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Auckland South gets behind business awards

Media release

29 August 2012

Auckland South gets behind business awards

Companies across Auckland South will compete for supremacy in this year’s 2012 Westpac Auckland South Business Awards.

An impressive 94 entries were received when submissions closed earlier this month, with the highest number of entries in the Carlton Party Hire Excellence in Customer Engagement and MIT Excellence in Leadership categories.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) runs the awards, and Manager Business Growth South, Yvette Hellyer, says the diversity of businesses entering is an encouraging sign for the area.

“Auckland South hosts a large business community spread over a large geographic area,” says Ms Hellyer. “To see such a variety of successful companies entering the awards is a good sign that businesses is thriving locally.”

“We’re delighted that businesses are choosing these annual awards as a way to celebrate their success and learn more about their strengths and potential. They are discovering it is a great way to build capability and raise their profile.”

As primary sponsor of the business awards, Westpac is right behind the 2012 programme.

“It's outstanding to see Auckland West businesses of all sizes putting themselves forward for these annual awards,” says Ian Blair, General Manager Business Banking, Westpac New Zealand Limited. “As a long time supporter of these awards and others around the country, we're thrilled to see so many businesses embracing this opportunity and we look forward to celebrating the winners later this year."

Finalists for the awards will be announced at a special event on Thursday, 27 September at Villa Maria Estate and, and winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner on Friday, 16 November 2012.


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