Business Awards reinforce Indian resilience

I am happy that Indian Newslink as a balanced newspaper is growing from strength to strength and the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards is getting bigger and better every year.

John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards reflect the significant contributions that the Indian business community makes to New Zealand. I am always happy to be a part of this hugely successful Awards ceremony.

Phil Goff, Leader of the Opposition, New Zealand

The turnout and glamour of the event shows that the Kiwi Indian business community is coming of age. Labour looks forward to partnering with the community to reach new heights of success and leadership in our fast changing world.

David Cunliffe, Member of Parliament (Labour)

Please accept my sincere congratulations on the successful occasion of the BNZ Partners Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2011. The function was exceptionally well organised. The entire evening was faultless.

My colleagues requested me to convey their appreciation for a superb evening’s entertainment. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was encouraging to recognise the accompaniments of the many Indian people in the community who received awards for their outstanding achievements.

I was heartened to see themselves of the wider community comprising of all walks of life and to be able to mix and mingle with so many interesting and diverse people.

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key (who was Guest of Honour) discussed with me the success of the event. Good luck for next year and Happy Twelfth Anniversary to Indian Newslink.

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament (National)

Well done, Indian Newslink; the Awards Programme has truly grown to be one of the major business events of the year in New Zealand.

Dr Rajen Prasad, Member of Parliament (Labour)

The Award Night was very well attended. The occasion was wonderful. Subhag and I were most impressed with the dance performances of Ratna Venkat. All the hard work done was appreciated by people.

Judge Ajit Swaran Singh, Manukau District Court

What an absolutely fabulous evening it was! I was privileged to be a part of this special event. I look forward to attending IBA 2012. The cohesiveness of such an industrious community, the camaraderie and the general positive atmosphere were just amazing. I was delighted to see so many of my friends present, including those in Labour, National and Act Parties.

Patricia Thake, Consul of Malta, Auckland

Congratulations for organising an excellent Awards Ceremony.

Ansuya Naidoo, Senior Partner, BNZ Partners, Queen Street, Auckland City

Congratulations for organising such a successful event, and thank you for being a pleasure to work with from a Sponsor’s perspective.

Angela Hayes, External Relations Manager, Marketing and Communication, KPMG

The food was lovely and it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves.

Paula Harrall, Marketing Executive, Singapore Airlines, Auckland

The team really enjoyed themselves on the night.

Rhona Hamilton, Senior Campaign Manager, 2degrees, Auckland

Thank you for hosting such an enjoyable night. Job well done!

Nickie Bennett, Marketing Manager, New Zealand Career College, Auckland

I would like to congratulate you on this wonderful event and thank you for a very enjoyable evening. All proceedings from start to finish went very smoothly and I support all the positive comments voiced throughout the evening.

Well done to you and your team for another memorable event; may you continue to go from strength to strength.

Vanessa Adams and the Team from Patton New Zealand, Auckland

It was a pleasure to be the Master of Ceremonies at IBA 2011.

David Beatson, Triangle TV

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and have to say that was some of the best Indian food I have tasted in a long while!

Carol White, Sales & Marketing Manager, Stratos Television Limited, Triangle Television Limited, Auckland

I enjoyed being part of the marvellous celebration dinner for more than 700. I found the attendees very interesting – a very different and more eclectic crowd than any other business function I have attended, probably because it does get the Indian business community out and mixing with the standard business crowd. You have to admire the Indian business community’s ability to network.

Chad Wilkie, Executive Director, Ignition Partner, Auckland

Thanks again; Helen and I enjoyed a wonderful evening.

Tony Bacon, Head of Sectors & Partners, Vodafone, Auckland

Thanks for the opportunity, it was a great chance to get out of my “normal” activities and group.

Ray Knight, Director, Talkingtech, Auckland

The venue was great and the evening was excellent.

Dr Claire McGowan, Managing Director, Commercialisation Advisors Ltd, Auckland

It was a very enjoyable night. The East Tamaki Health Care Group was ecstatic as Ranjna Patel won the Best Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Steve Corbett, Chief Executive, e-Centre, Massey University, Auckland

It was an excellent night at a great venue.

Chip Dawson, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, International Business Management Limited, Auckland

Thank you for an excellent night.

John Quirk, Director, Howard & Company, Auckland

We thoroughly enjoyed the function, which was great in all aspects, including the audience, food, awards and management. It was also a great learning experience.

Alkesh Sharma, President, GOPIO, Auckland

Congratulations on the smashing success of IBA 2011. Excellent selection of the venue and inclusion of networking opportunities was an ingenious idea. The food was excellent. The Awards Night symbolised the respect people have for Indian Newslink.

(Kevin) Sankul Kothari, Registered Financial Adviser, IRG Equity Investment Advisers Limited, Auckland

Thank you for accepting our late reservation of seats for IBA 2011. We are certainly glad we were there!

Vibha Soni, Spice N Easy (Winner of the BNZ Supreme Business of the Year Award)

It indeed was a pleasure to be at the Awards Ceremony. It was a very well organised function.

Jilesh Mistry, Manager (Audit), BDO New Zealand

The Awards function was nice and well organised. Congratulations to the Indian Newslink team.

Bhaskar Reddy Duvvuru, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

The Awards Night was most enjoyable and it was a great opportunity to meet a good group of people. The bonus was our table included those from Spice N Easy who won the BNZ Supreme Business of the Year Award, amongst others.

Jeff Guttery, J & J Accounting Services Ltd, Howick, Auckland

It was great to be a part of such a high profile corporate event. We got a lot of appreciation from all those who we met after our performances.

Viraf Todywalla, V4U Entertainments Limited, Auckland

We heard that your function was a Grand Success. Your hard work and dedication has surely paid off. Heartiest Congratulations!

Anita and Ramesh Daswani, Colaba, Mumbai

What a great time our table had at the Awards Ceremony! It was a very interesting and enjoyable night.

Darren Horsman, Corporate Communications Manager, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Thanks to you for a hugely enjoyable evening. I met some interesting people and was truly impressed with all the amazing work going on in the community.

Senior Sergeant Rod Salt, Auckland City District Police

What a wonderful event that Indian Newslink has created! I was most impressed with the heartbeat behind the entire objective. This was such a wonderful way to motivate the people of your community, which in turn contributed to the growth of New Zealand.

Jessica Phuang, Asian Liaison Officer, Auckland City District Police

Congratulations and thank you for a very enjoyable evening. Both Michelle and I were impressed and of course were very happy to be at the winners’ table!
Mike Atwill, Business Manager, Business Banking Northern, Westpac

It was a breathtaking event celebrating Indian Business success in New Zealand. The flawless execution of this huge celebration was something to behold not to mention the men resplendent in their suits and the women beautiful in their sarees.

Arthur Lenssen, Group Pre-Production Manager, APN Print, Auckland

Max Shen Our Editor and I were very impressed by the success and organisation of the Awards Night.

Daisy Lee, Reporter, Epoch Times, Auckland

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