Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    The Perth Mint shines among a field of gold

    17/10/2015 6:00 AM
    • WA's finest companies and organisations among the winners in 12 categories

    The Perth Mint won top prize in the 2015 WA Industry and Export Awards, securing the Premier's Award for Excellence as well as the Marketing and Design Excellence Industry Award.


    Premier Colin Barnett last night paid tribute to the winners across 12 categories.


    "The award winners are a reflection of the diversity of Western Australia's economy, coming from industries such as fisheries, horticulture, science, education, medical research, software development and innovative technology," Mr Barnett said.


    "The Perth Mint is a leading example of excellence with its reputation for product innovation, advanced manufacturing capabilities and marketing excellence through traditional and digital promotion of its products in a highly competitive global industry."


    Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the 27th year of the awards had showcased the enterprising spirit and successes of the State's business community.


    "These awards show that Western Australian industry is world-class when it comes to exploring new products, technology and markets in an increasingly competitive world," Mr Mischin said.


    "It's vital we encourage our businesses to strive for excellence through these awards.  Winners of the export categories will now automatically become finalists in the national Australia Export Awards and I wish them well in this further opportunity to gain recognition for their hard work."


    The other winners were:

    • CY O'Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology Industry Award and Innovation Excellence Industry Award:  SEQTA Software, Joondalup
    • Agribusiness Export Award:  Austral Fisheries, West Leederville
    • Business Services Export Award:  Linear Clinical Research Ltd, Nedlands
    • Creative Industries Export Award:  Scitech, West Perth
    • Education and Training Export Award:  Engineering Institute of Technology, West Perth
    • Health and Biotechnology Industry Award:  Proteomics International Pty Ltd, Nedlands
    • Information and Communication Technology Export Award:  PDC, Applecross
    • Minerals, Energy and Related Services Export Award:  CSA Global, West Perth
    • Regional Exporter Export Award:  Capogreco Farms, Hamel
    • Small Business Export Award:  Trimble Mining - Mining Information Systems, Willetton.

    Special commendations were given to Stanley College (Perth) in the Education and Training category and Fletcher International (Narrikup) in the Agribusiness category.


    Fact File

    •  For more information, visit http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/
    • 33 entries were received for this year's awards and 16 finalists were chosen
    • The independent judging panel included prominent experts in each of the 12 categories

    Commerce Minister's office - 6552 5600