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Ernst & Young 2009 Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year award

National gong for Quest Apartments Chairman Paul Constantinou

The Chairman of Australasian accommodation group Quest Serviced Apartments was awarded the Ernst & Young 2009 Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year award for Services. Paul Constantinou was one of several state category winners honoured at the prestigious business awards on Thursday November 12.

As chairman of an organisation that offers a distinct point of difference in a crowded accommodation market place, Paul Constantinou was a stand out having been involved in the hospitality industry for a number of decades. 

John Hope, Oceania Managing Partner – Markets, Ernst & Young, said, “The winner for the Services category must notice a gap in customer delivery in a mature, competitive and saturated market. Quest have filled that market gap today running a unique, innovative business model that has facilitated the successful growth of the brand throughout Australia and overseas.”

More than 20 years ago, Mr Constantinou opened the first Quest property in Victoria. Today the company has grown to become the largest serviced apartment group in Australasia, with more than 125 properties across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Mr Constantinou said, “It was a thrill to win the state award, but to receive the national gong is a credit to the entire Quest group. It’s certainly been a collaborative effort to become what we our today. Our guests, employees, franchisees, investors and suppliers are all responsible for helping us secure this award,” he said. Mr Constantinou was awarded the state Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for Services in July this year.

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