26 Mar 2012
AUT University Business School now owns the prestigious Excellence in Business Support Awards, brainchild of business support specialist Sarah Trotman.
Created in 2005, The Excellence in Business Support Awards recognise excellence in the field of business support in New Zealand. Now in their seventh year, they are a signature event that Trotman says provide a unique opportunity for business support organisations to benchmark their performance alongside others in their sector, and to give a mark of quality to their organisation.
Trotman, who has been appointed Director Business Relations at AUT Business School, will oversee the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards in 2012. She says she is excited by the opportunities the AUT Business School offers to business.
“AUT is an innovative provider of business education focused on developing highly capable graduates who are well prepared for business practice,” Trotman says. “Supporting business excellence is in essence what AUT Business School is all about and therefore the awards are a natural fit because of their prestige in the business world.”
Dean of AUT Business School Dr Geoff Perry is proud to honour organisations who deliver quality business support through the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
“These awards are a great way for AUT to celebrate the businesses that contribute to the economic and social development of our region, allow AUT to get closer to commerce, and be a real part of the changing world of business,” says Dr Perry.
“They honour those who work hard to support the wealth generators of this country, and who deliver the very best of products and services to the business sector in New Zealand.”
The annual awards ceremony, which will take place in October this year, is attended by over 600 of the country’s business leaders. The Prime Minister has also attended in previous years.
Organisations can enter the awards across a number of categories, including:
• Business < $5m turnover – Management Services
• Business < $5m turnover – Sales and Marketing
• Business < $5m turnover – Technology
• Business < $5m turnover – Accounting and Finance
• Business $5m - $10m turnover
• Large Business
• Not for Profit
The Supreme Award is chosen from the category winners. Previous Supreme Award winners include The National Bank of New Zealand, Sir Stephen Tindall’s KEA (Kiwi Expats Abroad), Ministry of Economic Development and Designworks.
Evaluation of all awards will be overseen by The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation, including evaluators from the management department in the Business School. Excellence will assessed using the international Baldrige criteria.
For full details on how to enter, please visit the awards webpage.
Entries close on 1 June 2012.