Canberra firm takes off in Texas

9 October 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

Canberra Business Chamber congratulates Aspen Medical on its launch today of a 24-hour ambulance service across Maverick County, Texas.

“Aspen Medical was founded in the ACT in 2003 and has since grown to be a major international player. It has shown how successful Canberra businesses can be both at home and overseas,” Canberra Business Chamber CEO, Robyn Hendry praised.

Ms Hendry is in the United States on a Trade Mission with a range of business representatives from Canberra including Aspen Medical Executive Director, Glenn Keys and ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.

“Aspen Medical is already doing well in the United States and it plans to extend its ambulance service operation across other counties,” Ms Hendry said.

“During our time in the United States, all the local businesses over here with us have been well received and I believe a number of opportunities for ACT businesses could emerge from this trip.”

The ACT Trade Mission runs from 4-9 October 2015. Twenty six local companies along with the Chief Minister and representatives from Canberra Business Chamber and Invest Canberra have visited San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Austin.

Activities during the mission have included briefings on doing business in particular markets, such as the tech-focused Silicon Valley; visits to meet with and network with US-based companies, including Microsoft; and roundtables on topics like renewable energy.

“The mission has been very successful and it is a nice bonus that we could be here to mark this milestone with Aspen Medical,” Ms Hendry said.

In addition to Aspen Medical, other ACT-based companies taking part in the Trade Mission include:

  • eReflect
  • Intelledox
  • eWay
  • Delv
  • Ecospectral
  • Made for.me
  • Centre for Internet Security
  • iSimulate
  • Mobflic
  • Power Saving Centre
  • Mineral Carbonation International
  • Link Digital
  • Fysh iPhone Development
  • IT Power
  • DAMsmart
  • Supply Electrics
  • HLS Vehicle Customisation
  • Clarus Technologies
  • CBR Innovation Network