The South Australian Food Industry Awards Program is proudly supported by:
Primary Industries and Regions SA
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state’s primary industries and regions. PIRSA provides funding support for a range of programs and projects and works collaboratively with Food South Australia to support the growth and development of South Australia’s food and beverage industry.
As well as their support for the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program as a whole, PIRSA sponsors the industry-nominated and judged Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneur Award and the Regional Award.
Since San Remo was founded by Luigi Crotti in 1936, it has epitomised the culture and tradition of pasta making, and today it remains a privately owned 100% Australian company. From its earliest days, the company grew rapidly and was the first manufacturer to support and foster supermarket distribution as this new shopping phenomenon became established and grew. San Remo now exports to 35 countries throughout the world, and its local manufacturing sites and mills are some of the largest and most sophisticated in the Australian/South-East Asian region.
San Remo proudly sponsors the prestigious Hall of Fame Award, which recognises businesses who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the food and beverage industry in South Australia.
The values of quality and integrity that formed the original Bickford’s vision remain true today and exist in every Bickford’s product, from their traditional cordials, premium adult orientated carbonated sodas, fruit juices, essences and pure and flavoured waters. Bickford’s focus is to remain at the forefront of the industry through its focus on new product development and production innovation.
Bickford’s Group are world leaders in beverages and foster leadership development in our industry through their sponsorship of the Leader Award.
Known as ‘The Mighty South Aussies’, Foodland SA operates local, independently owned supermarkets. By shopping at Foodland, consumers help support the local community. Foodland SA employs over 10,000 South Australians and has directly supported South Australian sporting and community clubs, charities and schools for 50 years. Foodland SA remains passionate about our community and about providing customers with fresh local produce and a full range of groceries along with personalised service.
Foodland SA continue to support product innovation in South Australia through their sponsorship of the New Product Award.
Food Processing Equipment
As one of Asia-Pacific’s leading suppliers of food processing equipment and solutions, FPE provides total solutions to the food processing industry by bringing together the expertise of the best food processing equipment suppliers from around the world. This ability to supply both state-of-the-art technology and an extensive range of consumable lines makes FPE the preferred choice of many Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Rim food processors to attain global competitiveness.
Food Processing Equipment’s commitment to innovation in food production is reflected in their sponsorship of the Innovation in Business Award.
Macro Group Australia
Macro Meats, now known as Macro Group Australia, was established in 1987 and now controls the world’s largest retail distribution of Australian kangaroo and wild game meat. It is the exclusive supplier to Australia’s supermarket chains and is a major exporter of premium kangaroo meat. Based in South Australia, the family-owned and operated business has a long history of innovation and excellence and have been proudly supplying Australians with quality kangaroo meat products for the past 30 years.
Macro Group Australia has grown to own a collection of companies that includes various premium kangaroo meat brands for retail, food service and export, a state of the art Adelaide based food and environmental testing laboratory and most recently a luxury kangaroo leather goods brand.
Moore Stephens South Australia
Combining local knowledge with the global strength of the Moore Stephens International network, Moore Stephens South Australia is a solutions focused accounting and advisory firm that delivers exceptional outcomes for their clients.
Their experienced directors and enthusiastic team offer full service accounting solutions for small to medium enterprises, large private company groups, not-for-profit entities, subsidiaries of international companies, publicly listed companies and high net worth individuals, and their client list includes market leaders in many sectors of Australian business.
With extensive expertise and many clients in the food and beverage industry, Moore Stephens South Australia recognises the vital contribution industry service providers make to everyone’s success through their sponsorship of the Service Provider Award.
Peats Soil and Garden Supplies
Peats Soil and Garden Supplies takes dirt pretty seriously…and their industry reputation proves it. Improving soil carbon and moisture retention is just the beginning of what they can help businesses achieve, and they have scientists and professionals in the industry working every day to help improve their premium certified products. They produce a wide range bag and bulk products including seed raising mixes, soil conditioners, potting mixes, organic blends, loams, mulches and more for use in pots on balconies right through to broad-acre application.
Peats Soil and Garden Supplies encourages food and beverage businesses to strive for best practice in sustainability through their long-standing sponsorship of the Sustainability Award.
