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Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 – South

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 – South

South region supreme winner focuses on customer service

Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at last night’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 – South.

The 222 room hotel and conference centre is a qualmark 4 ½ Star, Environmental-Gold rated facility located five minutes from Auckland Airport.

Jet Park general manager, Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan, says customer service is the soul of the business.

“We have longevity with our staff which means they are familiar with our guests which is a very important factor for us.”

Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre also won the Excellence in Customer Service Delivery category making it eligible for the supreme award.

Other individual category winners included health supplement manufacturer New Zealand Health Manufacturing, passive fire protection business Global Fire, and farming and dairy sustainability consultancy Farm Medix Ltd, logistics contract service provider Link2 Group, franchise hotel apartment operation Quest Highbrook as well as Mangere Mountain Education Centre.

Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett says the winners represent the diversity of Auckland’s economy in size, management style and commitment to business excellence.

“These awards are all about celebrating businesses in our community that are making a difference. These are the employers, producers and leaders for today and tomorrow – who make Auckland the thriving centre it is.”

Auckland Council’s economic growth agency – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – partners with Auckland Chamber of Commerce to present the awards.

ATEED’s Chief Executive Nick Hill congratulates those businesses recognised for standing out in their chosen fields.

“These companies are playing a key role in stimulating Auckland’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, which is driving long-term economic growth. Tonight’s winners have achieved excellence across a diverse range of sectors, and are role models for other businesses on their growth journey,” says Hill.

Jeff Driscoll, Westpac Regional Commercial Manager, Auckland, says the Westpac Business Excellence Awards are about taking time out to recognise the smartest, savviest and strongest businesses in the Auckland community.

“It’s been fantastic to see the high calibre of entries this year. Auckland is the biggest cog in New Zealand’s economy and fundamentally important to our global success.”


Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 - South winners

Best Emerging Business - sponsored by Air New Zealand

Winner: Global Fire

Excellence in Customer Service Delivery - sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson

Winner: Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre

Excellence in Innovation - sponsored by MIT

Winner: Farm Medix Ltd

Excellence in International Trade - sponsored by Ports of Auckland

Winner: New Zealand Health Manufacturing

Excellence in Marketing - sponsored by Villa Maria

Winner: Mangere Mountain Education Centre

Excellence in Strategy and Planning - sponsored by Nauhria

Winner: Link2 Group

Employer of the Year - sponsored by McDonalds Restaurants NZ

Winner: Quest Highbrook

Supreme Business Excellence - sponsored by Westpac

Winner: Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre


ENDS


The Westpac Auckland Business Awards, hosted by Auckland Chamber of Commerce with the support of ATEED, offer businesses a chance to be rewarded for their excellence, to share their stories and to celebrate their successes. For a complete list of finalists and details of the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremonies please visit aucklandbusinessawards.co.nz


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