Aquatics and Commercial

AIS gets Queensland Government grant

November 4, 2020

AIS Water has been recognised as a Queensland industry leader with a $50,000 grant to boost growth opportunities in that state.

The Business Growth Fund grant designed to help stimulate jobs within the state economy was announced during tour of the AIS facility by Queensland’s Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman, and the State Member for Lytton, Joan Pease, at the company site for a tour of their facilities in September.

The Minister said AIS Water, which employs 45 people, has a proven history of producing award winning water disinfection technology for residential and commercial pools and had continued to thrive during the covid-19 pandemic.

“They are one of the world’s leaders in manufacturing chlorinators,” she said. “They do an amazing job of keeping our swimmers safe. I know that they are working with the Queensland Government and the Department of Education for many of our schools.

“We have a local recovery plan which is all about backing businesses like AIS Water; it’s about uniting and recovering for Queensland jobs and I’m so proud that we’re backing our small businesses to keep growing and employing more locals.”

Getting awarded

Meanwhile Elena Gosse has picked up a swag of accolades including three international Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

She was named the Gold winner for Woman of the Year – Manufacturing award; Gold winner for Most Innovative Company of the Year – More Than 10 Employees award and; Gold winner for Achievement in Organisation Recovery award.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run, and this year, more than 1500 entries were submitted from around the globe in more than 100 categories, with winners decided by 180 business professionals internationally, split into seven juries.

Mother of two and proud grandmother of three, Gosse also won three AusMumpreneur Awards including 2020 Queensland AusMumpreneur of the Year. She picked up the Queensland Ausmumpreneur of the Year, the Queensland Sustainability Award and the Queensland Business Excellence Award.

She was also named along with AIS on the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll for the work she personally does to raise money and awareness for services which protect women and children escaping from domestic and family violence.

Additionally, she was a finalist in the Community Philanthropist of the Year Category of the 2020 Queensland Community Foundation Awards.

Women’s Future Conference

On top of all that, Gosse will moderate a panel session at the International virtual Annual Women|Future Conference (12 & 13 November 2020) focusing on The Power of Female Leadership.

The two-day conference presented by the Stevie Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking.

IMAGE: AIS Water Co-owner and CEO, Elena Gosse, Queensland’s Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman, and State Member for Lytton, Joan Pease



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