Cooperative Business NZ Annual Awards

Co-operative / Mutual of the year 2023

Being a co-operative or mutual gives your business a point of difference. There are many good-news stories to tell of your achievements and success when ‘walking the talk’ of the co-operative principles. This award seeks to highlight an outstanding business who is making waves within the sector.


    Co-operative / mutual OF THE YEAR 2023

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    Co-operative / Mutual of the Year 2023


    This award will be presented to a Cooperative Business NZ Full member (organisation) that has made a significant and positive impact within the co-operative community during the 2022/2023 year (1 June 2022 – 31 May 2023). 

    The award is about celebrating the success of the co-operative business model.

    The winner will have clearly demonstrated the value of the model in returning benefits to members and to their local communities. 

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    Past Business of the Year Winners

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    Co-operative of the Year 2022

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    Co-operative Business of the Year 2021

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    Foodstuffs New Zealand

    Co-operative of the Year 2020

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    Co-operative of the Year 2019

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    Co-operative of the Year 2018

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    Co-operative Business of the Year 2017

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    Co-operative of the Year 2016

    Supporting the co-operative & mutual community

    thank you to our sponsors

    The Awards programme is only made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to the following organisations for their support in ensuring our co-operative and mutual businesses and leaders are celebrated and recognised!

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    Principal Sponsor 2023

    Our newest Corporate Associate Member, Cyclone, provides business IT Supply, Strategy & Support Services across NZ. Technology is transforming businesses’ operations. Cyclone helps plan future-ready IT hardware procurement solutions, software licensing, managed IT support and digital skills training that deliver modern solutions and long-lasting value.

    At Cyclone, they take the time to understand your business and how ICT contributes to that vision. Achieving your desired outcomes through technology isn’t always a simple process. But, with over 170 specialised staff employed nationwide, you can give your team the confidence that regardless of the technology being used, Cyclone will provide a purpose-fit solution and work in partnership with you to achieve your technology objectives.

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    Centrix Credit Bureau of New Zealand

    Networking Drinks Sponsor 2023

    Our Corporate Associate Member, Centrix, helps Kiwi businesses with credit checking and identity verification services allowing decision makers to make quick and confident risk assessments and comply with the latest regulations.

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