Business case studies

Brisbane City Council supports local businesses within the community. Read through these case studies to find out why successful business people are establishing companies in Australia's New World City.

Poppy Rose

Elli Gregory is the owner and manager of Poppy Rose, a flower delivery business branching out from an online operation to its second store, after just three years of trading.


Biome Eco Stores

Tracey Bailey is the founder of biome Eco Stores. A fixture of Brisbane's business scene since launching in 2003, the eco-friendly stores offer simple, clean and waste-free products across four local branches, as well as online.


Ruby Olive

Skye Anderton is the founder of Ruby Olive, a fast-growing jewellery label based in Brisbane.


Established in Brisbane by two of the city’s university alumni, Designworks won international acclaim for its design of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton.

Nigel Heyn - REDD

With almost a quarter of a century’s experience in digital technology, the man who built his first computer at the tender age of eight now helps others to make the best use of their own IT resources and investments, heading up the burgeoning consultancy business from Fortitude Valley.

Dr Christopher Jeffery - RER Labs

Dr Christopher Jeffery, Lord Mayor’s 2017 Young Business Person of the Year, combines his medical expertise in orthopaedics with robotics to create ground-breaking innovations.


Ben Bradshaw is the CEO of SponsoredLinX - a company delivering advanced digital marketing strategies for more than 3500 clients from their base in Fortitude Valley.


Caroline McCulloch

Caroline McCulloch is the co-founder of FRANKiE4 footwear. Launched in 2010, the Brisbane brand is making giant strides in the bespoke footwear market.


Neha Sen

Neha Sen, the 2013 MasterChef contestant, is the culinary sensation cooking up a storm at Stones Corner.


Fan-Chi Yvonne Chu

Fan-Chi Yvonne Chu is Brisbane's 2017 Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year.


Vast Yonder

Lincoln Savage is a music and arts producer and the founder of Vast Yonder. The company is the creative direction behind events such as The QUBE Effect and Scribble Slam.


Trademark Vision

Cameron Mitchell is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of TrademarkVision, a world leader in image recognition technology.


she wear

Stacey Head is the Founder and Managing Director of she wear, a business that specialises in work wear and boots for women.


Jock Fairweather - Little Tokyo Two

Jock Fairweather is the founder and director of Little Tokyo Two, Brisbane's largest co-working and event space, based in The Capital.


Fusion Sport

Jose Galindo is Global Business Development Manager for Fusion Sport. Based in Sumner Park, the organisation develops technologies and delivers service to improve Human Performance.

The Mason Baker

The Mason Baker is a success story that just celebrated its first anniversary of trading. The West End-based business, founded by James Willis, creates and delivers cakes in mason jars across Australia.

Glitter and Dance

The co-owners of Mansfield-based Glitter and Dance source and supply costume fabric for some of the biggest dance organisations in Australia, including The Australian Ballet Company, The Queensland Ballet & Theatre and Warner Brothers Movie World Productions, having taken on the business their mother established in the family home in 1994.

K and K Creative Toys

Enoggera-based K and K Creative Toys has been selling educational toys to Brisbane families since 1964. The business now ships across the country having expanded its operation in 2010 to offer online ordering.


SplitAbility provides point-of-sale software for restaurants and cafes, giving staff the ability to transmit orders from wireless portable electronic devices to the bar or kitchen. This allows them to easily and conveniently split the bill for customers.

Young Guns Container Crew

Young Guns is the story of two brothers who saw an opportunity and went for it. Based in East Brisbane, Managing Director Scott Young has overseen the rise of a nationwide enterprise employing more than 400 people.

HR Junction

HR Junction offers leadership and strategic consultancy to companies looking to improve their engagement, performance and inclusion culture.


businessDEPOT provides plain-talking and proactive advice to businesses and individuals to help business growth or to foster entrepreneurial ideas.

Reverse Garbage Queensland

Bill Ennals is a director of Reverse Garbage Queensland, a not-for-profit cooperative that collects high-quality materials discarded by industry, diverting them from landfill to sell at low cost to the public and promoting environmental sustainability and resource reuse.


ChekRite helps companies to trade in their paper-based process for digital-driven data solutions. 

Business in Brisbane newsletter

Council has put together a Business in Brisbane newsletter to give small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to help grow, strengthen or develop their business. It features details of the support services Council offers new and existing businesses, and provides information on activities and events taking place throughout the city. Download a copy of the latest edition.

Digital Brisbane

Find more case studies on the Digital Brisbane website.