Watsonia Small Business Snaps Up State Export Award
A fast-growing photo imaging solutions business in Watsonia has taken out the Small Business Award at the prestigious 37th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) during a ceremony at Government House last night.
Cornerstone Solutions was recognised for outstanding international success for its photo imaging capture and delivery services that it provides to companies across the construction, agriculture, education, manufacturing and marketing industries.
Cornerstone Solutions’ impressive product and service offerings have seen the business grow its staff by more than 20 people since 2013 – enabling it to record a more than 700 per cent increase in international revenue over the past two years.
Cornerstone is a world leader in image-capture and delivery solutions with more than 1300 photoSentinel-branded time-lapse cameras operating across six continents.
Cornerstone makes the photoSentinel range of long term time-lapse equipment and supports the equipment with a subscription-based time-lapse management cloud platform service that offers camera control, status reporting and a web-accessible gallery of latest photos.
More than 50 businesses entered this year’s awards, designed to recognise the hard-work and economic contributions exporters make to Victoria, boosting the state’s business profile locally and internationally.
For the last three years running, a GOVEA winner has gone on to win the Australian Exporter of the Year award cementing Victoria’s reputation as the country’s leading exporter.
Victorian exports make a crucial contribution to the economy with total exports of goods and services in 2014-15 rising 4.8 per cent to a record $39.4 billion.
The patron of the Governor of Victoria Export Awards is the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.
For more information on Cornerstone Solutions head to www.cornerstonesolutions.com.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis
“These awards are a great way to recognise the hard work of our exporting businesses that are raising their profile internationally while growing their business and creating more jobs here at home.”
“We’re leading the country in small business growth and exports, and these awards give us the opportunity to provide our local businesses with the recognition they deserve for taking the very best of Victoria to the world.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks
“It is fantastic to see locally-grown Cornerstone Solutions being recognised as one of the state’s top exporters.”
“Not only are our small businesses taking their products and services to the world, but they are growing their business base here at home, which mean more jobs and a bigger boost for our local economies.”
Pictured: Founder and President of Cornerstone Solutions, Andrew Harrison, received the award with fellow workers.