Excellence in exports
GYMPIE family-owned meat processor Nolan Meats has won the Excellence in Agribusiness - Export Award sponsored by Monash University at the NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence.
The awards, now in their 17th year, are the premier agribusiness awards in Australia that celebrate the achievements of the sector.
Winners were announced at a gala event in Melbourne, on Thursday night. The Agribusiness Awards for Excellence aims to help the sector fully realise its potential by fostering and highlighting excellence, innovation and leadership.
Like many Queensland businesses, Nolan Meats has been operating in an environment challenged by consecutive summers of natural disasters, sensitive international market access requirements and a backdrop of ongoing global economic uncertainty.
"It becomes especially challenging and demanding on resources when you are also trying to pioneer new systems, so this recognition is just fantastic for us," said director Terry Nolan, who accepted the award.
Being named the winner of the Agribusiness Export Award recognizes the global leadership position Nolan Meats has achieved through the focus on family values, innovation and traditional quality product combined with a modern exporting approach.
Nolan Meats was the first meat processor in Australia to operate under the Australian Export Meat Inspection System, which ushered in a new era of self-accountability for meat processors producing higher quality food safety outcomes and at the same time minimizing the burden of the full cost recovery of government charges on industry.