NT Export Award winners announced

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Media Release

Territory businesses have been recognised at the 29th Chief Ministers NT Export Awards gala dinner.

The Territory is a significant contributor to Australia’s national trade and this year’s awards showcase those Territory export businesses that are excelling.

International trade is an important economic driver that contributed $12.1 billion to the economy last year and we know it will only continue to grow.

This year’s categories included small business, agribusiness, resources, manufacturing, professional services and regional exporter, with the winners being:

  • Alana Kaye Group – Northern Territory Exporter of the Year 2022 and International Education and Training
  • Australian Cattle Enterprises – Emerging Exporter
  • Consolidated Pastoral Company – Agribusiness Food and Beverage
  • Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage – Regional Exporter
  • Australian Blue Cypress – Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
  • North Australia Yacht Support – Professional Services
  • Cycad Enterprises – Small Business
  • Andrew Ping Lu, Plant Sensors – Sustainability
  • Pak Fresh Handling – Export Supply Chain Award (NT judges recognition award)

Winners of the Northern Territory Export Awards will now progress as finalists at the national level, with the Australian Export Awards to be held in Canberra on 24 November 2022.

Quotes attributed to Chief Minister, Natasha Fyles

“Growing the Territory’s trade of goods and services is essential to achieving the Government’s goal of becoming a $40 billion economy by 2030.

“It is important to recognise the hard work of Territory businesses and our local export industry, particularly as we pivot from the impacts of COVID.

“The NT Government’s International Engagement Strategy 2022-26, sets ambitious but achievable targets to see services exported rebound to $800 million by 2026 and for goods exports to be 15% higher than forecast by 2026.

“I congratulate all finalists and winners and wish them every success at the national level.”

Quotes attributed to the Minister for Northern Australia and Trade Nicole Manison:

“Congratulations to all the finalists and winners who play a crucial role in the Territory economy.

“They’re all pioneers in the export community, creating and selling Territory ingenuity to the world, while creating local jobs.

“From Alana Kaye Group training our future workforce and reducing our skills shortage, to Consolidated Pastoral Company putting our beef exports on the map, these businesses are proving the Territory is open for business.”

Quotes attributed to Chamber of Commerce NT, Chief Executive Officer, Greg Ireland:

“We congratulate the winners of the 2022 Chief Minister’s Export Awards.

“The export winners highlights the resilience of Territory businesses and provides the recognition of the work being done International by Territory Business.

“The Chamber’s International Business Council (IBC) is an active advocate and promoter for industry engagement in export, import and investment.

“We will continue to work through the IBC to strengthen and create more opportunities for International Trade for NT business.”