- Area Manager, Bank of New Zealand and lead sponsor of the BNZ Waitakere Business Awards
On behalf of the Bank of New Zealand Team, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at Enterprise Waitakere involved in the of the 2005 Business Awards. The plan was to take the Event to a new level and with entries up 30% and a record breaking 500 plus attendance at the Business Awards Gala Dinner, this objective was certainly achieved. Special thanks must go to Yola Macken and Jo Richwhite who worked tirelessly throughout the total process to ensure the success of the Business Awards.
Graeme Douglas - Managing Director, Douglas Pharmaceuticals and sponsor for the BNZ Waitakere Business Awards 2005
I write to congratulate you for the superb skills you demonstrated to organise and run the 10th Waitakere City Business Awards ceremony.
In both my opinion and that of the senior executives who accompanied me we are unanimous that it was an outstanding success and a great credit to all involved in this event, which has unquestionably become the highlight of Waitakere City’s annual social calendar.
I was particularly impressed that five hundred and fifty people were attracted to the awards ceremony and quite obviously enjoyed both the formalities and the opportunity to meet and mingle with their colleagues from a diversity of commercial interests.
The supreme efforts of you and your team have indeed been rewarded with a top quality function enjoyed by all attendees. Jolly well done!
Garry Reynolds - Director, The Resources Group
Yola and Jo, your intelligence, analytical skills and commercial instincts will bring invaluable capability to your small and medium enterprise clients. To have a well matched, skilled and experienced double act of your calibre building capability in the market is very exciting.
Rod Galantai - Sponsor Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship Awards 2004 and Director Galantai Plastics
I am writing this reference on behalf of YoJo Limited.
My involvement with this company is two-fold;
As an official Sponsor for the 2004 Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship awards.
- As an attendee at two Business Awards they have Project Managed.
On both counts the Event was extremely well-organised, marketed, Sponsor/Committee objectives taken into account, and the Event repositioned to reflect the growing needs of Waitakere City.
The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation Scholarship Awards
was conducted within a short time frame and the Event was a remarkable achievement. Our Sponsorship has been rewarded amply because the sponsored athlette Amber has gone on to achieve greatly gaining selection for the New Zealand Womens Softball Team.
We have gone on to develop a working relationship with Yojo, and we greatly enjoy working with women who are enthusiastic, clever, humerous and results orientated.We also have no hesitation in recommending Yojo Ltd for any type of event.
Tony Ingram -
Managing Director, Fibre Reinforced Plastics, and Winner of the Innovation Award and Best Medium to Large Business Award
Thank you for an awesome night on Friday we had an amazing time that we will remember for many years to come.
The Kea Directors at our table were more than impressed. They always enter the NZ tourism awards (and always win). They were impressed with all aspects of the night especially the number of people, the beautiful award, and the atmosphere of the evening. Well done.