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THE South Australian Premier's Food
Industry Awards are now open to
any business involved in the food
industry. With a new award for small
enterprises it's a great chance for local
businesses to shine.
The expansion of the entry criteria
reflects the important role played by
producers, suppliers, distributors,
retailers and service providers in
achieving SA's reputation in food
And if entering awards feels like
another bunch of paperwork, consider
this - past winners and finalists are
leveraging their involvement to market
to their customers, both domestically
Owner of the Australian Caper
Company Jonathon Trewartha was a
finalist in two categories last year. He
says being recognised as a finalist or
winner in the awards sets a standard for
"The external, objective endorsement
of awards makes it easier to prove to
people you've got a great product,"
"The Premier's Food Industry Awards
are an integral part of my business. It
make you focus on what is important to
consumers, such as environmental
sustainability and quality control.
"It helped me lift my head above the
day-to-day operations and think more
strategically about continuous
The Australian Caper Company
produces caper buds, caperberries, caper
salt and a range of sauces for the food
service and retail markets.
"As a business owner it is comforting
to have someone come in and review
what you are doing. It gives recognition
you're going in the right direction,"
"The application process is not
onerous - and all businesses have a good
chance of winning if you are passionate,
unique and believe in yourself and your
This year, there is a new category for
small businesses, recognising their
continued improvement and growth.
"The new small business award
category is fantastic. Luckily for me, I've
been able to compete with, and be
recognised with much larger businesses."
For businesses wanting help with the
application process,The Write
Alternative's Lee Welch is offering a
special rate as part of her support for the
Lee can help prepare, edit, format and
proof the application and award winners
who take up this offer can also take
advantage of a special winner's media
package, including writing, distribution
and media liaison to help spread the
word about their success.
Applications for the awards are open
until July 23. Winners will be announced
at a gala dinner on Friday, November 5.
SA awards point to
Applications open until July 23
Local businesses get chance to shine
Past winners, finalists leverage
Need to know more:
HELPING FOCUS: Owner of the
Australian Caper Company
Jonathon Trewartha was a finalist in
two categories last year. He says
being recognised through the
awards sets a standard for his
product. "It is comforting to have
someone come in and review
what you are doing. It gives
recognition you're going in the
right direction," he said.
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