Plant & Food Research recognised at 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

30 October 2015

Plant & Food Research was highly commended in the Drake New Zealand Government category at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards celebrated with a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel, Auckland on 29 October, attended by more than 600 business leaders and members of the business community.

Applications are judged by evaluators from the AUT Business School with oversight from the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

“Being recognised with a Highly Commended after such a robust judging process in great endorsement of the systems and processes we have in place at Plant & Food Research” says Chief Operating Officer Dr Bruce Campbell.

AUT Dean of Business and Law, Professor Geoff Perry said “These Awards are important to AUT because they allow us to recognise the best providers of business support in New Zealand.  Business support organisations and individuals make a significant but often unseen contribution to the performance of businesses, helping behind the scenes with everything from dispute resolution, research and legal services to security, compliance and logistics.  This celebration of the business support sector is a great opportunity for the AUT Business and Law Schools to join with the business community and celebrate excellence.”

This year ten category winners (including one joint award) and two highly commended entries were announced.   The Supreme Award went to Advanced Security Group.  A full list of 2015 winners can be found at


Plant and Food Research COO Dr Bruce Campbell with Mark Gibson of Drake NZ (left) and Professor Geoff Perry, Dean, AUT Faculty of Business and Law (right).

Emma Timewell
Communications Manager, Corporate Communications,
Plant & Food Research Mt Albert,
120 Mt Albert Road, Sandringham
Auckland, 1025, New Zealand
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