Show Society Foundation
This Foundation was established in 2007 to support agricultural education through scholarships for the development of knowledge and skills in all fields of primary industry in South Australia. Recipients of Show Society Foundation scholarships are encouraged to undertake activities to educate the community of South Australia about the importance of primary industry to the economy and social fabric of the State, and to become involved in the activities of the Show Society.
The Show Society Foundation continues their commitment to promoting the vital contribution of primary industry in South Australia through their sponsorship of the Business Excellence Award.
South Australian Research and Development Institute
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is a research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA and, as the State Government’s principal research institute, delivers robust scientific solutions for primary industries. Central to SARDI’s success is an energetic and progressive team of scientists who create opportunities to position agriculture, food, aquatic and bioscience industries as internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s science programs include value-chain linkages, food security, product integrity requirements, innovation capability and biosecurity.
In recognition of the vital contribution of research to innovation in the food and beverage industry, SARDI sponsors the Innovation in Food Award.
Statewide Super is privileged to service 140,000 members, 18,000 employers and manage over $7 billion in funds under management. As the industry fund for South Australians, Statewide Super has been making super easy for members and employers for more than 25 years. Statewide Super is wholly South Australian-owned and operated.
Statewide Super proudly sponsors the Consumer Award. This award is our ‘people’s choice’ award, voted for by consumers and fans of South Australian food and beverage brands each year.
Thomas Foods International
Thomas Foods International is Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat-processing company, and their heritage and family values constantly guide the growth of their business. Chris Thomas provides the leadership and vision, while his son and CEO Darren, drives business growth.
Thomas Foods will always have deep respect for their South Australian roots – while they take on the world. The company will always maintain their exacting standards – while they innovate and expand. These values underpin Thomas Foods’ sponsorship of the Primary Producer Award.
The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution, centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. Driving innovation in the food sector is a key priority for the University, where hundreds of researchers work across dozens of disciplines, on projects that are revolutionising the food industry.
The University is also developing partnerships to bridge the gap between new innovation developed by University experts and the take-up of new practices by food producers and this is why the University is the proud sponsor of the Education Award.
Visy is a leading, privately owned packaging and resource recovery company, with more than 120 sites across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam and trading offices across Asia, Europe and the USA. Visy strives to create a world where rubbish is a thing of the past and everything is recyclable. At the same time, they are seeking new ways to package the world, thereby making transport more efficient, generate less waste and wow people when they see their creations on the shelves.
Visy proudly sponsors the Export Award as part of their commitment to industry growth and innovation on the world stage.
Since 1981, South Australian-owned and operated Auscold Logistics has earned a reputation for providing genuine, personalised service and customised solutions to the complex supply chain needs of our local and interstate customers. Auscold pride themselves on taking a fresh approach to every aspect of our business to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transport and warehousing solutions. As a highly experienced 3PL operation, Auscold offers an extensive range of services, modern facilities and state-of-the-art tracking and monitoring systems to ensure your product is kept under optimum conditions.
National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness employs around 500 agribusiness banking specialists in 110 metropolitan and regional locations Australia-wide. Using their local and industry knowledge to better understand the unique environmental and economic needs of farmers and businesses beyond the farm gate the agribusiness team provide inputs into agriculture, process, distribution and markets.
Norman Waterhouse is a full service commercial law firm, providing strategic advice and representation in transactions and dispute resolution to a broad range of clients – public, private, local, national and international. With a commitment to providing realistic solutions, Norman Waterhouse offers advice and training in corporate governance, industrial relations, workers compensation, insurance, technology and intellectual property, product liability and property development.
SAALS (South Australian Analytical Laboratory Services) has over 25 years’ experience in the provision of specialist food and beverage industry microbiology, OHS and food safety auditing services, along with expert food, water, nutrition and chemical, surface hygiene, and trichinella/parasite testing services.
The Mitani Group is a family owned and run business, founded by Elia Mitani in 1979. The business is now run by his sons, and today produces a million servings of their famous chicken salt per week. Mitani Products are now exported to many countries around the world. The success of Mitani Group is attributed to its highly committed and loyal staff.
The Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science facilitates the growth and productivity of globally competitive industries. It also supports the building of a strong scientific capability, business innovation and the commercialisation of new ideas as critical requirements for productivity and economic growth.
