10 October 2014
my FootDr wins digital strategy Lord Mayor’s Business Award
The my FootDr Group has taken out the Digital Strategy category in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards at City Hall tonight.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the ninth annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognised the local business community and its contribution to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy.
“my FootDr podiatry centres was recognised for being Australia's largest podiatry group with 20 podiatry clinics across Brisbane, Mackay and Singapore,” Cr Quirk said.
“The judges were particularly impressed with the company’s dedication to innovate podiatry. It’s an inspirational story that will provide a benchmark to other podiatry businesses here and overseas.”
Cr Quirk said the 2014 awards highlighted the depth and breadth of Brisbane’s business community.
“These businesses and individuals play a critical role in establishing Brisbane as Australia’s new world city and a hub for innovation, investment, education, conventions and tourism in the Asia Pacific region,” Cr Quirk said.
“A big thank you to our award sponsors: ANZ, Australia TradeCoast, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Times, Chandler Macleod, Clayton Utz, Channel Seven, Energex, 4BC, HSBC, BDO, Sirromet Wines and Optus for their support.”
Founding directors Greg Dower and Darren Stewart said: "It is very satisfying for us to be acknowledged in this way and has come at a great time for us as we are starting to franchise my FootDr this year."
"The extra publicity will raise the profile of our business and help members of the public receive tomorrow's foot care today. In addition to public recognition it will help enlighten our colleagues of a better way to practice podiatry opening the door for new franchisees" said Stewart.
Dower added "It is rewarding to be recognized as pioneers of modern podiatry. We are constantly moving forward and looking for ways to provide better, faster and more cost effective foot care services for our patients. For example we are launching a great product called mySandal, a digital custom made sandal business that recently won a federal grant for pioneering work in the Clothing, Footwear and Textiles sector."
Visit lmba.com.au for more information. The full list of winners in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards follows:
AUSTRALIA TRADE COAST AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH
- Brazilian Beauty
(Special Mention: SponsoredlinX)
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AWARD FOR NEW INVESTMENT
- Felicity Hotel Pty Ltd trading as Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane
CHANDLER MACLEOD AWARD FOR DIGITAL STRATEGY
- my FootDr Group of Companies
CLAYTON UTZ AWARD FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
(Special Mention: HopgoodGanim)
ENERGEX AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS
- Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Limited
OPTUS BUSINESS PLATINIUM AWARD & HSBC AWARD FOR DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA
- PLACE Design Group
- (Special Mention for Doing Business in Asia: OBE Beef Pty Ltd)
ANZ MADE IN BRISBANE AWARD FOR HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS START-UP
(Special Mention: Ecoriginals Pty Ltd)
SIRROMET WINES AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION
BRISBANE TIMES AWARD FOR YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
- Phil Larsen - Halfbrick
CHANNEL 7 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
- Julieanne Alroe – Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
- Associate Professor Dimity Dornan AO – Hear and Say Centres for Deaf Children
?The my FootDr Group: Greg Dower and Darren Stewart (Founding Directors) (07) 3035 3900, [email protected]
Media enquiries: Amanda Weaver, Brisbane Marketing
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my FootDr podiatry centres
my FootDr™ has nineteen fully equipped podiatry centres: Camp Hill, Bulimba, Brisbane CBD, Brookwater, Fortitude Valley, Shailer Park, Redcliffe, Cleveland, Indooroopilly, Oxenford, Hope Island, Redland Bay, Thornlands, Brighton, Mackay, Sunnybank, Gumdale, Stafford and our first international podiatry centre in Singapore. As a standard, all of these podiatry centres are well appointed with state of the art podiatric equipment for diagnosing and treating problems of the foot and lower limb including the Orthema CAD/CAM foot orthotic fabrication system.
P: (07) 3035 3900