Home' Special Magazines : Auckland North Business Awards Contents 12 NORTH SHORE TIMES, AUGUST 18, 2011
2011 Sponsor Profiles
Westpac Supreme Business
North Auckland businesses continue to go from
strength to strength, and Westpac is proud to
associate its name in celebrating that potential each
Westpac is the principal sponsor for the 2011
Westpac Auckland North Business Awards. We are
associated with 17 regional business excellence
awards nationwide, and our long term partnership
with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic
Developmeant Ltd's Northern team reflects the
impact Westpac believes this region has on New
Every year the Awards honour local companies, their
people and their extraordinary achievements in New
Zealand business. The Awards showcase success
and put the spotlight on our deserved winners,
helping to build networks and
But the real reward for entering
is the process involved. These
awards give small and medium
sized companies the opportunity
to really focus on their business
-- identifying the opportunities,
strengths and weaknesses that
exist and finding ways to build
on them and keep a competitive
2011 is a significant milestone
for Westpac -- we are celebrating
150 years in New Zealand. We
have been an influential player in the economy here
for a century and a half, and have stood behind New
Zealanders in good times and bad.
We remain committed to continuing to do all we can
to help the country grow the economy. Our recently
announced Grow New Zealand initiative and forums
are enabling us to hear first hand, at a local level,
what different businesses need and want to have
confidence and courage to invest for growth.
Using these insights and our local operating model,
we will commit to a practical programme, provide
more capital for business investment and innovation,
and play our part to help lift confidence and pull
forward the recovery
We are excited and determined to help get the
economy moving again. We continue to be open for
business, and adding bankers, as well as working
with local businesses all around the country.
I'm sure you'll agree that there is no better time
to celebrate excellence in business, whether it's
customer service, management, leadership, or
Good luck to all those businesses entering the
Ian Blair, General Manager Business Banking,
Westpac New Zealand Ltd
3M Excellence in
3M is the innovation company that
never stops inventing.
Over the years the company's
inventive spirit and perseverance
have sustained a constant
evolution of business development,
growth and impact. Its culture
encourages the development of
new markets and the delivery
of new inventions to the world
through the unique combination of
technologies and ideas.
"We don't 'fix' or 'provide'; we transform," says
Ah-Leen Rayner, Marketing Manager Corporate
Marketing & Public Affairs.
"3M's culture of innovation encourages risk-taking
and rejects the ordinary. Our signature approach
to innovation around problem solving integrates
creative application of talent and technology to
not see problems as setbacks of today, but rather,
their transformation into sustainable solutions of
tomorrow with a focus on progress."
3M is proud of its New Zealand history and its
unwavering commitment to customers and the local
community. 3M's links are global, but its foundation
is distinctly Kiwi having grown from adversity, and
continually moving with the times and ever-changing
business environment. The company is proud to
have supported Westpac Auckland North Business
Awards since its inception 14 years ago.
"We aim to make progress possible," says Ms Rayner.
"We promise our customers success through making
and providing practical and often ingenious solutions;
so we are proud to support our local community
through the excellence in innovation award".
It is almost impossible to get through a day without
coming into contact with multiple 3M innovations.
The company's well known brands in New Zealand
include Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-BriteTM,
CommandTM and NexcareTM.
ACC Excellence in Workplace
ACC has two main roles -- to help prevent injuries,
and to help those with injuries covered by the ACC
Scheme receive the rehabilitation necessary to
achieve a timely and safe return
to work and everyday life.
In the workplace, ACC helps
employers build effective health
and safety systems which lead
to fewer injuries and lower costs.
ACC also works in partnership
with industry to identify hazards
and improve safety. Financial
incentives in the form of levy
discounts are available to
employers who develop good
health and safety systems,
through ACC's accredited employers and workplace
safety management programmes.
As an organisation focused on helping people avoid
and recover from injury, ACC is proud to sponsor the
workplace safety category at this year's Westpac
Auckland North Business Awards.
ACC is impressed with the commitment north
Auckland businesses have shown to injury
prevention, putting in place all sorts of processes to
keep their employees safe and healthy at work.
"We applaud the contribution these businesses are
making to the development of a strong national
safety culture," says General Manager of ACC
Insurance & Prevention Services, Dr Keith McLea.
"After all, prevention is the best way to avoid the
human, social and economic costs that typically flow
Actionmail Excellence in
"If you don't tell you won't sell," says Brendan
Rolston, Managing Director of Actionmail who is
2011's sponsor of the Westpac Auckland North
Business Awards for the marketing category.
"Marketing is all about communicating with your
customers and prospective customers, when you
get the mix right then the sky is the limit for any
business. There has never been
a more important time than now
to show accountability and ROI
on every marketing dollar spent
and that is our expertise, create
a multiplier from your marketing
investment" he says.
Actionmail is a power house
platform for delivering high quality,
creative personalised direct
marketing achieved via integrating
traditional direct mail with new
media email, web and mobile
We are associated with 17
regional business excellence
awards nationwide, and our
long term partnership with
Auckland Tourism, Events
and Economic Development
Ltd's Northern team reflects
the impact Westpac believes
this region has on New
Ian Blair - General Manager
Business Banking, Westpac
New Zealand Ltd
We promise our customers
success through making
and providing practical and
often ingenious solutions;
so we are proud to support
our local community through
the excellence in innovation
Ah-Leen Rayner - Marketing
Manager Corporate Marketing
& Public Affairs, 3M
When it comes to home-based healthcare,
Panacea Healthcare is the name you can trust.
Operating for over 30 years , their experienced
staff are dedicated to providing assistance and
support to their clients which allows them to lead
comfortable and happy lives in their own homes
Panacea not only provides home-based support
services, but also offers high quality healthcare
and takes a holistic approach which encompasses
all the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and
family needs of each patient.
All support staff and carers at Panacea are trained
by educated and registered nurses to ensure the
best possible levels of support and safety for both
staff and clients at all times.
``We passionately advocate introducing national
standards into the home healthcare industry,''
says managing director Jan Hilder.
Panacea has also worked as a contractor for ACC
for many years, providing assistance and home-
based rehabilitation programmes for serious
injuries including spinal, brain and mental health
As a result of their dedication to health and safety
Panacea were recently named as finalists for the
ACC Excellence in Workplace Safety Award in the
Auckland North Business Awards 2011.
It has been a busy year for Panacea - who
introduced their affordable, specialised Panacea
Better at Home support packages in May.
These healthcare packages provide a new way
for people to receive quality home support where
you pay for a service outcome rather than pay
For overnight support there are the Bed n Breakfast
or Sleepover packages, the Rise n Shine offers
assistance with morning tasks, Pop In caters for
any extra support during the day to ensure peace
of mind and the Tuck In offers evening support for
Panacea Healthcare is located on the North Shore
in Takapuna and can provide tailor-made care
packages for you or your loved one.
For all enquiries
Phone 486-1456 or visit
Trusted care at home:
• Nursing care
• Serious injury support
• Home support packages
• Elderly care
• Paediatric care
• Respite care
• Post Op care
• ACC Funded care
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