Tweed Heads-based company AirPhysio, a respiratory health device manufacturer, has been crowned NSW Exporter of the Year at the 2021 Premier’s NSW Export Awards on 24 October.
After a pause in 2020, the Premier’s NSW Export Awards returned for a 59th year in a virtual ceremony. It recognised business excellence in the export of goods and services from across NSW and the important contribution they make to our state and communities.
NSW exporters play a critical role in ensuring NSW has the most successful economy in the nation, NSW premier Dominic Perrottet said.
“The people our exporters employ, the investments they make and the communities and families they support all help to shape the prosperity of our state, which is why no matter where a business might be in NSW, we want to help them find an entry point into other markets,” he said.
The awards highlight the resilience and tenacity businesses have shown in the past year and recognise the outstanding international successes that all NSW exporters have achieved.
“The demand for high-quality goods and services from NSW remains strong, with NSW exports generating $96 billion in revenue in 2019/20” NSW minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and minister for Trade and Industry, Stuart Ayres said.
“These awards celebrate excellence in NSW businesses and highlight growth that has been achieved through innovation and commitment. The awards also recognise the important role exporting will play in NSW’s economic recovery.
“I congratulate all winners and want to acknowledge your contribution to NSW’s economic future, and in particular I wish to congratulate our NSW Exporter of the Year and Regional Exporter of the Year, AirPhysio, which is a shining light and example of the innovative businesses we have here in NSW.”
The annual Premier’s NSW Export Awards are delivered by the NSW government, in partnership with the Export Council of Australia (ECA).
“The awards provide recognition for exporters and serve as a platform for their international business story to be told,” ECA chair Dianne Tipping said.
The state-based awards form part of the wider Australian Export & Investment Awards program, where industry winners from all states and territories compete for an Australian industry award – including the coveted Australian Exporter of the Year.
Winners of the national categories of the Premier’s NSW Export Awards automatically progress as national finalists to the Australian Export & Investment Awards.
NSW Winners in the National Categories:
|Agribusiness, Food & Beverages||2GR Wagyu Beef|
|International Education & Training||Global Study Partners|
|Manufacturing and Advanced Materials||Turbosmart|
|Minerals, Energy and Related Services||Consep|
|Professional Services||Metallurgical Systems|
|Small Business||Twisted Frozen Yoghurt|
NSW Winners in the State Categories:
|NSW Development Impact||UOW Global Enterprises|
|NSW Women in International Business||Down Under Enterprises|
|Western Sydney Exporter||ResMed|
|NSW Defence Industry||Quickstep Technologies|