We are delighted that the following organisations are sponsoring the program.
This is ASB's second 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 is also sponsoring 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) has had a strong partnership with EY for more than 20 years and is proud to be taking part in the sponsorship of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. In doing so, APX joins a like-minded business community who share a common vision and set of values in instilling passion and drive into their daily business. APX prides themselves on doing this in their daily business of serving the travel needs of corporate New Zealand."
Andrew Dale, Chief Executive Officer, APX
“Singapore Airlines is proud to be associated with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Our industry was founded on innovation and entrepreneurship. We depend on entrepreneurs to help improve customer service and deliver new products. And every day we fly thousands of entrepreneurs to their destinations in global markets. As a company that reaches out to the world, we recognise how important entrepreneurship is to growing the economy and lifting the national wealth of this unique nation."
Edwin Chiang, General Manager, New Zealand Singapore Airlines
"New Zealand is a great producer of innovate entrepreneurs and we owe a debt of gratitude to EY for running the Entreprenuer 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