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Good Business Egg Awards 2014

Good Business Egg Awards 2014

The winners of the Good Business Egg Awards 2014 were announced at a special presentation hosted at the KPMG Centre in Auckland last night.

The Hon. Jo Goodhew Minister of The Community and Voluntary Sector spoke at the event in support of business commitment to New Zealand communities.

Business and community leaders attended the ceremony where community leaders presented three business organisations a Good Business Egg Award of New Zealand.
Over the past year, seventy-nine businesses had been put through their paces on their commitment to the community without their knowledge, as surveys and questionnaires were collected as well as a judging panel for each category.

Shaun Sutton, CEO of Teach First presented the award for education to the Department of Conservation (DOC) for their outstanding work in educating New Zealanders through the environment.

Funding Manager of HELP, Kathryn Michie handed the health award to CQHotels Wellington for their contribution to community health. It was noted that good health is paramount to CQ and they have connected with local organisations to work with disabled peoples.

The Warehouse won the community empowerment category. The award was presented by Richard Aston, CEO of Big Buddy who quoted a panelist comment “The Warehouse makes no bones about it, they are committed to major social issues in NZ. “

“The winners epitomise businesses that are working to enhance the betterment of their communities, whilst gaining positives from their community connections,” says Mrs Goodhew. “Collectively they have closely engaged with a very significant number of people in communities across New Zealand to share their skills.”

BACS founder Julie Donvin-Irons, of the Stanley East Company explained “Many NZ businesses invest in the community and the Good Business Eggs of New Zealand Awards are significant. Business gets some acknowledgment for what they do and the value lies in what the community truly thinks of them”, says. “Despite the company size whether a global giant or small enterprise they have been recognised for the quality of their investment in communities.”

The awards are run by Business and Community Shares (BACS), which has a growing membership of businesses and community organisations that share information, skills and wisdom.

Supporting the event was the London Benchmarking Group NZ, the Funding Information Service (FIS), Cadbury and the Stanley East Company.

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