March 16th, 2012

2012 International NZ Business Awards finalists

* Update – Winners Announced *

Congratulations Westland Milk Products, this year’s winner of the Best Use of Research and Development in International Business award category at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise NZ International Business Awards.

Click here to read more on Westland Milk Products’ inspiring journey toward becoming an award-winning company.

Click here for the full list of winners of this year’s NZ International Business Awards.

Below is our earlier article on all the Award finalists who engaged their staff in industry training through Competenz in the recent past.

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The 2012 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise NZ International Business Awards finalists announced earlier this year included a number of manufacturers from the food and beverage and engineering sectors respectively.

Competenz has worked with several of these finalist companies in recent years, to help foster skills growth within their businesses. Congratulations to these companies – proud finalists within these key award categories:

Best Business Operating Internationally – Under $10m
ESCEA (Dunedin)

Best Business Operating Internationally – $10m-$50m
EasiYo (Auckland)

Best Business Operating Internationally – Over $50m

Buckley Systems (Auckland)
Rakon Ltd (Auckland)
SKOPE (Christchurch)
Tait Electronics (Christchurch)
Westland Milk Products (Hokitika)

Best Use of Research and Development in International Business
Technopak Ltd (Auckland)
Westland Milk Products (Hokitika)

As finalists, these companies demonstrated that they have helped grow and transform the New Zealand economy with exceptional export success in international markets.

They have created jobs, re-invested profits and/or developed new skills and technologies to help achieve a shared ambition for a thriving New Zealand economy.

The winners of each category will be announced on Wednesday 21 March – we wish all finalists all the best for the awards.