Audeara is honoured to win awards in two categories at the 2022 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
Audeara was named winner for the CCIQ award for Outstanding Small Business and CEO Dr James Fielding was awarded the Port of Brisbane Young Business Person of the Year.
Now in the 17th year, the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognise the best and most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in Brisbane. The awards celebrate the energy, drive and passion behind businesses in any commercial or industrial sector contributing to the growth of Brisbane’s economy.
Audeara’s CEO Dr James Fielding said “It’s an incredible honour to be recognised at such a prestigious awards event, especially as the emphasis is on where we’re going as much as what we’ve already accomplished.”
“In the face of a particularly challenging year, these awards, and the event itself, serves as a great opportunity to take stock and connect with the community around us. For the team's hard work and positive impact to be appreciated in this way means a lot to us,” he said.
Audeara is one of thirty-four outstanding Brisbane businesses and James is one of eight businesspeople who were finalists in the 2022 Awards.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards showcased some of the most exciting, innovative and creative businesses in Brisbane.
“Our city’s economic growth is driven by innovative businesses doing exciting things now, but with an eye to the future,” Cr Schrinner said.
“These awards recognise the city’s most exciting entrepreneurs and businesses who are creating jobs, improving lives and shaping the city’s future. Having seen the calibre of this year’s finalists, the opportunity for growth in Brisbane is limitless.”
He said the 11 award categories highlighted success stories in a cross-section of industries, including health, technology, accessibility, sustainability, advanced manufacturing and arts and culture.
Despite the challenges over the past year, many local businesses continue to flourish not only at home but internationally as well, showcasing the best of Brisbane products and services on the global stage.
“As we prepare for a decade of city-defining change in the lead-up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I want local businesses to have every chance to thrive and succeed,” he said.
“Our award winners each have a vision for the future, a passion for their cause, and the courage to try and create a better world.
“It’s that entrepreneurial spirit that’s driving Brisbane forward and helping to grow our $181 billion economy.
“The global impact of some of these businesses could be enormous.”