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

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

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    Awards recognise business achievement

    25/05/2016 8:00 AM
    • WA Industry and Export Awards now open for applications
    • Opportunity for national and international exposure for finalists and winners
    • Awards now in their 28th year 

    Applications have now opened for the 2016 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards.


    Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the awards recognised the outstanding contribution local businesses made to the development of the State's economy. 


    "There are many diverse and dynamic businesses in WA which are excelling in their respective sectors and these awards acknowledge their hard work and talent," Mr Mischin said.


    Western Australian winners of the export categories automatically become finalists at the Australian Export Awards, providing an opportunity for recognition at a national and international level.


    The Minister said the State had a record of success at the national awards.


    "Last year, West Leederville seafood exporter, Austral Fisheries, won the Agribusiness category at the Australian Export Awards.  The company has gone from strength to strength in the past four years, increasing its turnover by 84 per cent," he said.


    "Austral Fisheries has also recently committed to becoming the first international fishing operator to go carbon neutral, in what is further evidence of the company's drive for excellence.    


    "I encourage the Western Australian business community to reflect on their successes and submit an application for this year's awards."    


    The award categories cross a number of sectors, including manufacturing, agribusiness, education and training, marketing and design, minerals and energy, engineering, health and biotechnology, and digital technologies.


    Two new categories have been introduced this year - WA Women in International Business, to recognise outstanding export achievement by an enterprise led by a woman in any industry sector, and the WA Emerging Exporter.


    The awards will be presented at Crown Perth on Friday, October 28, 2016.


    Fact File

    • Applications close at 5pm WST on Monday, August 1, 2016 with finalists announced on September 8
    • Businesses interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of the free roadshows in Perth on June 15 and Henderson or Busselton on June 16

    Minister's office - 6552 5600