Thank you to our 2021 judges who volunteered time and knowledge in evaluating business who entered the Westpac Auckland Business Awards. 


Convenor Judge

Chair/Deputy Convenor


Excellence in Innovation

Recognises a business that has achieved success by identifying and then implementing an innovative idea. The innovation can be realised via a product, service, technology or process.

Lead Judge


Excellence in International Trade

Recognises a business that identifies and maximises benefits offered by trading in the global marketplace and achieves sustainable growth. International Trade includes both importing and exporting via a product, service or technology.

Lead Judge


Excellence in Customer Service Delivery

Recognises a business that has achieved success by providing excellent and sustained customer service, and demonstrates its customer commitment via its service policy, employee training etc.

Lead Judge


Best Emerging Business

ecognises a business that has achieved significant business growth during the last one to five years as a result of effective planning and delivery. The business must have started trading after 31 March 2016.

Lead Judge


Excellence in Marketing

Recognises a business that demonstrates outstanding customer and market insight and how the business’ marketing optimises performance and profitability and increases customer loyalty, retention, and satisfaction.

Lead Judge


Employer of the Year

Recognises a business that demonstrates how their people practices and culture have contributed to the business’ outstanding success.

Lead Judge


Excellence in Strategy and Planning

Recognises a business that has achieved success from developing and implementing a long-term strategy/plan as well as setting measurable goals/targets.

Lead Judge


Excellence in Community Contribution

The Westpac Business Award for Excellence in Community Contribution recognises organisations that implement initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long-term benefit. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Lead Judge