Best In Business Awards Finalists Revealed

Best In Business Awards Finalists Revealed

For Jade Jones, owner and operator of Halo Hair Studio, being a finalist in Gladstone Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Best In Business Awards means already feeling like a winner.

“I’m a young mum and I have poured my heart and soul into the business over the past three years, as have my staff,” she said.

“So to be nominated, and more importantly nominated by our customers, is a huge recognition that we deliver not only for them but the whole community.

“While winning would be amazing I already feel a winner as these nominations are proof that all our hard work has paid off.”

Miki Gibson of Vibe Fitness Gladstone said for a young business the awards were a great opportunity to get their name out in the community.

“I was overwhelmed when I found out that we had made the top five in the Best In Business Awards for the second year in a row, it’s such an honour,” she said.

“Our clients and their health are the most important thing to us.

“While this nomination is proof that we’re doing something right, it is also a great platform for us to share our mission, to make health and fitness something that is enjoyable and that fits into your lifestyle, with the wider community.”

GCCI received just under 10,000 nominations for local businesses, industry, not-for-profits and individuals across 15 categories in the 2021 Best In Business Awards, which is more than double last year’s nominations.

After a review process those nominees have been narrowed down to the top finalists who will go through a thorough interview process with the GCCI Committee before the winners are announced at the awards on November 6.

GCCI President Joe Smith said the awards were about identifying and recognising businesses and professionals who have excelled in their respective areas over the past year.

“These awards are about celebrating the best our business community has to offer,” he said.

“In looking for quality, leadership, innovation and of course exceptional customer service, we recognise the outstanding achievements of individual business leaders, not-for-profits, major industry and even events.

“We have been blown away by not only the quantity of nominations this year but also the quality, it really goes to show there is a lot to celebrate in the Gladstone Region business community at the moment.”

Tickets to the Best In Business Awards, presented by Gladstone News, cost $165 per person and include a three course meal, drinks package, live entertainment and the opportunity to network with leaders in our region’s business community.

Places are selling fast so head to to secure your spot.