Welcome to 2017 Westpac Waikato Business Awards

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2017 Categories

Micro Business of the Year Award
Recognises excellence in organisations with an annual turnover up to and including $1million per year, which have achieved overall significant growth or performance as a result of effective planning and delivery.

Entry requirements: Minimum 1.5 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover up to and including $1million excl GST.

 

Not for Profit Award
Recognises excellence in organisations with an annual turnover up to and including $1million per year that apply commercial strategies to maximise improvements in community wellbeing, reinvesting profit or surplus from trade to achieve its social mission.

Entry requirements: Minimum 1.5 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover up to and including $1million excl GST.

 

Innovation Award
This category recognises organisations that have enhanced their success through innovation - both in thinking and implementing of an idea. An innovation can be in a product/service/technology or process

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Marketing Award
This category recognises organisations that show an outstanding example of a marketing project where research was used to validate performance. Examples of performance include increasing customer loyalty, retention, satisfaction, profitability and/or brand awareness.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST. Whilst 3rd parties may have created and assisted in completing the project relating to this entry, the organisation entered must be the beneficiary.

 

Business Growth Award

This category recognises organisations that have achieved significant growth during the last two years as a result of effective planning and delivery.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Service Excellence Award
This category recognises organisations that have succeeded through showing consistent dedication to superlative service and demonstrates its commitment to the customer through its service policy, staff training and/or other specific means.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Emerging Leader of the Year Award
Recognising emerging leaders, who have significantly contributed to an organisation.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Strategy, Planning & Governance Award
Recognises organisations which have developed a longer term strategy and have set business targets and devised specific plans that have been implemented across the business and have been fundamental to business success.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Community Contribution Award
Recognises leading organisations whose ongoing work or a specific project undertaken results in outcomes which are visionary, high impact and transformative, embodying the qualities that define excellence including outstanding generosity, creativity, innovation, commitment and courage.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

Global Operator Award
Recognises organisations that successfully work within, and captures the benefits of, the global market, demonstrating outstanding International Trade achievements, sustainable growth and results

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

 

CEO of the Year Award
Recognises Chief Executives / Managing Directors, whom demonstrate exemplary leadership. CEOs and MDs are evaluated based on criteria including; the performance of the company that they lead, the extent to which they have contributed to the company’s performance, overall leadership qualities, and the esteem in which they are held by peers. A suitable CEO demonstrates strong leadership qualities combined with the ability to conceive a strategy for long term growth and determination to drive related events.

Entry requirements: Must be a CEO or MD of an entity of substance defined as achieving one or more of the following:

  • Employing a minimum 40 full time equivalent employees
  • Have an annual turnover in excess of $20million excl GST
  • Have delivered consecutive shareholder return for not less than the last five years