Star supporters named as finalists in business awards

Smart operators contributing to the business success of New Zealand companies have been recognised as finalists in the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards. 

Now into its 12th year the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards is the only national performance measure for New Zealand business support organisations.
It recognises and celebrates organisations and individuals that deliver quality products and services to help small, medium and large businesses maximise their potential.

AUT Business School Acting Dean, Professor Kate Kearins congratulates all the finalists in this year’s awards.
“We value our connections with businesses big and small who make the difference every day in supporting other businesses. 
“We salute the individuals who inspire excellence,” says Kearins.   

Finalist will be assessed by academics from the AUT Business School in conjunction with the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.
In evaluating finalists, the judges will consider: leadership and planning, customer and market focus, provision of business support and evaluation and improvement, with a focus on results.

Winners of the 11 category awards and the supreme award will be named at a gala dinner on 4 October 2017.

Photo: The 2016 Supreme Winner.

2017 finalists for the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards:

ICG Business < $5M T/O 
Connect Global Limited
Unleashed Software

ICG Business < $5M T/O Sales & Marketing
Fresh Focus
Previously Unavailable
Wolf & Fox

Idealog Business $5M - $20M T/O
Chancellor Construction
True Ltd

Fuji Xerox Large Business
Christchurch Airport

Colab Design and Creative Technology Support
Maverick Digital
Parrot Analytics
True Ltd

Idealog Sustainability Support
Reclaim Recycling

CPA Australia Financial Services Support

New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Not for Profit
Akina Foundation
BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation)
Home and Community Health Association
NZ Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (NZVCA)
Retail NZ

Advanced Security Group Government

AUT International Business Export Support
New Zealand Post

Fuji Xerox Leadership
Candace Kinser
Mitchell Pham
Jane Sweeney