A LOCAL business is in the running for one of the state’s top export gongs.
Mullaley-based business Lively Linseed Products has been named a finalist in the NSW Export Scholarship Award category of the 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards.
As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories and seven state categories, the program celebrates business excellence in international trade.
“The NSW Export Awards are about rewarding businesses that have shown a commitment and determination to grow their global business and who, against adversity, seek new innovative ways to compete on the international stage,” Export Council of Australia (ECA) CEO Lisa McAuley said.
“The competition is extremely tough and we are thrilled to see a number of new names recognised for their tremendous efforts.
“It’s fantastic to also see the diversity of the companies that entered the awards this year.
“To acknowledge and celebrate the success of NSW companies is an important part of encouraging more companies to think global and this year at the awards ceremony we will be celebrating and recognising the great opportunities emerging for NSW companies in Latin America.”
In June this year, Lively Linseeds – a family enterprise run by owner-operators Jacqui and Chris Donoghue, launched in 2007 – developed trade negotiations with a Malaysian supermarket. Its products are now exported around the world, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore.
Lively Linseeds was among the growing number of local businesses to adopt Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling early back in July. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 25 in Pyrmont.