When it comes to entering the awards, if you can get across the line, it’s a feather in your cap. It shows just how good you are – it’s proof that you’re doing well.
As a regional beef producer, we’ve experienced a number of advantages from being involved in the export awards.
Since winning the award, we’ve continued to grow despite COVID-19… and we find that the award is well respected in the international trade community when we’re engaging with businesses overseas.
Being a finalist definitely helped to build our brand profile in the export community. We also made some really fruitful and meaningful connections and grew our network as a result of participating.
As a Sunshine Coast business marketing a wild-caught seafood product around the world, the awards were a great opportunity to tell more people the story of our product and our business.
We had lots of positive feedback about the award locally, and it really paved the way for us to establish ourselves as one of Queensland’s export elite, both across Australia and overseas.
For our team, the awards are a public recognition of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. And being an export awards winner has definitely opened some amazing doors for us.
We used the contacts and judges’ feedback from our wins in 2015 and 2016 to really focus on a few key elements that were holding us back. By doing that, we were able to triple our revenue and ultimately took out the big win in 2017.
As a Gold Coast software company, we’re very proud of the fact that we’ve won multiple Queensland export awards and took out national awards in 2014 and 2017.
It’s important to be part of the export community. We face common challenges, and entering the awards was a great way of meeting other exporters and engaging in that community.
While we had strong brand recognition in several European and American industry sectors, Typefi was less well-known in Australia. Winning the Queensland awards and the national award really boosted our brand locally.
Winning the Queensland and national awards in 2017 was great for our team and good for our confidence. We won against some other pretty cool companies and it showed us that we were on the right path.
Winning the award has been part of our exponential export growth. The credibility that it gave us was invaluable.
The Emerging Exporter Award and Creative Industries Award are testaments to the trust and respect we have created with clients over the years and reinforce that the arts can spark incredible possibilities in our communities.