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Frosty Boy heats up – named Queensland’s top exporter

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Gold Coast soft serve and beverage manufacturer Frosty has been named as Queensland exporter of the year at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2023 Gala Dinner.

The win for Frosty Boy comes after its revenue in Indonesia doubled, sales in India grew by 200 per cent, and exports to the Middle East rose 95 per cent in the past two years.

Exporting since 2001, Frosty Boy manufactures up to two million soft serves per day at its Yatala factory and exports to over 65 countries around the world.

Founder of Indigenous fashion brand Mainie, Mrs Saunders, won the inaugural First Nations category.

General Manager of Brisbane based medical device company Qlicksmart, Dr Konara, took home the Women in International Business Award.

Winners in the 13 national award categories automatically qualify as finalists representing Queensland at the Australian Export Awards to be held on November 30.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick: “When it comes to the Queensland economy, soft serve means hard currency, and this award is the cherry on top of another exceptional year of export growth for Frosty Boy.

“Queensland businesses are not just competing internationally, they are market leaders because of their exceptional standards, quality of goods and remarkable services.”

The full list of winners is:

  • Advanced Technologies – Healthcare Logic
  • Agribusiness, Food and Beverages – AgTrade
  • Creative Industries – EventsAir
  • e-Commerce – Homebodii
  • Emerging Exporter – Chronosoft
  • First Nations – Mainie Australia Pty Ltd
  • International Education and Training – TAFE Queensland
  • International Health – Qlicksmart
  • Manufacturing and Advanced Materials – Frosty Boy Global
  • Professional Services – Medical Rescue
  • Regional Exporter – Mort & Co
  • Resources and Energy – Phibion
  • Small Business – Genics
  • Sustainability and Green Economy – Paradigm Foods
  • Women in International Business – Dr Chamindika Konara, General Manager, Qlicksmart
  • And Queensland Exporter of Year – Frosty Boy Global

Picture: Frosty Boy managing director Dirk Pretorius

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