The department works with Australian industry, businesses, the science and resources communities and other stakeholders, and across governments, to help build a globally confident and outward looking Australian economy through supporting science and commercialisation; growing business investment and improving business capability; and simplifying doing business.
Manildra Group is a family-owned Australian group of companies dedicated to adding value to Australian agribusiness and communities and developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative products for a global market.
Founded just 22 years after the settlement of this state, The Advertiser is deeply engrained in the roots of South Australia and its residents, breaking local stories first, and driving the state’s big issues. The Advertiser and its digital formats have the best coverage of local, national and global news, serving a large, diverse and economically powerful consumer base in South Australia.
The South Australian Food Industry Awards Program is pleased to be working with The Advertiser again in 2018 to promote the achievements of our state’s food and beverage businesses.
With a passion for all things design, Divine Space is a multi-discipline design studio that thrives on offering every client a unique and compelling proposition, galvanising brand personality and bringing visual identities to life.
Divine Space hashelped us develop each year’s unique awards theme and continues to provide full design support to the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program in 2018.
With their finger on the pulse when it comes to the print needs of the food and beverage industry in South Australia, Openbook Howden offers a range of leading edge services providing immense value to food producers through packaging design and layout, engaging and cost effective marketing print and integration with new technologies such as apps for smart phones.
Openbook Howden is again supporting the South Australian Food Industry Awards with all our printing needs in 2018.
Food and wine
Gatt Wines originate from a land of timeless beauty and ancient soil in Australia’s leading wine district, the Barossa. Founded by Ray Gatt, this fine wine estate has attained international acclaim, earning accolades for world’s best shiraz, world’s best cabernet sauvignon and number one ranked wine in the world. The 55 hectare estate comprises two uniquely different and rewarding terroirs, with old vines dating back to 1972. Eden Springs Vineyard lies in beautiful high country at the pinnacle of Eden Valley, while Siegersdorf Vineyard is grounded in rich soils in the heart of Barossa Valley. Striking finesse, seamless structure and great longevity are hallmarks of the estate. Six wines have been crowned with Barossa Trust Marks, an assurance of the highest quality.
Gatt Wines are our exclusive red and white wine partners for the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program in 2018.
Hugh and Molly Lloyd founded Coriole in 1969. Among their vines are Shiraz vines planted in 1919 and Australia’s oldest plantings of Sangiovese and Fiano. Winemaking at Coriole is a very traditional process, yet experimentation is also very much at the forefront, along with a deep understanding and commitment to their land, which includes moving to organic practices on all their vineyards by 2020.
As their website says, “bubbles make every occasion more enjoyable”, and we are pleased to have Coriole as our exclusive sparkling wine partner for the 2018 South Australian Food Industry Awards.
Coopers Brewery is synonymous with South Australia and with world-class innovation in brewing and beer. For six generations, the Coopers family has been kept together by their passion for brewing, protecting and growing the proud legacy of Thomas Coopers’ first batch of ale in 1862.
We are delighted to have Coopers Brewery supplying their quintessentially South Australian brews for the 2018 South Australian Food Industry Awards.
Nippy’s Fruit Juices is a 100% South Australian company, producing a vast range of fresh juices, flavoured milks and other beverages. A family-owned business with a vision to retain their 70 year strong tradition as South Australia’s best known brand of fresh juices, the Nippy’s product range includes premium fresh oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapefruits, tangelos and stonefruit, fresh squeezed juices, flavoured milks, long life juices and bottled waters.
Nippy’s was inducted into the South Australian Food Industry Awards Hall of Fame in 2017, so we welcome them as our guest gift sponsor as well as our continuing soft drinks sponsor for the South Australian Food Industry Awards in 2018.
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Producers of the wildest gins from the wildest place in Australia, Kangaroo Island Spirits was established in 2006 as Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. Founding partners Jon and Sarah Lark make award-winning spirits and liqueurs in the traditional hand crafted way, in their boutique island distillery. Recognition of their passion and dedication include Double Gold for their Whisky Barrel Gin, Gold for their Wild and Old Tom Gin, and Australian Gin Distillery of the Year at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition in 2017. Kangaroo Island Spirits will again be whipping up bespoke cocktails for our Gala Dinner After Party in 2018.