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Last night 500 people, across 5 locations were brought together for an evening designed to celebrate the best businesses in South and East Auckland.

It was a night worth celebrating for many businesses across the region, especially for The Electrical Training Company (ETCO) as they secured the win for the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 – South & East Region.  The announcement capped an already successful evening for ETCO after they won the Excellence in Strategy and Planning earlier in the evening.

We’re very proud of the company, the people, and the leadership from the board down through to the CEO.  I’d encourage others to enter these awards, you’ll be surprised at how much you’re actually doing and it’s only when you stop, pause and really think about your achievements that you think well actually, I’ve got a really good story to tell here.” says Janice Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Electrical Training Company.

Auckland Business Chamber Chief Executive Michael Barnett congratulated ETCO on their success.

“They have shown resilience, and innovation through both stable and unprecedented times and are deserving winners. It is important they are recognised.” says Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Business Chamber.

Other category winners this evening included global leader in nanofibre technology, NanoLayr; scrap metal yard, Endless Holdings; The Cosmetic Clinic, experts in laser hair removal, cosmetic injectables and skincare treatments; Essano, certified organic skincare products; manuka honey manufacture Wilderness Valley; pioneer in health and nutritional products New Image International; All Heart NZ, reducing poverty, increasing access to education and providing wellbeing services; and construction and development company Home.

Westpac NZ Head of Business Banking, Mark Steed, praised the courage and tenacity of Auckland businesses through two years of uncertainty.

“Tonight’s winners and finalists, as well as the wider business community, have excelled at finding new ways of doing business with new customers,” Mr Steed said. “Their strength and resilience will be vital as Auckland prepares to open back up to the world in 2022.

“At Westpac, we‘re proud to be working with Kiwi businesses and using our industry specialisation approach to help them adapt and thrive. Whatever this year throws at us, we know they’ll continue to help drive our economy in a strong and sustainable way.”

Link to the downloadable photographs
Credit: Auckland Business Chamber and Smoke Photography

For more information, please reply contact Michael Barnett on 027 563 1150
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Business Chamber



The category winners from the South and East region:

Excellence In Innovation – sponsored by Auckland Unlimited

Excellence In Customer Service Delivery – sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson
Endless Holdings

Best Emerging Business – sponsored by Air New Zealand
The Cosmetic Clinic New Zealand

Excellence In Marketing – sponsored by Cordis
Essano Ltd

People’s Choice – by sponsored by Home.
Wilderness Valley

Excellence In Strategy and Planning – sponsored by Nauhria Group
The Electrical Training Company (ETCO)

Excellence In International Trade – sponsored by Ports of Auckland
New Image International

Employer of the Year – sponsored by 2degrees

Excellence In Community Contribution – sponsored by Westpac
All Heart NZ

Supreme Business Excellence Award – sponsored by Westpac
Electrical Training Company (ETCO)

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