Indian Newslink Business Awards 2021 launched

Venkat Raman

Venkat Raman

Auckland, April 23, 2021

Call for Entries in 18 Categories of New Zealand’s premier Business Awards

We are happy to launch the 13th Annual Indian Newslink Business Awards 2021 today, April 23, 2021. For the first time since the establishment in 2008, the Awards Programme is open to all businesses incorporated in New Zealand owned, operated, managed and franchised by people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepalese origin.

Please visit our website for more information and to download entry forms on to your PC, Laptop and other devices.

Nomination Process: Direct by Entrants; Nominations for Individual Categories (14 to 18) by companies and individuals. Nominations by corporates, banks and financial institutions and chartered accountants for companies and individuals with information prescribed in the entry forms available on our website

Awards Categories

  1. Business Excellence in Retail Business
  2. Business Excellence in Innovation
  3. Business Excellence in Marketing
  4. Business Excellence in Customer Service
  5. Best Employer of Choice
  6. Business Excellence in Health & Safety
  7. Business Excellence with Ethics and Compliance                                    
  8. Business Excellence with Social Responsibility
  9. Best Small Business
  10. Best Medium Business
  11. Best Large Business
  12. Business Excellence in International Trade with India (Open to all companies in New Zealand)
  13. Business Excellence in International Trade with Fiji New (Open to all companies in New Zealand)
  14. Best Accountant of the Year
  15. Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  16. Best Financial Advisor (Mortgage)
  17. Best Financial Advisor (Insurance)
  18. Best Businesswoman of the Year

Supreme Business of the Year Award (All entries will be entered for this category)

Free Workshops
Please attend our Free Online Workshops on ‘How to file a good entry’ as follows:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2 pm
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2 pm
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 2 pm
To Register please email
Details of the Virtual Workshops will be informed individually to all those registered

Supreme Business of the Year Award Winner Global Finance Managing Director Ajay Agarwal with (from left) the then Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges, Title Sponsor Vijay Singh, Aseem Agarwal, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Fiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the 12th Annual Indian Newslink Business Awards Night held on November 25, 2019 at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland (Picture by Narendra Bedekar, Creative Eye Fotographics)

The Entry Process

You can enter up to any three of the above first fourteen categories. Winners in the past two years cannot enter the same category or categories but may attempt other categories.

Entries to all the categories can also be by nomination (Please visit our website for details).

Download Entry forms from or write to

Completed entries must be sent by 6 pm on or before Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to

Professional Assistance

Professional assistance, independent of Indian Newslink and the Panel of Judges is available to entrants, who should negotiate terms and fees directly.

Contact Details:
Georgia Saxon, The Awards Shop, Hawkes Bay; Mobile: 021-715479; Email:; Website:
Manish Tanna, Vmindurbiz Services, Auckland; Mobile: 021-822772; Email:; Website:
Winners will be presented with their Awards at a Gala Black Tie Dinner on Monday, November 29, 2021, details of which will be announced later.

Conditions of Entry

Entries and Nominations must be in electronic format sent by email. Those sent by post, fax or other means will not be accepted. The decision of the judges would be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this connection. The management and staff of Indian Newslink and the supporting and sponsoring organisations are not eligible to enter the Awards.

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