Queensland Computers gains national recognition

Queensland Computers
The Queensland Computers team in Sydney with their awards, from left: Geoff Augutis, Kristy-Lee Hayes and Luke Augutis.

Bundaberg business Queensland Computers has been recognised as one of Australia's leading technology companies at the CRN Fast50 awards in Sydney.

The CRN Fast50 celebrates the fastest-growing companies in the Australian IT industry based on yearly revenue growth.

Queensland Computers was ranked sixth in the country and co-owner Geoff Augutis was presented a Young Leader Award for being among the youngest CEOs.

Brothers Geoff and Luke Augutis opened Queensland Computers at Bundaberg in 2005.

While starting as a typical computer retail sales and service centre, the business has evolved and expanded over the past 14 years.

Office copiers and printers were among the services added.

“We've constantly been expanding and looking at where we can grow,” Geoff said.

“We find there are levers that we can push and pull so that we can test markets and expand.”

Queensland Computers won a tender last year to supply Apple hardware to the Education Department and the business recently expanded into Gladstone and Rockhampton.

Geoff said it was terrific for these efforts to be recognised at a national level.

“We were super happy with that result,” he said.

“We were aiming for top 10 as we knew we had good growth figures but six is absolutely amazing.”

Geoff is also a Queensland Government community digital champion.

Earlier this year, Queensland Computers won the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce 2019 award for best retail business.