Finalists for the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2023 have been announced at an event at Frosty Boy’s factory on the Gold Coast.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and trade minister Cameron Dick were at the announcement at the company’s Yatala site on Wednesday.
This year 43 companies will contest 15 categories, with the Queensland Exporter of the Year selected from winners in each category. (A full list of finalists is reproduced below.)
Food and beverage powder manufacturer Frosty Boy is an export success story, shipping to over 65 countries, and is a finalist in two categories this year.
“Being named as a finalist in the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is a great honour,” said the company’s Managing Director, Dirk Pretorius.
“Frosty Boy’s global expansion has been remarkable, our commitment to research and development has allowed us to identify trends before they become trends and quickly pivot our business accordingly.”
According to Trade and Investment Queensland, the state saw a record number of applications, with more than any other state or territory. Winners in the 33rd year of the competition will be announced at gala event on October 18 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“With its focus on innovation, Frosty Boy is a great example of what the Export Awards are all about,” added Dick.
“It’s important that the dedication and ingenuity of Queensland’s export businesses is recognised through these awards.”
Picture: credit www.tiq.qld.gov.au
Agribusiness, Food and Beverages
International Education and Training
Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
Resources and Energy
Sustainability and Green Economy
Women in International Business