Winners named in Westpac Auckland South Business Awards

Working harder for their customers’ success has proved a winning formula for one of New Zealand’s largest health supplement and nutraceuticals manufacturers and packagers.

Published: 30 September 2013
Filed under: Awards

Westpac Auckland South business awards

GMP Pharmaceuticals won the coveted 2013 Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award at the gala dinner held at the Vodafone Event Centre tonight.

General Manager Minesh Patel says GMP Pharmaceuticals is driven by a simple philosophy: “We believe that our success is defined by the success of our customers. Our motivation is to ‘work harder for your success’.”

Minesh Patel says he is extremely proud of the company and the commitment of its staff to deliver high-quality health supplements and nutraceuticals using the most sophisticated manufacturing techniques.

“It is a great honour to receive this award, which represents the integrity and hard work of all those working for GMP Pharmaceuticals,” says Minesh Patel.

GMP Pharmaceuticals provides end-to-end solutions and believes in going the extra mile to meet customers’ requirements and achieve best possible outcomes.

GMP Pharmaceuticals also took out the MultiMedia Best Medium-Large Business of the Year, and the New Zealand Trade Centre Excellence in Exporting awards.

Other multiple award winners on the night were DHL Express Customer Services, which won the Mainfreight Employer of Choice, and Austin's Food Design Events Excellence in Customer Engagement awards; and MetCast Services Ltd, which won the RSM Prince Excellence in Strategy and Planning award, and Invesure Small Business of the Year.

Business awards are run in the south, west, and north business communities by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

“This creates an environment where businesses and customers mutually thrive and helps ensure the success of businesses in the region and nationally,” says Len Brown.

“These organisations also provide a benchmark for other local businesses.”

The business awards are proudly supported by Westpac New Zealand Ltd.

“Westpac is a proud supporter of all business around the country – national, regional and local. We're thrilled to once again help with this prestigious awards programme that encourages and inspires business excellence and success,” says Roy Thompson, Regional Manager, Business Bank – Northern, Westpac New Zealand.

“Congratulations to the 2013 Westpac Auckland South Business Excellence Awards winners – a fantastic achievement which we're sure will lead to even greater business success.”

The business community was well represented at last night’s awards, with about 450 people celebrating the winners’ success.

The 2013 South awards attracted more than 100 entries from businesses in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, tourism, health, and food and beverage.


2013 Westpac Auckland South business awards

Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award
GMP Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Telecom Business Hub Manukau Best Emerging Business of the Year
Culley's Limited

Invesure Small Business of the Year
MetCast Services Ltd

MultiMedia Best Medium – Large Business
GMP Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Austin's Food Design Events Excellence in Customer Engagement
DHL Express Customer Services

AUT Excellence in Innovation
Bupa Care Services NZ

Mainfreight Employer of Choice
DHL Express Customer Services

Manukau Institute of Technology Excellence in Leadership
Best Bars Limited

New Zealand Trade Centre Excellence in Exporting
GMP Pharmaceuticals Ltd

RSM Prince Excellence in Strategy and Planning
MetCast Services Ltd

The FoodBowl Excellence in Research and Development
Genevieve's Cuisine

Villa Maria Excellence in Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre


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