Highlands company wins major export award
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Minister for Small
Business, Tony Stewart, today congratulated Southern Highlands
company Hot Rock Dining International for winning a major
award in this year’s Premier’s NSW Export Awards.
“I’m delighted to announce
Hot Rock Dining International won the Emerging Exporter award
at a special ceremony in Sydney last night,” Mr
Stewart said. “Hot Rock Dining markets and distributes
its volcanic stone cooking product through distributors in
“Hot Rock, based in Burradoo, began
exporting in 2005 and its biggest market is the United States.
“It also exports to the United Kingdom,
China, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Egypt,” Mr Stewart said.
Both NSW Premier Nathan Rees and Mr Stewart
were guests at the gala awards event last night at Star City,
which was attended by more than 600 guests.
“The Rees Labor Government is proud
to be the principal sponsor of the awards and sponsor of
two categories – the NSW Premier’s
Exporter of the Year and the Regional Exporter Award,” Mr
“The NSW Government supports our
exporters by providing a range of services, including an
extensive program of visits to established and emerging markets.
A network of 10 export advisers across
the State provides assistance to new and existing exporters.”
Mr Stewart said exporters such
as Hot Rock Dining made a major contribution to the NSW economy.
“In 2007-08, NSW merchandise exports were valued at $30
billion,” Mr Stewart said.
“The awards show NSW companies compete
very successfully in the international marketplace.
“As well as acknowledging the hard
work business people put into exporting, the awards provide
inspiration to other businesses considering going global.”
Stewart said Hot Rock Dining International will represent
NSW in the Emerging Exporter category at the Australian Export
Awards to be announced in Melbourne on December 5.
NSW Export Awards are organised by the Australian Institute
of Export (NSW).
well as the major award winners, also recognised on the
night were several companies the judges believe should
also be congratulated for their efforts in the export field
by the awarding of a Highly Commended certificate.” Australian
Institute of Export .