Prime companies recognised at TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce excellence awards

Stuart Jones, of Jones and Sandford Timber Hardware, and his team.


Stuart Jones, of Jones and Sandford Timber {Hardware}, and his crew.

A outstanding Taranaki agency concerned within the constructing and retail industries for almost 50 years dominated this yr’s TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Excellence Awards.

Jones and Sandford Timber {Hardware}, the proprietor and operator of New Plymouth’s two Mitre 10 shops, was named the winner of the Supreme Award at a black-tie perform on the TSB Stadium on Saturday night time.

It was an evening to recollect for proprietor Stuart Jones, who began the enterprise in 1974, as additionally they gained the Massive Enterprise Excellence Award, the Employer of Selection award and the Environmental Excellence awards.

Jones paid tribute to his groups at Jones Sandford Mitre 10 MEGA Mitre 10 St Aubyn Road. “They’ve facilitated our success this yr, working exhausting on enhancing our enterprise, offering assist throughout very difficult circumstances together with provide, staffing and regulatory necessities.”

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“I’m personally humbled by the dedication of our administration and wider crew’s dedication to our enterprise.”

The judges had been greater than complimentary of their evaluation of the corporate’s efficiency. “We had been impressed with administration’s ardour and deep understanding of the enterprise. There’s glorious integration and cooperation throughout what’s a really complicated enterprise atmosphere.

“The excellent management, robust crew tradition of excellence and excessive degree of efficiency make Jones Sandford’s Mitre 10 a worthy winner of this yr’s Supreme Award.”

Alan and Margaret Beck with Taranaki mayors, from left Neil Holdom of New Plymouth District Council, Charlotte Littlewood, chair of the Taranaki Regional Council, South Taranaki mayor Phil Nixon and Neil Volzke of Stratford


Alan and Margaret Beck with Taranaki mayors, from left Neil Holdom of New Plymouth District Council, Charlotte Littlewood, chair of the Taranaki Regional Council, South Taranaki mayor Phil Nixon and Neil Volzke of Stratford

The coveted Taranaki Mayoral Award for 2022 went to Alan Beck.

Beck gained his personal pilot’s licence 53 years in the past and based Beck Helicopters in South Taranaki in 1972.

He has clocked up over 21,000 flying hours in his lengthy profession.

Beck Helicopters is the longest-serving helicopter operator in NZ, rising from a spraying operation to a enterprise delivering quite a few varieties of agricultural, fire-fighting, utility and passenger transport operations all through NZ, Australia and the USA.

Beck led the nationwide Right down to the Wire marketing campaign that has seen a lot of the overhead electrical fence wires all through NZ eliminated – saving lives of many helicopter pilots.

On prime of this, he has a protracted historical past with Search and Rescue operations, collaborating in over 500 rescues. This was the twenty eighth yr of the Enterprise Excellence Awards run by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce.

TSB CEO Donna Cooper says the financial institution has been proud to sponsor this occasion for the final eight years as a result of it highlights what the native enterprise neighborhood contributes to Taranaki.

“Your companies form Taranaki’s thriving economic system by offering alternatives and experiences for our folks.”

Chamber CEO Arun Chaudhari stated that the awards course of was a precious software to assist companies. “Enterprise retains us all so busy that we are able to simply overlook to face again and assess how we’re doing. Entrants obtain exterior skilled suggestions, which helps them to do higher enterprise.

“It is very important recognise and have a good time success after what has been a tricky couple of years for companies all over the place.”


Supreme Award: Jones and Sandford Timber & {Hardware} (Mitre 10); Massive Enterprise Excellence: Jones and Sandford Timber & {Hardware} (Mitre 10); Medium Enterprise Excellence: Novotel New Plymouth; Small Enterprise Excellence: Concept Meals, Extremely counseled: Vetro Mediterranean Meals; Customer Expertise: Novotel New Plymouth; Service Excellence, Debt Free; Know-how: Yonder HQ; Manufacturing, Engineering or Trades Excellence: Tasman Trolleys & Medical Tools; New & Rising Enterprise Excellence: The Promo Room, Extremely Counseled, Escape Masters; Not For Revenue Excellence: Taranaki Kiwi Belief; Hospitality Excellence: Concept Meals; Employer of Selection, Jones and Sandford Timber & {Hardware} (Mitre 10); Innovation Excellence, Debt Free, Extremely counseled, IncaFé Natural Espresso; Model & Advertising Excellence, Idyllic; Well being & Security Excellence, Methanex NZ Ltd; Environmental Excellence, Jones and Sandford Timber & {Hardware} (Mitre 10), Extremely counseled, IncaFé Natural Espresso; Taranaki Mayoral Award: Alan Beck – Beck Helicopters

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