These Awards recognise and celebrate the successes of New Zealand’s co-operative and mutual businesses and the people who work tirelessly to achieve these outcomes. A highlight on the annual calendar, the evening was well-attended by members, stakeholders, industry partners and the wider business community for an evening of connecting, celebrating and festivities.
They enable us to tell your stories to the wider community. It was wonderful to see the range of businesses and leaders being nominated by their peers, who are so deserving of being recognised. We had a large number of nominations this year, so congratulations to all who made it through as finalists.Roz Henry, CEO
Thank you again to Corporate Associate Member Centrix and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited for their generous support in making the evening possible. Thank you also to Southern Cross Health Society for the stunning venue and Interflora for the evening’s flowers. And of course…thank you to our independent judging panel Philip McKendry, Alastair Hercus, and Dr Jeffrey Stangl.
The 2022 Annual Business Award winners are:
CO-OPERATIVE/MUTUAL OF THE YEAR WINNER: EastPack
Co-operative/Mutual of the Year finalists:
LEADER OF THE YEAR WINNER: Nick Astwick
Leader of the Year finalists:
- Simon Burden, GM of BuildLink Group
- Nicola Devine, GM of Interflora
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CO-OPERATIVES: Chris Black
Outstanding Contribution to Co-operatives finalists:
- John DeBernardo, Chair, NZPM
- David Stock, Legal Advisor
EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Wealthpoint
Emerging Business of the Year finalists:
EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR: Lloyd Setter
Emerging Leader of the Year finalists:
- Cole Groves, Director at MHV Water
- James Villanueva, Member Advocacy Lead, Southern Cross Health Society
We also were thrilled to present three Enduring Service Awards to members who met a milestone year. Congratulations to Capricorn Society, NZ Blackcurrants Co-operative, and Zespri who are all celebrating 25 years.
Thank you to all who attended, and congratulations again to all our winners and finalists…what a privilege it is to have you as members of Cooperative Business NZ.