Export Awards Launched
1 May 2023
The state’s top exporters are being encouraged to enter the awards with applications opening on May 2.
For more than 30 years the awards have showcased the best exporters taking on the world across a wide range of categories from agribusiness to professional services and manufacturing.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is the current reigning Queensland Exporter of the Year and past winners have included POPULOUS and Next Level Racing.
Premier and Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics, Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “Queensland’s leading exporters have been honoured through these awards for more than three decades,” she said.
“Every year we hear of their ability to overcome challenges, to innovate and to trade internationally, often in very difficult conditions.
“Like all Queenslanders though – that’s when you see them at their best and our exporters always find a way to achieve internationally and conquer new and existing markets.”
Quotes attributable to Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Cameron Dick:
“Queensland is out front when it comes to exports and these awards are an opportunity for the hard work, perseverance and achievements of entrants to be acknowledged and honoured,” he said.
“Our exporters work hard every day for their families, their business, their customers and their communities and that benefits all Queenslanders.
“Our state has a $145 billion export industry that goes from strength to strength.
”I’m also proud that we are the first state to introduce a First Nations category honouring Indigenous exporters.”
Quotes attributable to Bundaberg Brew Drinks CEO, John McLean:
“I encourage Queensland exporters to take the time to enter these awards. As a family-owned business, it’s so rewarding to be recognised at this level.” he said.
“The competition is at such a high level, and across a diverse range of industry.
“As a regional business, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is very proud of winning this award and we thank the Qld Government for the opportunity to participate.”
Last published: 2:39 PM, Friday, 28 July 2023