AUT Business School
is now inviting e
ntries for the
2016 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’s 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 -$20m turnover

Large Business $20m + turnover

Design and Creative Technology Support

Sustainability Support

Export Support
Not for Profit


The Supreme Award is chosen from the category winners. Previous Supreme Award winners include Advanced Security Group, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Kiwibank Business Markets, Michael Barnett, ONZM; Sir Stephen Tindall’s KEA (Kiwi Expats Abroad), and Designworks.

Important dates for entries into the 2016 Excellence in Business Support Awards:

·         Entries open 1 February 2016
Entries close 27 May 2016
Finalists announced 7 June 2016
Finalists’ Applications close 15 July 2016
Winners announced 5 October 2016 at a gala dinner

Over 600 business influencers and VIP’s attend the black tie gala dinner to be held 5 October 2016 at the Langham Hotel.

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.

Entry forms can be downloaded here or for further information, please contact:
Annie Gandar
Manager Business Relations
Phone 09 921 9999 ext. 5330

AUT Business School
2015 Excellence in Business Support Winners

Supreme Award Winner
Advanced Security Group


Mike Marr, CEO of Advanced Security Group (winner of 2015 Supreme Award)

2015 Category Award Winners
IMNZ Business < $5M T/O Management Services
Joint Winner:  New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre
Joint Winner:  Altris Limited

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

Idealog Business < $5M T/O Technology (non-cloud)
Pure SEO

Idealog Business < $5M T/O Technology (cloud)

IBM Business $5M - $20M T/O
Advanced Security Group

Fuji Xerox Business $20M+ T/O

New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Not for Profit
Winner:  Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
Highly Commended:  The Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand

Drake New Zealand Government
Winner: of Business Innovation and Employment)
Highly Commended:  Plant & Food Research

AUT International Business Export Support
AJ Park

Fuji Xerox Leadership
Stefan Preston (Ingenio)

To view photos of the 2015 Excellence in Business Support Awards gala dinner 29th October 2015, 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

The Excellence in Business Support Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Fuji Xerox logo for web Idealog B on W

ICG logo  

NZBEF LH logo for web
   Drake NZ logo
IBM logo    CPA Australia logo  IMNZ logo

Last updated: 24-Mar-2016 1.58pm

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