‘Brisbane buzz’ the city’s talking point at Lord Mayor’s Business Awards


Business leaders have spoken of the “Brisbane buzz” as they shake off the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrate successful businesses at the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards at City Hall.

Anthony Ryan, chief executive of the Brisbane Economic Development Agency, told more than 640 guests that Brisbane’s business had diversified over the past decade to include complex IT software development and professional services for health.

Some of the over 600 business leaders who attended the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2022 at City Hall.Credit:Tony Moore

“There’s a hype around Brisbane at the moment, real buzz,” Ryan said after praising businesses for their flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on supply chains and staff.

“We thank you for taking risks and developing opportunities in what I truly believe is the greatest city in Australia – and the world,” he said.


Elena Gosse OAM, managing director of water disinfection company AIS Water, has been named Businessperson of the Year for exporting swimming pool cleaning technology to 55 countries from Brisbane.

The winner of the Lord Mayor’s 2022 Platinum Award is commercial enterprise management software maker simPRO, which employs 480 people in six offices and helps 200,000 customers with its cloud-based software that empowers executives and field staff to be in direct contact.

The businessmen behind the award-winning redevelopment of Brisbane’s Princess Theater – Steve Wilson, brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick and Simon Wade – have been awarded the Investment in Brisbane award for making a major contribution to the music landscape of Brisbane. town.

Dr James Fielding, chief executive of audio technology company Audeara, was named Young Businessman of the Year and won the Outstanding Small Business award for developing technically suitable headphones for people with hearing loss.


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