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Winners of BNZ Partners Bay of Plenty Export Awards

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EMBARGOED until 10.30pm, Friday June 24 2011


Winners of BNZ Partners Bay of Plenty Export Awards 2011 Announced Under Embargo

The winners of the BNZ Partners Bay of Plenty Export Awards 2011 are:


United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year: Doherty Engineered Attachments Ltd

Page and Macrae Innovation in Export: Triodent Ltd

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Export Achiever: Lance Eagle, International Roofing Ltd

ZESPRI International Service to Export: Catherine Simmons

Sharp Tudhope Exporter of the Year: Triodent Ltd

Export NZ Bay of Plenty and BNZ Partners congratulate the winners for their outstanding achievements.

The winners received their awards at a glamorous dinner at Baypark Stadium in the theme of ‘A night aboard the Orient Express’ where guests travelled on the famous Paris to Constantinople line. Expressionist and Mimic Extraordinaire Simon McKinney was the MC and train conductor on the evening.

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For more information contact:
Angela Wallace 021 636 373

United Travel Emerging Exporter of the Year Award:

Doherty Engineered Attachments Ltd

Doherty Engineered Attachments demonstrates that smart solutions-based design and engineering can set them apart from their competition.

Doherty leads the field in the manufacture and sale of superior quality excavation attachments. Positioned at the top end of the market, Doherty's innovative designs have earned them international acclaim.

Doherty has a continual focus on innovative solution based products. They have taken a standard digger application and literally turned it on its head to provide an integrated and universal toolset that boosts customer productivity and has broad market appeal.

Doherty has set a great platform for growth and has the vision, focus and plans to deliver further export growth. This approach has garnered increased and positive exposure for Doherty’s products in the international market place.

Page and Macrae Innovation in Export Award:

Triodent Ltd

Triodent are finalists in this category for designing and manufacturing innovative precision components for the dental industry.

Triodent create solutions to deal with their customers ‘pain’. Simple and smart, Triodent’s products are designed to enhance outcomes for both dentists and their patients. Continuous innovation is driven from understanding of customer motivations and a culture of challenging the status quo. This company clearly exhibits how innovative strategies and practices have contributed to compounding exporting success.

A culture of ‘Management by Experiment’ ensures that ideas are fostered, effectively translated into leading edge designed products, which are then marketed direct to key professionals.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Export Achiever Award:

Lance Eagle, International Roofing Ltd

Lance has an infectious passion for the potential he sees in International Roofing. He has made significant strategic advances for the company and increased exports profits dramatically in the last 12 months, believing that he has just scratched the surface of the future business growth to come.

Lance is modest about his efforts but he has made a considerable, sustainable and impressive impact on the company. Lance has solved challenges along the way with his extensive business acumen, gritty determination and impressive vision.

A quote from Lance’s nominator, Tony Rodger: “Lance is a natural leader with high integrity. He is honest and his word is his bond. He will always follow through. He has unwavering dedication and determination not only to business but also to his family.


ZESPRI International Service to Export Award:

Catherine Simmons

Catherine has been serving exporters needs in the Bay of Plenty for around 20 years and is a past president of the organisation. Catherine works for Mainfreight International and is recognised throughout the export community as an expert on all things regarding freight and documentation. Catherine is the first woman to win this award and joins past winners including: Rob Jeffrey, Jon Mayson, Murray Hill, Murray Davies, Bob Sievwright, Alan Bougen, Lionel Crawley and Graeme Boyd.


Sharp Tudhope Exporter of the Year Award:

Triodent Ltd:

No cavity or crevice left unexplored, relentless innovation, management by experiment focused on productivity and remarkable quality and service sums up Triodent.

They are a business that can see huge opportunity within a very traditional segment and have had to make considered product investment decisions from a stable of opportunity.

Triodent is all about people, the right people, who fit with the Triodent effusive, yet disciplined, performance driven style.

They are a nimble business that values human capability and champions performance. Their sustainable business strategies should see another phase of exponential growth. If you are ever having a bad day, or dreading that upcoming dental appointment go and see Triodent – their positive attitude is infectious.


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