Celebrating 20 Years of Export Achievement

Feb 6, 2004

HALIFAX - For the twentieth year, seven Nova Scotia companies will be recognized for their skill and dedication through outstanding exporting achievements outside our provincial borders.

A call for submissions went out today for the 20th Annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. The Awards, presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc., in association with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (Nova Scotia division), will honour outstanding contributions made by Nova Scotia exporters, large and small, to the provincial economy during 2003.

“Export expansion is key to growing the provincial business environment,” said Stephen Lund, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “These Awards allow us to recognize the important contribution our Nova Scotia exporters make.”

Winners of this year’s awards will be featured in promotional brochures, ads and videos and on several websites. They will also receive an award logo for use on their letterhead and a unique handcrafted award to display. Past winners have included Covey Island Boatworks and last year’s Exporter of the Year Award, Oxford Frozen Foods.

“The Export Achievement Award Oxford won last year was a testament to the efforts of all stakeholders involved in making Oxford a success,” said Alberto Wareham, Manager of Marketing and Sales. “The inaugural Export of the Year Award was a special honour as it represented recognition from both government and industry leaders.”

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 27. The Awards ceremony will take place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax on May 13. Interested companies can apply online at www.novascotiabusiness.com/exportawards, or contact Pamela Rudolph at 902.424.6042, gov.ns.ca, for an application.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s business development agency, an organization that works with companies to provide business solutions. The private sector-led agency works to attract new businesses to the province and help those already in Nova Scotia expand through services such as export development and financing.