From Local Markets to Australian Business Awards


Red Dragon Organics, a local family business based in Goonellabah has been recognised as an outstanding Australian business and has just been awarded a Finalist position in the 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards in Sydney.

“It feels so good to be recognised as one of five finalists chosen from thousands of entries in the Micro Business category when we are such a tiny business and we place business ethics and sustainability at the heart of everything we do.” – Katrina Patton, Director

The awards judge businesses, looking in depth across the categories of sales and marketing, customer relations, team culture, business planning and financials to recognise Australia’s most outstanding small and medium businesses.

“I entered Red Dragon Organics in the awards after encouragement from other local businesses, Stone & Wood and Brookfarm who have won these awards in the past.” – Katrina Patton, Director

Red Dragon Organics produce handcrafted beverages that are naturally fermented in the bottle, using freshly dug cold pressed local organic ginger and turmeric.

“We’ve seen a growing number of competitors spring up, but we focus on creating the highest quality, premium product that our competitors can’t out-do.” – Richard Patton, Owner

Believing there was an opening for healthier beverage options in the Australian marketplace, farmer Richard Patton took his organic ginger beer from local Sunday markets to a small business in 2002. Striving towards a more sustainable economic model of business, the company supports local farming, processing and employment.

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