Premier's NSW Export Awards

The Premier's NSW Export Awards 

The Premier’s NSW Export Awards recognise and reward the top exporting talent in NSW. In 2014, the high standard of applications proved how strongly businesses are performing in the export arena. We would like to congratulate the winners (listed below), who demonstrated exceptional commitment to achieving export success in each of their respective categories. We would especially like to acknowledge and congratulate RØDE Microphones on receiving the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Award for 2014.   

Three of the NSW winners proceeded to win the national award for their category at the Australian Export Awards 2014. We would like to also congratulate Bega Cheese (Winner of the Regional Exporter Award), TTG Transportation Technology (Winner of the Environmental Solutions Award) and RØDE Microphones (Winner of the Manufacturing Award) for representing NSW nationally through their excellent performance in exports.

The ECA encourages all NSW businesses engaged in international business to apply for the 2015 Premier’s NSW Export Awards—applications open in May 2015. For further information on the Awards, please contact the Kristen Mulligan at the Export Council of Australia on 1300 361 526 or by e-mail


2014 Premier's NSW Export Awards Winners


Agribusiness: SunRice

Highly Commended: JBS Australia     

Creative Industries: SLR Productions       

Education & Training Award: University of Western Sydney

Highly Commended: Australian Institute of Professional Education

Environmental Solutions: TTG Transportation Technology    

Highly Commended: The Smith Family Recycling Operation     

Information and Communication Technology Award: Wargaming Australia

Highly Commended: ManageFlitter

Manufacturing: RØDE Microphones  

Highly Commended: Auto-Bake

Online Sales: Shoes of Prey

Health & Biotechnology: Health Projects International   

Highly Commended: Blackmores 

Minerals, Energy and Related Services: WEARX      

Business Services: Servcorp

Regional: Bega Cheese    

Highly Commended: Atron Enterprises 

Small Business: Turbosmart

Highly Commended: PAFtec Australia



NSW Asian Exporter: Sanitarium Health and Wellness          
NSW Export Scholarship: Glide Free Design
NSW Emerging Exporter: Big Ice Cream
NSW Innovation in Export: Flavourtech       
Western Sydney Exporter: Dark Purple
Hunter/ Central Coast Exporter: Starena Australia      
Illawarra Exporter: N/A     


As a winner of a Premier’s NSW Export Award your company will receive a number of benefits including:

  • Premier of NSW Export Awards winner’s logo for use on your company’s marketing collateral
  • Premier of NSW Export Awards winner trophy
  • A framed winners certificate
  • Media coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald NSW Export Awards feature
  • Media coverage in the Export Conucil's magazine, Australia's Export Voice
  • Profile as a NSW Export Awards winner on both the ECAwebsite and the NSW Trade & Investment website
  • Profiling opportunities in the ECA collateral (website, case studies, newsletters...)
Award sponsors, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions, want you to get as much as you can from your entry to the NSW Export Awards and, as such, are offering you an incentive like no other.


Winners of each of the NSW state categories will receive up to $1000 worth of consulting services and winners of each of the National categories will receive up to $2000 worth of consulting services from their experienced consultants. In total, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions will be contributing up to $36,000 worth of consulting services to help exporters like yourself develop your business and grow internationally.


In addition, the Export Council of Australia will offer winners of a category award a an export training  review assessment for their business to identify areas where additional export knowledge or skills would be of assistance.  The review will provide a report with recommendations and a contact list of support organisations for follow up.

To view the full details of the NSW Winners benefits package, please CLICK HERE.


Companies who are successful in winning one of the twelve national award categories at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards will progress as a national finalist to the Australian Export Awards managed by Austrade. Finalists in the national awards program will receive the following benefits:
  • An opportunity to vie for the Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year;
  • Austrade will prepare a comprehensive media/publicity campaign highlighting the success of all National Finalists;
  • A framed Australian Export Awards National Finalist certificate;
  • Profile as a National Finalist on the Australian Export Awards website (; 
  • Profile as a National Finalist in the official publication of the Australian Export Awards, Australian Export, distributed in Australia and overseas;
  • Networking with all finalists at the National Finalists Reception prior to the National Awards Ceremony;
  • Opportunity to participate in the Masterclass conducted by a specialist facilitator;
  • One complimentary ticket to the Australian Export Awards National Awards Ceremony at which the Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year will be announced;
  • Opportunity to network with other leading exporters, export facilitators and sponsors who support Australian exporters; and
  • Entitlement to use the national Australian Export Awards logo for your corporate marketing materials. 


  • Applications open 4th of May 2015
  • Applications close 14th of August 2015 
  • The awards night will be the 28th of October 2015


About the Export Council of Australia

The Export Council of Australia is a membership organisation which supports the development of Australia’s resources through fostering participation in international trade. As the leading advocate of export the Export Council of Australia is the voice for Australia’s exporters to decision makers, the key provider for skills development and programs that recognise excellence in international trade.

This year marks the 53rd Premier's NSW Export Awards program; making the NSW Export Awards Australia’s longest running business awards program. Over the last 52 years over 350 NSW companies have been recognised for their exporting achievements, many of whom started off in Emerging Exporter and Small Business award categories and are now major international brands.

The Premier's NSW Export Awards is an annual program which aims to recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW business. The Awards acknowledge the important contribution of businesses to the economy through job creation and increased prosperity for the community and for the state.

Regardless of size or location there are multiple opportunities for companies to be recognised for their success. The awards honour and celebrate the nation’s top exporters, raising their profile and bringing valuable business and networking opportunities. 

The Awards operate as a two-tier process: exporters first achieve state distinction through the NSW Export Awards program before progressing as national finalists to the Australian Export Awards were they are benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition for their international success.

The winners and finalists will be announced at a prestigious gala presentation dinner on Thursday the 23rd of October 2014 at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf. The Winners of the twelve national award categories at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards will automatically progress as national finalists to the 52nd Australian Export Awards. This is the only way a NSW company can enter the national awards program. The one application is used for both awards programs. For more information please click here to visit the NSW application site.

Award Organisers

The Premier’s NSW Export Awards have been run for over 50 years by the Export Council of Australia, previously called the Australian Institute of Export, in conjunction with the NSW State Government. 

The Export Council of Australia has been established to:

  • Lead Trade Policy Research
  • Develop International Trade Skills
  • Break down Barriers to Trade
  • Build Global networks
  • Amplifying Global Trade success
  • Advocate for Australian exporters

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Questions about the NSW Export Awards program?

The Premier’s NSW Export Awards program is managed by the Export Council of Australia, for further information please contact:

Kristen Mulligan 
T- 02 8243 7400



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