South Australia’s top food businesses announced
Food South Australia CEO Catherine Sayer said this year’s winners represent the state’s diverse range of food and beverage products.
“Our state is home to highly skilled entrepreneurs and to businesses of all sizes who are contributing significantly, and consistently, to South Australia’s economic growth,” she said.
The Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneur Award was taken out by Goolwa Pipico’s Tom Robinson and Roger Edwards who Sayer described as “fantastic examples of how South Australia is benefiting from successful entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry”.
“Tom and Roger have led the way to transform an industry, turning pipis from a low value fishing bait into a premium gourmet –and strongly South Australian – product, now beloved by top chefs,” she said.
Nippy’s was this year’s inductee into the San Remo Hall of Fame, Haigh’s Chocolates took out the University of Adelaide Education Award, the Visy Export Award went to Beston Global Food Company, while the Business Excellence Award was given to Beerenberg Farm and Skara Smallgoods.
“Our industry has to keep working hard to be globally competitive, but programs like the South Australian Food Industry Awards also give us a rare opportunity for industry to come together, and to step outside individual businesses to look at how we work as an industry to maximise collaborative opportunities,” said Sayer. “Everyone involved in these Awards, and every South Australian, should be proud of these achievements and the contribution our food and beverage industry makes to our great state.”
View the full list of winners here.