Sauce clients make a big splash at the Murray-Riverina Business Awards
26 September 2018
We love celebrating our clients’ successes and were thrilled to see Flavourtech, Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP) and SunRice recognised at the Murray-Riverina Business Awards earlier this month.
GMP’s CEO Will Barton, who took home a win in the Outstanding Business Leader category for his leading role in GMP’s $30 million expansion project. GMP was also recognised as a finalist in the Excellence in Innovation category for its recent upgrades to include world-leading technology.
This has included the design and installation of a 100% automated carcass chiller system, a 70% increase of production capacity, and the creation of over 70 new jobs, including the appointment of one of Australia’s leading meat scientists, Dr Michelle Henry in a newly created role as Client Research Advisor.
SunRice, which was recognised in two categories; Excellence in Export and Excellence in Workplace Inclusion. Winning the Excellence in Workplace Inclusion award recognised the way in which the Deniliquin Mill team has brought to life SunRice’s vision for a positive, inclusive and accountable culture where all employees are given equal opportunity to succeed.
SunRice was also a finalist in the Excellence in Export category, reflecting the company’s capacity as an internationally-focused, regionally based Australian agribusiness that’s driving demand for its products in premium markets around the world. If you’d like to get an insight into SunRice’s export strategy, check out the business-to-business paddy to plate short grain rice video series campaign, which we proudly helped bring to life.
Flavourtech, which manufactures aroma recovery, extraction and evaporation solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, received recognition in three categories. The Griffith-based technology manufacturer won the Excellence in Export and Outstanding Employee of Choice categories and was named a finalist in the Excellence in Business category.
The last 12 months have seen Flavourtech’s sales (90% of which are exported) increase by 41%. This was a record sales year in the company’s history and was the result of targeted marketing strategies towards the coffee and tea industries in a number of key Asian and South American markets. With 52 employees, many based in overseas markets, Flavourtech welcomes staff from all cultural backgrounds into the team and has established a number of key employee care programs. Staff undertake training courses to improve their work skills and annual monetary contribution to non-work related training is also available reflecting the company’s commitment to growing staff in all areas of their lives.
We congratulate these three fantastic businesses on their achievements.