AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Winners Announced

AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Winners AnnouncedThe 18th annual AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards (ACBA:2010) have recognized Australian companies and companies promoting Australian products and services in Greater China for outstanding business success.

At the Gala Awards Ceremony in Shanghai on Thursday 11 November, eight outstanding companies were singled out as award winners. This was in recognition of their business achievements this year, which have contributed to the strengthening of Australia-China trade and business relationships.

The winners are:
• Business Excellence Award (Large): Cockram Projects (Shanghai) Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.
• People’s Choice Award: The Anken Group
• Judges Award: Soozar
• Business Excellence Award (SME): David Laris Creates (DLC) Ltd.
• Business Entrepreneurial Award: Shanghai Wagas Co. Ltd.
• Austrade Business Promotion Award: Kakadu
• Business Innovation Award: Cochlear Medical Device (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
• Australia Post Sustainable Development Award: The Anken Group

“It was an honour to be a part of such a highly successful awards program recognising and rewarding Australian companies operating in Greater China”, says Ms Kate Pollitt, Executive Director, AustCham Shanghai. “The diversity of industries represented as finalists highlights the depth and strength of Australia-China business. The Australian Chambers of Commerce across the region are proud to support the awards and give these successful companies the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and initiative.”

Twenty-one finalists from across Greater China and Australia were represented at the Gala Awards Ceremony in front of the His Excellency Dr Geoff Raby, the Australian Ambassador to China. More than 250 senior business executives came together to celebrate the contributions and excellence of Australian business in China. They also heard from special guest speaker for the evening – businessman and triple Olympic gold medal winning swimmer from Australia, Mr Grant Hackett OAM.

The 19th annual awards AustCham Australia-China Business Awards will be hosted in Hong Kong in 2011, completing the awards tour of Greater China after they were hosted in Beijing last year.

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