Who can enter this category?
This category is open to any organisation which fits into the size band of a medium business. It does not differentiate between sectors, but looks at the parts which make up the complete business. These headings are part of the entry form and will be evaluated according to the level of achievement in those areas, according to the size of the business.
What are the judges looking for in this category?
The judges are seeking to recognise a business or organisation that demonstrates great execution of good business ideas and practices, while having developed and remained focused on their future direction.
In order to fairly assess businesses against each other, there needs to a level playing field. There are differences in the dynamics of running a business with no staff as opposed to a small team. Likewise there is a obvious difference between business with small teams and business that have a management structure. These categories allow for evaluating entrant businesses against enterprises of a similar scale based on the expectation that they should be undertaking similar systems, processes and activities.
About Golden Bay Cement
Golden Bay Cement is New Zealand’s largest cement manufacturer and supplier. We supply the market needs of today – and our technical expertise, research and development work ensures that we will be supplying the market needs of tomorrow. From our Portland manufacturing plant, near Whangarei, a range of cement products are shipped to markets around New Zealand and the Pacific. Our Auckland depot also produces blended cement products to meet specific needs. Our product, cement, is the essential base material for today’s construction. As the fundamental constituent of concrete it is all around us – in homes, commercial and industrial premises, inner city high rises, dams, water supply networks and other infrastructural projects. Cement is also used for stabilising roading materials and for treating harbour dredgings, etc. The message is clear – for strength, durability and low maintenance, concrete is the construction material for today and tomorrow.
Evidence of excellent business performance including effective management, strategic thinking and business planning, knowledge of market/s & customer/clients, effective administrative and financial systems.
The businesses’ strengths and competitive advantages and what the business believe attributed to these achievements.
The businesses’ commitment to delivering quality, of customer/client satisfaction and repeat business, and of the potential for continued business success and future growth.