THE 2015 WINNERS....

As announced July 9th, TSB Bank Arena....

THE 2015 SUPREME AWARD

in association with The DOMINION POST 

Winner: Datacom

"An exceptional  Wellington business success story , Datacom, won the 2015 Wellington Gold Awards supreme award after winning the Supporting Gold Category.' said Gold Awards Director John Dow

"With revenues last year of $881 million, including $466 million from New Zealand, Datacom continued to do good business in Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines and increased their overall staff numbers to 3756, a 6% increase.'

"Now recognised as New Zealand's overall number 1, IT provider Datacom has also employed 800 new staff in Wellington over the past 5 years and has been ranked number 2 as this country's top performing export focussed technology company for the past 2 years."

"The Gold Awards judges were impressed with Datacom's impressive business results, employment generation in the Capital, their outstanding grasp of Technology in its multitude of very dynamic forms and in particular their unique and hugely successful customer service and staff development culture."

"All of which are delivering outstanding financial results for the owners and shareholders whilst contributing enormously to Wellington's economy and wider community over an extended period of time." 

 

The full list of 2015 Winners and Finalists:

CREATIVE GOLD

in association with The Wellington Company 
film, media & content

WINNERS:  Pukeko Pictures
It was Jane and the Dragon and the WotWots what started Richard Taylor’s indie production house off; now it’s the Thunderbirds who’ve got them really going global.

FINALISTS: 
Cato Brand Partners 
New Zealand Film & Television School  
What We Do In the Shadows 
Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra   

CYBER GOLD  

in association with PwC 
technology creators

WINNERS:  Aura RedEye Security  
Cyber sleuths helping to make the world more secure by keeping an eye on the cloud to prevent unwanted guests getting through, or sneaking in down on the ground.

FINALISTS: 
Mobi2Go   
Run the Red   
Snapper Services  
STQRY  

DISCOVERING GOLD 

in association with NEC
recent R&D projects

WINNERS: FarmIQ System  
Teaming IT capability with agribusiness expertise to develop a software system that’s helping to deliver consistently high-quality meat cuts to export markets and better profitability for farmers.

FINALISTS: 
Aulana & The Midas Rug by Noble Bond   
Method Recycling Station   
MyTrucking 
“Spike” by ikeGPS   

EMERGING GOLD - PRODUCTS

in association with GROW WELLINGTON
10 or fewer full time employees

WINNERS:  Matrix Homes   
Building homes in a hurry (12 days) but not in a hurried way, Matrix thinks we pay too much for housing and is setting out to prove it.

FINALISTS:
Panhead Custom Ales  
Wellington Chocolate Factory  
Wipster   

EMERGING GOLD - SERVICES

in association with MEREDITH CONNELL
10 or fewer full time employees   

WINNERS:  PaperKite   
Making Apps for almost as long as there have been stores to sell them, the company has put organisations like the All Blacks, Met Service and the United Nations onto a device near you.

FINALISTS: 
Concrete Structure Investigation 
HR Shop  
Neos Systems
Straight Flush Plumbing  
Summer of Tech      

GLOBAL GOLD 

in association with ANZ
exporters

WINNERS: Powershop  
New Zealand’s first online powerco shook the domestic electricity market to its core back in 2009 and is now shaking them overseas delivering lower power costs and higher satisfaction, not easy in the current climate. 

FINALISTS: 
Aspeq  
Groenz  
Sanpro Industries   

SUPPORTING GOLD 

in association with BECA  
services & infrastructure 

WINNERS: Datacom 
Celebrating 50 years of designing, building and running IT services for businesses across New Zealand and the world, with 4000 staff (including 1,450 in Wellington) in 23 offices.

FINALISTS: 
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute   
Motu Economic & Public Policy Research  
Uprise Digital  
WELTEC School of Construction  

 

VIBRANT GOLD 

in association with Wellington Airport
events & hospitality

WINNERS:  The New Zealand Festival   
For three weeks every two years the world’s artistic best takes over the city, enthralling and amazing over a quarter of a million people, which takes a fair bit of organising.

FINALISTS:  
Asian Events Trust   
Coastlands Aquatic Centre   
Wellington Phoenix FC   
Weta Workshop  

BEST PRACTICE AWARDS:
ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD

workplace safety practices

WINNERS:  BRANZ 
As a leading source of information  for the building and construction industry, Branz needs to be at the top of its game.  Last year it initiated a review into its own health and safety practices, with implementation following soon after.

FINALISTS: 
Catalyst Consulting   
Opus International Consultants   

 

GREEN GOLD 

in association with GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL 

sustainability  products & practices

WINNERS: IdealCup   
A reusable coffee cup designed and made in Wellington, barista friendly (v. important), no leaks, no toxins, easily branded and  totally recyclable?  That sounds ideal, and it is.

FINALISTS: 
Booker Spalding   
Foodstuffs
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor   

TEAM GOLD  

in association with SOUTHERN CROSS HEALTH SOCIETY
HR & wellness 

WINNERS: Masterpet   
Looking after those who look after their pets and looking after each other at the same time, the team at Masterpet puts the company at the head of the pack as a great place to work. 

FINALISTS: 
Boost 
Nature Connections    
Simply Dental   
Touchtech    

2015

 
 
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