In response to the global financial crisis, Minter Ellison made big changes aimed at growth, finding ways to better serve its client base and identifying new business opportunities.
“Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has a clear long-term vision that defines its strategy well. The entire business revolves around a philosophy to “Listen, Care, Deliver”, which is essential to excellence in business support. Although an established firm in New Zealand, in recent years it has embarked on growth and change strategies and the results clearly reflect a dynamic, successful firm,” says awards evaluator AUT Accounting Lecturer Gillian Craig.
Minter Ellison also won the ‘Auckland Centre for Financial Research Business $20M-$100M T/O’ category award. Winners of all the category awards are listed below.
“Business cares about business support, because excellent support behind the scenes from firms like Minter Ellison makes for successful business outcomes at the front end,” says AUT University Dean of Business and Law, Professor Geoff Perry. “This year the standard of entries across the 11 categories was impressive, which confirms that the business support sector continues to make a significant and valuable contribution.”
The Awards, founded by AUT Business School’s Director of Business Relations and Executive Education Sarah Trotman, are now into their ninth year and are the only national performance measure for New Zealand organisations that provide business support. Applications are judged by evaluators from the AUT Business School and the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.
The 2014 Awards were sponsored by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Fuji Xerox, Drake New Zealand, Idealog, CPA, Image Centre Group, IBM and the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.
Image Centre Group < $5M T/O Management Services
Idealog Business < $5M T/O Sales & Marketing
The Research Agency
Idealog Business < $5M T/O Technology
The Web Company
New Zealand Work Research Institute Business $5M-$20M T/O
Auckland Centre for Financial Research Business $20M -$100M T/O
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (also winner of Supreme Award)
Fuji Xerox Large Business $100M + T/O
New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Not for Profit
Sustainable Business Network
Drake New Zealand Government
Winner: Audit New Zealand
Highly Commended: The New Zealand Companies Office
Drake New Zealand Government Partnerships
Ministry of Education - Vocational Pathways Programme
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Support
Joint Winner: DHL Express (New Zealand) Ltd
Joint Winner: AJ Park
Fuji Xerox Leadership
Franceska Banga (CEO, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund)
To view photos of the 2014 Excellence in Business Support Awards gala dinner 2nd October 2014, click here
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