A diverse crop of finalists has been named in the 50th annual New Zealand International Business Awards, including Tegel Foods and Prolife Foods in the ANZ Best Large Business category (Over $50m).
This year marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the prestigious awards, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) with strategic partner ANZ. The awards celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses on the world stage, and over the past half century many of New Zealand’s most iconic companies have been celebrated, including Tip Top and the Apple and Pear Marketing Board (ENZA).
Entries came from companies up and down the country, and a broad range of sectors, with 24 finalists named.
NZTE’s Chief Executive Peter Chrisp says celebrating the achievements of New Zealand’s most successful exporters helps to build their profile, and that of New Zealand’s. “We are again highly impressed by the stories of success within these awards, and the pioneering way these companies apply their tenacity and ingenuity to build their businesses overseas,” Chrisp says.
“New Zealand cannot grow by selling to ourselves, so the success of these businesses is not only good for them but also good for New Zealand. That’s worth celebrating.”
This year’s finalists share a common strategy of targeting niche, high-value markets for international growth.
Winners of the New Zealand International Business Awards will be announced at a black tie ceremony in Auckland on November 24.