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The variety of companies named as finalists in the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards demonstrate the vibrancy of the export sector.

From primary industry to tourism, manufacturing and high tech services, judges were impressed with the calibre and range of companies which made it through to be finalists.

Overall, there are 27 finalists in seven categories (see below) from 25 companies headquartered in Auckland and Waikato. Seven of the finalist companies are from Waikato.

“I’m delighted with the diverse range of finalists we have in this year’s awards. It’s important we take time to celebrate and acknowledge the success of our exporters,” says Catherine Lye, ExportNZ Auckland Manager.

“Our awards showcase a cross-section of some of our most ingenious and innovative businesses in the export sector,” says Sharon Robertson, ExportNZ Waikato Manager.

This year, the category winners from the respective ExportNZ regional awards programmes automatically qualify for entry into the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

The collaboration between NZTE and ExportNZ will create a cohesive and exciting programme of awards for 2018, culminating in the NZIBA at the end of the year.

The 2018 awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, June 28 in Auckland.

Finalists for Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2018:

1. DHL Best Emerging Business for Goods (pictured)
– Auckland BioSciences Ltd 
– Helix Flight Manufacturing Machines Limited 
– Loadscan Limited 
– Progressive Hydraulics Limited 
– Spring Sheep Milk Co.
– Zeffer Cider Co. 

2. Ports of Auckland Best Medium Business for Goods
– Hunter Filling Systems Limited 
– Mix Limited 
– Oceanmax International Limited 
– Ross Roof Group Limited 

3. Westpac Best Large Business for Goods
– Gallagher Group Limited 
– Invenco Group Limited
– Milk New Zealand Diary Ltd 
– New Zealand Bloodstock 

4. Best Emerging Business for Services
– Haka Educational Tours Limited
– EverEdge Global 

5. BDO Best Medium Business for Services
– Company-X 
– Mindfull 
– More4Apps 
– Valocity Limited 

6. Best Large Business for services
– Gentrack Group Limited 

7. Baldwins Intellectual Property Excellence in Innovation
– Endace Technology Limited 
– Valocity Limited 
– Organic Initiative
– Spring Sheep Milk Co. 
– Serko 

The other two categories are the Air New Zealand Cargo Supreme Winner (selected from the winners of award categories 1-6) and the Auckland International Airport Exporters Champion (for exemplary services to export), which are announced at the awards evening in June.

Photo: (L-R) Finalists in the DHL Best Emerging Business for Goods: Nicolette Williams, DHL, Sandy Mathur, Helix Flight Manufacturing Machines Limited, Carey West, Loadscan Limited, Rodney Sharp, Progressive Hydraulics Limited, Angela Sharp, Progressive Hydraulics Limited, Suzanna Chang, Auckland BioSciences Limited, John Chang, Auckland BioSciences Limited

Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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