PROMINENT WA beef processor EG Green and Sons has won the prestigious Food Processing Industry Award at the Australian National Training Awards (ANTA). The industry awards recognise excellence and commitment to training across the broad spectrum of Australian industry and are part of the Employer of the Year Award, which the processing company was also in line for. EG Green and Sons was acknowledged for its commitment to the skills and development of its employees, with ANTA chairman Stuart Hornery recognising the WA family-owned company as one of the champions of learning. "EG Green and Sons' commitment to achieving excellence is enhancing the work skills of all Australians and helping create more competitive enterprises," he said. With rapid changes in the meat processing industry, including the increase in live shipping and globalisation of markets, EG Greens and Sons has recognised the need for employees to be equipped to handle a fluid environment. It has become a registered training provider to help employees gain formal skills recognition and nationally recognised qualifications. EG Green and Sons training manager Tony Bandera said the company was pleased with the win, to be publicly recognised for its achievements and efforts in training. "We're very excited about it and it's a terrific achievement, which is wonderful," he said. But Mr Bandera said it was by no means the end of the training, "but just the beginning, as there's still a lot of things we want to do". The company currently exports 60 per cent of its product and a high standard of performance is maintained through stringent training programs and quality measures.