Impressive cohort of business support organisations feature in annual awards

09 Jun, 2016
AUT Business School Acting Dean Professor Kate Kearins

Behind every business success story is a support network of organisations that make their achievements possible.

The AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards is the only national performance measure for New Zealand business support organisations.  

Finalists in the awards have been announced today and include a new cohort of dynamic support organisations.

“AUT’s Business School differentiates itself with the depth of engagement with industry for the benefit of staff and students. These annual awards are one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to industry,” says AUT Business School Acting Dean, Professor Kate Kearins.

This year, along with all entrants needing to demonstrate their social and environmental credentials, five organisations have made it to the final of a specific category recognising Sustainability Support. With four outstanding finalists in the Leadership category, the calibre of individuals stepping forward continues to impress.

Final applications are evaluated by academics from the AUT Business School. Evaluation of applications is overseen by the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

In evaluating applications, the judges will consider: leadership and planning, customer and market focus, provision of business support and evaluation and improvement, with a focus on results.

Winners of the ten category awards and the supreme award will be named at a gala dinner on 5th October 2016.

Finalists for the AUT Business School 2016 Excellence in Business Support Awards
IMNZ Business < $5M T/O Management Services
Energy Solution Providers (ESP)
The Results Group
HR Shop
New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre (NZDRC)

ICG Business < $5M T/O Sales & Marketing
Max Marketing
Mint Design
Intelligent Ink
Online Asset Partners

IBM Business $5M - $20M T/O
Vehicle Inspection NZ

Fuji Xerox
Large Business

Orbit World Travel
Leading Edge NZ
Colab Design and Creative Technology Support

Idealog Sustainability Support
Energy Solutions Providers (ESP)
Packaging Forum Inc – Glass Packaging Scheme
Envirocon (Bright Technologies Ltd)
Sustainable Business Network

New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Not for Profit
Packaging Forum Inc – Glass Packaging Scheme
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Sustainable Business Network

Drake New Zealand Government
Plant & Food Research
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority EECA Business
NZECO (New Zealand Export Credit Office)

AUT International Business Export Support
Bank of New Zealand
NZECO (New Zealand Export Credit Office)
Fuji Xerox Leadership
Wayne Norrie – Revera
Brett O’Riley – ATEED
Dr Adam Jaffe – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Helen Robinson – Penquin Consulting