Northern Tasmanian businesses were the big winners at the annual Tasmanian Export Awards after taking out honors in four categories at Friday night's event.
Selborne Biological Services from Longford took out top spot in the international health category, while Tasmania Oyster Co from Bicheno won in the agribusiness food and beverages category.
Mawbanna based Blue Hills Honey won in the regional exporter categories with Hill Farm Preserves from Sisters Creek named the small business of the year.
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In a further win for the North-West, the awards were held at Devonport's paranaple Convention Centre for the first time in 27 years.
Other winners on the night included, Lightning Protection International for Advanced Technologies, Scoot Boot for E-Commerce and Ignite Digi in Manufacturing & Advanced Materials.
Beth Mathison from True South Seafood was awarded the Minister's Award for Export Leadership, while True South Seafood also won the award in the sustainability category.
Lawrenny Estate Distilling was named the Emerging Exporter of the year with Jelina Bennett winning the Minister's Award for Young Exporter of the Year.
Trade Minister Guy Barnett said the annual awards celebrate the success of the state's top exporters, with this year's winners continuing as finalists in the Australian Export Awards Program.
He said It was exciting that many of the winners were from regional Tasmania and that the majority of awards were accepted by leading businesswomen.
In a year that saw the export sector perform strongly, Mr Barnett said Tasmania was enjoying record exports which would lead to more jobs being created in the state.
He said recognising the success of these businesses was particularly well deserved after managing the challenge of the coronavirus.
He said many of the businesses had matched the nation's economic figures and in many cases exceeded them.
Mr Barnett said awards Partner, TasPorts had a long history of facilitating trade for the benefit of all Tasmanians and their support of the awards highlighted the strength of the partnership.
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