We are a private firm, with skilled and experienced team members located around Australia. Our focus is to assist Australian exporters access funding for marketing, and facilitate participation at major international trade fairs.
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Master of Science in Economics – University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Katarina has a global perspective on business, having worked in Europe, with clients in South America, Africa, the Euro zone, Russia and the developing markets. Her role included financial analysis at both company and severing level. Moving to Australia in 2011, she has been based in Sydney and, from 2014, Melbourne. This wide experience underpins her understanding of the importance of exports for Australia, and the challenges we face, benefitting both trade show exhibitors and export grant applicants..
Katarina’s sound financial literacy enables her to understand your business and operational structures which is important when planning for EMDG and navigating the legislation and Guidelines. Her strong communication skills and calm professional approach are key to her success in achieving good grant outcomes for our clients in Victoria and Tasmania.
Katarina was fabulous to work with, you are lucky to have her!
Jane Martino, Shout For Good Pty Ltd – May 2016
Very happy!! Good work Katarina, very appreciative of the work you all do for businesses like us.
Karl Anderson, Red Coral Australia – May 2016
Bachelor of Business (Business Administration)
Associate Diploma in Marketing
Gemma has 15 years experience with Export Solutions, successfully applying her tertiary education in both marketing and Business Administration, to consistently achieve successful grant outcomes.
Her knowledge of the intricacies of the EMDG program are unsurpassed, and she is regularly sought out to resolve technical matters at both the advice level and at audit. If you have a challenging application, there is no one better to call in NSW / ACT.
There was a lot of work involved and we could never have done this without the help of Export Solutions. Their advice right from the start meant that we could plan marketing activities with the knowledge that they would be claimed back through the Export Grant. We are already working on our next application and will be using Export Solutions again.
Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive at Biometrics Institute – November 2013
Excellent service, highly recommended.
James Larsen, K-Line Industries – December 2014
As an Australian exporter of software and a big world market to cover we try hard to both service our existing overseas customers and to look for new opportunities overseas wherever we can find them.
To then try to put all those expenses in a cohesive form for our EMDG claim is a major task. We rely on Export Solutions to do that for us and to advise us in all aspects that relate to our claim. They provide speedy, reliable and accurate support in all aspects of the EMDG claim and without their assistance on the claim we can’t imagine how we would even get to complete it.
Bob Green, Managing Director at Bepoz Global – May 2016
Great job again by Export Solutions. Big thanks to Gemma and everyone involved. Very much appreciated.
Andy Young, Financial Controller at Nine Castlereagh Pty Ltd – December 2015
Bachelor of Commerce – Major International Business – Deakin University
Bachelor of Arts – Major in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies – Deakin University
Since 2008, Lina has been part of the export community assisting businesses to access funding to develop export markets. Lina’s knowledge of the EMDG Act, combined with practical experience of grant applications across all sectors, enables her to provide expert insight and strategic advice on how to maximise grants over the 8 possible applications.
As a person who has established her start up business, Lina is keenly aware of the challenges that small businesses face. She has studied widely, including middle eastern language and culture. She has also studied in Tunisia for part of her degree. Lina’s experience and knowledge enable her quickly grasp the key aspects of your business that are important to grants and in planning participation at trade fairs.
Bachelor of Business and Administration W.A.I.T (Curtin University)
Philip has 35 years in business and the accounting profession, including 16 years assisting Australian export businesses.
- Delivered Pavilions at numerous international trade fairs during the past 8 years to enable Australian exporters to exhibit their products to overseas buyers.
- Coordinated trade events for exporters (13 years).
- Worked on site at trade fairs in many countries including Indonesia, China, Singapore, UAE (Dubai), Vietnam, Germany, USA, Italy, Mongolia, Korea.
- Lead manager of a team providing assistance to exporters around Australia access funding to develop export markets (16 years).
- Project and program management experience assisting many State and Federal Government initiatives across many sectors, including R&D and export.
- Previously (and partially concurrently), 24 years direct work with SME’s and large companies as a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice ( 19 years as a Partner with Moore Stephens)
It has been a pleasure working with you and team for another successful edition of FHA this year!
Thanks for delivering more than 12% increase of your contribution to the exhibition and more importantly, always being around to support your exhibitors at the exhibition.
Ting Siew Mui, Project Director, Lifestyle Events Singapore Exhibition Services – May 2016
Great result… extremely professional service and I can tell you that I have recommended your service to another company that I am involved with, so you will be getting another call very soon.
Nick Chadwick, Coast to Coast Australia – October 2014
Nurziah has 20 years experience in international trade fairs, initially in Singapore with a major trade fair Organiser and also a logistics provider, before moving to Australia in 2010, joining Export Solutions to assist Australian exporters secure space and successfully exhibit at major international trade fairs, particularly in the food and beverage sector.
Her focus on exhibitors needs is greatly appreciated by the many companies she assists every year.
Diploma of Business Accounting
Hayley’s 14 years of international banking and accounting experience, in Australia and the UK, including experience with foreign currency management and sourcing offshore manufacturers for products, provides an understanding of some of the challenges involved in exporting. Based in Sydney, Hayley has been assisting our NSW clients in all industries access the EMDG export grant since 2016, and takes a key role in exhibitor support for international trade fair participation in several sectors.
