BEST MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Imagetext Systems Global Financial Services Limited Pacific Engineering Projects Limited WINNER Global Financial Services Limited Judges’ Comments: Global Financial Services Limited provides financial services to its clients and works with Banks and Insurance companies to meet clients’ requirements. We found it to be an efficient and effective business with strong annual growth, especially in the Indian community. There…

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BEST SMALL BUSINESS

SPONSOR: FINALISTS IBBZ Accounting Global Imports and Exports Limited Forever Shine Beauty Therapy Hunua General Store Immigration Advice New Zealand Limited WINNER Global Imports and Exports Limited Judges’ Comments: Global Imports & Exports Limited is a specialised distributor of building hardware, electrical and automotive products distributing to South Pacific Markets. The Company’s strategy to be a customer centric company has…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL TRADE

SPONSOR: FINALISTS GLOBAL IMPORTS AND EXPORTS LIMITED Hunua General Store WINNER Hunua General Store Judges’ Comments: This general store was acquired in June 2014 and has been refreshed and refocused by establishing links with the community, redesigning the store, and stocking products more likely to appeal to locals. We commend this very committed and enthusiastic shopkeeper who has excelled at…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

SPONSOR: FINALISTS CrestClean South and East Auckland Grill and Shakes Patton Limited The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre WINNER CrestClean South & East Auckland Judges’ Comments: Crestclean is a contract cleaning business model with a large number of licensees operating in the East and South of Auckland. We were impressed by the use of a collaborative approach with invited ideas…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Patton Limited CrestClean South and East Auckland Pacific Engineering Projects Limited Global Financial Services Limited Link 2 Group Winner CrestClean South & East Auckland Judges’ Comments: Crestclean is a contract cleaning business model with a large number of licensees operating in the East and South of Auckland. We were impressed by the success of their marketing strategy which…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

SPONSOR: FINALISTS CrestClean South and East Auckland Pacific Engineering Projects Limited Global Financial Services Limited Link 2 Group Global Imports and Exports Limited WINNER Link 2 Group Judges’ Comments: Link2 Group provides services to warehousing and logistics companies. Clever systems ensure that well-trained staff are managed expertly and customer service is discussed weekly with clients. We were impressed by the…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION & COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

SPONSOR: FINALIST & WINNER Imagetext Systems Judges’ Comments: We appreciate that this well-established IT company is expertly managed and growing in a decreasing market sector. The management and staff are passionate and committed to look for new options. A key strength has been flexibility and adaptability to continue to provide value added solutions to their leading clients. As a result,…

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BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR (MORTGAGE & INSURANCE) OF THE YEAR

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Mehernosh Kotwal – The Advisor Channel Ajay Kumar – Global Financial Services Limited Winner Ajay Kumar – Global Financial Services Limited Judges’ Comments: Ajay Kumar is the highly capable founder of Global Financial Services Limited. In our opinion, he provides strong leadership and has built a very capable senior team. Mr Kumar is now a mentor and coach…

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE WITH INDIA

 SPONSOR: FINALIST & WINNER Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) Judges’ Comments: This large-scale tertiary institution was the pioneer of privately provided degrees for the international market and is still by far the market leader. It provides MBA courses of five intakes a year, many of who have done preliminary courses in AIS-affiliates in Delhi and Kolkata. We noted that important…

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BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Saurav Wadhwa – IBBZ Accounting Umesh Thakur – Patton Limited Aseem Agarwal – Global Financial Services Ltd Satyan Mehra – IFLY Limited Rahul Sirigiri – Link 2 Group WINNER Umesh Thakur – Patton Limited Judges’ Comments: Umesh Thakur is responsible for human resource strategy and practice for Patton Limited. We were impressed that the HR function has been…

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