Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards, which are now in their eleventh year, have grown in stature, attracting multinationals and major corporates to sponsor various categories.
These were among the comments made by Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa and National Party Deputy Leader Paula Bennett at the Sponsors’ Dinner held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Pullman Hotel.
Earlier, in their special video messages, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Opposition Leader Simon Bridges underscored the strength that Sponsors bring to the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards.
“The Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Programme has been growing year after year, thanks to the support of its Sponsors and their continued interest in encouraging businesses to file their entries. These Awards have for eleven years demonstrated the contributions of the Indian community to the progress of the New Zealand economy,” they said.
There are 15 categories in this year’s Awards Scheme. These include Business Excellence in Retail Trade, Business Excellence in Innovation, Business Excellence in Marketing, Business Excellence in Customer Service, Best Employer of Choice, Business Excellence in Health and Safety, Business Excellence in International Trade with India, Best Large Business, Best Medium-Sized Business, Best Small Business, Best Financial Advisor of the Year (Mortgage), Best Financial Advisor of the Year (Insurance), Best Accountant of the Year, Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Businesswoman of the Year.
Winners in each of these categories will be automatically assessed for the ‘Supreme Business of the Year’ Award.
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