AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards finalists announced

AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards finalists announced
Finalists for the 2013 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards have been announced.

Finalists for the 2013 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards have been announced. 

For Dean of AUT Business School Dr Geoff Perry, being aligned with the awards provides an important opportunity to build on the Schools existing engagement with industry.

“The Excellence in Business Support Awards are regarded highly among industry, providing organisations the chance to benchmark their performance alongside others in their field. As a Business School, it’s important for us to celebrate the businesses that contribute to the economic development of our region, so that together, we can continue to add value to the changing world of business,” says Perry.

The robust entry and evaluation process of the awards enables finalists to reflect on how effectively their organisation achieves business excellence in all key areas including leadership and planning, customer and market focus, provision of business support, evaluation and improvement, and business results.

Finalists now have until 14 June to submit their final applications. The winners will then be announced on September 5 at a black-tie gala dinner in Auckland. The AUT Business School Supreme Award will be chosen from the category winners.

Evaluation of all entrants will be overseen by The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation using the international Baldridge criteria. Evaluators are drawn from the Management Department of AUT Business School.

The Excellence in Business Support Awards are the only national performance measure available to New Zealand business support organisations.

Now into their eighth year, the awards continue to produce high quality finalists from a large number of strong entries. The awards were set up in 2005 by Sarah Trotman, now Director of Business Relations at AUT Business School.

The 2013 finalists of the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards are:

Business under $5m turnover – Management Services

• HRtoolkit
• Valentine Addis
• Stellar Consulting Group Ltd
• Create IP

Business under $5m turnover – Sales & Marketing

• Plato Design Agency
• The Research Agency
• Porter Novelli

Business under $5m turnover – Technology

• Perceptive
• Aura RedEye Security Ltd
• BigEars Ltd
• The I.T.Team

Business $5m - $10m turnover

• National Credit Insurance (Brokers) NZ Ltd
• Key Research Group
• Urgent Couriers

Large Business $10m - $100m turnover

• Kiwibank Business Markets
• Orbit Corporate Travel Auckland
• Madison Recruitment
• Qual IT Solutions Ltd
• Advanced Security

Large Business $100m plus turnover

• ANZ Banking Group NZ Ltd
• DHL Express

Export Services

• World Wide Access
• ANZ Banking Group NZ Ltd
• National Credit Insurance (Brokers) NZ Ltd
• AJ Park
• DHL Express

Not for Profit

• NZ SME Business Network
• Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
• CPA Australia

Not for Profit - Large

• Kea New Zealand
• Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce
• The Marketing Association
• Young Enterprise Trust

Government

• CarboNZero Holdings
• ATEED
• Dunedin City Council Economic Development Unit
• Ministry Of Education (Vocational Pathways Programme)
• Te Puni Kokiri (Maori Business Facilitation Service)

Leadership (Individual)

• Brett O’Riley (ATEED)
• Peter Townsend (CECC)
• Sam Hazeldine (MedRecruit)
• Annah Stretton (Stretton Group Ltd)

The AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards are sponsored by Fuji Xerox, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, WHK, Idealog, Image Print and the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.