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We are delighted that the following organisations are sponsoring the program.

Principal sponsor

ASB entrepreneur logo  
This is ASB's sixth year as the principal sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme in New Zealand. It is fantastic to be actively involved with these prestigious awards and help current and future innovative business leaders achieve their ambitions. Entrepreneurs deserve recognition for being brave and pursing a dream and we are proud to be supporting them.

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 supporting the Exceptional Services to Entrepreneurship award and contributing to the development of some of tomorrow's innovative businesses.

Steve Jurkovich, EGM Business Banking

EY - Rangatira  
Rangatira is proud to present the inaugural Family Business Award of Excellence - recognising leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families.  

Established in 1937 as the family office of JR McKenzie, Rangatira is the oldest private investment company in New Zealand, and has been an early investor in great New Zealand companies such as Wattie’s, Montana Wines, and the Mount Cook Group. Today, Rangatira’s portfolio includes family businesses like Hellers and Polynesian Spa, plus other middle-market businesses like Tuatara Brewing and Rainbow’s End.

Phil Veal, CEO, Rangatira

Travel sponsors

EY- apx

APX Travel Management is a leading business travel solutions 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 is thrilled be able to support the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme for the third year running.

Wendy van Lieshout, GM, APX Travel Management

EY - Qantas logo

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.

Wes Nobelius, Regional General Manager New Zealand & Pacific Islands

Wine sponsor

Villa Maria  
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

Media sponsor

New Zealand Herald logo

It’s a great pleasure to be a sponsor and editorial partner for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. They are the World Cup finals of business awards and provide a wonderful opportunity for the brightest stars of New Zealand business to tell their stories and inspire the next generation.

Fran O'Sullivan, NZME Editorial Director - Business