calibre, which reflects the diversity, depth, and strength of the Sunshine Coast business community, particularly with the challenging economic conditions being experienced.

“We would also like to thank our sponsors, led by naming-rights sponsors LPE, for their strong support. Without them the Awards would not be as strong as they are, and we would not be able to acknowledge and celebrate our region’s successes.

“The Awards are reliant on sponsorships to ensure we can deliver the program throughout the year, leading to our Gala Awards Celebration in November, and we are delighted to have so much support from our sponsors this year.

“And of course, the Awards wouldn’t be possible without the tireless work of our volunteer committee, who give of themselves for the good of the community, contributing around 100 hours a month to deliver the awards year after year.

“Most of all we are excited to get together for a great celebration – the 27th year of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards.”

Business of the Year – Travis Schultz and Partners – photo by Barry Alsop, Eyes Wide Open Images

Travis Schultz, from Travis Schultz and Partners, receives the Business of the Year Award from Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson – photo by Barry Alsop, Eyes Wide Open Images

This year’s Sunshine Coast Business of the Year – Travis Schultz & Partners (TSP) is a leading compensation law firm based on the Sunshine Coast, with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns. Their team is made up of highly regarded lawyers including six Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law. Travis Schultz has been working and giving back to the Sunshine Coast community for more than 25 years, since establishing this firm he has cultivated a team that is passionate and driven to make a difference to the lives of their clients and the wider community. TSP services clients across Queensland with their head office, proudly based on the Sunshine Coast.

The 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Awards Hall of Fame inductees are three businesses representing the best of the best, having won their categories for three consecutive years.

Ms Swaine said being inducted into our Hall of Fame, acknowledges the hard work, dedication and resilience of the businesses involved and recognises the continuing advancements of the businesses from year-to-year as well as the efforts of those who put their awards applications together and participated in the process – sometimes for many more years than just those they won.

The 2022 Hall of Fame inductees include the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), the Ginger Factory, and RACV Noosa Resort.

Hall of Fame inductees RACV Noosa Resort – photo by Barry Alsop, Eyes Wide Open Images


Hall of Fame inductees Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN) – photo by Barry Alsop, Eyes Wide Open Images


Hall of Fame inductees The Ginger Factory – photo by Barry Alsop, Eyes Wide Open Images


The 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Awards winners include:

  • Sunshine Coast 2022 Business of the Year – Travis Schultz & Partners
  • Hall of Fame inductees
    • The Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN)
    • The Ginger Factory
    • RACV Noosa Resort
  • Accommodation (Tourism)
    • Large – Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters, Birtinya
    • Small – Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville
  • Advanced Technology
    • Large – GreaseBoss, Birtinya
    • Small – Cérge, Peregian Beach
  • Building and Constriction
    • Large – Qspec Building Solutions, Maroochydore
    • Small – Becker Constructions, Landsborough
  • Clean Technology
    • Large – Aussie Tiny Houses, Coolum
    • Small – Waste Free Systems, Kunda Park
  • Creative Industries
    • Large – Your Brand Crew, Warana
    • Small – Raw Lens Media, Maroochydore
  • Education and Training
    • Large – Wildings Forest School, Burnside
    • Small – Nikki Fogden Moore The Mojo Maker, Yaroomba
  • Experiences (Tourism)
    • Large – Amaze World, Tanawha
    • Small – Creative Tours, Minyama
  • Export – Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment, Lake MacDonald
  • Festivals and Events (Tourism)
    • Large – Sunshine Coast Lightning, Sippy Downs
    • Small – NOOSA Alive!
  • Food and Agribusiness
    • Large – Maleny Dairies, Maleny
    • Small – Global Boss International, Eerwah Vale
  • Health and Wellness
    • Large – Sunny Street, Maroochydore
    • Small – PsychHelp, Maroochydore
  • Hospitality
    • Large – Bella Venezia Group, Mooloolaba
    • Small – Kaali Gourmet Indian Restaurant, Noosa
  • Manufacturing
    • Large – Shipping Container Pools, Coolum
    • Small – First Light Fabrications, Bells Creek
  • Professional Services
    • Large – Travis Schultz & Partners, Mooloolaba
    • Small – The Organised Creative, Buderim
  • Retail
    • Large – White’s IGA, Bli Bli
    • Small – Amplitude, Bokarina
  • Social Impact
    • Large – Coast2Bay Housing Group, Maroochydore
    • Small – Stymie, Buderim
  • Trades and Services
    • Large – The Laundry Lady, Baringa
    • Small – Si Organics, Noosaville

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