Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Trade, Adam Brooks MHA, said he had been delighted to present the state award to Reid Fruits. The business also took out the Agribusiness of the Year award.
"Reid Fruits is one of Australia's largest cherry exporters and employs more than 80 people in regional Tasmania," Mr Brooks said. "They have recently modernised their cherry picking facility in the Huon Valley with the latest fibre optical and infrared packing equipment. This innovation and strategy has allowed the company to deliver premium quality cherries to over 20 different export destinations, meeting the specific consumer and cultural expectation of each market," he said.
The 2014 Tasmanian Export Awards were run by the Tasmanian Government’s Department of State Growth. All category winners progress to the Australian Export Awards presentation in Sydney next month.