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Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2013 Reveal Innovative Challengers

Thursday 5 September 2013, 11:36AM
By Auckland Chamber of Commerce
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Tomorrow looks promising for Auckland business as an increasing number of David’s are getting ready to take on the Goliath’s.

Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO, Michael Barnett believes this year’s Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards have revealed an increasing number of small companies who are challenging the big players for a place in the market. Through the platform of technology, innovative business models, collaborations and partnerships, these small and medium businesses are adaptable and fast-growing. 

“The Awards this year showcase the successes of small and medium businesses and give us an indication of the great things we can expect from them in the near future,” he said.

Twenty Auckland companies and three individuals have been selected as the finalists for the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2013. The finalists in eight categories were announced on 4 September and include businesses across a wide spectrum of industries.

Westpac has been the primary sponsor of the Awards for the three years that they have been hosted by the Chamber.

“These awards showcase the best of the best in the Auckland Central business community, which is why Westpac is proud to be a supporter of the awards here and in other areas around the country,” says Andrew Smillie, Local Business Banking Area Manager, Westpac New Zealand Limited.

“This year’s finalists are a reflection of this outstanding local business hub, and we’re looking forward to unveiling the winners later this year.”

 

The finalists for the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards are:
Excellence in Marketing Award – Sponsored by Soar Printing           
Auckland Adventure Jet Ltd.            
Envivo Ltd.
SmallWorlds    (Outsmart 2005 Ltd.)
Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd.       
          
Excellence in Innovation Award – Sponsored by OfficeMax                
ClearPoint Ltd.
Konnect Net Ltd.
Localist                      
Manuka Doctor                     
Vend              

Best Emerging Business Award – Sponsored by Telecom Business Hub ilabb Ltd                          
Stellar  Consulting Group Ltd.          
Pure SEO Ltd.          
Vend                          

Excellence in Service Delivery Award – Sponsored by RSM Prince Chartered Accountants                     
Corporate Traveller               
East Day Spa Corporation Ltd.
Porter Novelli New Zealand              
Smile Dental   Ltd.
Stellar Consulting Group Ltd.            
                      
Excellence in Workplace Safety Award – Sponsored by ACC             
Adecco Personnel Ltd.                     
Auckland Adventure Jet Ltd.            
Transdev Auckland Ltd.                    
                      
Excellence in Exporting – Sponsored by Ports of Auckland                
ClearPoint Ltd.                      
Manuka Doctor                     
SmallWorlds(Outsmart 2005 Ltd.)    
Vend              
                      
Excellence in Retail Award – Sponsored by The New Zealand Herald
East Day Spa Corporation Ltd.
Laundromat Collective
Smile Dental   - Sylvia Park
                      
Excellence in Business Leadership Award – Sponsored by Marsh    
William Goodfellow  - Explore NZ (2004) Ltd.
Dr. Jacky Lam – Smile Dental Ltd.  
Elizabeth Hines – Spaceworks Design Group Ltd.