Governor of Victoria Export Awards
The Victorian Government is urging local health sciences companies to nominate for the prestigious Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA).
Now in their 33rd year, the Awards recognise the skill, achievement and contribution made by Victorian exporters of all sizes and across all industry sectors.
Melbourne-based biotechnology company Acrux scooped the 2010 Awards, taking out the prestigious Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence Award and the Large Services Export Award.
Acrux has made a name for itself developing and commercialising a range of patented, fast-drying and invisible pharmaceutical sprays and liquids that deliver medicine transdermally into the bloodstream.
The company’s commercial focus is entirely on export markets, which has led to collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies and exports to the USA, South Korea, South Africa and Switzerland.
Acrux CEO Richard Treagus said winning the Awards had provided great recognition for his small, highly skilled team.
“The Awards followed an extremely successful year for the company and were further testimony to its hard work and dedication (of staff) since inception just over ten years ago,” he said.
The Governor of Victoria Export Awards are part of a national program. All States and territories run their own programs with the state winners of each category automatically qualifying as finalists in the National Export Awards.
The award categories for 2012 include:
- Arts and Entertainment
- Education and Training
- Emerging Exporter
- Information and Communication Technology
- Large Advanced Manufacturer
- Large Services
- Minerals and Energy
- Regional Exporter
- Small Business
- Small to Medium Manufacturer
- Small to Medium Services.
Applications for the Awards close on 16 July, 2012, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Government House on 16 October.