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Local business champions 2021
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Sep 2022

The Local Business Champions series was developed to inspire business confidence.

The series acknowledges local business efforts, including COVID-19 recovery ideas; changes in business models, and inspiring stories from local businesses.

Tell us your Local Business Champions story at: Local Business Champions Nomination.

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  • Black Cat Civil

    Black Cat Civil is a proudly indigenous owned company working throughout Australia operating in the civil, rail, mining and construction industries since 2006.

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  • Wildlings Forest School

    It began with a vision to get kids back to nature. Now, Wildlings Forest School is teaching outdoor education around the world with one simple goal: to let kids be kids. From raft building and archery to wood carving and bush cubby houses, the forest school offers a dose of the outdoors, enriching the lives of thousands of children.

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  • Cedar Hill Corporate Group

    Sunshine Coast-based Cedar Hill Corporate Group operate in a global market. Unique to Australia, and exclusive to Cedar Hill, is the umbrella fern, goanna claw and koala fern. 

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  • ENTAG

    Sunshine Coast-based ENTAG is growing its vision to be Australia’s leading ICT organisation by leveraging its partnerships with Telstra, Apple and Microsoft to provide world best solutions across the country. With an emerging and strong business industry group that’s growing, CEO Kris Carver believes industries can learn from each other and come together to connect and collaborate.

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  • Chimu Adventures

    Based on the Sunshine Coast since 2005 with offices across four continents, Chimu Adventures is Australia’s leading travel company to South America and Antarctica, and operate a ship to Antarctica (the Ocean Endeavour).

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  • Kenilworth Dairies

    Bottling milk was a lifetime goal for Kenilworth Dairies. That goal became reality in 2020 and Kenilworth Dairies milk is now available at IGAs and independents across the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Zone RV

    ZONE RV’s supply chain was impacted by COVID-19 due to parts coming from international suppliers. To allow for delays, ZONE RV adjusted its manufacturing schedule and introduced the new Base Series appealing to a wider ‘caravan cruising’ audience. They did not scale back on marketing and advertising activities, sending a clear message that they were open for business.

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  • Ozzi Kleen

    Ozzi Kleen’s Containerised Transportable Wastewater Treatment Plant helped the Suqian Infectious Disease Hospital, approximately 700km north-east of Wuhan disinfect its wastewater to limit the spread of COVID-19. Ozzi Kleen’s plant provided an extra disinfection process to remove the risk of the virus leaving the hospital via liquid waste streams. A local Chinese team was guided through the installation process remotely via WeChat with the help of a translator.

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  • Saltwater Eco Tours

    Local Saltwater man Simon Thornalley has combined his passion for the ocean, Indigenous culture and extensive maritime experience into a unique tourism venture on the Sunshine Coast. Launched in early 2020, Saltwater Eco Tours focuses on sustainable tourism and providing authentic experiences aboard the 100-year-old timber vesselSpray of the Coral Coast based in Mooloolaba. 

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