RENOWNED craft brewery Burleigh Brewing Co has been named the Gold Coast’s Business of the Year 2014.
The business, which was set up by Brennan and Peta Fielding in 2006, picked up the award at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards Gala at Jupiters Hotel and Casino on Saturday night.
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Since selling their first beers in August 2007, Burleigh Brewing has established a strong niche in the South East Queensland beer market, which is dominated by the industry’s two largest manufacturers.
During the past three years the company’s sales have almost tripled while the number of the company’s employees has grown by more than 50 per cent.
Peta Fielding said their products were now found in many of the region’s bars and restaurants as well through chains such as Dan Murphy’s, First Choice, BWS and Liquorland.
“In five years I’d like to look back and know that we have participated successfully in that world while maintaining absolutely our business integrity, our genuine commitment to the quality of our product and to the quality of our relationships with our customers and our staff,” she said.
Burleigh Brewing also took the annual award for being the best business in the Retail, Wholesale and Distribution category.
The winners in the other categories were: Evolve Skateboards (Emerging Business), Turners Engineering (Family Business), Nucrush Group (Manufacturing and Construction), Usher and Son (Trades, Professions and Services), Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Health and Wellbeing), GCOMM (Knowledge Management and IT), Timezone Surfers Paradise (Tourism, Hospitality and Events), Opmantek (Mayor’s Innovation GC), Quantum Power (Environment and Sustainability), and SkinO2 (Encouragement Award).
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