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Local and international removal company, World Moving & Storage, has won the Babich Excellence in Exporting Award in the 2013 Westpac Auckland West Business Awards.
As previous winners in the Workplace Development category in 2011 and finalists in the Employer of Choice Category in 2012, the West Auckland based business has taken out the Export award against two other finalists in the category.
The Business Awards recognise West Auckland’s top performing businesses in a number of categories and culminated in a Gala Dinner at The Trusts Arena. 
World Moving & Storage was a finalist in three categories: Excellence in Exporting; Employer of the Year and Medium to Large Business of the Year. Director Raymond Dobbe says it was a concerted effort preparing and submitting their entries to best showcase the achievements and quality of the entire team.
“The hard work has paid off and it’s just fantastic to be recognised for our successes. We also won a Sustainability 60 Award recently for our workplace practices and community involvement, so now our team have even more reason to celebrate our very significant accomplishments,” says Raymond.
“Nothing happens by chance. We’ve made a massive investment in and commitment to our training, our people and our values – Pride, Attitude, Respect and Trust – which are integrated in to everything we do.”
Earlier this year the company was profiled on television for its daily subsidised breakfasts it provides to staff, highlighting the positive contribution it has on productivity and culture.
“I want to live by my word and care for our staff. Good nutrition and a healthy start to the day are not just applicable to school students – many of our team never knew what benefits a good breakfast had until they joined us,” says Raymond.
“I am very proud of our people and I want them and their families all to grow, learn and flourish whilst they’re with us – simply because they’re our most important asset.”
The entire branch has got in behind the latest team building initiative which benefits both team culture and the community – the 200km Two Day Bike Ride around the outskirts of Auckland to Conquer Cancer. World Moving is aiming to raise $50,000 for the Cancer Society by participating in the event.
“Now the staff are eating well, slimming down and feeling great – it all makes good, simple business sense because if our staff are feeling and doing well, then our business and our exports will do well,” adds Raymond.
Since the company’s first Workplace Development Award in 2011, its turnover has increased by 50%. The current goal is to increase turnover by a further 20% in the coming year.
Glenn Baker

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


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