Agrifood and beverage voucher program - successful recipients

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Agrifood and beverage voucher program comprised of two streams to support small to medium enterprises (SME’s) who are value adding to the State’s raw agricultural produce. It aims to increase business resilience and sustainability; competiveness and scale; export preparedness, and; to assist develop strategies to capture market opportunities and overcome challenges.

Twenty-eight businesses received vouchers totalling $252 000 to support access to professional services to help increase jobs, facilitate growth, diversification and expansion, and research technological solutions to improve efficiency and resolve digital problems.

The two streams of the voucher program are:

  1. Stream 1 provided vouchers to support contracting of professional consultancy services in one or more of the following six categories: Business planning, Quality assurance, Market positioning, Technology and digital advisory, Export capability development and Technical expertise. These vouchers valued up to $10 000 were made available on a dollar for dollar co-contribution basis.
  2. Stream 2 provided travel assistance vouchers of up to $2000 to businesses for reimbursement of national or international travel to investigate ag-tech or food-tech manufacturing technologies that can demonstrate improved productivity. These vouchers were also made available on a dollar for dollar co-contribution basis.

Congratulations to the recipients listed in Table 1.

Agrifood and beverage voucher program - successful recipients
Recipient Product/s Region Work being performed Value of voucher ($)
Hoochery Distillery Rum Kimberley

1. Quality assurance

2. Technical expertise

3. Travel

$17 000
Cowaramup Brewing Company Craft beer South West

1. Business planning

2. Market positioning

3. Technical expertise

$15 000
Bahen & Co Pty Ltd Specialty chocolates South West 1. Technical expertise $1320
Blue Ridge Marron Marron, Trout South West 1. Export capability development $880
Chef's Delight Readymade meals Metro 1. Technology and digital advisory $5362.50
Core Cider House & Orchards Craft cider Metro 1. Market positioning $9500
Outback Beef Beef jerky Pilbara

1. Market positioning

2. Technical expertise

3. Export capability development

$6000
Raw Life Juice Juice, Ice poles South West 1. Quality assurance $2000
Great Southern Truffles Truffle products Metro

1. Business planning

2. Market positioning

3. Technology and digital advisory

$29 275
Stonebarn Truffle products South West 1. Travel $2000
Ocean Grown Abalone Ltd Abalone South West 1. Business planning $9000
Wills Domain Pty Ltd Wine South West

1. Business planning

2. Market positioning

3. Export capability development

$20 000
Blind Corner Pty Ltd Organic wine South West 1. Technical expertise $2995
Old Young's Distillery Vodka/Gin Metro 1. Market positioning $4500
Simmo's Icecreamery Pty Ltd Ice cream South West 1. Quality assurance $2310
Kimberley Meat Company Pty Ltd Beef Kimberley 1. Technology and digital advisory $10 000
Eagle Bay Brewing Co Pty Ltd Craft beef South West 1. Technical expertise $10 000
Deep Woods Estate Wine South West 1. Technology and digital advisory $10 000
Cullen Wines (Australia) Pty Ltd Organic wine South West 1. Technical expertise $8100
I Pastai Fresh pasta and sauces Metro

1. Business planning

2. Market positioning

$19 000
Crunch Preserves Chutney, jam, pickles South West

1. Travel

$550
Má Là Dumplings Margaret River Dumplings South West

1. Quality assurance

2. Market positioning

3. Technical expertise

$4475
Dorper Lamb Pty Ltd Lamb South West

1. Market positioning

2. Export capability development

3. Travel

$12 000
The Lake House Denmark Pty Ltd Wine, vinofood Great Southern 1. Market positioning $7975
Forest Fresh Honey (Sumico (WA) Pty Ltd) Honey Metro

1. Technology and digital advisory

2. Export capability development

$1650
Margaret River Kombucha Co Pty Ltd Kombucha South West

1. Business planning

2. Technical expertise

$17500
Credaro Holdings Pty Ltd Wine South West

1. Market positioning

2. Export capablity development

$20 000
Forestland Springs Spring water South West

1. Quality assurance

2. Market positioning

$3650

 

Contact information

Food Industry Innovation
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