Shore business makes history

19:12, Oct 28 2012
Wetspac business award winners
TOP COMPANY: Takapuna company Recreational Services Ltd have maden history by winning the top honour at the Westpac Auckland North Business Awards twice.

Takapuna company Recreational Services Ltd has won supreme honours at the Westpac Auckland North Business Awards making it the first organisation in the awards' history to claim the prestigious title twice.

The company specialises in the management and maintenance of parks, turf and sporting facilities across New Zealand and first won the supreme award 12 years ago.

They also claimed the Babcock Excellence in Leadership Award before winning the evening's top prize, the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award.

Matthew Bellingham led the independent judging and evaluator panel and said the company stood out as an exceptional organisation.

"We were impressed with the overall management of Recreational Services. Its solid processes, clear direction and exceptional leadership has created a successful business," says Mr Bellingham.

"Recreational Services is a deserved winner and a truly excellent business"


Run by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), 2012 Westpac Auckland North Business Awards have become the premier event on the local business calendar.

This year's awards attracted 143 entries from a diverse mix of companies stretching from Warkworth to Takapuna.


2012 Westpac Auckland North Business Awards - Winners

Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award

Winner: Recreational Services Ltd

RSM Prince Excellence in Strategy and Planning Award

Winner: Partners Life

Babcock Excellence in Leadership Award

Winner: Recreational Services Ltd

Mitre 10 Excellence in Customer Engagement Award

Winner: DogHQ Limited

Eclipse Recruitment Excellence in Workforce Development Award

Winner: Naturally Organic Ltd 

3M Excellence in Sustainable Success Award

Winner: Singh Corporation Ltd

Flintfox Excellence in Information Management Award

Winner: Turners Panelbeating and Carpainting 2004 Ltd

Massey University Excellence in Innovation and Improvement Award

Winner: Spark Dental Technology Limited

Simpson Western Small Business of the Year Award

Winner: Federation Clothing Ltd

The EcoPro Cleaning Co Best Emerging Business Award

Winner: Partners Life

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