HALIFAX, N.S. - For the first time, two companies, including Antigonish’s Tony’s Meats, were celebrated as the 2018 Nova Scotia Exporters of the Year, at the 34th annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards.
Tony's Meats received the prize for Exporter of the Year, over $5 million and Spring Loaded Technology was awarded the accolade of Exporter of the Year, under $5 million.
The awards were given out June 12, at Pier 21 in Halifax.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Nova Scotia Business Inc., as Tony’s Meats celebrates its 55th year of doing business in Nova Scotia,” Krista MacLeod-Tingley, marketing and communication manager with Tony’s Meats, said.
“We celebrate this achievement with our team of dedicated employees, customers and suppliers,” she added.
“Congratulations to all the award winners and nominees,” Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said.
“Your hard work and passion for your business is admirable and will no doubt inspire others to step into exporting.”
This year's awards operated under a revised format, with two exporters of the year and five new award categories to honor a wide array of exports.
Category winners are; Canadian Market Champion of the Year - Tony's Meats, New Exporter Champion of the Year - Dormie Workshop from Halifax, Business of Diversity Champion of the Year - Eleanor Beaton and Company Communications from Windsor, International Market Champion of the Year - BlueLight Analytics from Halifax, and Innovation in Business Champion of the Year - InterTalk Critical Information Systems from Dartmouth.
“The 2018 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards celebrate a range of companies with new awards, reflective of our diverse exports,” Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., said.
“We're proud to welcome a new group of well-deserving exporters to a cohort of more than 200 businesses honoured, since the awards began in 1983."
The Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards celebrate Nova Scotia companies and are presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. and its sponsors. For more information about the awards, visit novascotiabusiness.com/export-achievement-awards.