Thursday, 14 August 2014

Northrop’s innovation in pursuit of international markets


Originating from Canberra, specialist engineering and consultancy service, Northrop has now expanded its services across metropolitan and rural Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand.

In 2013 the company was named the winner of the Business Services category at the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards, acknowledging their commitment to delivering innovative and flexible designs for their clients.

Since winning the award, Northrop has also pursued projects in Hong Kong, Singapore and Qatar and now has its eyes set on projects in the United Arab Emirates and India. Dynamic marketing and the consequential recognition has been instrumental in increasing brand awareness in Asia and the Middle East.

Northrop’s Specialist Service Manager, Jason Shepherd, recognises the ACT Government and Austrade as major supporters of the company and their international pursuits.

“[Winning] has been extremely beneficial to our company as we develop our export markets. Having the ACT Government’s recognition is a big door opener and instiller of trust in us for what we do and our reliability” said Mr Shepherd.

On the topic of the company’s Canberra origins, Shepherd adds that Canberra is a great place for business.
“Costs are reasonable, services are good and lifestyle allows for work life balance. It also has good access to government and other exporters who touch on defence and law enforcement so the opportunity for partnering and brainstorming is substantial.” Mr Shepherd said

On recommending other companies to participate in the ACT Export Awards, Mr Shepherd is quick to encourage others, stating that “it is extremely worthwhile.”

Has your business had international success like Northrop? Nominations for the 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are currently open and close on 22 August 2014.

For more information or to apply for the awards visit the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards website External Link - opens in new window.

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