A total of 84 businesses from a broad range of industry sectors across Australia are national finalists at the 2022 Australian Export Awards, the event’s diamond anniversary.
“These finalists have made a significant contribution to Australia’s economy while navigating numerous challenges over recent years,” said Trade Minister Don Farrell.
The finalists have collectively employed more than 12,600 Australians and generated over $1.9 billion in export earnings during the last financial year.
“This is despite dealing with many issues including logistics and global supply chain disruptions,” Senator Farrell said.
“What is especially encouraging is 41 per cent of the national finalists are led by women, either independently or jointly, and 30 per cent are small businesses with less than 20 employees.
Valued and recognised
“This demonstrates that all Australian exporters, big or small, are valued and recognised for their achievements, innovation and resilience, especially as they strive to grow and expand their global footprints.”
Since the inaugural awards were held in 1963, more than 1990 businesses have been recognised for their achievements, with 744 businesses winning category awards.
A further 14 exporters have been inducted into the Australian Exporter Hall of Fame.
The Australian Exporter of the Year will be announced at the 60th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony in Canberra on November 24.
The program is presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with state and territory partners.
For the full list of national finalists, visit: 60th Australian Export Awards