We are delighted that the following organisations are sponsoring the program.
This is ASB's third year as the principal sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme in New Zealand. At ASB we work with businesses of all sizes everyday, so this is a great opportunity for us to get alongside and network with some of this country's best entrepreneurs and innovators to understand their future business needs and financial requirements. In addition to our own reputation for innovation, ASB has a long history of involvement in programmes that recognise excellence so we look forward to being actively involved with this prestigious award and contributing to the development of some of tomorrow's innovative business leaders. ASB also sponsors the 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year category' which fits well with ASB 's longstanding commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.
Barbara Chapman, Chief Executive, ASB
Atlantic Pacific American Express (APX) is a Travel Management provider, established in 1956, with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We pride ourselves on delivering unbiased travel advice and personally tailored solutions with Kiwi passion to Corporate New Zealand. We celebrate the vision, innovation and commitment it takes to succeed in business and strive to nurture that culture and spirit within our own team of dedicated travel professionals. APX has enjoyed a strong partnership with EY for more than 20 years and we are thrilled be able to support the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme for the third year running
Andrew Dale, Chief Executive Officer, APX
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards is synonymous with innovation, and celebrates business champions in New Zealand and throughout the world. This year Qantas is proud to support the Awards in New Zealand for the first time. We too share a common belief in fostering innovation in all facets of business and are committed to seeing it championed in this country. Many past winners and entrants have gone on to succeed both nationally and internationally as a direct response of their involvement in the Awards. As an airline that also plays a crucial role in getting business people to their destination, we are thrilled to be part of a programme that honours Kiwi business people. We look forward to seeing the creative projects and propositions from our New Zealand entrepreneurs and being part of this year’s Awards for the first time.
Igor Kwiatkowski, Regional General Manager New Zealand & Pacific Islands
New Zealand is a great producer of innovative entrepreneurs and we owe a debt of gratitude to EY for running the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards programme. It is a one-of-a kind programme that recognises and fosters the talents of this talented group of people. As a proudly NZ family owned company Villa Maria is a strong supporter of the programme and its continued successes.
Sir George Fistonich, Founder & Managing Director, Villa Maria Winery, Winner 2005 Entrepreneur Of The Year
Team McMillan Limited through its subsidiary Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland is proud to be associated with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Without the entrepreneurial spirit of the Hon. Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, there would be no vehicle that represents the pinnacle of motoring in the world today. As Sir Henry said and abided by “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough” There can be no better advice for us all as we go about our businesses today.
Bob McMillan, Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland
Digital Arena are honoured to be a sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards. Our personal involvement in the entrepreneur programme and alumni membership has allowed us to continue the celebration of great New Zealand business leaders. As a technology leader in the creative and publishing industry since 1996, it is fitting we're able to further support the EY programme by becoming their Digital Publishing sponsor and providing the EY marketing team with the skills and technology to deliver their Exceptional magazine via iPad.
Neil McGowan, Director, Digital Arena