North Sydney company wins NSW Exporter of the Year Award

Media release | 25 October 2017

North Sydney-based global software design firm Soprano Design is the 2017 Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year.

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair presented the prestigious award in Sydney to one of Australia’s fastest growing and smartest tech outfits.

“Soprano Design is a fantastic example of how Aussie smarts and hard work can achieve global success,” Mr Blair said.

“Its intelligent software helps mobile network operators and businesses communicate more efficiently between their employees, IT systems and consumers. They now earn more than 75% of their revenue outside of Australia.”

Mr Blair congratulated all 22 award winners who were recognised for their business excellence.

“Exporters bring the ideas, ambition and a can-do attitude that our economy needs to grow. Tonight’s award winners demonstrate these characteristics in spades.

“This Government knows how important our exporters are - that’s why we have staff across the state dedicated to helping these businesses grow or to export for the first time.

“It’s also terrific to see four regional winners amongst the state’s most enterprising export businesses, proving that geography is no barrier to international success.”

The Premier’s NSW Export Awards are led by the Export Council of Australia with support from the NSW Government. The State’s export sector generates more than $81 billion in sales of goods and services to world markets each year.

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Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2017 winners

2017 NSW Export Awards Winner Soprano Design with Minister Blair

Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2017 winners

NSW Exporter of the Year 2017
Soprano Design of North Sydney

NSW Export Champion
David Mumford from RBK Nutraceuticals of Seven Hills

Next Instruments of Condell Park

Business Services
Argyle Hotel Management Group of Ultimo

Creative Industries
Blowfish Studios of North Sydney

Digital Technologies
Soprano Design of North Sydney

aussieBum of Leichhardt

Education and Training
International College of Management Sydney of Manly

Environmental Solutions
Nanosonics of Lane Cove

Health and Biotechnology
SomnoMed of Sydney

Flavourtech of Griffith

Minerals, Energy and Related Services
Viper Wire Rope Lubrication of Prospect

Regional Exporter
Riverina Oils & BioEnergy of Wagga Wagga

Small Business
Fin Design + Effects of Sydney

NSW Asian Exporter
Glimlife Australia of Rydalmere

NSW Emerging Exporter
Australian Institute of Company Directors of Sydney

NSW Export Scholarship
Lively Linseed Products of Mullaley

NSW Innovation in Export of Sydney

NSW International Development
Rainman Technology of Brookvale

NSW Women in International Business
Jane Lu, Show Pony Group of Sydney

Western Sydney Exporter
PPC Moulding Services of Villawood

NSW Defence Industries Award
ATS of Albury