Business SA export winner wins national titleETC image

Following its success at the Business SA Export Awards, local company Kelly Engineering has gone on to win the award for Australia’s Regional Exporter of the Year.

Winners of the Business SA 2010 Export Awards automatically qualified as finalists for the 2010 Australian Export Awards hosted by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sydney last night.

Business SA Chief Executive Officer, Peter Vaughan, said the national award confirmed the outstanding exporting taking place in South Australia.

“We congratulate Kelly Engineering on winning this prestigious award which is a great achievement,” Mr Vaughan said.

ETC ImageBusiness Advisory Centre Closure

Business SA members are advised that the Business Advisory Centre, including the Telephone Advisory Service, will be unavailable from 11.00am on 17 December and 3.00pm on 24 December. The Business Advisory Centre will be operating during normal trading hours on 29 December, 30 December and 31 December.

OH&S Policies and Procedures Package

ETC ImageEstablish and implement health and safety policies and procedures to ensure your business creates a safe and compliant workplace. Covering common occupational health and safety issues, this OH&S Policies and Procedures Package will ensure your business complies with legislative requirements, creates a safe working environment and reduces workplace injuries including possible workers’ compensation claims.  Order your copy here or call
08 8300 0113.

2011 Public Holiday and School Term General Information Sheet and Calendar

ETC ImageBusiness SA’s General Information Sheet and Calendar for 2011 are now available for members. The General Information Sheet contains a listing of all of South Australia’s important dates, including:

- Public Holiday dates
- School Term dates
- Construction Industry Closedown dates
- Construction Industry Public Holidays and Rostered Days Off and
- Daylight Savings Changeover dates.

The General Information Sheet also contains the dates of all of the public holidays observed throughout Australia.

The Calendar collates all of these important dates and displays them all on one convenient page.

The General Information Sheet and Calendar can both be downloaded from our website here.

Skilled Migration - Points TestETC Image

On 11 November 2010 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, announced the Government's intention to implement a new points test applying to certain skilled migration applications made on or after 1 July 2011.

This complements the series of reforms the Australian Government announced in February 2010.

Find out more information here.

ETC ImageClipsal 500 offer

Business SA and Clipsal 500 Adelaide have partnered to provide an exclusive offer for Business SA members.

Book now to join us at the Clipsal 500 on 17, 18, 19 and 20 March 2011.

Your benefits:

- Great networking benefits or bring your friends and family along
- One corporate four day pass to the Trackside Villa 
- Access to a full buffet luncheon, morning and afternoon tea
- Beverage service inclusive of selected ales, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee 
- A Clipsal 500 Adelaide official program
- The opportunity to jointly place your logo on a sign, displayed on the back of trackside banners

All this for only $1,235 (incl GST), normally worth $1,370 (incl GST).

This great offer will be available for a limited time and subject to availability. 

To register, book online here.

For more information please contact Customer Service on (08) 8300 0103.

Branding opportunities available

To discuss branding opportunities for the villa please contact Susan Jackson-Wood on (08) 8300 0242
or email

Business survey open for one more dayETC Image

Business SA is urging all business owners to participate in its Commonwealth Bank Business SA Survey of Business Expectations for the December quarter.

The survey is online until Friday 17 December and provides an opportunity for South Australian businesses to have their voices heard.

The survey addresses the key issues of doing business in South Australia, including interest rates, capital expenditure, exports and sourcing labour.

A leaderboard measures participants’ forecasting abilities by determining the correct responses to the questions.

Access the survey here.

Château Tanunda wins prestigious award

Business SA member, Château Tanunda secured its position amongst the world’s most respected producers of fine wine last night at the International Wine and Spirit Competition by taking out the prestigious ‘Australian Producer of the Year’ title at the Grand Banquet in London.

Order of Coopers success

Business SA member, Coopers Brewery says it has been overwhelmed by the success of its new web-based “Order of Coopers”, launched almost 12 months ago.

Replacing the old Coopers Club which attracted many dedicated supporters, the interactive Order of Coopers ( achieved a 100% increase in web traffic within its first month of operation.

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