Augusto Group clinches supreme business award

The Augusto Group team - the winning business of the Supreme Business Excellence Award – alongside event partners and sponsors.
The Augusto Group team – the winning business of the Supreme Business Excellence Award – alongside event partners and sponsors.

Augusto Group has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at last night’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2019 – Central region.

The creative and production agency describes itself as a ‘team of thinkers and makers at the intersection of advertising, entertainment and technology’, and company boss Aimee McCammon says this is proof that New Zealand companies can succeed globally.

“Kiwi thinking and innovation is highly valued, so don’t hold back from getting on the world stage.”

Augusto Group also won the Excellence in International Trade category to make it eligible for the supreme award.

Other individual category winners included pre-prepared food delivery company WOOP!, international university entry facilitator Crimson Education, moving company Smart Express Ltd, airline operations software producer Merlot Aero Ltd, technical tendering and procurement consultancy Height Project Management, property management company Wendell Property, aged care facility Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital, children’s shoe manufacture Bobux.

Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett congratulates the businesses on the success they have achieved.

“These awards bring together businesses to showcase their talent, their strategic thinking, marketing and customer services and much more. Our winners and finalists are todays employers and tomorrows wealth providers. They deserve to be recognised and celebrated,” says Barnett.

Auckland Council’s economic growth agency – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – partners with the Auckland Business Chamber to present the awards.

ATEED chief executive Nick Hill praises businesses recognised in the awards, describing small and medium sized businesses as essential in helping to create quality jobs for all Aucklanders.

“In central Auckland there are nearly 65,000 businesses, of which nearly 99 per cent are SMEs. As Auckland prepares for the future, it’s an exciting time for the region. Professional, scientific and technical services businesses continue to thrive as the region’s largest employer, and construction is booming in central Auckland, up 52 per cent over the last 10 years,” says Hill.

Jeff Driscoll, Westpac regional commercial manager, Auckland, says the Westpac Business Excellence Awards are about taking time out to recognise the smartest, savviest and strongest businesses in the Auckland community.

“It’s been fantastic to see the high calibre of entries this year. Auckland is the biggest cog in New Zealand’s economy and fundamentally important to our global success,” says Driscoll.

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2019 – Central winners:

Best Emerging Business – sponsored by Air New Zealand Winner: Crimson Education

Excellence in Customer Service Delivery – sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson Winner: Smart Express Ltd

Excellence in Innovation – sponsored by Ministry of Social Development Winner: Merlot Aero Ltd

Excellence in International Trade – sponsored by Ports of Auckland Winner: Augusto Group

Excellence in Marketing – sponsored by Soar Print Winner: WOOP!

Excellence in Strategy and Planning – sponsored by Fusion5 Winner: Height Project Management

Employer of the Year – sponsored by OfficeMax Winner: Wendell Property

Excellence in Community Contribution – sponsored by Westpac Winner: Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital

People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Huawei Winner: Bobux

Supreme Business Excellence Award – sponsored by Westpac Winner: Augusto Group