Awards entries close on August 31

Entries to the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2013 (INLIBA) close at 6 pm on August 31, 2013. There is no entry fee.

Please visit our Awards Website (, download the entry form, rules and regulations, choose up to three categories, complete the entry requirements on your computer, save a copy, and email your entries to on or before August 31, 2013. Please do not fax, mail or courier the form.

All entrants must complete a single Entry Form Part One, plus a Part Two form for each category entered.

Eligibility criteria

There are 12 individual categories, eleven of which are open to businesses owned, managed, operated and franchised by people of Indian origin. Their businesses must be registered in New Zealand and completed at least one year as on March 31, 2013. The Business Excellence in Export to India Category is open to all New Zealand businesses exporting a product or service to India.

Entries to the ‘Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year,’ ‘Best Accountant of the Year’ and the ‘Best Businesswoman of the Year’ can be either by nomination or direct by the persons concerned.

Free mentoring

A team of professionals at Unitec is offering free coaching and mentoring service, including assistance in filling the entry forms. For more details, please contact Business Advisor Kshitij Raj Barapatre on (09) 8154321 (Extension 7115) or 021-08176603. Email:

Assistance can also be sought from VMindUrBiz Limited Director Manish Tanna on (09) 6266969 or 021-822772. Email:

Best Accountant

In view of the increasing importance of the accounting profession and in view of the growing number of accountants in the country, we have introduced a new category called, ‘Best Accountant of the Year.’ Entries to this category could be either through nominations or directly by the candidates concerned. All practicing accountants, including those who do not have professional qualifications (such as membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants or CPA Australia), either working as individuals or in any local, national or multinational firm would be eligible to participate in this Category.

An independent panel of judges will evaluate the entries and the names of finalists and winners of individual categories and the ‘Supreme Business of the Year Award’ will be announced at our Gala Black Tie Dinner on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Sky City Convention Centre.

Our Sponsors

BNZ is the Title Sponsor of our Awards and the Sponsor of the ‘Best Large Business’ category and the ‘Supreme Business of the Year Award.’ Our other Sponsors are KPMG, 2degrees Mobile Limited, The Ranchhod Group, Unitec, New Zealand Career College, CPA Australia, Patton Limited, Mercury Printz and Radio Tarana.

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