The 2016 Wellington Gold Awards Winners Announced

NEWS RELEASES: 30 June 2016

THE DOMINION POST WELLINGTON GOLD AWARD: the supreme award

2016 WINNER:  INTERGEN

“A stalwart of Wellington’s highly regarded and expanding ICT scene, playing a strong role empowering hundreds of local businesses technology platforms and innovations.

With many clients now achieving results in global markets, a commitment to Wellington initiatives and the upskilling of their industries people, really stood out for the Judges in selecting INTERGEN for the supreme award”. Said GOLD AWARDS Director John Dow

“They're builders of technology solutions spanning an organisation’s whole ecosystem and supply chain.

“New Zealand’s only full-service, end-to-end, Microsoft solutions provider helping New Zealand organisations achieve their productivity and business transformational goals through digital enablement.”

At the Microsoft Partner Awards in 2015 Intergen were selected as the “Country Partner of the Year in New Zealand”, a significant achievement which Intergen has held four times.” Said Mr Dow.

The 2016 Wellington GOLD AWARDS, now in their 18th year, were held at TSB Bank Arena on Thursday June 30 with 1,000 attendees including Prime Minister John Key, who presented the Supreme Award to INTERGEN.

With an inclusive and colourful Pacific Gold theme the evening also celebrated Wellington’s unique and special place in the Pacific and was attended by representatives from Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and the Cook Island High Commissions.

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CATEGORY WINNERS:

CREATIVE GOLD  

in association with Fullerton Markets 

film, media & creative content

WINNER: Bats Theatre is one of the busiest in the country, with over half of all Wellington’s live theatre productions performed on Bats’ stages last year.

CYBER GOLD  

in association with PwC 

technology creators

WINNER: Intergen has been quietly putting their IT customers’ names in lights since 2001, hiring over a thousand Wellingtonians in that time to get the job done.

DISCOVERING GOLD 

in association with DATACOM

recent R&D projects

WINNER: UBCO is taking on the world with the 2X2 all-electric farm bike – it’s winning friends in rural sectors everywhere, and there’s a road version in the pipeline.

EMERGING GOLD – PRODUCTS

In association with Telesmart

10 or fewer full time employees

WINNER: Bootleggers Craft Soda has, from humble beginnings, taken on the big boys one carbonated bubble at a time. With figures up 150% on last year, they’re certainly fizzing.  

EMERGING GOLD - SERVICES

in association with MEREDITH CONNELL

10 or fewer full time employees

WINNER: Concrete Structure Investigations takes an in-depth look at concrete structures by going the extra distance with cutting edge diagnostic testing has doubled its roster of national and international clients.

GLOBAL GOLD

in association with ANZ

exporters

WINNER: Sanpro Industries makes machines to make mufflers for cars and trucks, and their Sanderson machines make mufflers better than anyone else in the world, just quietly. 

SUPPORTING GOLD 

in association with Beca

services & infrastructure

WINNER: Connect Global  is a Porirua-based Call Centre whose ‘can do’ attitude has built an impressive list of corporate clients and a wealth of employment opportunities near and far, with a new branch opening recently in Ruatoria.

VIBRANT GOLD 

in association with Wellington Airport

events & hospitality

WINNER: Gallipoli: the scale of our war is a ground-breaking  exhibition from Te Papa and Weta Workshop. Over 700,000 visitors since opening makes it the most popular exhibition in New Zealand’s history.

BEST PRACTICES

ACC Workplace Safety Award 

workplace safety practices

WINNER: Construction Contracts Ltd  whose approach to health and safety in all aspects of the job, from quoting to sign-off, has scored it ACC’s WSMP Tertiary level safety certification.

GREEN GOLD

in association with Greater Wellngton Regional Council

sustainability programmes  & products

WINNER: Green Cabs philosophy is to provide an environmentally-friendlier taxi option that offers competitive, often lower, fares.  Last year 76 

fewer tonnes of carbon emissions went skywards thanks to their hybrid vehicles.

TEAM GOLD

in association with Southern Cross Health Society

HR & wellness programmes

WINNER: CQ Hotels Wellington regular team-bonding events with upskilling and mentoring programmes bring a sense of unity, with staff involved in the community with organisations like Cure Kids and the Malaghan Institute.

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SPECIAL TRIBUTES:

The Dominion Post Tribute to a Wellington Icon:

RECIPIENT: STEVE TEW - The CEO of the New Zealand Rugby Union has overseen winning two Rugby World Cups, hosting of the 2011 version in New Zealand, an extended All Black supremacy in the game, including innovative initiatives such as games in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Chicago and the inaugural match against Samoa in Apia last year.

 

“NEW THINKING AWARD” in association with Massey University:

RECIPIENT: KENDRA ROSS - a leader in the important world of Cyber Security, running a successful business, industry enhancement programmes and advising Government on Cyber Security matters.

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The 2016 Winners were announced at The Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday June 30th, TSB Bank Arena. 

GOLD AWARDS Director John Dow – 04 3859929 and 027 258-0717

john@agenda-marketing.co.nz

DETAILS:  www.goldawards.co.nz

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