Strategic Partner and General Category Sponsor


ANZ is proud to have been the Strategic Partner of the New Zealand International Business Awards since 2009.

These Awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals that are leading the way in taking New Zealand business to the world.

We know that achieving growth offshore takes time, resources, innovation, hard work and resilience. It also requires access to market insights and connections. With ANZ’s presence across 33 international markets, we pride ourselves on our ability to help New Zealand businesses capture opportunities linked to regional trade and capital flows.

We look forward to seeing the 2018 Awards unfold, and celebrating the exceptional people and companies whose achievements will help drive New Zealand’s international business success.

Paul Goodwin
Managing Director, Institutional New Zealand

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Designworks is New Zealand’s leading multi-disciplinary design practice, harnessing all facets of design to deliver compelling branded experiences.

Designworks’ vision is to design the most loved and successful down-under brands, with a fundamental belief in design working for better. The company has over 90 people in New Zealand with wide-ranging design expertise, working across a broad sweep of consumer and corporate clients. The studio’s unique leadership position has been established over 35 years with an ability to create real brand differentiation through ‘total design’ – a seamless mix of strategic and creative thinking that utilises all facets of the medium – identity, spatial, motion, interactive, product and experience design. As a result creating inspiring brand stories, building stronger consumer connections and assisting organisational and cultural step change.

Notable success stories include the 15 year transformation programme for Air New Zealand; the generation of successful ‘rebel’ brands such as Charlie’s and Tui and Kiwi Bank that disrupted the market status quo; the global brand governance of dairy giant Fonterra and the re-launch of its three global brands Anchor, Anmum and Anlene; the rejuvenation of organisations such as Telecom’s shift to retailer Spark and Silver Fern Farms' drive towards being a category innovator; and the consumer-centred rebirth of Contact Energy.

The Designworks mantra of ‘the biggest ideas on the biggest stage’ clearly captures the desire for clarity of thinking and high creativity to deliver real results through design.

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Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to support programmes and partnerships that contribute to the development of iwi, hapū and whānau Māori.

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NZ Story 

Our vision at New Zealand Story is to enhance New Zealand’s reputation beyond natural beauty. In a competitive global economy, reputation matters. And it’s important for a country like ours, with an economy that relies on the strengths of its exports, to continue to grow and diversify. The more we can do to ensure we’re all telling a broad, compelling and aspirational story about NZ, that’s grounded in our values and resonates with the world, the greater chance we have of attracting people to all that we offer; stories that demonstrate Kaitiaki, Ingenuity & Integrity. Put simply, we need to make New Zealand famous for more good things.

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