Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    Recognising excellence in WA industry

    18/04/2012 12:00 AM
    • Entries invited for 2012 WA Industry and Export Awards
    • WA winners entered as finalists in  the Australian Export Awards
    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien has urged local companies to nominate for the 2012 WA Industry and Export Awards, which recognise the State’s high achievers in business.

    “Western Australia has an array of businesses which are achieving exceptional results at home and overseas. This success is directly impacting the local economy through the creation of employment opportunities and increased community prosperity,” Mr O’Brien said.

    “The WA Industry and Export Awards celebrate this success.  They help us to acknowledge and thank companies for the role they play in the community and their contribution to our economy.

    “In return, companies will gain exposure to new markets, publicity opportunities and further enhance their standing among their peers and the community.

    “The State’s economy is continuing to perform well and in some areas it is leading national trade statistics.

    “In the past year, the value of WA’s merchandise-based exports has grown six per cent and is forecast to increase by 10.75 per cent in 2012-13.  This will be a major contributor to the State’s ongoing economic performance.

    “I encourage metropolitan and regional companies to enter.  The awards could help to open doors to significant business opportunities and growth.” 

    Nominations for the 2012 WA Industry and Export Awards close July 20, with winners announced October 12.

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