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Paradata wins export award


Things are continuing to roll for Paradata Systems Inc., a Whistler-based integrated payment systems company that has established itself as a leading provider of secure online transactions around the world. Banking and credit card institutions were not the only people who noticed.

On Oct. 22, the company was presented with a 2001 B.C. Export Award by the Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise in the New Exporter category.

The awards are presented every year to the companies that overcome obstacles to compete and win in international markets, providing jobs within the province and opening doors for other B.C. businesses.

"This award recognizes Paradata as a very strong player in the international exporting market," said. Shannon Byrne, president and CEO of Paradata.

"Paradata has formed alliances with key international players in the financial, processing and payment engine industries. These strong global relationships will allow us to build our export capabilities to large markets in the United States, Europe and Asia."

Paradata beat out Pacific Rim Cabinets and Premier Building Products, the other finalists in the category, for the award.

A total of nine B.C. companies and one business leader received awards in different categories.

Perrin Beatty, the president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters said: "B.C. companies have embraced globalization, and they’ve shown the world they have what it takes to compete and win in international markets. The Export Awards recognize and encourage their success. The winners are an example and inspiration to exporters not just in the province, but across the country."

This was the 19 th year that B.C. has awarded its top exporters. The following companies also won awards.

Sandwell International Inc. – Exporter of the year and Professional Services awards.

Extreme CCTV – Advancing Technologies

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. – New Media and Entertainment

Lunny Communications Group – Creative Partnering

Norco Products Ltd. – Marketing Innovation

Northern Airborne Technology Ltd. – Manufactured Products

Paradata Systems Inc. – New Exporter

Pearl Seaproducts Inc. – Consumer Products

Teleflex (Canada) Ltd. – Market Sustainability

Riaz Meghji – International Business Student

Anthony von Mandl – Leadership Award