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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BEST BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

SPONSOR: FINALISTS Diana Kotwal – The Advisor Channel Shivani Arora – India Gate Restaurant Jaya Sirigiri – Link 2 Group Ronita Sharma – Forever Shine Beauty Therapy Rajnish Sen – Pacific Engineering Projects Ltd WINNER Ronita Sharma – Forever Shine Beauty Therapy Judges’ Comments: Ronita Sharma is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Forever Shine & Beauty Therapy Clinic,’…

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Aptitude and attitude scale business altitude

Dr Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi –  I do not envy 21st century businessmen. Since they are constantly exposed to competitive pressures for efficiency gains in order to survive in an internationally competitive environment, where it is not the question of the survival of the biggest or smallest but the fastest. Only those who keep pace with the rapidly changing facets of processing,…

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