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MedRecruit a great business support company

For Immediate Release 19 December 2008 R

MedRecruit named as one of New Zealand’s best business support companies

Queenstown based medical recruitment agency MedRecruit has been named as a finalist in the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards 2009 in the $5-10m turnover category.

MedRecruit’s managing director, Dr Sam Hazledine, says he is honoured to be a finalist in the annual awards and has his fingers crossed for May when winners will be announced.

“I’m thrilled that we have been named as one of New Zealand’s top businesses. We strive to fulfil our vision of improving the lives of all doctors in Australasia and it’s pretty cool to be recognised for our efforts!”, Dr Hazledine says.

Sponsored by Vero, BDO Spicers and National Business Review and founded by business sector specialist, Sarah Trotman of Bizzone, the awards are a key event during the annual Bizzone Business Expo, New Zealand's largest event for business. The winners will be announced on 28 May in Auckland at a gala black-tie dinner attended by 600 people.

Entries for 2009 were stronger than ever says Bizzone managing director, Sarah Trotman.

“New Zealand businesses are being well supported by companies that are not buying into the doom and gloom mentality,” she says. “The evaluators were thoroughly impressed by the quality and number of entries – choosing winners this year will be extremely difficult.”

“It is inspiring to see the increasing numbers of entrants who demonstrate international levels of best practice in their businesses and quality support as a key part of their business.” Roger Bell, Chief Executive of Vero Insurance, said.

The 49 finalists were selected by The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation to provide an independent and robust evaluation process for the awards’ 12 categories. Other than MedRecruit there is only one other company named as a finalist in this category.

“Good business support assists New Zealand businesses to build capability and capacity and in doing so they become more competitive and sustainable,” says Mike Watson, chief executive of the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

“Companies offering excellent business support demonstrate a clear understanding of their customers and markets, have an understanding of customer requirements and knowledge of whether or not they are meeting customer requirements. This is backed up by business results demonstrating that they are successful, for example in the areas of customer satisfaction, customer retention, referrals and repeat orders.

“In finalists we look for organisations that demonstrate they have robust processes in place to address key business and stakeholder/customer requirements. The delivery of products and services should be based on sound processes and the business should demonstrate clear direction and specific objectives to achieve success. Most importantly we look for evidence of success via the outputs and outcomes from business processes.”

The 2008 overall Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards winner was MYOB.

Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards Finalists for 2009

Business < $5m T/O One on one Offering Mobile Mentor Ltd Kerridge & Partners RimuHosting Datum Connect Ltd Franchize Consultants WHK Business Growth

Business < $5m T/O One to many Offering The Bottom Line VIVA-LITE Jericho Rotorua Chamber of Commerce Doubledot Media Ltd GeoSmart Xero

Business $5-10M T/O Results.com MedRecruit

Large Business > $10m T/O Telecom Kiwibank Converga Zeacom Working In Limited

Not-for-Profit AUT Business Innovation Centre The Otago Chamber of Commerce Southland Enterprises Incorporated New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Local Government body Manukau City Council Dunedin Ecconomic Development (Dunedin City Council) South Waikato District Council

Government Department The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand Department of Labour - Immigration New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Education provider Leadership NZ The AUT Business School New Zealand School of Export The ICEHOUSE Upstart Incubation Trustee Company Ltd

Public-private sector partnership Ministry of Economic Development Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand Ministry of Social Development Dunedin City Council / Chamber of Commerce

High growth sector Landcare Research - carboNZero programme The Interface Financial Group AUT Business Innovation Centre Movac

Individual Landcare Research - carboNZero programme The ICEHOUSE

Sustainable Development in Business Landcare Research - carboNZero programme Southland Enterprises Incorporated exception interiors ltd

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