Waitakere's cream of the crop

Tuesday 20 October 2009, 4:27PM
By Waitakere City Council


Waitakere City Council's West Wave Aquatic Centre made a splash at the 2009 Westpac Waitakere Business Awards, judged best large business in the city.


West Wave assistant manager Mary Crosbie says that management and staff are delighted to have won the Douglas Pharmaceuticals Best Large Business Award.


“West Wave has proved itself to be a leader in the aquatics industry over the last two years, winning a host of awards including Best Swim School Promoter for 2008 and 2009, Drake International Employer of Choice in 2008, and the New Zealand Recreation Association Pool of the Year Award 2008,” she says.


The judges noted that West Wave is one of the “finest integrated lifestyle centres” in Australasia – providing an "absolute focus on customer satisfaction, expanding the product range, detailed systemisation of all processes and constant upskilling of staff".


Other winners at the Awards were:


Westpac Supreme Award: The Professional Bar & Restaurant School

Ritchies Transport Young Business Person of the Year Award Rob Wakelin, General Manager, Piha Surf Life Saving Centre

Babich Wines Export Business Award: New Zealand School of Education

Corban Revell Best Small Business Award: Belly Beyond.

Unitec Innovation in Business Award: Freeview Shop.

Airpro Marketing Excellence Award: Te Henga The Westie

Drake International Employer of Choice Award Face & Body Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Clinic

Bush and Beach Tourism and Leisure Sector Award: Lincoln Green Hotel and Conference Centre

The Trusts Best Hospitality Business Award: The Professional Bar and Restaurant School.

Unitec Community and Volunteer Sector Best Practice Award: WALSH Trust