Cedar Bay Grilling Company Ltd. of Blandford, Lunenburg County, has taken the top award as the province’s 2016 Exporter of the Year at the annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards, held today, May 26.
“Cedar Bay Grilling provides a great example of the success Nova Scotia businesses can achieve as exporters," said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Congratulations on being named the province's Exporter of the Year. You and all the companies represented today are making important contributions to the Nova Scotia economy and our future as a trading province.”
Cedar Bay Grilling Company Ltd. and nine other Nova Scotia businesses, recognized by their regional chambers of commerce, received honours for their accomplishments in exporting. They were:
-- Authentic Seacoast Company, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce
-- Classic Fine Foods, Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce
-- Clearwater Seafoods LP, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
-- Eel Lake Oyster Farm, Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce
-- Gidney Fisheries Ltd., Digby and Area Board of Trade
-- Pierce Fisheries, Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce
-- Seafoam Lavender Farm, Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
-- Spa Springs Mineral Water Company, Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
-- Woodmaster Tools, Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce
“Congratulations to the 2016 Exporter of the Year, Cedar Bay Grilling, and all the nominees,” said Laurel Broten, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “We at Nova Scotia Business Inc. look forward to working with these businesses, and many more, to build export capacity so they can thrive in our ever-changing global economy.”
At the ceremony Nova Scotia Business Inc. also unveiled its new ConnectNS Export Café program. Launching fall 2016, the program will offer exporters from the province access to Global Advisors in strategic markets and sectors of focus.
“Current notable Global Advisors include the Canadian Ambassador to Switzerland and Cape Breton native, Jennifer MacIntyre, as well as Hollywood producer and Dartmouth native, Bill Bannerman,” said Ms. Broten.
Information about the Export Café program can be found at connectns.ca and information about the Export Achievement Awards can be found at exportachievementawards.ca.
Press kit including access to videos, company profiles with photos, and export facts are available. View the press kit.