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Inspirational Elena Gosse hailed by Prime Minister

THIS week the Australian prime minister managed to catch up with business woman Elena Gosse before we did - so this time around, we have followed his lead and once again showcased another event in the life and times of this multi-talented woman.

LAST year, inspirational mother and grandmother, Elena Gosse, graced the March cover of Brisbane's Seniors Newspaper.

This month, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also recognised Elena's entrepreneurial spirit when he visited her company Australian Innovative Systems (AIS).

Last year Elena shared her personal and business journey with Seniors editor Gail Forrer, describing her experience as a Russian immigrant in Brisbane, with no English skills, juggling two children, one who suffers from cerebral palsy.

This time around, with local MP Ross Vasta, Elena showed Mr Turnbull AIS's facilities, specialises in the area of commercial and residential water disinfection technology, and introduced him to its 40-plus staff.

The prime minister commented that small-medium sized enterprises like AIS were "at the heart of Australia's economic future," and talked about their "commitment, courage and determination to keep innovating".

"This is what innovation enterprise is all about," Mr Turnbull said referencing AIS.

Mr Vasta said AIS was an example of an Australian, innovative, manufacturing company who is exporting to the world and a business where the recent budget announcement would have a positive impact.

Elena said the federal government's recent announcement regarding future company tax cuts would help AIS to reinvest more funds into research and development, as well as fast track the further expansion of its production facilities.

"We have always invested heavily in research and development and are currently in the early stages of building a new, purpose-built factory to house our Anode production line," Elena said.

"Ultimately any savings to the bottom line will allow us to continue to innovate, expand and create more."

Queensland businesswoman Elena Gosse shows Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) and local MP Ross Vasta (middle) around Australian Innovative Systems.
Queensland businesswoman Elena Gosse shows Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) and local MP Ross Vasta (middle) around Australian Innovative Systems. Contributed

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