Thursday, 7th November, 2013

Congratulations to the Westpac Auckland Central Business Award winners – a group of innovative and adaptable small and medium businesses who are challenging the big players for a place in the market through technology, innovation and partnerships.

Localist was announced as the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award winner having earlier taken the award for Excellence in Innovation.

Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett believes this year’s Westpac Auckland Central Business Award winners showcase the successes of businesses that are poised to take on the Goliath’s of their marketplace. “This year’s Award winners give us an indication of the great things we can expect from emergent, entrepreneurial and innovative business in Auckland in the near future,” he said.

Westpac has been the primary sponsor of the Awards for the three years that they have been hosted by the Chamber.

“As proud supporters of local, regional and national businesses, Westpac is delighted to help with a programme that inspires organisations to strive for and celebrate success,” says Simon Power, General Manager, Business Bank, Private Bank, Wealth & Insurance, Westpac New Zealand Limited.

“Congratulations to the 2013 Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards winners – we’re sure this is a stepping stone to even greater business success.”

The winners for the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2013 are:

  • Best Emerging Business Award – Sponsored by Telecom Business Hub: Vend
  • Excellence in Exporting – Sponsored by Ports of Auckland: SmallWorlds Outsmart Studios
  • Excellence in Service Delivery Award – Sponsored by RSM Prince Chartered Accountants: Corporate Traveller
  • Excellence in Retail Award – Sponsored by The New Zealand Herald: Smile Dental - Sylvia Park
  • Excellence in Innovation Award – Sponsored by OfficeMax: Localist
  • Excellence in Workplace Safety Award – Sponsored by ACC: Transdev Auckland Ltd.
  • Excellence in Marketing Award – Sponsored by Soar Printing: Auckland Adventure Jet Ltd.
  • Excellence in Business Leadership Award – Sponsored by MARSH: Dr. Jacky Lam – Smile Dental Ltd.
  • Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award: Localist

For more information contact Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.