Beca has been named New Zealand Company of the Year in the 2010 Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Awards.
More than 700 people attended the awards, where Beca took out the top spot ahead of other finalists Ebos Group and Ryman Healthcare.
On presenting the award, judges said that Beca was a world leader in its field, and an outstanding example of the kind of enterprise that New Zealand needed to deliver the country’s economic future.
Publisher of NZ Management magazine, Toni Myers, said Beca’s story was impressive. “Beca represents the new generation of intellectual and personal competency exporter that New Zealand needs to diversify the country’s export base from its current over-reliance on commodities-based income.”
Speaking on NZI Business this morning, Beca’s Chief Executive Keith Reynolds modestly put the success down to “great people, wonderful clients and doing some good stuff. From humble beginnings we’ve been growing, and over the last five years have doubled in our scale. So getting this kind of recognition is great for us. It’s a tribute to our people and our clients.”
Beca, which has reported record profits for the previous seven years, despite the difficult economic situation, entered the awards for the first time this year. Most companies that enter are publicly listed or subsidiaries of multinationals, but any firms willing to file their financial accounts with the Companies Office are eligible for consideration.
The Deloitte/Management magazine Top 200 Awards were established in 1990 and are run annually to recognise and applaud outstanding individual and management team performances among New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations.
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