Babbage finalist in Business Excellence Awards

Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Award 2015 - Finalist

Agri-Business Category

November 2015

Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards celebrates business excellence in the region and this year’s winners were announced at a sell-out gala dinner in late October 2015, sponsored by Westpac, Waikato Chamber of Commerce and the local Institute of Director’s branch.

Babbage’s Project Management team was announced as a finalist in the Agri-business category, a huge achievement for Babbage recognising the input and dedication of the team to be a successful business in the Waikato, and an appreciation of the team’s efforts over the past 18 years since the Hamilton office was established.

Waikato Chamber of Commerce chief executive William Durning says this year’s nominees and awards reflect continual business excellence. “The region should take great pride in the fact that not only did great businesses participate in the awards, but also that they were led by business owners and senior managers who understand the importance and value of independent review and feedback on the way in which these businesses are run.”

Participating businesses have benefited in several ways from the awards. Finalists and category winners have had their business profiles raised, strengthened existing commercial relationships and laid the groundwork for new relationships to develop.

“All participants have benefited from the process of articulating the specific attributes and processes of what they do, thereby helping them to consistently grow and develop,” Mr Durning said. The awards are an opportunity for entrants to focus on their businesses in a structured way and identify core strengths and competitive advantages, as well as areas that may benefit from more focus.

Businesses are judged on leadership, planning, customer focus, quality and systems, people management, business performance, governance, innovation, community and industry contribution, and environmental sustainability. Feedback businesses receive from a highly capable judges’ panel is a valuable component. The feedback gives the businesses points to work on for future planning, adding value to them, as well as the overall region’s economy.

The Babbage Project Management team have been on a journey of improvement regarding our business practices and the way we engage with our clients. This nomination is an acknowledgement of the improvements we have made and reinforces that we are on the right track to succeed and achieve future goals.

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Our Hamilton Project Management Team were finalists in the Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards.