Thank you to our 2021 judges who volunteered time and knowledge in evaluating business who entered the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employer of the Year
Recognises a business that demonstrates how their people practices and culture have contributed to the business’ outstanding success.
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.
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.