AWARDS SHOWCASE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Apurv Shukla –  The Eighth Annual BNZ-Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards (INIBA) held on November 23, 2015 at the Sky City Convention Centre attracted a broad spectrum of people, including political and business leaders, professionals and others. Among the Guests of Honour were Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay, Minister of Small Business Craig Floss, Ethnic…

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SUPREME BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SPONSOR: WINNER Patton Limited  Judges’ Comments: Patton Limited manufactures and supplies commercial refrigeration equipment. Established in 1923 in Christchurch, it was acquired this year by Beijer Ref based in Sweden and combined with another New Zealand manufacturer. Their company’s highly experienced Chief Executive Officer Sameer Handa continues in an expanded role. It is a credit to Mr Handa and his…

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BEST LARGE BUSINESS

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Patton Limited Link 2 Group WINNER Patton Limited Judges’ Comments: Patton Limited, established in 1923 in Christchurch, manufactures and supplies commercial refrigeration equipment. During 2015, the Company was acquired by Beijer Ref based in Sweden and combined with another New Zealand manufacturer. Patton’s experienced Chief Executive Sameer Handa continues in an expanded role. We acknowledge a well-run company…

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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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