NSW shines at Australian Export Awards28/11/2012
NSW companies won six of the 12 categories at the 50th Australian Export Awards held in Canberra on 27 November.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson said the wide range and high calibre of the winning group reflected the depth and diversity of the Australian economy.
"In 50 years, Australia has been transformed into an open, competitive economy with close trade and investment links to Asia," Dr Emerson said. "As we turn our attention to the next wave of opportunity the Asian Century will bring, exporters will play a more important role than ever."
Together, the 78 finalists in the national awards contributed $8.6 billion in export earnings to the Australian economy and employed more than 27,000 people.
The Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Award was won by PWR Performance Products, a Queensland company that provides light-weight radiators, oil coolers and intercoolers to the high-performance racing industry.
Australian Export Awards category winners:
Agribusiness Award – Australian Agricultural Company (Qld)
Arts and Entertainment Award – Animal Logic (Moore Park, NSW)
Education and Training Award – Browns English Language School (Qld)
Emerging Exporter Award – Walnuts Australia (Tas)
Information and Communication Technology Award – Nuix (Sydney, NSW)
Large Advanced Manufacturer Award – ANCA (Vic)
Large Services Award – Servcorp (Sydney, NSW)
Minerals and Energy Award – Xstrata Coal NSW (Singleton, NSW)
Regional Exporter Award – SunRice (Leeton, NSW)
Small Business Award – Ensitech (Emu Plains, NSW)
Small to Medium Manufacturer Award – PWR Performance Products (Qld)
Small to Medium Services Award – Oniqua MRO Analytics (Qld).
The 50th Awards was co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.