- Last updated:
- 29 Jul 2022
A council developed series to inspire confidence and showcase the great businesses within our region.
This year, the series showcases businesses that have demonstrated incredible support to local industries through sourcing, partnerships, collaborations, recruitment and more.
Find our Local Business Champions and more on Buy Local Sunshine Coast.
See the Local business champions of 2021.
Moffat Beach Brewing
Matt and Sharynne Wilson's relocation to Moffat Beach from Sydney in 2012 was spurred by an endeavour to leave the city, live the coast lifestyle and open a beachside café. They did not expect their new adventure would evolve into a brewery with two locations, a slew of awards and become a strong collaborator with industry and community.
Sunshine Coast First Nations business
The Sunshine Coast is home to a diverse range of incredible First Nations businesses. These businesses significantly contribute to a positive local economy. The 2nd Sunshine Coast First Nations Supplier Day provided these businesses an opportunity to showcase what they have to offer.
White House International
White House International established on the Sunshine Coast in 2009 after Min Swan concluded her 12 years in the corporate sector to build an events company that would become embedded into the fabric of the Sunshine Coast business community. Min and the team provided support to local fund-raising galas in the initial years before refocusing on business events for chambers of commerce and industry groups. These events helped provide the platform for relationship building that the Sunshine Coast business community has become well known for.
Businesses on the Sunshine Coast are receiving international recognition as they export quality goods, services and skills to global markets. The contribution these businesses provide to local industries has seen an influx of skilled workers and innovation. Retail Express is an example of a Sunshine Coast business that has invested in their talent and service to compete internationally, adding to the calibre of the local tech industry.
SRJ Walker Wayland
‘Paying it forward’ - the Sunshine Coast business community has operated with this ideology for decades. It’s a concept practised by SRJ Walker Wayland that’s helped them develop meaningful relationships with clients and create a local network that thrives on each other’s success.
Saltair Modular is a Coolum Beach based business that provides modular home and accommodation options across the Sunshine Coast and beyond. Their local network of suppliers has helped the business become well known for their quality and service.
Smartline Medical is a Yandina business that has been supplying medical equipment to hospitals and medical practices on the Sunshine Coast for decades. The company now sends their equipment globally while employing a strong workforce of local people.
Raidar Targetry is a Kunda Park based business that develops and builds high tech military targetry. The business sources the majority of its components from manufacturers within the Sunshine Coast and has a strong focus on recruiting and supporting local talent.
Bells Creek based business Eniquest, really showcases the local industry’s ability to bring international manufacturing to the Sunshine Coast. Eniquest will build 1350 diesel generators after recently securing a $47.4 million contract with the Australian Defence Force.