Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2019 winners announced

Thursday 4th July 2019

The Baldwins team attended the annual Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards evening last Thursday, 27 June at Shed 10 in Auckland. The evening was a celebration of export success, kiwi ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit in the Northland, Auckland and Waikato regions. Seven phenomenal businesses were named winners amongst 23 finalists across an array of categories including manufacturing, beauty, biotech, tourism, technology, pharmaceutical, innovation, and food.


We would like to congratulate the winners of each of the awards, but particularly the winner of the Baldwins Intellectual Property Excellence in Innovation award, FaceMe. The Baldwins Intellectual Property Excellence in Innovation award recognises excellence in using innovation as a key driver of their overall business strategy

FaceMe has been recognised for their Digital Human platform and their ability to transform customer experiences through a human, emotional connection over a traditional chatbot. The platform creates brand-aligned customer support through a human-like experience rich in qualities such as empathy and warmth and is available to a range of business types which include banking, telecommunications, health and retail. 

The winners of the other categories revealed on the night are listed below.

“We are proud of our 10 year partnership with ExportNZ and to support the export community. Together, we’re able to raise awareness around the opportunities and risks present in international markets. The calibre of this years’ award winners is higher than ever and it has been a pleasure to hear their stories and celebrate their success.  Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners.”

Wes Jones, Baldwins Chair and Partner

 

Wes Jones (far right) presenting the Baldwins Intellectual Property Excellence in Innovation award to Danny Tomsett (left), CEO of FaceMe (Image: Cider Media).

 

Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards winners:

DHL Best Emerging Business (for goods exports) 

Grin Natural Products - a natural New Zealand oral care brand that specialises in 100%natural toothpastes and eco-friendly oral care essentials.

Ports of Auckland Best Medium Business (for goods exports)

Howick Limited - manufactures high-technology roll-forming machines for light steel framing automation.

Westpac Best Large Business (for goods exports)

Douglas Pharmaceuticals - develops and manufactures its own generic and repurposed medicines for New Zealand and the rest of the world.

Company-X Best Emerging Business (for services exports)

Kami - is an easy-to-use web application that gives millions of individuals the ability to view, edit, collaborate, and interact with digital documentation

BDO Best Medium Business (for services exports)

Haka Tourism Group - runs guided tours and accommodation in New Zealand which all include experiential cultural education, and is actively targeting 12 overseas markets.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Best Large Business (for services exports)

EROAD - develops technology solutions that manage vehicle fleets, support regulatory compliance, improve driver safety, and reduce the costs associated with driving.

Supreme Winner

Haka Tourism Group - runs guided tours and accommodation in New Zealand, which all include experiential cultural education, and is actively targeting 12 overseas markets.

 

The category winners have now been put forward to the pitch stage for their equivalent categories in the NZTE New Zealand International Business Awards which will be held on Thursday 7 November.

For more information on the evening please click here.

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