Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Expert initiative to help grow food and beverage businesses

    5/10/2018 10:35 AM
    • 'Expert for a Day' initiative to help competitive premium food and beverage businesses around the State
    • Part of the McGowan Government's commitment to growing jobs in premium food 

    The McGowan Government is backing growing premium food and beverage producers around the State through an initiative to help businesses access specialist expertise.


    Regional businesses from Carnarvon to Denmark will benefit from the first round of expert assistance under the 'Expert for a Day' business support initiative.


    Businesses have each been awarded vouchers valued up to $2,000 to engage professionals to work with them on enterprise growth initiatives identified in their business plans.


    The first round of recipients include:

    • Happs Wines, Quindalup;
    • Sweeter Banana Co-Operative Limited, Carnarvon;
    • Clairault Streicker Wines, Wilyabrup;
    • Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Naturaliste;
    • Australian Grown Superfoods Pty Ltd (Three Farmers), Narrogin;
    • Whicher Ridge Wines, Chapman Hill; and
    • The Lakehouse, Denmark. 

    Further applications from premium 'value-add' food and beverage producers and processors are encouraged under the program.


    Businesses can register their interest online to participate in the 'Expert for a Day' program. More information is available from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's website at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "WA has some of the highest quality fresh produce in the world, but we lag behind the rest of the country in food and beverage production.


    "Expert for a Day is part of a suite of programs aimed at supporting Western Australian business producing premium value-added products, particularly where we have identified high-growth, high-value markets.


    "The first round of recipients are using their vouchers on everything from e-commerce planning to packing and labelling consulting, giving our growing businesses the best possible chance at taking on the world."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200