Richard has been the Vice President of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards (Awards) since 2003 and these Awards are in their 29th year.

In his role as Vice President, he is working closely with its current President, Adam Twemlow, to continue to promote the importance and relevance and reputation of the Awards throughout the business community on the Gold Coast.

The Awards and the members of the Awards committee understand the importance of recognising the reputation, success and excellence of Gold Coast based businesses. We have learned that the customers and clients of these businesses value the importance of dealing with “winners” in each of the 11 categories of the Awards, and we also believe that business owners love sharing their success and their recognition of the Awards with their staff, customers and clients.

The Awards judge monthly winners in 11 categories between May and October each year and announce the category winners and announce the Business of the Year at a Gala function in November each year. The Awards also inducts a prominent Gold Coast Business Person into the Awards Hall of Fame.

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards plays an important part in the life and role of the Gold Coast Business Community and Richard encourages all businesses to enter the Awards and to share the success of their application, monthly awards and category awards with their staff, customers and clients.

Here's what our clients say

Richard and the team were on the ball and great to deal with in a recent property transaction.  Very knowledgeable in their area of expertise and reached out to us for the accounting perspective to ensure both legal and accounting were handled simultaneously.

Adrian De Vito
Aug 2023

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Excellent lawyers! They assisted us recently with our new business lease, going through every dot point and ensuring that I understood what everything meant, as well as fighting for us in negotiations. They would not allow me to sign off on anything until they were absolutely satisfied. I very much recommend them and would use them again in the future.

Jess Bunty
Gold Coast Art School

Feb 2024

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The team at Holt Ronan Lawyers have managed multiple property settlements for us and have been wonderful to deal with. Trish was wonderful at explaining things to us, incredibly prompt with her responses and made sure we were informed at every step. I would strongly recommend Trish and Holt Ronan Lawyers to help with your conveyancing.

Elyse May
Jan 2024


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