AUT Business School 2016 Excellence in Business Support Awards

2016 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards Supreme Winners

Cutting-edge food science company scoops AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards Supreme Award

New Zealand business has been celebrated in style as more than 600 guests from the government, academic and business sectors came together to honour the winners of the 2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards at a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel.

Leading New Zealand-based food science company Plant & Food Research was named the AUT Business School Supreme Winner in recognition of its contribution to business support and helping build New Zealand’s competitive advantage for the future. (See below for a full list of category winners). 

Hon Steven Joyce spoke at the Awards, along with the Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and Dean of the AUT Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Professor Geoff Perry. Business students Roshen Kulwant and Adriana Avendano Christie also delivered speeches and Guyon Espiner joined AUT’s Sarah Trotman as MC for the evening.

Supreme Winner - “adding value to our food products”

“Plant & Food Research is a very special New Zealand organisation with more than 80 years’ experience in food, horticulture, arable and seafood research. Its commitment to business support sees it working hard to help industries turn their commodity products into consumer-focused premium brands. The impressive working relationships that Plant & Food Research has developed with industry bodies, growers and farmers sees it delivering world-class research and development solutions to a wide range of private and public enterprises across New Zealand,” said category evaluator AUT Business School’s Julian Kroll.

Diverse business support

The AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards celebrate excellence across ten diverse business support sectors ranging from technology and export support to not-for-profit, government and sales and marketing.

The importance of business support

“AUT Business School takes great pride in these Awards which allow us to recognise and celebrate the best providers of business support in New Zealand. Without business support organisations and individuals, the performance of businesses here would be greatly affected and it’s important that we acknowledge the very important work that they do. From sales and marketing, and helping behind the scenes with everything from compliance and logistics to administration and maintenance, these businesses help keep our New Zealand industries running effectively and efficiently,” said Professor Geoff Perry, Dean of the AUT Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

Eleven years of excellence

The Awards, founded by AUT Business School’s Director of Business Relations and Executive Education Sarah Trotman, are now in their eleventh year. They are the only national performance measure for New Zealand organisations that provide business support. Applications are judged by evaluators from the AUT Business School with oversight from the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

The 2016 Awards were sponsored by ICG, Fuji Xerox, Idealog, CPA Australia, IBM, the Institute of Management New Zealand, the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation, Colab and the Pacific Business Trust.

2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support winners:

AUT Business School Supreme Winner

Plant & Food Research

 

Category Award Winners:

IMNZ Business < $5M T/O Management Services

Advisory Works (previously Results Group)

ICG Business < $5M T/O Sales & Marketing

Mint Design

IBM Business $5M - $20M T/O

TRA 

Fuji Xerox Large Business

Jasmax

Idealog Sustainability Support

Sustainable Business Network

Colab Design and Creative Technology Support

DNA

New Zealand Business Excellence FoundationNot for Profit

Careerforce

Government

Plant & Food Research

AUT International Business Export Support

NZECO (New Zealand Export Credit Office)

Fuji Xerox Leadership

Wayne Norrie

 

2016 Excellence in Business Support Awards


To view photos of the 2016 Excellence in Business Support Awards dinner 5 October, click here

To enter and for sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Annie Gandar
Manager Business Relations
AUT Faculty of Business and Law 
Phone 09 921 9999 ext 5330
Email annie.gandar@aut.ac.nz


The Excellence in Business Support Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Fuji Xerox logo for web
Idealog B on W
ICG logo
CPA Australia
IBM logo
IMNZ logo
Pacific Business Trust logo
NZ Business Excellence Foundation

Last updated: 17-Oct-2016 3.45pm

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