FINALISTS in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards were announced on Monday 24 September in recognition of the region’s outstanding business leadership.

Amongst the 120 finalists, Aussie Soles was recognised in the category of Manufacturing for their outstanding business management, innovation and growth.

Initial judging of finalists examined each submission for key aspects of business, including customer service, innovation, use of technology and commitment to sustainability.

Craig Taplin, Director and creator of Aussie Soles said, “I am so humbled to have been nominated and accepted as a finalist. Manufacturing is challenging on so many different levels and gaining this recognition from the Sunshine Coast Business awards judging panel is received with an incredible sense of achievement and thanks. My team work tirelessly to ensure the highest level of customer service and support to our clients on every level, and I really feel like we’ve already won, no matter how the balance of the contest goes.”

In congratulating each of the finalists and winners, Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said: “Once again it is fantastic and humbling to see firsthand the high calibre, innovative and progressive business community we have here at the thriving Sunshine Coast.”

“It is truly inspiring and rewarding to hear the stories of each of the finalists; it is a very significant achievement to be recognised for such achievement and every business involved deserves acknowledgement,” she said.

Ms Swaine said that yet again the quality of entrants this year was impressive.

“The quality and diversity of all of the entries across each of the awards was exceptional, which makes our job so much harder - It is inspiring to see so many passionate and motivated professionals locally, building a solid future for the Sunshine Coast’s continued success, and these finalists are ambassadors for not only their industry but our region looking into the future.”


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