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We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Australian Owned Awards! These awards celebrate businesses that actively support the Australian economy and demonstrate a commitment to using local products and services. We received an incredible number of nominations this year, and after careful consideration, our judges have selected the winners.

Australian Owned™ Business of the Year Award:

This award recognises businesses that are advocates of the Australian Owned initiative and have a strong operational focus on Australian-produced and manufactured supplies and support services. We are proud to announce that Sloanebuilt Trailers are the winner of the Australian Owned™ Business of the Year Award 2023! Sloanebuilt’s commitment to supporting the Australian economy and their use of locally sourced materials and services truly embodies the spirit of the award. With over 40 years of experience, Sloanebuilt continues to exceed expectations in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality truck and trailer bodies.

Proudly Australian Award:

This award recognises businesses that have actively worked to increase their Australian influence in their overall business operations. We are pleased to announce that two businesses have been awarded the Proudly Australian Award this year.

Penrite Oil has been a trusted provider of quality oil products to customers across Australia for almost 100 years. Their commitment to sourcing local ingredients, using local support services, and manufacturing in Australia has resulted in a measurable increase in their use of Australian products and services. From humble beginnings in a St. Kilda kitchen to a nationally recognised brand, Penrite has demonstrated a clear strategy for increasing their Australian influence and supporting the local economy.

Solar Bollard Lighting® has been designing and manufacturing award-winning premium industrial grade solar bollard lights for public spaces, government and commercial applications, and the mining, gas & oil industries for two decades. As an Australian-owned company, they’ve demonstrated a proactive approach in sourcing local ingredients and materials, using local support services, and manufacturing in Australia. Their innovative products, powered only by renewable clean energy, include the world’s first all-in-one solar bollard light, the world’s first IK10 vandal-resistant solar bollard light, and the world’s first IP68 submersible solar bollard light.

Ambassador of the Year:

This award celebrates businesses or individuals who proudly promote their Australian Owned certification and actively encourage other businesses to support certified businesses. We are thrilled to announce that NOGO Brands has been awarded the prestigious title of Ambassador of the Year! Meg and her team have done an outstanding job of promoting Australian Owned businesses and providing delicious, healthy food options. NOGO’s range of Low FODMAP, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free sauces and condiments are made from premium Australian ingredients, and their commitment to supporting local businesses is truly commendable.

Best Emerging Business:

This award recognises recently established businesses that have shown a commitment to supporting the Australian economy by engaging local support services, choosing local suppliers, and sourcing local ingredients/materials. We are delighted to announce that Maker Port Douglas has won the Best Emerging Business award! This mother and daughter duo have created a beautiful space in Port Douglas to showcase the talents of local and Australian artisans and designers. Since opening in July 2020, Maker has supported over 130 small businesses and only stocks products that are primarily made in Australia or by Australian-owned businesses with a commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.

Congratulations to all of our winners! We are proud to have such dedicated and innovative businesses as part of our Australian Owned community. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the businesses who nominated themselves or others for these awards. Your commitment to supporting the Australian economy is truly inspiring, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate and support your efforts.