Lord Mayor Quirk

Will Lord Mayor Graham Quirk respond to resident’s invitation?

Entries close in just 10 days for 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is urging local business people to put themselves in the running. Entries close on Friday 18th July. See The Lord Mayors’ Business Awards website for more details.

“The ninth annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards celebrate the achievements and contribution made by our business community to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy,” Cr Quirk.

“The international spotlight is firmly fixed on Brisbane and the world is finding out why our city was chosen to host the G20 Leaders Summit in November.

“This is not the time to be modest. I want all local business operators to consider entering or nominating someone else. You have helped make Brisbane what it is today – Australia’s new world city – and you deserve recognition.

“A new award category – Doing Business in Asia – highlights Brisbane’s growing role as a business hub in Asia, a region which we share increasingly close economic, trade and cultural links.”

The other major change to the 2014 program sees the Australia TradeCoast Award for Business Growth become exclusively for Small Business Growth, open to small and medium enterprises employing up to 200 people.

“The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards reinforce our growing international reputation among key decision-makers worldwide as a dynamic and innovative city for business, investment, study and conventions,” Cr Quirk said.

The awards will be staged by Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development board, and are the only awards in Brisbane to include businesses and individuals across all sectors.

The 2014 winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 10 October, where they will join LMBA winners from past years.

Visit www.lmba.com.au or call 3006 6200 for more information.