Agribusiness Grows Its Success At State Export Awards

A family owned and operated vegetable grower from Clyde has been recognised as Victoria’s leading exporter in agribusiness at the prestigious 37th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA).

Third generation farmers Schreurs & Sons, who have been growing and breeding their products for more than 50 years, took home the Agribusiness Award that recognises international success in agricultural products, services or technology.

Schreurs & Sons have been exporting since 2013 and now supply its range of premium Victorian vegetables directly to six continents while continuing to invest locally with a new farm, water treatment system and high-care facility all aimed at increasing exports.

More than 50 businesses entered this year’s awards, designed to recognise the hard-work and economic contributions exporters make to Victoria, boosting the state’s business profile locally and internationally.

For the last three years running, a GOVEA winner has gone on to win the Australian Exporter of the Year award cementing Victoria’s reputation as the country’s leading exporter.

Victorian exports make a crucial contribution to the economy with total exports of goods and services in 2014-15 rising 4.8 per cent to a record $39.4 billion.

The patron of the Governor of Victoria Export Awards is the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis

“These awards are a great way to recognise the hard work of our exporting businesses that are raising their profile internationally while growing their business and creating more jobs here at home.”

“We’re leading the country in agriculture exports, and these awards give us the opportunity to provide our local businesses with the recognition they deserve for taking the very best of Victoria to the world.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford

“Schreurs & Sons are a perfect example of how to turn a family run farm into an export success story. Dedication to innovation is at the heart of their enterprise and they should be congratulated.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino

“Not only are these companies taking their products and services to the world but they’re growing their businesses here at home, which means more jobs and a bigger boost for our regional economies.”

Full list of 2016 Governor of Victoria Export Award Winners:

Regional Exporter Award
Australian Premier Dried Fruits – Merbein South

Creative Industries Award
League of Geeks – Southbank

Environmental Solutions Award
Geofabrics Australasia – Braeside

Small Business Award
Cornerstone Solutions – Watsonia

Agribusiness Award
Schreurs & Sons – Clyde

Manufacturing Award
A.W. Bell – Dandenong South

Minerals, Energy and Related Services Award
Gekko Systems – Ballarat

Business Services Award
Shopping Links – Kew East

E-Commerce Award
Swisse Wellness – Collingwood

Health & Biotechnology
Ego Pharmaceuticals – Braeside
IDT Australia (Commendation) – Boronia

Education and Training Award
Deakin University – Geelong

Digital Technology Award
Envato – Melbourne

Victorian Women in International Business Award
Cyan Ta’eed (Envato) – Melbourne

Victorian Exporter of the Year
Ego Pharmaceuticals – Braeside

Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence
Wordpoly – Lynbrook