The Gold Coast’s best exporters recognised

The Gold Coast is again demonstrating its strength as a centre of economic excellence, with five local businesses taking away major accolades at last night’s Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards.

Varsity Lakes-based Evolve Skateboards received the top prize – Exporter of the Year – with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk acknowledging the vital contribution it makes to the state’s economy.

“Evolve Skateboards is one of a number of local businesses with the innovation, expertise and entrepreneurship skills that are helping cement Queensland’s reputation as a hub for innovation,” the Premier said.


Four other Gold Coast businesses also won awards including:

“The benefits of trade are exponential,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“Exports support one in five jobs, with increased trade in goods and services predicted to be the key driver of economic growth in Queensland over the next few years.

“In the 12 months to August 2017, merchandise exports contributed a record $69.86 billion to the Queensland economy. That’s an increase of $21 billion over the same period last year.”

Cam is the producer/presenter of myGC’s ‘Good Morning Gold Coast’ and ‘G’Day Tweed’ programs, and is a news-multimedia content producer for the 102.9 Hot Tomato Company. Before arriving on the Gold Coast in 2016, he worked across Australia’s broadcasting industry in various roles as producer, presenter, editor and journalist – receiving an Australian Commercial Radio Award in 2010 for the category of Best News Presenter. He’s also worked as a Media Adviser to federal politicians, government departments and agencies, specialist and general medical centres and community groups.

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