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ACT Company Honoured for Export Success

Austrade media release

9 December 2011

ACT company, Aspen Medical, has been recognised with the Large Services Award at last night's 49th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Trade Minister Craig Emerson in Brisbane.

The Australian Export Awards, co-presented by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious business award programs.

Austrade State Manager for NSW and ACT, Munish Sharma, said Aspen Medical's record showed ACT exporters could succeed in the world’s toughest markets, despite ongoing global uncertainty.

"I congratulate all this year’s winners, especially Aspen Medical," Mr Sharma said.

"Their commitment to quality and innovation serves as an inspiration to all aspiring exporters."

Aspen Medical provides health care solutions to clients around the world. It specialises in remote area operations, often working at short notice to organise personnel, equipment, facilities and pharmaceuticals.

In 2010–11, Aspen Medical had its best export year to date, securing new contracts in the Middle East and undertaking projects in Africa.

Media contact

Jim Dickins 0424 047 348; 02 93922191 jim.dickins@austrade.gov.au

49th Australian Export Awards winners

Category Winner
Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Award Sedgman Limited (Qld)
Agribusiness Award Longwarry Food Park (VIC)
Arts and Entertainment Award Laservision (NSW)
Education and Training Award Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education, The University of Queensland (QLD)
Emerging Exporter Award Health Projects International (NSW)
Information and Communication Technology Award Codan Limited (SA) 
Large Advanced Manufacturer Award Finisar Australia (NSW)
Large Services Award Aspen Medical (ACT)
Minerals and Energy Award Sedgman Limited (QLD)
Regional Exporter Award Almondco Australia (SA)
Small Business Award MTECH Systems (VIC)
Small to Medium Manufacturer Award PWR Performance Products (QLD)
Small to Medium Services Award Prism Defence (SA)
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