BSc Agriculture – UWA
BSc Accounting – FMU
Simon’s tertiary qualifications in both accounting and agriculture, together with over 11 years experience at Export Solutions working with exporters to access grant funding, is the solid base for technical, strategic and practical advice to Australian exporters seeking grant funding, and considering participating in international trade fairs.
He is well regarded by the government auditors, respected for his technical knowledge of the grant program, and appreciated for his commercial approach that gets results.
Export Solutions were amazing to work with. I manage a large act and Simon was meticulous in going through our costs and identifying grant opportunities. It made the process very easy and fast.
Anna Wallace, Manager at Melbourne Ska Orchestra – December 2015
The service from Simon was excellent and a terrific value for money service. We would definitely use Export Solutions again – hopefully an opportunity arises to do so!
Barbara Macnish, CEO at Miles Morgan Australia Pty Ltd – May 2016
Thank you for this good news. Please give my warmest regards to the inimitable Simon who really worked so hard on this project to get it over the line. We are very grateful to him for persisting with what was in some respects a bit of a dead dog. It would appear that it is a considerably more low risk and predictable application now.
Steve Mackay PhD, Dean of Engineering at IDC Technologies – December 2015
I first met Simon Norris at an Import/Export workshop. Simon was able to quickly explain to me the basics of an Export grant application and answer any questions I had, and I decided to go ahead with Export Solutions in applying for an Export grant. Simon’s communication was fast and clear, and he set out in simple steps the information that I needed to provide to him. He handled all aspects of the application process and was available to talk on the phone if I needed him. We were successful in our application and Simon’s fee was deducted from our grant. With no up-front fee, commission only on successful applications, and all the stress and time handling paperwork removed, using Export Solutions was a no-brainer for me as a busy business owner.
Wendy Flack, Owner at Couple It – February 2015
Bachelor of Business (HR) – Charles Sturt University
Susan’s practical approach, solid educational background, and hands on experience with preparing grant applications for the last 10 years has resulted in successful outcomes for our clients, year after year.
Her friendly manner combined with solid knowledge of the grant program, means that new and existing clients appreciate her clear and practical advice on planning to maximize their grant, what documents to keep to satisfy audit, and what issues they may face in complying with the EMDG legislation.
Having many clients who have exhibited at trade fairs, and having attended many herself, Susan has built a reference base that benefits new exporters considering trade fair participation.
I would highly recommend Export Solutions.
I found them to be extremely efficient and knowledgeable. They were always available to assist .
The whole experience was positive and rewarding.
Sam Gregory, Polysoft Pty Ltd – December 2014
We have worked with Export Solutions for 7 years now and have always been very satisfied with our outcomes every year. The advice and help from the staff never fails to be second to none. With the right information we were always able to plan our marketing strategies and we knew that our expenditure on this would be claimed back through the Export Marketing Development Grant (EMDG). It has been a big advantage for us to re-coup some of our marketing costs, which has aided us in promoting our business in the early stages.
Julie O’Leary, Australian Organic Meats
We are a family owned business and have built it from the ground up. With the time and energy we have invested in research and development, not to mention the substantial marketing expenses incurred by taking our luxury beauty products overseas, we do not think we would have continued at the rapid pace as we have without Government assistance.
There was no time to stop operations and focus on submitting an EMDG application on our own so to this note, we engaged the services of Export Solutions in 2005 and we have never looked back. They not only supported and guided us to win 8 successful EMDG applications but also connected us with specialists who assisted with our R & D Tax Concession.
The staff at Export Solutions were approacable, their service was simply excellent and nothing but professional and informative. We would highly recommend them as the ‘go to’ specialists for EMDG, the scheme was of huge benefit to our business as it would be for others.
Sheriar Irani, Managing Director at Subtle Energies Pty Ltd – May 2016
Excellent service, highly recommended.
James Larsen, K-Line Industries – May 2016
Josephine has over 25 years experience as a Chartered Accountant working with business clients, including some 12 years with Export Solutions. Her accounting skills and broad business knowledge are invaluable as she works through the preparation of the most challenging grants, seeking out expenses that clients often don’t realise are eligible – resulting in larger grants.
Jo’s experience dealing with the legislation and Guidelines, and her well prepared supporting documents, ensure that issues can be argued confidently at audit.
We realise our last application for the EMDG will be for the 2015/2016 period, and we would like to thank you for your excellent support and services during the past few years.
Prof. Dr. Johann DeBeer, Executive Chairman at List Premier Education – May 2016
Jesse’s marketing and digital communications skills provide clear communications about each trade fair, so that exporters can easily obtain the information they need to plan their participation each year.
His solid formal marketing qualifications, current digital marketing understanding, and practical experience of the mechanics of the trade fairs, combine to provide valuable support and advice to our clients.
With a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law, Andrew has an analytical mindset he applies to;
- Provide valuable support for trade fair exhibitors throughout the booking and planning process.
- Assisting in the preparation of EMDG Export Grants.