Lobethal’s Besa Juice – a business migration success story


Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has commended Mr Emanuil Manolov – a beneficiary of the State Government business mitigation program – for his outstanding contribution and ingenuity in starting a business from scratch and developing a product that South Australia is proud of.

Lobethal’s Besa Juice – a business migration success story
Image credit: Besa Juice (http://besajuice.com.au/)

Mr Emanuil Manolov – a founder and Managing Director of Lobethal-based Besa Juice – moved to South Australia from Bulgaria with his family in 2008 on a business migration visa and then built a successful business which makes a valuable contribution to the community. He was granted a permanent residency in December 2012.

“Besa Juice specialises in top quality fruit juices and supplies its products to supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, aged care facilities and schools. The company began production in December 2009 and in the last financial year the company’s sales exceeded $500,000, providing work for 11 casual staff and one full time employee,” Mr Hamilton-Smith said in a news release.

“The company sources all its fruit from local suppliers, as well as using local manufacturers for all bottling and packaging materials used in production. South Australia has a lot to offer prospective migrants with its continued export growth, investment attraction across industries and competitive real estate market.”

Through Immigration SA, the State Government supports successful and innovative business owners and investors to immigrate to South Australia on a permanent basis for business or investment activity that is mutually beneficial to the migrant and the state.

According to Mr Hamilton-Smith, Immigration SA has recently simplified the pathway for the best potential candidates to migrate to South Australia under a new nomination process involving the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s online service, SkillSelect.

SkillSelect helps Immigration SA to identify candidates interested in immigrating to the state and possess the necessary skillset to help drive the state’s economy. This new proactive nomination method is in addition to 18 more occupations added to the State Occupation List, providing more opportunities for migration to South Australia.