Friday, 9th October, 2015

Manufacturer and supplier of precast concrete components Nauhria Precast Limited  has emerged victorious from the Westpac Auckland Business Awards South held last night, winning the Supreme Business Excellence Award and the Excellence in Innovation category, as well as CEO, Rakesh Nauhria, winning the Excellence in Business Leadership category.

Nauhria Precast Limited is an outstanding example of businesses leading South Auckland’s dynamic manufacturing base and demonstrating innovation and entrepreneurship in a highly competitive space. Nauhria supplies the commercial, civil and residential construction sectors.

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

Says Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett, “Through the Awards we are able to identify a rich mix of success factors that enhance business capability.

"In the South, innovation and customer service feature strongly with finalist businesses such as manufacturers Nauhria Precast Limited, Palladium Homes and Rayglass Boats; and professional service providers like Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Harcourts Preet & Co and Topcare Early Childhood Centre.”

“The Awards show that great businesses achieve a combination of competitive pricing with prompt servicing and a quality product. Our winners pay attention to fast turnaround times, thoughtful suggestions and improvements saving their customers time and money - and to a strong focus on creating a memorable customer experience,” 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 South companies are already demonstrating world-class innovation.

“ATEED is committed to working with businesses in the South 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 South,” 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 South 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


Excellence in Innovation Sponsored by AUT 
Nauhria Precast Limited

Excellence in Marketing Sponsored by Villa Maria
Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

Best Emerging Business Sponsored by Air New Zealand
Up2it Access Hire Limited

Excellence in Customer Service Delivery Sponsored by Barfoot and Thompson
Global Financial Services Limited

Excellence in Strategy and Planning Sponsored by Austin’s Food Design & Events
Contemporary Glass Limited

Excellence in Exporting Sponsored by Ports of Auckland Limited
Rayglass Boats

Excellence in Business Leadership Sponsored by Milmeq Limited
Rakesh Nauhria, Nauhria Precast Limited

Supreme Business Excellence Sponsored by Westpac
Nauhria Precast Limited


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