Honey producer vies for exporter award
A MUCHEA business will vie for the title of the Regional Exporter Award at the 55th Australian Export Awards this week.
Fewster’s Farm Honey will also be in with a chance to be named Australian Exporter of the Year and the winner of the Investment Award.
Owner and operator Kim Fewster said this was the second year they had been named a finalist.
“In 2016, Fewster’s Farm was a finalist for the Agribusiness Awards and this year we are a finalist in the Regional Exporter Award category,” he said.
“We are a family business and are the world’s biggest producer and supplier of Jarrah honey which is only produced in WA every two years. We export to China, Vietnam, parts of Malaysia and the Middle East, and I am very proud of what we have achieved as a family and a business.”
Federal MP Christian Porter said the awards celebrated the international success of local companies and recognised their export achievements.
“I am delighted that Fewster’s Farm Honey is again one of 77 finalists in the running for an award,” he said.
“More than a third of this year’s finalists are classified as small businesses with 20 or fewer staff and for 59 per cent of finalists, exports comprised more than half their revenue.”
Together, they generated more than $3.9 billion in export sales in 2016-17, he said.