Multi-faceted consultancy business Rural Solutions SA (www.ruralsolutions.sa.gov.au) is a finalist in the NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence 2008.
A finalist in the Agribusiness Employer of Choice Award, Rural Solutions SA is an SA Government owned commercially focussed business providing services to both government and private sector customers.
It operates from approximately 24 locations across both urban and rural South Australia, undertaking projects locally, nationally and internationally in countries as diverse as Japan and Eritrea.
Customers include natural resource management bodies, resource companies, agricultural industry development organisations, food, wine, and forestry businesses, regional bodies, local government, companies, corporations, primary producers and community groups.
General Manager, Business Development and Marketing Michy Kris said the strength of Rural Solutions SA lies in its people - their knowledge, skills, passion and commitment to the communities in which they live and work.
"Rural Solutions SA takes genuine pride in offering its people flexibility in work arrangements, excellent OHS&W systems and a workplace that both nurtures and develops their abilities," he said.
Considered to be one of the most sought after employers in the area of rural, regional and environmental consulting Mr Kris said the underpinning philosophy of rural Solutions SA is based on its people.
"As a business we have no major assets apart from our people, and this has been a very deliberate part of the rural Solutions SA approach over the past decade," said Mr Kris.
"We offer our employees an environment in which they can grow and develop as highly proficient consultants.
"Our people have a genuine opportunity to influence and lead their own career path, the development of their work team and the future direction of the overall business."
Award winners will be announced on 30 October 2008 at a gala dinner at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA (www.ruralsolutions.sa.gov.au/) is a multi-faceted consultancy business combining economic, environmental and social dimensions.
It has a 100-year heritage of delivering regional services and solutions from its origins as part of the South Australian Department of Agriculture.
Since launched in 1998, the business has undergone a transformation into a consultancy business with a mix of expertise in a wide range of disciplines, associated with the environment and natural resources management as well as regional, community and industry development.
Expansion and growth sees us providing services in an extensive range of new market areas where we have gained expertise and a reputation for quality services, delivered on-time and to specification. Rural Solutions SA:
- Operates in urban as well as rural environments.
- Provides services throughout South Australia, Australia and the world.
- Has regional connections ingrained and highly valued in communities.
- Values our people as the key assets of our business.
- Offers our customers an extensive range of services and combinations of expertise and skills, delivered by people who care.
Michy Kris, General Manager Business Development and Marketing
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