Fifteen NSW Exporters Recognised at 2020 Premier’s NSW Resilient Export Awards luncheon

A high-tech aroma recovery manufacturer, a medical device innovator, a drone detection technology exporter and a dance company are among the fifteen NSW businesses to be recognised at the 2020 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Resilience luncheon.

The Premier’s NSW Export Awards have honoured the achievements of outstanding local exporters for the past 57 years. In the program’s 58th year, in 2020, the NSW Government adapted the awards program as a platform to celebrate and promote stories of resilience, perseverance and adapting under pressure from the NSW export community.

Investment NSW CEO Amy Brown said the Awards shine a spotlight on stories of innovation and quick-thinking pivots by determined business leaders in the face of unprecedented challenges.

“From regional to metro, and across exporters big and small, these are stories that highlight the tenacity of NSW businesses to keep putting their world-class goods and services in the hands of international buyers,” Ms Brown said.

“Supporting businesses to continue exporting or even pivot to global markets for the first time has been a cornerstone of the government’s strategy for economic recovery.

“Through Investment NSW, we continue to offer a range of support measures for businesses at every stage of their export journey, including up to $10,000 Export Assistance Grants to help businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires and drought,” she said.

Chair of the Export Council of Australia Dianne Tipping said they’ve been inspired by the efforts of NSW exporters to sustain their businesses and continue in most circumstances to not only survive but in some instances thrive.

“While many business owners will continue to feel the strains of a global economic downturn for some time to come, the stories from NSW exporters have inspired others to adapt, innovate, and diversify,” Ms Tipping said.