Winners of the 30th Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Announced

24.10.2018 Honor Iosif

It’s official! Another 12 businesses have joined the prestigious list of Western Australia’s best at this year's 30th Western Australian Industry & Export Awards. In the presence of peers from the international business community, winners of this year’s awards were announced at a gala ceremony on Thursday 18 October 2018.  

On a night full of celebration, the dedication, ingenuity and business acumen of Western Australian businesses was celebrated and recognised across 14 state and national export award categories.

AGRIFresh, a family owned and operated citrus and mangoes business, had the honour of being announced Western Australian Exporter of the Year.

In 2015, AGRIFresh commenced international trade with their flagship brand, ZESTIE ™. Today, their proudly WA grown citrus are distributed to leading international retailers and distributors, including in South East Asia & the Middle East.

Other honours for the evening went to Scitech and Linear Clinical Research. Both companies were inducted into the WA Awards Hall of Fame for the outstanding achievement of winning in their award categories on at least three occasions.  Scitech for winning Creative Industries in 2015, 2016, 2017.  Linear Clinical Research for winning in Business Services in 2015, 2016, 2017.

Winners of national export award categories will now represent Western Australia at the 56th Australian Export Awards, to be held on 27 November 2018, in Canberra.

In this milestone 30th Anniversary year, the Western Australian Industry & Export Awards continue to recognise WA’s best - those companies across the state that take on the world; deliver excellence, put Western Australia on the world stage and contribute to the economy through their outstanding success.

And the winners are:

Western Australian Exporter of the Year - AGRIFresh

WA Industry Only Awards

Marketing and Design Excellence - Steel Blue

C.Y. O'Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology - AVI

Proudly sponsored by: Fremantle Ports


State Only Awards

WA Women in International Business -Sharon Bosveld, Churchview Estate

Proudly sponsored by: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (WA)


National Export Award Categories

Agribusiness - AGRIFresh

Proudly sponsored by: Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development


Creative Industries - Kirrikin

Proudly sponsored by: City of Perth

Digital Technologies - MetroCount

Education and Training - Stanley International College

Proudly sponsored by: Rio Tinto


Emerging Exporter - Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils

Proudly sponsored by: Efic


Environmental Solutions - Blue Ocean Monitoring

Health and Biotechnology - Proteomics International

Proudly sponsored by: Austrade


Manufacturing - Steel Blue

Proudly sponsored by: HSBC


Minerals, Energy and Related Services - Como Engineers

Proudly sponsored by: CORE Innovation Hub


Regional Exporter - Churchview Estate

Proudly sponsored by: Australian Border Force


Small Business - Fewster's Farm Honey

Proudly sponsored by: Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA

Business Foundations Growth Owner Scholarship Recipient - Whipper Snapper Distillery


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