Environmental sustainability and social enterprise feature strongly at this year’s Brisbane’s 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
Finalists include Food Connect – a food delivery service connecting local farmers to consumers; TyreStock – a couple who have come up with a way to recycle every single component of used tyres – down to the nuts and bolts – not a single element goes to landfill; and UQ – who is set to be the first University in the world to use 100% renewable energy, generating its own power via a windfarm in Warwick and a plethora of other initiatives.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the 2019 finalists represent the wide breadth of talent and ingenuity within Brisbane’s business community.
“Many successful and innovation businesses call Brisbane home and I’m pleased to see an incredibly strong group of finalists this year,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The 2019 finalists demonstrate why Brisbane is one of Australia’s most progressive and business-friendly cities – a place where collaboration is a genuine part of business.
“Every year, the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards unearth stories of world-leading innovations, best-practice environmental and sustainable initiatives, and inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs.
“These businesses and individuals make a positive impact on our local economy and community, but also internationally with ground-breaking research, products and services.
The 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards finalists for Environmental Sustainability and Social Enterprise are:
Yurika Award for Environmental Sustainability in Business:
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
- Sekisui House Australia
- Solaire Properties
- TyreStock Pty Ltd
- University of Queensland
ISPT Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise:
Winners of the 22 categories will be announced at the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards Gala Dinner on 18 October, 2019.