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Executive peer support network The Executive Connection (TEC) is celebrating the success of its program with five of the ten categories in the 2010 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards being won by local companies led by TEC members.

Urban Art Projects (UAP), Centor Architectural and Merlo Coffee received recognition for being judged the leading and most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in Brisbane.

UAP, winner of the Business Creativity category and The Optus Platinum Overall Award, is a specialist design consultancy which creates site-specific art completing projects across domestic and international markets.

CEO Ben Tait said seeing TEC members acknowledged at the awards highlighted the talented groups and individuals connected through the network.

“Having three of our members and their businesses recognised for their success is testament to the support and encouragement to succeed that TEC provides,” he said.

Centor, manufacturers of bi-fold door hardware, won awards for both Business Growth and Business Innovation; with Merlo Coffee recognised for their display of balance between business and social responsibility, collecting the Corporate Citizenship award. Both companies are led by TEC members.

Centor Managing Director and veteran TEC member Nigel Spork said TEC membership definitely contributes to corporate success.

“One of the greatest long-term benefits of being a TEC member is the opportunity to present your strategic plan to a group of highly successful, motivated fellow CEOs,” Mr Spork said. “Their collective wisdom over the nine years I have been a member has been an invaluable resource for me and Centor.”

TEC is the world’s foremost chief executive leadership group for ongoing professional and personal development with 250 members in Queensland.

Paul Hayman

Paul Hayman

Paul is a staff writer for Dynamic Business online.

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