Thursday, 12th November, 2015

At last night’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards Central, Link Business Franchising Limited emerged victorious, taking out the Supreme Business Excellence Award and the Excellence in Exporting category.

A market leading business brokerage specialising in franchise sales and purchases, LINK has expanded from 1996 as a small Auckland-based brokerage to opening offices in Australia, South Africa and the U.S A. 

Link Business Franchising Limited is an outstanding example of Central Auckland business succeeding in the exporting arena through world class, cloud based IT systems, unique online business appraisal and evaluation tools, an international network of brokers and an online training academy.

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards reward excellence in business, and celebrate business innovation and best practice across Auckland North, South, West and Central.

“This year’s Award winners give us an indication of the great things we can expect from emergent, entrepreneurial and innovative business in Auckland in the near future,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett.

In Central, other winning businesses included pure delish limited, Haka Tours Limited, Naveya & Sloane, Bupa Care Services, Auckland Trotting Club Inc. and OutSource IT Limited’s Philip Adamson, 

“The Central Awards highlight great businesses achieving highly niche positions in their market. These businesses have worked out how to meet specific demand and therefore a more captive market,” adds Barnett.

Auckland Council’s economic growth agency – Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – partners the Chamber to present the Awards.

Patrick McVeigh, ATEED General Manager Business, Innovation & Skills, says: “ATEED is proud to support the awards and congratulates last night’s winners for being recognised as examples of business excellence.

“As the awards results show, many Auckland central companies are already demonstrating world-class innovation.

“ATEED is committed to working with businesses in central Auckland and across the region, cultivating this culture of innovation which will be vital to our region’s economic transformation.”

“A huge congratulations to the category winners at the 2015 Westpac Auckland Business Awards Central,” says Karen Silk, Westpac GM Commercial, Corporate & Institutional.

“Westpac is extremely proud to be associated with a programme that recognises the outstanding achievements of businesses across New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland Central region.

“We wish the 2015 award winners all the very best for their future business endeavours and, if history is anything to go by, we absolutely know they will continue to excel,” says Silk.

The regional Awards, hosted by Auckland Chamber of Commerce with the support of ATEED, offer businesses a chance to be rewarded for their excellence, to share their stories and to celebrate their successes. For a complete list of finalists visit


Congratulations to the Winners of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2015 - Central

Excellence in Innovation Sponsored by Ellis Terry
pure delish limited

Excellence in Marketing Sponsored by Soar Printing
Haka Tours Limited

Best Emerging Business Sponsored by Air New Zealand
Naveya & Sloane

Excellence in Customer Service Delivery Sponsored by Fletcher Building
Bupa Care Services NZ

Excellence in Strategy and Planning Sponsored by RSM New Zealand
Auckland Trotting Club Inc.

Excellence in Exporting Sponsored by Ports of Auckland Limited
Link Business Franchising Limited

Excellence in Business Leadership Sponsored by Marsh
Philip Adamson, OutSource IT Limited

Supreme Business Excellence Sponsored by Westpac
Link Business Franchising Limited



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For more information contact Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.