StarCentral Magazine Celebrates Excellence at Inaugural People of the Year Awards Gala

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In a glittering ceremony held at the prestigious five-star hotel, Sir Stamford in Circular Quay, StarCentral Magazine hosted its first-ever People of the Year Awards, an afternoon dedicated to honouring outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on the year. The event was a culmination of glamour, recognition, and celebration, treating attendees to delectable canapes, refreshing drinks, and mouthwatering sweet bread.

The awardees were shining examples of excellence across various fields, each contributing uniquely to their respective industries. The awards were presented to individuals who have not only excelled in their professional endeavours but have also made significant contributions to their communities.

Media Excellence Award: Michael Downs, CEO of Nuclear Media

The Media Excellence Award was bestowed upon Michael Downs, the CEO of Nuclear Media, an Australian media company known for publishing nine national magazine titles, including Maxim Australia, It Girl, and Krash. Michael’s leadership and contributions to the media landscape earned him this prestigious accolade, acknowledging his commitment to delivering quality content and shaping the industry.

Rising Star Award: Riley Aston

The Rising Star Award was presented to the multi-talented Riley Aston, recognized for her prowess as a singer, actor, dancer, model, musician, and host. Currently holding the title of Miss Eco Australia 2023, Riley Aston has demonstrated exceptional talent and versatility in her various endeavours, making her a rising star to watch.

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award: Mark Coronel, Sales Director at Cubecorp Projects Pty Ltd

Mark Coronel, Sales Director at Cubecorp Projects Pty Ltd, received the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. With 17 years of sales experience, Mark has earned a reputation for professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness. His track record includes successfully assisting over 1,000 clients across Australia in achieving their real estate goals, solidifying his status as an entrepreneurial force in the industry.

Innovative Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Sue Turner, CEO of GEQ Magazine and GEM Productions

The coveted title of Innovative Female Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Sue Turner, the CEO of GEQ Magazine and GEM Productions. Beyond her professional success, Sue Turner is recognized for her commitment to charitable causes, supporting organizations such as the Domestic Violence Association Sydney, MS Multiple Sclerosis, Child’s Vision Australia, Breast Cancer Foundation, Wesley Mission, Salvation Army, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Starlight Foundation, and Destiny Rescue.

The People of the Year Awards not only celebrated the achievements of these remarkable individuals but also highlighted the power of dedication, innovation, and community impact. As StarCentral Magazine looks back on a year of excellence, the event sets the stage for continued recognition and celebration of outstanding contributions in the years to come.

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