Quickstep has won the NSW Defence Industries Exporter of the Year award at the NSW Export Awards in Sydney.
The company, which provides composite manufacturing solutions to the global aerospace and defence sector, was amongst nineteen NSW businesses recognised for their contribution to the state’s trade output.
NSW exports to the world were valued at $82 billion in 2017, including $46 billion in goods exports and another $36 billion in services exports.
Showpo received the top prize of the evening – the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Award – as well as the e-Commerce award.
The Awards were attended by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who gave the keynote address.
NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair congratulated Showpo on winning the Exporter of the Year Award as well as the other 18 award winners for their business excellence.
“We’ve got export champions that have been awarded right across our economy – from our agribusiness, manufacturing, mining and defence sectors to health, digital technologies, education, creative industries and more," Minister Blair said.
“They come from all walks of life and locations ranging from Sydney and Wollongong through to our regions of Riverina and North Coast with winners from Griffith and Byron Bay.
“What they all have in common is burning ambition to succeed backed by great ideas and a commitment to great businesses that support jobs and our economy.”
CEO of the Export Council of Australia (ECA) Alina Bain said as a leading advocate for international trade, the ECA along with the NSW Government and other Awards sponsors were thrilled recognise NSW’s leading export businesses.
“Acknowledging exporters is vital in building awareness of new market opportunities available to business owners. These awards acknowledge the significant achievements that exporters have made to improving the state’s economic activity and boosting jobs,” Ms Bain said.
“We applaud the commitment and tenacity of NSW exporters. Their export success creates jobs across the state and has helped to put NSW and Australia on the global stage."
The NSW Government can assist companies wanting to export their products and services with its network of export advisors across the state including in Sydney, Gosford, Nowra, Orange, Port Macquarie, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.