Hendy Cowan

Hendy Cowan


    Industry and Export Award winners announced

    6/10/2000 10:00 PM

    Two billion-dollar exporters, Austal Ships and Woodside Energy, are among this year’s winners in the Western Australian Industry and Export awards announced tonight.

    But small companies also scored. Dual awards went to Osborne Park radio technology firm, Q-Mac Electronics, whose marketing department of just three people services 40 countries.

    Other awards were taken out by highly innovative businesses including wheat-filled toy maker, Hotbods Creatures of Belmont, maritime safety trainers, Marine and Offshore Group of Nedlands and business software manufacturer Lasata of West Perth.

    Commerce and Trade Minister Hendy Cowan said this year’s winners reflected the skills and passions of Australia today. For example, the builders of the Northbridge Tunnel, the Baulderstone Clough joint venture, received the prize for engineering and the developers and promotors of the Olympic coin and medal collection, Gold Corporation, were acclaimed for outstanding marketing success.

    “Western Australia now earns $25 billion annually in exports,” the Minister said.

    “Manufacturing has lifted its share by 11 per cent in the past year.”

    Mr Cowan said the award winners employed tens of thousands of Western Australians, with an increasing number in the export-focused services sector.

    For the second consecutive year the agribusiness export award was won by Manjimup Coolstores Syndicate and the education award by Curtin University of Technology.

    The inaugural export award for arts and entertainment was given to West Perth’s CVA Film and Television, a program maker to Asian and other global media outlets.

    Mr Cowan presented the Premier’s award for overall performance to Austal Ships, which took out other awards for design and large manufacturing exports.

    The Industry and Export Awards are sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Trade, Austrade, The West Australian, Hamersley Iron, BankWest Business, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, KPMG and Telstra.

    The awards were presented at a gala event held at the Burswood Ballroom.

    Winner in 2000 WA Industry and Export Awards

    C Y O’Connor Award for Engineering Excellence
    Baulderstone Clough Joint Venture (Perth)
    Contact: Darryl Thomas
    Manager Marketing Services
    Clough group
    Tel: 9281 9339
    Email: darryl.thomas@clough.com.au

    WA Design Award, Large Manufacturers Export Award
    and Premier’s Award
    Austal Ships Pty Ltd
    Contact: Chris Norman
    Director, Sales
    Tel: 9410 1111
    Email: marketing@austal.com

    Marketing Award
    Gold Corporation
    East Perth
    Contact: Ms Alison Puchy
    Manager, Public Affairs
    Tel: 9421 7203,
    Email: apuchy@goldcorp.com.au

    Research and Development Award
    Small to Medium Manufactuers Export Award
    Q-Mac Elecronics
    Osborne Park
    Contact: Elizabeth Natta
    Marketing Director
    Tel: 9204 2444
    Email: sales @qmac.com

    Emerging Exporter Award
    Hotbods Creatures Pty Ltd
    Contact: Susy Griffiths
    Managing Director
    Tel: 9478 4004
    E-mail: hotbods@tpg.com.au

    Agribusiness Export Award
    Manjimup Coolstores Syndicate Ltd
    Contact: Don Geare, Managing Director
    Tel: 9771 1344
    Email: msci@bigpond.com

    Arts and Entertainment Export Award
    CVA Film and Television
    West Perth
    Contact: Derek Longhurst
    Executive Producer
    Tel: 9481 6077
    Email: derek@cva.com.au

    Education Export Award
    Curtin University of Technology
    Contact: Professor John Milton-Smith,
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Curtin International
    Tel: 9266 4288
    E-mail: miltonsj@resources.curtin.edu.au

    Information Industries Award
    Lasata Pty Ltd
    West Perth
    Contact: Peter Monaghan
    Tel: 9322 3840
    Email: lasata@lasata.com.au

    Minerals and Energy Export Award
    Woodside Energy Ltd
    Contact: Ms Imelda Cotton
    External Affairs Advisor
    Tel: 9348 4841
    Email: imelda.cotton@woodside.com.au

    Services Export Award
    Marine and Offshore Group Pty Ltd
    Contact: Rick Parish
    Managing Director
    Tel: 9328 2166
    E-mail: rparish@mando.com.au

    Media inquiries: Peter Jackson (Minister’s office) 9222 9595