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Cutting-edge design and innovation reap rewards for Evolve Skateboards

In just four years, Gold Coast entrepreneur and innovator Jeff Anning has won a clutch of coveted awards and is carving up the global skate scene.

The passion and brains behind Evolve Skateboards has seen the hundreds of hours he spent perfecting the design of his electric skateboards pay off with the company now selling its products in 30 countries, via a network of 12 distributors. Revenues have passed the $5.5 million mark.

The focus at Evolve is to keep innovating and producing electric boards and skate accessories of the highest-possible quality while also keeping up with advances in technology. Most recently the company’s latest GT design sold out globally 24-hours after it was launched.

Initially most marketing and sales took place through the company’s strong online presence and social media strategy but more recently the business has established a retail presence on the Gold Coast.

2015 Premier of Queensland Export Award WinnerThe electric skateboards are used for recreation and commuter purposes and can reach speeds of up to 38km per hour.

Some other recent awards for this high-flying business include:

  • Small Business winner of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
  • Trailblazer of the Year at the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards
  • A gold award from the Good Design Australia awards for Product Design
  • Gold Coast Business Excellence Award for best Emerging Business