Westpac Southland Business Excellence Award Winners (Video & Full List)

Sep 29, 2017
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FI Innovations has taken home the Westpac Supreme Award along with winning the Market South Innovation Award and were also finalists in both the Crowe Horwath Primary and Primary Services Sector Awards and the Southland Times Consumer Sector Award.

Directors Gareth and Melissa Dykes say they are always looking for innovative solutions to assist customers with frustrations or problems. “It removes the mundane day-to-day processes as we’re always doing or undertaking something different and exciting” says Gareth.

They felt entering the awards was a great opportunity to showcase what FI Innovations can offer, celebrate the growth and direction of the business and recognise the hard work and dedication of their team..

Judge Dave Anderson, Westpac said “FI Innovations Ltd application showed excellence in all areas of business and we were highly impressed with their diverse product and service offerings, commitment to lean manufacturing and their continual search for innovative solutions.”

The Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 2017 winners are:

Westpac Supreme Award
Recognising a winner in one or more of the other award categories that has demonstrated the highest overall level of business excellence.

  • FI Innovations

Crowe Horwath Primary & Primary Services Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the primary and primary service sector that provides outstanding products or services.

  • Blue River Dairy

Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the construction, trades, manufacturing & distribution sector that provides outstanding products or services.

  • New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter

Powernet New and Emerging Award
For private sector enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years as at 31 March 2017 and have demonstrated business excellence.

  • Koha Kai

The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprises in the hospitality, tourism or retail sector that provides outstanding products or services.

  • Waikiwi Vets

Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award
Recognising excellence in performance by a Southland not-for-profit organisation.

  • Koha Kai

Market South Innovation Award
Recognising innovative enterprises that have invested in developing innovative thinking, products, services, initiatives, processes, or a business model that have been integral to their success.

  • FI Innovations

Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the professional service sector that provides outstanding products or services.

  • Bonisch Consultants

ACC Workplace Safety Award
For all enterprises that demonstrates excellent safety in the workplace.

    • Beatties Collision Repair

Healthy Families Workplace Wellbeing Award
Recognising enterprises that have created successful initiatives designed to embed a culture of wellness in their organisations.

Southern Cross Hospital – Invercargill

Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award
Your chance to recognise that outstanding individual who has gone the extra mile.

  • John Prendergast (Business Consultant/Accountant)

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