Cargo ship

The matched-funding grants are aimed at helping exporters overcome barriers to new markets and part owner and Director John McArthur said the funding will help the business further progress their export strategy in Europe.

“We produce a 100 per cent natural equine and canine supplement called B-Complete for improving the gut health, performance, well-being and general condition of horses and dogs, using locally sourced green bananas,” Mr McArthur said.

“We’re excited to make inroads into the European market, and are also hopeful clients in the UAE, who’ve been impressed with our 100 per cent natural green banana supplements, will soon become an important export market as well.”

$1.4 million was allocated to 60 companies in the latest round announced in Cairns this week at Banana Feeds Australia during a visit by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Cameron Dick.

He said the grants will allow great Queensland businesses to tap into valuable overseas export opportunities.

Delivered through Trade and Investment Queensland, this program offers matched grants of up to $25,000 to export-ready Queensland businesses.

Since being introduced in 2021, the New Market Program has seen 87 Queensland businesses share in almost $2.2 million.

Australian exports have risen more than 30 per cent the past year, and Queensland is currently generating one in three of those export dollars.

Over the past three years, Trade and Investment Queensland has helped Queensland businesses achieve an annual average of 356 commercial outcomes, deals that together are valued at more than $1 billion per year.

Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency assisting exporters and promoting Queensland as the place to invest.

The full list of recipients in the latest round of the New Market Program are

  • 2Censor (Mackay)
  • 3 Dot Digital (Brisbane)
  • Advanced Mobility Analytics Group (Brisbane)
  • Aim Lab Automation Technologies (Brisbane)
  • All Fish For Dogs (Cairns)
  • Amazonia (Aust) (Gold Coast)
  • Ankgolf Logistics (Gold Coast)
  • AnteoTech (Brisbane)
  • Aqseptence Group (Brisbane)
  • Banana Feeds Australia (Cairns)
  • Belladotti (Sunshine Coast)
  • Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (Toowoomba)
  • Burmon (Gold Coast)
  • Cake Equity (Gold Coast)
  • Corematic (Bundaberg)
  • Crockd (Gold Coast)
  • Effective Organics (Townsville)
  • Freeze Dry Industries (Sunshine Coast)
  • GB Operations (Sunshine Coast)
  • Golden Falafel (Gold Coast)
  • Gould Instruments (Townsville)
  • Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery (Gold Coast)
  • GravityFit (Sunshine Coast)
  • Healthcare Logic (Gold Coast)
  • Hive & Wellness Australia (Brisbane)
  • Honeyex Pty (Brisbane)
  • HomeGuardian (Gold Coast)
  • Huds and Toke (Sunshine Coast)
  • Indica Industries (Brisbane)
  • Infravision Technology (Sunshine Coast)
  • INFINA 8 (Brisbane)
  • Jasmin Skincare (Scenic Rim)
  • Jim’s Jerky (Toowoomba)
  • John Paul International College (Logan)
  • Mainie Australia (Cairns)
  • MFC Safe (Cairns)
  • Microba (Brisbane)
  • Mining Skills Australia (Brisbane)
  • Missy Massey (Brisbane)
  • Morlife (Gold Coast)
  • My Offshore Team (Brisbane)
  • Mort & Co Meat (Toowoomba)
  • PERKii (Brisbane)
  • Physiotherapy Innovations (Logan)
  • Powerhouse Distribution (Townsville)
  • Redback Operation (Brisbane)
  • Revolution Aerospace (Brisbane)
  • RID Australia (Brisbane)
  • Rockfield Technologies Australia (Townsville)
  • Seipel Group (Brisbane)
  • SensaWeb (Brisbane)
  • Silver Sea Seafoods (Sunshine Coast)
  • SMA Marketing (Brisbane)
  • Smartstream (Brisbane)
  • Sobah Beverages (Gold Coast)
  • Sweet Potatoes Australia (Bundaberg)
  • Travello Pty (Brisbane)
  • VSPRY (Brisbane)
  • Vygo (Gold Coast)
  • Weightloss Solutions Australia (Gold Coast)