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 2016 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Dinner and Awards on Friday 29 July 2016 at City Hall.
Read about the 2016 winners and find out what benefits and opportunities these award recipients receive.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business for their contribution to the Brisbane economy.
Nick Xynias Multicultural Young Business Person of the Year
Bertrand Doeuk - Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic
Bertrand is the sole director and founder of the Brisbane Headache and Migraine Clinic. He opened two clinics simultaneously in Sunnybank and Spring Hill in 2014. A qualified physiotherapist and headache practitioner, Bertrand treats chronic headache and migraine sufferers without the use of medication. The treatment process is simple, effective and extremely rapid which gives people back their quality of life. His personal story is inspirational. With Cambodian/French heritage and humble beginnings, Bertrand’s drive and determination have been the foundation to his success. Bertrand is developing an App which will revolutionise how he treats his patients.
Multicultural Business Person of the Year
Bien Peralta - Dello Mano
Bien had a vision of combining gifting and chocolate to create a unique handcrafted product. The business grew from one single luxury brownie being sold at Jan Power’s farmers market in 2006, to now having a manufacturing facility at Teneriffe with two Dello Mano shops. In 2011, the Dello Mano manufacturing facility was flooded and most stock was destroyed. That same week an overseas order arrived and Dello Mano’s brownies made it to Hollywood, with celebrity actor Ashton Kutcher placing an order for his 40th birthday party. Dello Mano rebuilt the business following the floods and now employs twenty staff with a vision for international expansion.
Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year
David Wu - 8 Street
David has converted an area of Westfield Garden City (part of the global Westfield shopping franchise) into an Asian Laneway food court. He imported two 40ft containers of traditional building materials to realise his vision. With sixteen food operators, a bar and supermarket, he has successfully created 8 Street. David’s 8 Street brings an authentic Asian flavour to Westfield Garden City and his vision for future growth is already in action as he is in final negotiations for his second 8 Street site on the Gold Coast.
Benefits of entering
As the winner of a Lord Mayor's Multicultural Award for Business, you and your business will receive a number of benefits including:
- award presented by the Lord Mayor and recognition of your achievements in front of an audience of business and multicultural leaders;
- access to further business opportunities and networks, including the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table;
- opportunities to profile your business and network with the attendees at the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business;
- opportunity to be mentored;
- invitations to select business events hosted by the Lord Mayor throughout the year of your award; and
- feature in promotional communication announcing the successful winners.
You can view the Previous Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business winners.
If you'd like more information on the awards, contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit on 07 3403 8888 or via email.