Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


New superstars of Manukau business revealed

Thursday 31 July 2008

New superstars of Manukau business revealed

Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

More than three dozen Manukau businesses, each an example of a company that achieves excellence in all ways possible, were this week announced as finalists in the Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards, one of the biggest and most prestigious awards programmes in the country.

The finalists, named at a special ceremony at Villa Maria Estate Winery, are:

ACC Workplace Safety

AsureQuality Ltd

DSS Animal Management

Irvines (Goodman-Fielder NZ)

Brookfields Lawyers Employer of Choice

DSS Animal Management

GHD Limited

Solomon Group Education & Training Academy

Transfield Services Facilities Management Manukau

Wiri Licensing Trust Excellence in Emerging Business

Flavorjen Ltd

Liquid Health Ltd

My Gym

Porse In-Home Childcare Howick East

The Renaissance School of Dance

Enterprising Manukau Excellence in Exporting

Jakaar Industries Ltd

Metalman NZ Ltd

Auckland International Airport Limited Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality

Clevedon Coast Oysters

Grange Lodge

Whitford Bird Garden

Hubbard Foods Ltd Excellence in Environmental Management

Manukau Water Ltd

Salters Cartage Ltd

T.J's Carwash Botany Downs & Manurewa

EMA Excellence in Manufacturing

HMI Technologies

Jakaar Industries Ltd

Metalman NZ Ltd

Temprecord International Ltd

COGITA Excellence in Innovation & Strategy

DSS Animal Management

Flavorjen Ltd

HMI Technologies

Jakaar Industries Ltd

Liquid Health Ltd

RSM Prince Excellence in Service Delivery

Judith Whyman Wedding Gowns

Metalman NZ Ltd

Safe Kids in Daily Supervision

Solomon Group Education & Training Academy

Vision Dannemora

Manukau Community Foundation Business Contribution to Community

Frucor Beverages Ltd (New Zealand)

Progressive Enterprises

Manukau City Councils Young Business Person of Year

Marguerite Howlett

Nalisha Patel

"These companies are the best of the best in their category," says Ian Blair, General Manager of Westpac's Business Banking. "We have always been highly impressed with the standard of entries, and the 2008 line-up is particularly dynamic. In this challenging economic environment, it's great to see such commitment to business discipline from the entrants. On behalf of Westpac I would like to congratulate all finalists, and we are greatly looking forward to the Gala Dinner and announcement of the winners in a month's time."

Manukau City Council instigated the awards 16 years ago to recognise, encourage and assist business growth and development.

Acting Mayor Gary Troup says that successful businesses help to build a successful city and help keep the economy ticking so people can be happy, secure and thriving.

"These businesses that have been named finalists have some brilliant stories to tell about their success. The awards offer a place to tell them and put all of Manukau in the spotlight."

Winners in each category, plus the Westpac Manukau Business of the Year and the Marley New Zealand Ltd Small Business of the Year, will be revealed at a gala dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on Friday 5 September 2008. Tickets are available by contacting Enterprising Manukau on 09 262 2244 or visiting .

The 2008 programme includes new categories for young entrepreneurs and environmental management in addition to ten other awards for emerging companies, excellence in employment, exporting, manufacturing, innovation & strategy, service delivery, tourism, workplace safety and community contribution. The Westpac Manukau Business of the Year and the Marley New Zealand Ltd Manukau Small Business of the Year will be selected from the winners of these categories.

Sponsors of the Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards include the Wiri Licensing Trust, Marley New Zealand Ltd, Brookfields Lawyers, EMA, COGITA, Auckland International Airport Limited, Prince & Partners, Hubbard Foods Ltd, ACC and the Manukau Community Foundation. Manukau City Council and Westpac are the major sponsors of these awards, which are delivered on behalf of the council by Enterprising Manukau.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>


Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>


Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>


Divesting: NZ Super Fund Shifts Passive Equities To Low-Carbon

The NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, 40% of the overall Fund, is now low-carbon, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation announced today. More>>


Split Decision - Appeal Planned: EPA Allows Taranaki Bight Seabed Mine

The Decision-making Committee, appointed by the Board of the Environmental Protection Authority to decide a marine consent application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, has granted consent, subject to conditions, for the company to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki Bight. More>>