Nolan Meats – Queensland Exporter of the Year 2011

October 20, 2011

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards are presented each year to recognise the outstanding achievements of the state’s leading export businesses and industries.

Terry and Jan Nolan, Tony and Debbie Nolan, Michael and Robyn Nolan, Jim Bougoure , Alix Zillmann all of Nolan Meats were accompanied by local member David Gibson and his wife Alicia at the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 20th October. Master of Ceremonies Phillip Adams AO assisted The Honourable Andrew Fraser MP, Acting Premier, Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade in officiating on this gala night.

We had the surprise of being nominated for three categories on the night, making finalists in two, going on to win one, the Agribusiness Award, recognising outstanding achievement in the field of agricultural products. Nolan Meats were then received the coveted Premier of Queensland Exporter of the Year 2011, the overall title against strong competitors from the mining, technology and other business sectors.

The awards were largely in recognition of the company’s efforts in pioneering the application of food safety reforms under the ground-breaking Australian Export Meat Inspection System (AEMIS) which previously won us the AMPC Red Meat Processing Innovation Award 2011 in August.

Our company focus on traditional, family values combined with a modern export approach has given us success and recognition for our modified accreditation system, as well as diversifying the business, creating jobs and stability for our employees. 

This strategy has helped us streamline our process, saving time and improving access to overseas markets by meeting the stringent food export standards both here in Australia and overseas, benefiting our customers by providing a hygienic product with a longer shelf-life at a lower cost.

“Nolan Meats has long had a goal to gain access to all international markets, with company people fulfilling the meat inspection role,” 

“We saw such a move as simultaneously providing a stronger career path for personnel, and greater flexibility and efficiency within the role carried out by meat inspectors. Most important of all, we believe AEMIS enhances product safety, and that view has been endorsed by international customers and food safety regulators.”

“It’s about building-in quality at all points of the supply chain to reduce costs. Quality and safety are our responsibilities under the system,”
Terry Nolan, Director, Nolan Meats.

“This year’s celebrations took on a new focus, to recognise the remarkable resilience and courage displayed by our world-class exporters after the summer of natural disasters,” 

“In the wake of some exceptionally tough circumstances, the winners and finalists for 2011 showed true Queensland spirit to get on with the job and take their products to the world.”

“We know exporting is vital to Queensland’s economy and jobs, which is why we need to continue to look beyond our borders to grow established relationships and develop new markets. This opens Queensland up for trade with more nations and helps to continue developing our world-class industries and create new jobs.”
Andrew Fraser, Acting Premier.