In a stunning display of Australian ingenuity and dedication, Adina Watches, a small business with a legacy spanning 52 years, achieved an extraordinary feat at the 2023 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. The prestigious event, hosted at the magnificent Brisbane City Hall, saw Adina Watches being crowned both the Business Chamber Queensland’s “Small Business of the Year”, and the Optus Platinum Award for “Business of the Year.” The evening was nothing short of a historic double win for the 81-year-old founder, Bob Menzies, and his son, Grant, the General Manager of Adina Watches.
Brisbane’s finest business minds
The atmosphere at Brisbane City Hall was electric, with a gathering of Brisbane’s finest business minds, elegantly dressed in black tie for the occasion. The audience was buzzing with anticipation, eager to celebrate the success of local businesses that have made an indelible mark on the Australian business landscape. For Adina Watches, the night was not just about accolades; it was a reflection of a lifetime’s dedication and the passion to craft quality timepieces that stand the test of time.
Bob Menzies, the octogenarian founder of Adina Watch, who still personally oversees the quality of each watch, was a living testament to the brand’s enduring commitment to craftsmanship. His journey through the world of horology began over half a century ago, and his presence at the event was a source of inspiration for everyone present. At 81, Bob Menzies embodies the unwavering spirit of Adina Watches and the values that have sustained this iconic Australian brand over the years.
Grant Menzies, the general manager of Adina Watch, took the stage to deliver a heartfelt speech that resonated with everyone in attendance. Grant provided invaluable insights into the inspiration behind the business, as well as the relentless efforts of the entire Adina team, who have been the driving force behind this success story. He recognized the dedication and hard work of not only the Adina family but also the nationwide network of retailers who have continued to support this iconic Australian brand.
The Adina Watches success story is rooted in a commitment to quality, a passion for watchmaking, and a belief in the power of local craftsmanship. The brand has become synonymous with precision, style, and durability, showcasing the best of Australian innovation in every tick of the watch’s hands.
The 2023 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards
The 2023 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognised Adina Watches not only for its remarkable business acumen but also for its unwavering commitment to the local community and the heritage of Australian watchmaking. The double win is a testament to the enduring spirit of Adina Watches and a reflection of the deep-seated passion that Bob Menzies and his team have for their craft.
As the applause echoed through the hallowed halls of Brisbane City Hall, it was a moment of pride not just for the Adina Watches family but for all of Australia. The brand’s journey from a small watchmaking house to being named the “Small Business of the Year” and “Business of the Year” exemplifies the remarkable impact a local business can have.
A symbol of Australian craftsmanship
With Adina Watches continuing to be a beacon of excellence and a symbol of Australian craftsmanship, it is safe to say that the legacy of this iconic brand will continue to endure for generations to come. The 2023 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards serve as a testament to the timelessness of Adina Watches, a legacy that keeps ticking on and on.