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Winners named in Auckland South business awards

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16 November 2012

Winners named in Auckland South business awards

A private hospital which has swiftly won the respect of the medical profession while forging strong connections with its local community has won the prestigious supreme honour at the 2012 Westpac Auckland South Business Awards.

Ormiston Hospital, which has more than 160 specialists providing minor and complex in-patient and day case surgery across 13 specialties, won the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award after impressing judges with its all round performance.

It was a big night for the first and only private surgical facility in south east Auckland, which earlier took out the Brookfields Lawyers Excellence in Workforce Development Award.

Ormiston Hospital opened in 2009 following investment from local GPs, specialists and businesses. CEO Mark Watson says: “Throughout the past three years, we have been committed to fostering close relationships with our community’s general practitioners and our local surgical specialists.”

“We believe that our geographical location is the key to our success, along with our unique approach to the care and wellbeing of our customers,” he says.

Human resources company Pod Consulting Ltd and café Urban Soul were the other multiple winners on the night, including receiving the coveted Small Business of the Year, and Best Emerging Business titles, respectively.

About 400 people attended the 21st annual awards ceremony at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre to acknowledge the winners of the evening’s nine categories and supreme award.

Local awards are run in the south, west, and north business communities by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Chief Executive Brett O’Riley believes the award programme celebrating companies contributing to the region’s economic growth is an important one.

“Striving for excellence and being open to assessment from independent experts is a crucial growth mechanism for businesses. Organisations like this year’s winners provide immense inspiration for other local ventures and improve their own performances throughout the awards entry process,” says Mr O’Riley.

“Auckland’s drive to be the world’s most liveable city will depend on Auckland businesses whose innovation, drive, and all round excellence makes them capable of competing on the international stage, bringing export success and up-skilling the region’s workforce.”

Ian Blair, General Manager Business Banking for Westpac, the awards’ major sponsor, congratulated the 2012 winners: “Westpac is a proud supporter of local, regional and national businesses, and delighted to be associated with a programme that inspires organisations to strive for and celebrate success.”

This year’s awards attracted nearly 100 entries from a diverse mix of companies including from the service, engineering, retail, health, manufacturing and food sectors.

2012 Westpac Auckland South Business Awards - WINNERS

Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award
Winner: Ormiston Hospital

Manukau Institute of Technology Excellence in Leadership
Winner: Dog Guru

RSM Prince Excellence in Strategy and Planning
Winner: Pod Consulting Ltd

Carlton Party Hire Excellence in Customer Engagement
Winner: Urban Soul Limited

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Excellence in Information Management
Winner: Power Business Services Limited

Brookfields Lawyers Excellence in Workforce Development
Winner: Ormiston Hospital

Temperzone Excellence in Sustainable Success
Winner: Multitrade International Limited

New Zealand Steel Excellence in Innovation and Improvement
Winner: Nexus Foams Ltd

2degrees Mobile Best Emerging Business
Winner: Urban Soul Limited

Invesure Small Business of the Year
Winner: Pod Consulting Ltd

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