THE 2015 WINNERS....
As announced July 9th, TSB Bank Arena....
THE 2015 SUPREME AWARD
in association with The DOMINION POST
"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:
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.
Cato Brand Partners
New Zealand Film & Television School
What We Do In the Shadows
Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra
in association with PwC
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.
Run the Red
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.
Aulana & The Midas Rug by Noble Bond
Method Recycling Station
“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.
Panhead Custom Ales
Wellington Chocolate Factory
EMERGING GOLD - SERVICES
in association with MEREDITH CONNELL
10 or fewer full time employees
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.
Concrete Structure Investigation
Straight Flush Plumbing
Summer of Tech
in association with ANZ
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.
in association with BECA
services & infrastructure
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.
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute
Motu Economic & Public Policy Research
WELTEC School of Construction
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.
Asian Events Trust
Coastlands Aquatic Centre
Wellington Phoenix FC
BEST PRACTICE AWARDS:
ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
workplace safety practices
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.
Opus International Consultants
in association with GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL
sustainability products & practices
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.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
in association with SOUTHERN CROSS HEALTH SOCIETY
HR & wellness
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.