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Monday, 30th September 2019

The City of Playford is home to a thriving business community, with an abundance of untapped export opportunities.

For businesses interested in evaluating their export opportunities Ariane Towse, Export Adviser TradeStart in Adelaide North Metro region for Austrade and the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment is a valuable resource.

Ariane is based at the City of Playford’s Economic Development hub, the Stretton Centre, every Wednesday and Thursday to provide greater support and accessibility to local City of Playford businesses.

“I am passionate about international business and ensuring that SA companies are fully prepared and ready to achieve sustainable success in international markets.”

Ariane Towse, Export Adviser TradeStart

“Export is not for every company, it is a long term commitment requiring time and investment. You need to be ready for it.”

Ariane manages a portfolio of over 200 export ready businesses, working closely with client companies in sectors as diverse as advanced manufacturing, horticulture, food and beverage, defence and health.

Typically Ariane advises clients across several areas of export, including but not limited to, new market entry, partner selection, international strategy and export grants. For the businesses in the City of Playford Ariane is also the first point of call and main conduit into Austrade’s international offices and services.

The next round of the South Australia Export Accelerator grant opens on Tuesday, 1 October. The grant offers businesses at any stage of their export journey with matched funding to support export marketing activities, providing an ideal opportunity for emerging exporters to invest in market research.

If you’re interested in discussing your export opportunities contact Ariane on 0435 962 688 or at

South Australian Export Accelerator grant now open

The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) grant is a financial assistance program for South Australian businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.

Administrated by the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, SAEA provides funding support to you at each stage of your export journey. Whether you are an emerging, current or mature exporter.

The SAEA can provide matched funding for marketing activities such as market research, e-commerce development, export training and consulting and participation in tradeshows and businesses missions, to name a few.

Applications for the SAEA open on Tuesday, 1 October and close on Friday, 1 November.

Business Support at the Stretton Centre

The team at the Stretton Centre provides business support services, including mentoring, training, professional development, access to grants and networking opportunities that help businesses to grow and create local jobs.

If you’re considering applying for the South Australian Export Accelerator grant the Stretton Centre’s Business Support Coordinators can provide advice on your export opportunities and assistance with your grant application.

The Stretton Centre is located at 307 Peachey Rd, Munno Para. Contact the team on (08) 8254 4666 or at