The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has won the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Award at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
TIA was one of 10 category winners, with the Supreme Award going to Advanced Security Group. A full list of 2015 winners is below.
The Awards are the only national performance measure for New Zealand organisations that provide business support. Applications are judged by evaluators from the AUT Business School with oversight from the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.
“TIA provides support to large and small businesses in the tourism sector to achieve tangible benefits for the industry and New Zealand. It has been instrumental in developing the Tourism 2025 industry growth framework which outlines a clear vision for all tourism operators to work towards. TIA also has strong relationships with central and local government. I was impressed with TIA’s enthusiasm for New Zealand, and the way its communications and processes ensure member bodies are well supported,” category evaluator and AUT Lecturer in Accounting Gillian Craig says.
TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says the Award recognises the efforts TIA makes to support its 1500 members and the wider tourism industry.
“TIA is the only national, private sector organisation that represents all sectors of the
$30 billion tourism industry, including accommodation, transport, activities and attractions. With a membership ranging from large stock exchange listed corporates through to small owner-operated businesses, TIA strives to meet the needs of a diverse business community. This Award is a valuable third party recognition that we are achieving high standards in our sector,” Mr Roberts says.
AUT Dean of Business and Law, Professor Geoff Perry says: “These Awards are important to AUT because they allow us to recognise the best providers of business support in New Zealand. Business support organisations and individuals make a significant but often unseen contribution to the performance of businesses, helping behind the scenes with everything from dispute resolution, research and legal services to security, compliance and logistics. This celebration of the business support sector is a great opportunity for the AUT Business and Law Schools to join with the business community and celebrate excellence.”
The Awards were celebrated with a gala dinner at the Langham, Auckland on 29 October, attended by more than 600 business leaders and members of the business community.
An image from the gala dinner is attached, showing (from left): NZ Business Excellence Foundation Chair Brett Marsh, TIA Communications Manager Ann-Marie Johnson, TIA Hotels Sector Manager Sally Attfield, AUT Faculty of Business and Law Dean Professor Geoff Perry.
More information about the Awards: www.aut.ac.nz/business/ebsa
2015 AUT EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS SUPPORT WINNERS
Supreme Award Winner
Advanced Security Group
Category Award Winners
IMNZ Business < $5M Turnover Management Services
Joint Winners: New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre
ICG Business < $5M Turnover Sales & Marketing
Idealog Business < $5M Turnover Technology (non-cloud)
Idealog Business < $5M Turnover Technology (cloud)
IBM Business $5M – $20M Turnover
Advanced Security Group
Fuji Xerox Business $20M+ Turnover
New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation Not for Profit
Winner: Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
Highly Commended: The Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand
Drake New Zealand Government
Winner: Business.govt.nz (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Highly Commended: Plant & Food Research
AUT International Business Export Support
Fuji Xerox Leadership
Stefan Preston (Ingenio)