NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced the export award winners, congratulating the State’s top exporters for their success in a challenging global business environment.
The winners were great examples of innovative companies Mr O’Farrell said, believing innovation contributes to achieving success in difficult business conditions
“Exporters make an important contribution to our State economy by stimulating job creation and economic prosperity. NSW merchandise and services exports were worth $60.8 billion in 2010-11 and accounted for about 14 per cent of the gross state product,” he said.
Mr O’Farrell presented the top award, the 2012 NSW Exporter of the Year, to RØDE Microphones.
Based in Silverwater, Rode Microphones provides high quality recording microphones. With more than 20 years experience, RØDE has become a global leading manufacturer of microphones and accessories.
Distributed to 97 countries, RØDE’s products are used by musicians, audio engineers, filmmakers, television productions and radio stations,and in other applications where high-quality audio recording and sound reinforcement is required.
The NSW Government is the principal sponsor of the export awards, organised by the Export Council of Australia.
Winners of the 2012 Premier’s NSW Export Awards
Winner: Atron Enterprises, Wahroonga
Arts and Entertainment
Winner: Animal Logic, Moore Park
Education and Training
Winner: Australian Institute of Professional Education, North Sydney
Winner: Nanosonics, Alexandria
Information and Communication Technology
Winner: Nuix, Sydney
Highly commended: Integrated Research, North Sydney
Large Advanced Manufacturer
Winner: RØDE Microphones, Silverwater Highly commended: Redback Boot, Waterloo
Small to Medium Manufacturer
Winner: Hedweld Group of Companies, Singleton
Highly commended: Creative Instore Solutions, Terrey Hills
Minerals and Energy
Winner: Xstrata Coal NSW, Singleton
Winner: SunRice, Leeton
Winner: Ensitech, Emu Plains
Highly commended: Turbosmart, Ashfield
Winner: Servcorp, Sydney
Small to Medium Services
Winner: LeadBolt, Bondi Junction
Winner: United World Enterprises, Kingsgrove
Western Sydney Exporter
Winner: TNA Australia, Sydney Olympic Park Highly commended: Romar Engineering, Sefton
Hunter/Central Coast Exporter
Winner: Sanitarium Health and Wellness, Berkeley Vale
Winner: Alminco, Fairy Meadow
Innovation in Export
Winners: OEM Technology Solutions, Artarmon; Ramsay Health Care, Greenslopes
Winner: Industrial Engineering Technology, Penrith Highly commended: MI Associates, North Sydney
NSW Young Exporter
Winners: Jai Townsend (WE Smith Engineering); Sam Riley (Ansarada)
Byron Bay Cookie Company, Byron Bay Stratatel Limited, North Sydney