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    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Townsville app proves regional Queensland companies can rival world’s best

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Townsville app proves regional Queensland companies can rival world’s best

    A humble app developed in Townsville has become a global leader – proving that when businesses are armed with the right tools, they can thrive in the global market from any region of Queensland. 

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt celebrated the astounding success of SafetyCulture at the Townsville launch of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Trade and Investment – Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017-2022. 

    “SafetyCulture’s app is the most popular inspection app in the world – used by 9,000 companies to conduct 35 million inspections in 80 countries,” Mr Pitt said. 

    “SafetyCulture is an innovation-driven North Queensland success story which has created a checklist app to maintain safety and quality in workplaces, and generates eighty per cent of its revenue from exports. 

    “The company has gone from strength to strength, exploding in staff numbers from just three employees six years ago in 2011 to employing more than 100 workers today. 

    “That is truly astounding growth and a testament to their innovative success. 

    “Incredibly, the company expects to double its employee numbers over the next 12 months. 

    “The government’s goal is to assist other North Queensland businesses on their export journey, which is why we are launching the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017-2022. 

    “Today I have also announced that we’ll be opening a Trade and Investment Queensland office in Townsville, which will be a key element in achieving this objective. 

    “This is closely aligned with the Palaszczuk Govenrment’s Advancing North Queensland: Investing in the future of the north.  

    “This strategy highlighted the value of a dedicated focus on North Queensland to increase global exposure and access to Asian markets.” 

    SafetyCulture CEO Luke Anear said that 28 per cent of their customers were in the United States, 26 per cent were in the United Kingdom and 18 per cent were Australian. 

    “The rest of the world is a much bigger opportunity for us and, provided we can keep creating great products, then we can reach even more customers,” Mr Anear said.

      

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