Business to profit from valuing foreign students

Wines by Geoff Hardy have been featured as a success story in an article by the Adelaide Advertiser on the value of employing foreign students.

The company’s General Manager Richard Dolan initially hired a Chinese-born Adelaide University graduate on a 3-month contract several years ago, and has since seen exports to China grow to account for nearly 45% of turnover.

They are now growing their Chinese engagement by employing a Chinese speaking employee to work on their cellar door on weekends, and have hired an intern to work on building a Chinese specific website.

“Highlighting the value of international students to a business’ bottom line will be the aim of a new effort to boost South Australia’s export potential and enhance Adelaide’s reputation as a study and investment destination.

Study Adelaide is putting the finishing touches on a new campaign showcasing South Australian businesses that have profited from hiring international students as the state seeks to grow its share of the lucrative student education sector and boost jobs…”

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September 22, 2016