NSW companies win at Australian Export Awards

Media release | 28 November 2018

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair congratulates four NSW winners and nine finalists for their success at the Australian Export Awards.

Mr Blair said NSW winners at the national awards were Flavourtech (Manufacturing), Cover Genius (Business Services), Animal Logic (Creative Industries) and the University of Wollongong Global Enterprises (Education & Training).

“Congratulations to all 13 NSW companies who flew the flag for NSW at the Australian Export Awards, you did us proud,” Mr Blair said.

“NSW finalists were recognised for their export efforts right across our economy – from manufacturing, mining and health to digital technologies, education, creative industries and more.

“These companies all have a burning ambition to succeed backed by great ideas and a commitment to great businesses that are supporting jobs and our economy.

“NSW exports to the world were worth $82 billion in 2017 including $46 billion in goods exports and another $36 billion in services exports.”

Mr Blair said the 13 NSW finalists represented the state at the national awards after winning their categories at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards in October.

“NSW is producing world class goods and services that are making an impact in markets right around the world and these export awards are helping build a greater profile for our state’s capabilities both nationally and globally,” he said.

“The NSW Government assists companies to export their products and services through a network of export advisors located across the state including in Sydney, Gosford, Nowra, Orange, Port Macquarie, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.

“Businesses that export are generally more successful hiring more staff, paying higher wages and having better productivity than firms that don’t export.”

NSW winners and finalists by category

Agribusiness: Down Under Enterprises (Sydney) Tea tree oil and native Australian ingredients for personal, home, medicinal and pet care manufacturers.

Business Services (WINNER): Cover Genius (Sydney) Manages insurance policy creation, dynamic pricing optimisation, customer intelligence, translations, and claims across global markets.

Creative Industries (WINNER): Animal Logic (Sydney) Excels in the production and delivery of design, animation, and VFX services for feature films (most recently Peter Rabbit and The Lego Ninjago Movie).

Digital Technologies: Freelancer.com (Sydney) The world's largest freelancing, crowdsourcing and local services marketplace.

Environmental Solutions: Calix (Sydney) Technology company that is developing new processes and materials to solve global challenges.

E-Commerce: Showpo (Sydney) Australian online fashion retailer Showpo received the top Exporter of the Year prize at the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Awards in October.

Education and Training (WINNER): UOW Global Enterprises (Wollongong) – Global provider of higher education making great progress in international markets.

Emerging Exporter: RxMx Australia (Sydney) Develops medical solutions that enhance the safe use of medicines, optimising patient safety and delivering efficiency in busy clinical settings.

Health and Biotechnology: Nanosonics (Sydney) Improves the safety of patients, clinics, their staff, and the environment with medical disinfection technologies that are transforming the way infection prevention practises are understood and conducted.

Manufacturing (WINNER): Flavourtech (Griffith) Designs, manufactures, services and supports specialised food processing equipment for the food, beverage, dairy, flavour, and pharmaceutical industries.

Minerals and Energy: Viper WRL (Sydney) Speciality lubrication solutions provider servicing the heavy industrial, mining, marine, petrochemical and manufacturing markets.

Regional Exporter: Spell & The Gypsy Collective (Byron Bay) Fashion and accessories label that is making a big impact on the world stage.

Small Business: SalDoce Fine Foods (Sydney) – Develops and manufactures allergen sensitive, vegan and health foods.