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New Zealand Business Awards

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FAQ's
How long has APAC Insider been in circulation for?
APAC Insider has been in circulation since 2015 and has been building up an impressive reputation for its excellent look into the sectors it covers. The publication aims to serve the vast Asia-Pacific region, which is home to more than one third of the world’s biggest businesses including the likes of Toyota, Sony and Bank of China. APAC Insider is published by AI Global Media, a UK based publishing group launched in 2010.
Where did my nomination come from?
A company or individual can be nominated in various ways, including self-nomination, nominated by a third-party, or nomination by our in-house research team. In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their identity. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we monitor the website for unusual behaviour.
What happens if I agree to be considered further?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This gives individuals complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or if you go on to win. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our internal vetting procedure. Nominees are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. Please note it can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who selects the winners?
We employ an impartial panel of individuals to conduct all the research to a high standard, and our research team are well versed in fact-checking and mediation. At the helm we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing APAC Insider’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity, but by their contributions to the sector.
Is there a winner’s ceremony?
While we appreciate everyone will want to celebrate their success, this can look different to all winners. Many of the awards are also open across various regions within the Asian Pacific, and therefore many separate events would need to be arranged. Alongside this thought, we believe in keeping a cost-effective marketing philosophy, and do not wish to add further expense to any business or individual. Our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to provide you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
If I do win, what happens next?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask winners to refrain from any public announcements, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer. During this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted plaques, digital certificates, web-based advertisements, and press releases. The range of options are aimed to make the awards tailor-made to each individual firm, regardless of budget.
Are there any costs involved?
All awards are at no cost to be nominated or to win. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, and these are entirely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award.
I have another question that isn’t listed here.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the award in more depth, please connect with a dedicated awards coordinator using the contact details provided. They will be able to assist further and guide you through the process.
Our Winners By Year

Here is where you will find details of our previous award winners. All winners are listed in the winner’s directory for the year won once the announcement has been made. Click the year to view the winner’s directory and discover award-winning businesses.

Our Awards Team

To ensure all winners are chosen fairly and based on merit, our skilled team research and fact-check all nominees thoroughly. Get to know the team by clicking below.

Joe Woods
Joe Woods - APAC Insider Lead ResearcherJoe joined the research team at AI Global Media in 2016 and has been an integral part of APAC Insider ever since. Joe has an interest in businesses of all shapes and sizes and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand researching businesses from across the diverse region and across a variety of sectors. Joe ensures dedication and diligence throughout.
Steven Simpson
Steven Simpson - APAC Insider Awards Team LeaderSteven joined AI Global Media in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven oversees APAC Insider's key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for their achievements.
Jeremy Roe
Jeremy Roe - Head of ResearchJeremy is both dedicated and diligent, qualities with which he embodies in his work each and every day. Jeremy is a supportive manager and is able to build a strong team of research individuals around him, each of whom is dedicated in their role. APAC Insider’s readers, followers and web visitors can rest assured that Jeremy and his team select the best of the best as award winners.
Kathryn Hall
Kathryn Hall - DirectorKathryn is a founding member of the publishing group AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business today. Kathryn is keen to ensure that APAC Insider is considerate of the professionals engaging with the publication and its website in ensuring that the team showcase only the most innovative, respected and trusted of businesses and business owners within its awards.
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Business Awards

APAC Insider is proud to announce the much-awaited return of the APAC Business Awards 2022, making its way back for the 7th consecutive year! Encompassing a vast array of businesses, organisations and enterprises throughout the region, we endeavour to ensure that only the most deserving are recognised, and judged purely on their merits. As we start to transition into the post-COVID world, industries throughout the APAC region are starting to emerge and report the first signs of growth, proving that we are on the path back to normality! The steps may be tentative at first, however, there are sure-fire signs of irreversible growth for the region’s key industries, and that is down to the sheer amount of perseverance and effort from everyone involved! GDP growth has also proved readily stable throughout the pandemic, with the Asian economy contracting by only 1.5 per cent in 2020, compared to the overall global economy shrinking by 3.2 per cent. Expectations are high for the economies in this region, which are returning to pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, the disruption caused by COVID has brought lasting effects in the forms of hybrid work set-up and rapid digitisation, prompting organisations to rethink their strategies. The APAC Business Awards 2022, hosted by APAC Insider, aims to showcase and secure your business’s position as a true leader and trend-setter throughout the region, as well as informing potential clients and colleagues that you are providing an award-winning service! This prestigious long-running awards programme is completely free to enter! If your business is lucky enough to be successful, you will be presented to our circulation and promoted on our website for a minimum of 12 months. The APAC Insider team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. Final judgement is cast based on various criteria such as: business performance, longevity, expansion and any significant innovations or feedback. Being successful in the APAC Business Awards 2022 will provide you with the evidence you require to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that you stand out from the rest. APAC Insider provides a unique opportunity to cement each winners’ third-party recognition of the award and promote their brand across our global readership of over 160,000 diverse professionals! Receiving an award can also provide a huge boost to internal employee morale, demonstrating that your continued hard work and dedication over the past year is recognised and valued. In addition, our successful awardees are welcome to choose from our range of competitively-priced promotional packages to celebrate the good news! These consist of several fashionable items to help spread the message of your success, as well as editorial opportunities to be featured within this year’s celebratory magazine! If you would like to nominate either yourselves or another business you feel is worthy of being successful, then please complete the voting form found at the top of this webpage. Alternatively, if you would like further information about how the APAC Business Awards 2022 can benefit your organisation, then please do not hesitate to contact the awards co-ordinator Dean Taylor directly at [email protected]!

