Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business celebrate the contribution multicultural businesses make to the Brisbane economy and community through their creativity, innovation and resilience.

Award winners were recognised at the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Dinner on Saturday 27 May at City Hall.

2017 winners

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business for their contribution to the Brisbane economy.

Nick Xynias Young Multicultural Business Person of the Year - Clare Sheng, PQ Fashions 

Clare came to Australia from China at the age of 11. After a short career as a pharmacist, Clare took over the family business of clothing alterations six years ago. In this time, through the injection of new ideas, streamlining and systemisation, PQ Fashions is now recognised as an industry leader.

Multicultural Business Person of the Year - Schalk Pienaar, Croomo

Schalk was born in South Africa and came to Brisbane after a successful corporate career. He founded Croomo, a multiple award winning digital training development company. Croomo creates learning assets for global clients. Under his command, Croomo has evolved to become a recognised industry expert in eLearning architecture, delivering innovative and fun training solutions.

Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year - Fan-Chi Yvonne Chu, Australian Multicultural Education Centre

Yvonne was born in the Republic of China (Taiwan). After many years working in the education industry, she re-settled in Brisbane and established the Australian Multicultural Education Centre. The company has successfully assisted more than 25,000 international students from more than 30 countries to study in Australia.

Past winners

You can view the previous Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business winners.

More information

If you'd like more information on the awards, contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit on 07 3403 8888 or via email.

09 June 2017