ACBA:2014 finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for this year’s prestigious AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards.



The annual awards, hosted by AustCham Greater China, recognise the success and achievements of Australian businesses operating in China. AustCham greater China received almost 100 applications for this year’s awards.


The shortlist of this year’s finalists reflects the diversity of Australian business operating in Greater China, with architectural, design, construction, education and training, logistics, tourism, social media, manufacturing and primary industry businesses making up the group. 

Westpac’s Head of Greater China, Mr. Andrew Whitford, announced the 27 finalists, across seven categories, at a breakfast this morning in Beijing, attended by the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr Andrew Robb (pictured top left) who is in China leading more than 700 business delegates from Australia – Australia’s largest ever trade delegation – as part of Australia Week in China.

Westpac has been supporting its customers in China for over 40 years and in that time, Mr Whitford said the bank had witnessed some great success stories of Australian companies thriving in China. Westpac has been the title sponsor of the Awards since 2010.

“As a leading Australian bank we understand the importance of celebrating these success stories and this is one way we can recognise the companies that are leading the way in China through their innovations,” Mr Whitford said.

Craig Aldous, Elders’ General Manager for China, and a judge on this year’s AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards judging panel, praised the finalists for their innovative approaches to business.

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“It was a tremendous experience for me to read the stories of so many quality companies that are achieving outstanding results in China and being truly innovative in their approach to business.” Mr Aldous said.

The AustCham Westpac ACBAs have for 21 years, recognised companies that have worked to deliver Australian products or services to the Greater China region. Winners will be announced at a gala event in Shanghai on May 29. ACBA2014 Finalists Mailman web

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*Pictured right: AustCham Shanghai Chairman, Mr. Peter Arkell, with Ms Karen Schuster, Mailman Brand Agent, Mr Andrew Collins, CEO of Mailman Group and Westpac’s Head of Greater China, Mr. Andrew Whitford.

Finalists of this year’s AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards are:


The Business Excellence Award for Business Services
Motion Global Limited
Mailman Group
Transtar International Freight
Flight Centre
Argyle Hotel Group

The Business Excellence Award for Education & Training
CPA Australia
Australia China Alumni Association
Royal District Nursing Service
Brien Holden Vision Technology

The Business Excellence Award for Sustainability & CSR
Brien Holden Vision Technology
BlueScope Buildings Asia

The Business Excellence Award for Construction & Design
BlueScope Buildings Asia 
WorleyParsons China 
PLACE Design Group 
Greater Group 

The Business Excellence Award for Manufacturing
Homart Pharmaceuticals

The Business Excellence Award for Primary Industries
Roc Oil
Sino Gas & Energy Holdings
Lynch Group

The Entrepreneurial Award 
Lynch Group
Motion Global Limited
Mailman Group
Transtar International Freight
Flight Centre


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