Last night I joined almost 900 other business people from across the region at the 25th Sunshine Coast Business Awards.

It was a brilliant, inspiring and fun event with many heartfelt stories and moments.

I was very proud to be recognised as a finalist and the only sole trader in a very competitive category.

I would like to recognise the event organisers, sponsors and the many judges who each dedicated so much effort in bringing this event to life.

Congratulations to all the winners and other finalists on the night: