AUT - Excellence in Business Support Awards


Excellence in Business Support Awards

AUT Business School
is now inviting entries for the
2014 Excellence in Business Support Awards

The Excellence in Business Support Awards recognise and celebrate organisations and individuals that deliver quality products and services to help small, medium and large businesses maximise their potential.

AUT Business School believes providing excellence in business support is pivotal in enhancing business excellence in New Zealand. With such support, organisations are able to become more competitive and more sustainable, improving their key points of difference – an important consideration in today’s ever-competitive business market.

Organisations or leaders delivering excellent business to business support (B2B) can enter the Awards across a number of categories:

  • Business < $5m turnover – Management Services
  • Business < $5m turnover – Sales and Marketing
  • Business < $5m turnover – Technology
  • Business $5m -$10m turnover
  • Large Business $10- $100m turnover
  • Large Business $100m + turnover
  • Export Support
  • Not for Profit
  • Government
  • Leadership

Kiwibank SJ
The Supreme Award is chosen from the category winners. Previous Supreme Award winners include Kiwibank Business Markets, Michael Barnett, ONZM; Sir Stephen Tindall’s KEA (Kiwi Expats Abroad), Ministry of Economic Development and Designworks.


Important dates for entries into the 2014 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards: 

Entries open 1 February 2014
Entries close 30 May 2014
Finalists announced 6 June 2014
Finalists’ Applications close 11 July 2014
Winners announced 2 October 2014 at a gala dinner

Over 700 business influencers and VIP’s attend the black tie gala dinner to be held 2 October 2014 at the Langham Hotel.

The AUT Business School provides evaluators for the Awards; evaluation is overseen by The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation and aligned to the international Baldrige criteria for assessing excellence.

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For entry and sponsorship enquiries, please contact

Annie Gandar, Manager Business Relations, AUT University Business School, phone 09 921 9999 ext 5330, email

2014 Entry forms can be downloaded here

2013 Winners

Supreme Award Winner
Kiwibank Business Markets

Image Print Business under $5m turnover: Management services
Stellar Consulting Group

Idealog Business under $5m turnover: Sales & marketing
Plato Design Agency

Idealog Business under $5m turnover: Technology
Aura RedEye Security Ltd

Crowe Horwath Business $5m-$10m turnover
Key Research Group

Crowe Horwath Large business $10m-$100m turnover
Kiwibank Business Markets
Highly commended: Advanced Security

Fuji Xerox Large business $100m plus turnover
Joint winners: ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd,
DHL Express

NZ Business Excellence Foundation Not for profit
Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

NZ Business Excellence Foundation Not for profit large
The Marketing Association
Highly commended: KEA New Zealand

NZ Business Excellence Foundation Government
Highly commended: CarboNZero Holdings

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Support
AJ Park

Fuji Xerox Leadership/Individual
Peter Townsend (Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce)

 Click here to view photos of the 2013 gala dinner

The Excellence in Business Support Awards are proudly sponsored by

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IP Logo RGB for web

NZBEF LH logo for web
   Drake NZ logo  Crowe Horwath logo2  CPA Australia logo  

Last updated: 26 Feb 2014 2:15pm

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