State's top exporters recognised
24 October 2014
Western Sydney company RØDE Microphones, a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality microphones, has won the 2014 NSW Exporter of the Year Award.
RØDE Microphones also won this year's Manufacturing Export Award and took out the top award in 2012. The Silverwater company has been designing and manufacturing high quality recording microphones for more than 20 years, distributing to more than 90 countries.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Troy Grant said RØDE Microphones was an outstanding example of the innovative NSW businesses successfully competing in the global marketplace.
"I congratulate all of the export award winners – they are our business ambassadors, showing the world the superior goods and services NSW produces," Mr Grant said.
"Congratulations also to Bega Cheese for winning the Regional Exporter Award – for the second year in a row. The company has shown that high quality regional products can easily compete on the international stage.
"NSW exports and private investment account for just over a quarter of our Gross State Product. Last year, NSW goods and services exports were worth $59.3 billion, a slight increase on the previous year."
Mr Grant said the NSW Government was strengthening the State's international business engagement and assisting businesses to win trade and investment deals.
"The NSW Government is expanding the State's representation in priority markets, by appointing trade and investment representatives in China, Japan, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States," Mr Grant said.
"The presence of these specialists in our priority markets helps NSW exporters take advantage of new opportunities."
The NSW winners of the national categories progress to the 2014 Australian Export Awards, which will be held in Sydney on November 27.
Winners of the 2014 Premier's NSW Export Awards
2014 Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year: RØDE Microphones, Silverwater
Winners of National categories
Agribusiness: SunRice, Sydney and Leeton
Online Sales: Shoes of Prey, Surry Hills
Creative Industries: SLR Productions, Darlinghurst
Education and Training: University of Western Sydney
Highly commended: Australian Institute of Professional Education, Sydney
Environmental Solutions: TTG Transportation Technology, Sydney
Highly commended: The Smith Family Recycling Operation, Villawood
Information and Communication Technology: Wargaming Australia, Ultimo
Highly commended: ManageFlitter, Sydney
Manufacturing: RØDE Microphones, Silverwater
Health and Biotechnology: Health Projects International, Milsons Point
Minerals, Energy and Related Services: WEARX, Hexham
Business Services: Servcorp, Sydney
Regional Exporter: Bega Cheese, Bega
Small Business: Turbosmart, Croydon
Winners of NSW categories
Asian Exporter: Sanitarium Health and Wellness, Berkeley Vale
NSW Export Scholarship: Glide Free Design, St Ives
NSW Emerging Exporter: Big Ice Cream, Castlecrag
NSW Innovation in Export: Flavourtech, Griffith
Western Sydney Exporter: Dark Purple, Castle Hill
Hunter/Central Coast Exporter: Starena Australia, West Gosford