Sydney startup HIVERY has been named NSW Exporter of the Year, taking out the top gong at the 2022 Premier’s NSW Export Awards, for their innovative artificial intelligence (AI) technology that optimises and transforms retail space planning.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said NSW goods and services are in high demand across the globe and exporters play a critical role in growing our economy, creating jobs and securing a brighter future for the people of our state.
“Our local exporters are innovating, creating jobs and cementing NSW as the nation’s strongest export economy, as we strive to reach our target of $200 billion in export value by 2031,” Mr Perrottet said.
“After launching in 2015, HIVERY has gone from strength to strength, expanding into the US, Europe and Japanese markets, which has resulted in their export revenue sky-rocketing by 300 per cent since 2019.”
The 2022 Premier’s NSW Export Awards are delivered in partnership with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), with 17 companies crowned winners across 13 national categories and four NSW categories.
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NSW winners of the National categories will become finalists in the Australian Export Awards next month.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said one in five jobs in Australia rely on exports, and Awards like these celebrate our local success stories and promote pioneering individuals and businesses across all sectors in NSW.
“This year’s winners showcase the diverse range of businesses and industries that the NSW Government is supporting, both at home and through our global network, to open doors and expand into new markets,” Mr Henskens said.
“We have invested heavily in our state’s global network and we are committed to growing NSW’s export culture even further. By supporting individuals and businesses, such as HIVERY, to access international markets, we can be confident of our increasing presence and success on the world stage.”
ECA Chair Dianne Tipping said the ECA is proud to have been partnering with the NSW Government for 60 years to support local businesses exploring international markets.
“The Awards provide a platform to showcase our winners’ achievements, helping to raise their profile locally and internationally and build new opportunities,” Ms Tipping said.