Previous winners - Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards
The previous Lord Mayor Multicultural award winners were announced at the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Dinner.
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. Read more.
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.
- Nick Xynia’s Multicultural Young Businessperson of the Year- Saneil Chand, Terry White Chemists, Woolloongabba
- Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Businessperson of the Year - Tea Dietterich, 2M Communications, Paddington
- Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year - Zeinab Khalil, Eyedeal Optometrist, Morningside
- Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Young Businessperson of the Year - Ching Hung (Don) Chiu, Manager of Fashion Tour Pty Ltd
- Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Businessperson of the Year - Takeshi Takada, Company Director/Executive Producer of Alt.vfx
- Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year - Igor Stjepanovic, Managing Director, GIS People