TSB Bank Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
2016 Winners- International Volunteers HQ
"Entering the Business Excellence Awards this year was a valuable experience for our team to celebrate what we've achieved as a global organisation operating out of Taranaki. We found the entry process to be straightforward and the conversational-style of the judging sessions provided a relaxed setting for us to share our story. The awards evening was definitely a highlight of the journey, and having the full team on stage to accept the Supreme Business Award was a proud moment. We've received incredible support from the business community in response to the awards and have seen an increase in locals interested in international volunteer opportunities. We would certainly encourage other Taranaki businesses to get involved next year as a way to recognise the hard work of your team, while obtaining valuable feedback for ongoing business development".
For more information about the awards contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 06759 9080
Read about Sport Taranaki's (winner of the Not-For-Profit Business Excellence Award) experience with the process here
Sam Bennett- Full Circle
'Entering the Business Excellence Awards as a new start up business has been the catalyst for bringing order to a somewhat chaotic situation. As a direct result of the Dragons Den feedback the key benefits to FULL CIRCLE has been that we have now identified a business model that is both realistic and scalable for our type of unique business to move forward. The BEA judging process allowed us to focus on all the key aspects of our business plan and subsequently to gain reliable and trusted feedback from past winning BEA entrepreneurs. Entering the BEA is an investment in our time – we had nothing to lose but everything to gain. I would recommend any new start up business to enter the BEA – it’s a rewarding process that is supported by people that want you to succeed – go for it !!.'