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Thursday, 25 May 2011

ENTERPRISE CONNECT CLIENTS RECOGNISED AT AWARDS

Six clients of Enterprise Connect, the Australian Government’s $50 million a year business advisory program, have been honoured at this year’s Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards announced tonight in Melbourne.

The Endeavour Awards recognise and celebrate the efforts of industry leaders as they strive for excellence in manufacturing.

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr says it’s gratifying that so many Enterprise Connect clients are now getting great outcomes and are being recognised by their peers for their achievements.

“One client, aerospace components manufacturer Quickstep, achieved the double distinction of taking out the Endeavour Award for Global Integration and was named Manufacturer of the Year.

In all, 22 Enterprise Connect clients were finalists in this year’s Endeavour Awards. (A list of Enterprise Connect Award Winners is attached.)

Since 2008, Enterprise Connect has helped over 7,500 Australian SMEs change their approach to doing business through a range of services including business advice, research placements, industry specific workshops and networking

opportunities and access to business improvement grants.

“Enterprise Connect was established by this Government to help Australian industry transform and grow to meet the challenges of a highly competitive global economy.

“The core suite of services has started the ball rolling and we will be progressively adding new elements to the Enterprise Connect program to provide an increasing holistic service to businesses that want to accept the challenge of the future.

“I offer my warmest congratulations to all the winners”, Senator Carr said.

For more information on the opportunities available, call the Enterprise Connect Hotline on 131 791 or visit www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au

Media contacts: Aban Contractor, Minister's Office, 0457 989 842 Judi Zielke, Enterprise Connect, 0417 276 807

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ENTERPRISE CONNECT MANUFACTURER’S MONTHLY ENDEAVOUR AWARD WINNERS

Award Company

Manufacturer of the Year & Global Integration Award winner Quickstep Holdings

Australian Industrial Product of the Year Hoshizaki Lancer

Safety Scheme of the Year Australian Paper Maryvale

Australian Steel Innovation Award J. Smith & Sons

Lifetime Achievement Award Major Furnace Engineering

Manufacturer’s Monthly’s 50th Anniversary Award ANCA

Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award Colit Pty Ltd t/a Integra Systems