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.


Virtual Legal

Katie Richards is the CEO and founder of Virtual Legal, a law firm that manages commercial and property-related legal transactions online. 


Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT)

Fiona Kee is the co-founder of the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT), a private vocational educational provider specialising in training to domestic and international students.

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.


Fan-Chi Yvonne Chu

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


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.