RENOWNED Yarrabilba business owners Fiona and Scott Roebig were lauded as finalists at the Queensland Community Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on November 29.
Thom and Ann's Restaurant narrowly missed out on the prestigious Small Business Achievement award which went to Strait Support Pty Ltd of Erub.
Fresh from being crowned south-east Queensland's small employer of the year for the second time in a row, Thom and Ann's was also the winner of the 2018 Logan Business Distinction Award for restaurants and catering.
The 50-seater restaurant employs 10 staff and has plans to branch into catering at weddings next year.
Co-owner Fiona Roebig said the business had come a long way over the past three-and-a-half years.
"We love what we do and that is the biggest thing for us, we love being a part of our community and working to grow the community. That has been our philosophy from day one," she said.
"Our biggest strength is our determination to succeed."
Both Scott and Fiona typically work between 70 and 80 hours a week on their business.
Meanwhile, Substation 33, based at Kingston, won the Awards Australia Community Group of the Year award.
- Queensland Government Small Business Achievement Award: Strait Support Pty Ltd of Erub
- Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award: Peninsula Palms Retirement Village of Rothwell
- Synaco Safety Award: Komatsu Mining Corp. of Rockhampton
- Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award: Nikki A Creber of Marcus Beach
- Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement Award: Stuart Stoddart of Brisbane
- Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award: Jerome Leray of Goondiwindi
- Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award: Aquascene Charters Magnetic Island
- Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award. Substation33 of Kingston