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South East Asia Business Awards

The challenges faced by these countries, that have been thrust upon them by the pandemic have highlighted those who have proceeded to thrive in their industry. South East Asian economies have been developing their industry sectors, such as manufacturing and agriculture amongst others. Becoming more prominent in their sectors, we are seeing major advancements in this area of the world. These continuously developing countries are beginning to shine against the rest of the world, for their strength and innovation to their economy. The South East Asia Business Awards 2022 aim to celebrate these companies who have strived for excellence in their sector, through dedication, perseverance, and merit. Should you win, there are multiple celebratory marketing methods that can be explored to make sure your business is exposed to APAC Insider’s wider circulation of 161,000 leaders and decision makers. With 22% of the circulation being from the South East Asia region, APAC Insider acts as an invaluable resource that informs its readership of all major developments in this vibrant and plentiful location. The judging panel aim to make their decisions based on information gathered independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources and any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. The team then casts their final judgement based on a criteria which includes business performance, longevity, business growth (either sustained or rapid), any significant innovations and feedback from stakeholders. So, if you wish to be a part of the South East Asia Business Awards 2022 or know of anyone deserving of a place on the shortlist this year, simply use our voting form below to submit a nomination. For more information contact Victoria Cotton, this year’s Awards Coordinator.

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Australian Made Awards

APAC Insider are proud to introduce the Australian Made Awards which is the latest edition to our awards portfolio. This programme seeks to reward a diverse range of manufacturers, suppliers, and creative makers. Manufacturers play a huge role in the Australian economy and is a significant industry across the country. Resources technology, mineral process, food & beverages, medical products, recycling, clean energy, and defence form some of the key areas which cover the manufacturing priorities throughout the nation. APAC Insider’s annual awards were launched to highlight the amazing work done by those firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care, and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has seen them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry. Manufacturing contributes about six per cent of Australia’s GDP and supports 860,000+ jobs. Whilst Australian manufacturing has declined over the last decade, this is a common trend in advanced economies. However, this played a crucial role in supporting the health response to the pandemic (COVID-19) by delivering personal protective equipment and essential medical equipment throughout the country. The government’s long term strategy aims to support productivity growth, leading to more competitive businesses and higher wages. Taking part in the Australian Made Awards is the perfect way to show your employees that their efforts are valued by the organisation, whilst also providing the public with evidence of your successes as a business. Notifying stakeholders of your participation in our programme indicates that your business is garnering the attention of third parties, and that word or your expertise, customer service or products offered are creating a buzz within the sector, industry, or market. The Australian Made Awards are a chance for you to reap the rewards your hard work deserves. Whether you have been in business for years or months, this is the chance to be rewarded for your excellence and passion, from a trusted source. If you know of, operate or are a member of an organisation that you feel is worthy of acknowledgement, please complete the voting form by clicking ‘Vote Here’ at the top of the page. If you would like further information on how you can get involved, or our awards process then please get in touch with the awards programme coordinator, Steven Simpson by using the contact details provided.

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Methodology

Our process for choosing winners has been tried, tested, and refined over the years. Our team of skilled researchers use precise methods to fact-check and investigate all nominees.

Researching APAC Insider nominees

The team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. We also encourage external nominations from magazine subscribers, web visitors, social media following, clients, and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.

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Shortlisting our nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination via email, and all firms and individuals are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information. There is no obligation to complete and supply such material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as do our research team.

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Evaluating nominees

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. From there, the team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment based on various criteria such as business performance, longevity, diversification, growth (either sustained or rapid), significant innovations, feedback from stakeholders etc.

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Reaching out to winners

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the APAC Insider website, award winners’ magazine, social media platforms, and subscriber newsletter.

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Making the most of your win

We offer a range of promotional packages to help make the most of your win. All winners are offered the complimentary package, which includes a free-of-charge entry in the winner’s directory, with a backlink to your site, up to 100 work bio, and company logo if winners would like to provide those.

Other items can be offered at additional cost including trophy, plaque, certificate, content in our magazine, content on our website, and a dedicated social media shoutout.

We encourage winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, blogs, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch.

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