A Gold Coast company that specialises in family entertainment has taken out the top award at the 2016 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards last night.

Gold Coast , AU : November 19 , 2016 : Timezone Gold Coast has been named the Gold Coast's 2016 Business of the Year.

The company was named the winner of the major annual title before a Who's Who list of the business community at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Award gala dinner held at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino on Saturday night. The Gala Awards Dinner is the highlight of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards' annual calendar and it is where the annual winners from the past year are announced.

Already recognised as the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia and the biggest Timezone™ in the world, this prestigious awards are another well deserved credit to the enterprising Gold Coast business.

Timezone™ Gold Coast collected the award after being rigorously assessed over the past year on operational efficiency, business history, management practices, innovation, environmental practices, citizenship ( supporting the local community ), significant achievements and onward future business planning.

Timezone Gold Coast was also named as the winner of the annual title in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events section.

Accepting the 2016 Business of the Year Award, Owner-Director of the Timezone™ Gold Coast partnership Mr. Juan Uribe and founder of Timezone International Mr. Malcolm Steinberg acknowledged all who helped the business achieve the prestigious honors.

“I would like to pay tribute to our Timezone™ Gold Coast team whose efforts are benchmarked by these monthly awards, and thank all of our customers who are the reason behind these accolades, our success and the family fun centre revolution,” Uribe said.

He emphasised that the credit was due to outstanding effort of our Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta Timezone teams on the Gold Coast who worked tirelessly to deliver quality products, customer service and value for customers.

The Timezone™ Surfers Paradise location houses a variety of activities under one indoor roof including Laser Skirmish, bumper cars, miniature golf, a vintage shooting gallery, basketball games and a bowling alley among other innovative attractions. The family entertainment centre also host birthday parties and provides a new venue for corporate functions and events for businesses.

With Uribe at the helm, the Surfers Paradise family entertainment centre has expanded its size from 3400 sqm to 5000 sqm in recent years.

28 years ago, Grundy’s was established as an indoor theme park in the same location.

In February this year a brand new 3000 sqm Timezone opened for business on the southern Gold Coast at Coolangatta , which boasts a full size bowling alley . This second store is truly testament to the continued commitment that Timezone has on the Gold Coast.

“We changed the concept to focus on families by bringing in attractions and activities rather than video games. Now over 80 per cent of our visitors are families,” he said.

Sonaal Chopra CEO for the Timezone Group International said he was grateful to Juan Uribe and his Timezone team for having achieved such local recognition for the Timezone Brand. This reinforces the positionioning of Timezone as the market leader for family entertainment on the Gold Coast.