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Envato named Australia’s top creative industries exporter

Envato has previously received recognition at the Australian Export Awards, having been named Australia's Exporter of the Year in 2016.

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Posted 6 Dec 2017
Envato accepts Creative Industries Award

Envato has been named Australia’s top exporter for the creative industries at the 55th Australian Export Awards in Canberra last night.

Now in its 55th year, the Austrade and ACCI-presented awards honour some of Australia’s most successful exporters across a range of industries.

Entrants in the creative industries category were acknowledged for their outstanding international success across everything from music and performing arts, film, TV and radio, to software, interactive content, publishing, design and the visual arts.

Acting CEO Ben Chan accepted the award on behalf of Envato from the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Honourable Steven Ciobo MP.

Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Chan said Envato was very proud to again be recognised for its export success.

“We’ve been an international company since day one – our first sale on our original ActiveDen marketplace was to an overseas buyer, and our focus on exporting has only increased since then.”

“We’re in awe of the global creative community that buy and sell items across all of our businesses. This award is as much a recognition of their hard work and inspiration as it is our global staffing cohort.”

Acting CEO Ben Chan accepts Envato's award at the 55th Australian Export Awards in Canberra

“We’re approaching the $600 million milestone in total revenue earned by our very talented authors who create and sell everything from WordPress themes and plugins to stock photos, fonts, graphic templates and more. Every month we see more of our authors earning a living doing what they love, and that is a very humbling – and proud – moment for us as a company.”

“This award yet again underscores one of our key values – that when the community succeeds, we succeed.”

Envato has previously received recognition at the Australian Export Awards, having been named Australia’s Exporter of the Year in 2016.