In a night filled with celebration and recognition, locally owned baby formula manufacturer Mumamoo Group Pty Ltd clinched the prestigious title of South Australian Business of the Year, while electronics manufacturer REDARC Electronics was honoured as South Australia’s Exporter of the Year at the 2023 South Australian Premier’s Business and Export Awards last Friday Night.
Pictured: Mumamoo at the South Australian Premier’s Business and Export Awards
Belinda Humphris, Co-Founder of Mumamoo says “To win both Small Business of the Year and Business of the Year against the incredible calibre of outstanding, innovative South Australian businesses is truly humbling.
“We are so proud to be a South Australian business and recognise that our success is due in no small part to the support of Business SA and the business community here in general.
“We are so fortunate to have been able to gain a foothold into an incredibly competitive industry because we have been championed by the independent retailers and pharmacies that took us on from day one and subsequently embraced by our South Australian community,” she said.
“As a female-founded business that launched in the middle of the pandemic — we faced a unique set of challenges that were also compounded by the fact this was a category that had not been disrupted for decades.
“We are incredibly proud of all we have achieved in a relatively short period of time and this accolade will no doubt strengthen our resolve to gain further traction nationally and beyond,” Ms Humphries added.
Pictured: REDARC Group
Anthony Kittel, CEO and Managing Director of REDARC Group says “We were delighted to be announced as winner of the SA Exporter of the Year on Friday night.
“This success provides a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to our incredibly smart team who innovate, manufacture, and sell our world-class portable power systems to global customers in the Overlanding, RV, Trucking, Mining, Defence and Space sectors.
“Going global is a marathon, not a sprint and it is so very rewarding to achieve back-to-back wins and we look forward to representing South Australia at the National Awards in Canberra in November. We congratulate all of the SA Award winners and wish them every success,” he said.
These esteemed accolades were among the highlights of an evening that saw 23 of the state’s most outstanding businesses acknowledged in various categories, including Rainy Day Recruitment, named Indigenous Business of the Year, and ResourceCo Holdings, recognised as ESG Business of the Year.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Business SA in collaboration with the Government of South Australia, took place at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday. More than 600 business leaders gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of local enterprises, marking a return to the vibrant atmosphere of recognition events not experienced since the onset of the pandemic.
Premier Peter Malinauskas MP has offered congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s awards.
“Business SA has put together a fantastic awards program to honour the hard work and ingenuity that each of these businesses has displayed.
“The quality of nominations reflects the outstanding companies we have in South Australia.
“I would like to congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners, in particular REDARC Electronics for winning the South Australian Exporter of the Year Award and Mumamoo Group for winning the Business of the Year Award,” said The Premier.
Andrew Kay, CEO of Business SA, praised the achievements of the night’s winners, noting the challenge faced by judges in selecting from an outstanding pool of nominees across all categories.
“With over 250 businesses participating and a total of 600 nominations submitted across 24 categories, the competition was fierce.
“It is evident that South Australia boasts a growing number of innovative and high-achieving businesses, of which we should all be immensely proud.
“I extend my warm congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 South Australian Premier’s Business and Export Awards and express my sincere gratitude to our major sponsors, MEGT and Thomas Foods, category sponsors, Business SA staff, and the Government of South Australia. Their dedication made this event possible,” Mr Kay added.
The South Australian Premier’s Business and Export Awards will return in 2024, continuing to honour South Australian business excellence.
|2023 BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS||2023 EXPORT AWARD WINNERS|
|MyVenue — Beyond Borders Business of the Year||Prophecy International – Advanced Technologies|
|The Hygiene Co. — Emerging Business of the Year||Almondco Australia – Agribusiness, Food & Beverages|
|ResourceCo Holdings Pty Ltd — ESG Business of the Year||Rising Sun Pictures – Creative Industries|
|Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards — Family Business of the Year||Apxium – e‑Commerce|
|Apxium Technologies Ltd — Innovative Business of the Year||Fleet Space Technologies – Emerging Exporter|
|Viterra — Large Business of the Year||Adelaide Consulting Group – International Education and Training|
|Whiteheads Timber Sales P/L — Medium Business of the Year||Avance Clinical – International Health|
|Bellberry Limited — Not-for-Profit Business of the Year||REDARC Electronics – Manufacturing and Advanced Materials|
|Mumamoo Group Pty Ltd — Small Business of the Year||Viterra – Regional Exporter|
|Rainy Day Recruitment — Indigenous Business of the Year||Wilco Technology — Resources and Energy|
|ActFas PTY LTD (ActFas Ambulance) — Regional Business of the Year||MyVenue – Small Business|
|Air Water Global – Sustainability and Green Economy|