Winning the supreme award for Rural Women’s Network – Business Awards has been an honour for AgriSea’s business development manager Clare Bradley.

At a function in the Banquet Hall at Parliament, Bradley accepted the supreme award for the Paeroa-based family business.

“We have a dedicated team at AgriSea and this award is a culmination of their hard work and focus on achieving our common goals – making the future a better place to live in.”

AgriSea specialises in the manufacture of macro-algae concentrates and bioactive extractions to add high-value nutrition for soil, plant, animal and human health.

It supplies all sectors including horticulture, agriculture, apiculture, viticulture and dairy sectors both domestically and to the export market.

Rural communities face uncertain times and significant change, it is more important now than ever to come together and create well-researched, effective tools for farmers and growers into the future, she says.

“AgriSea’s longstanding commitment to research and innovation has enabled us to partner with many of New Zealand’s highly accredited research institutes to provide farmers and growers with science-supported tools to improve the outcomes for soil, plant, and animal health,” Bradley said.

Rural Women New Zealand National president Fiona Gower said the AgriSea’s business model and products were epitomised in Bradley’s passion, expertise and commitment to her family’s business.

Seaweeds in NZ hold potential for adding high value products to the economy, Bradley says, and AgriSea are excited to work with science and industry to continue to unlock the potential of this resource.