Exporting SA’s know-how to the world
South Australia’s most successful and innovative exporters were honoured today at the Business SA 2013 Export Awards, held at the National Wine Centre.
Eleven (11) companies were recognised for excellence in exporting in a range of categories that included regional, creative industries, small business and manufacturing awards.
Winners of the State awards automatically qualify as finalists for the 2013 Australian Export Awards hosted by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Business SA Chairman’s Award for export excellence was presented to CPR Pharma Services Pty Ltd, which is a world leader in clinical research support services. CPR Pharma Service Pty Ltd also received the Health and Biotechnology award.
Business SA Chief Executive Officer, Nigel McBride, said the awards showcased the outstanding exporting activity in South Australia.
“These Business SA Export Awards highlight our local innovative and internationally competitive companies based right here in South Australia, emphasising our ability to compete on a global stage” Mr McBride said.
“The quality of exporters has again been extremely high and we hope that their inspiring stories will encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
“In what remains a tough local business environment, these exporters have demonstrated that exporting is possible for businesses from all industries, of all sizes, given the right tools and strategy.”
“Business SA is delighted to provide a platform for South Australia’s premier exporters to be acknowledged and share their great stories.”
“We congratulate all this year’s winners and wish them well for the Australian Export Awards.”
The Business SA 2013 Export Award winners were:
- Seeley International - Environmental Solutions Award
- IMX Resources Ltd - Minerals And Energy (Including Related Services) Award
- Spectra QEST - Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Award
- Windmill Theatre - Creative Industries Award
- Jeffress Engineering Pty Ltd - Small Business Award
- Kelly Engineering- Manufacturing Award
- CPR Pharma Services Pty Ltd - Health and Biotechnology Award & Business SA
- Chairman’s Award
- Ferguson Australia Pty Ltd - Agribusiness Award
- Thomas Foods International - Regional Exporter Award
- Cowell Clarke - Business Services Award
- G Patritti & Co - Finalist Language and Culture Prize