On 24th November 2016, the winners of the New Zealand International Business Awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony at Auckland’s SKYCITY Convention Centre. In attendance was Prime Minister John Key, Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce, Minister of Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell, Chief Executive of NZTE Peter Chrisp and over a hundred of exceptional leaders from different industries.
GMP Pharmaceuticals Group was awarded the “2016 Excellence in Operations and Supply Chain Award”. This award recognises innovative approaches to operations and supply chain management in areas such as procurement and sourcing, international transportation of goods, manufacturing, collaboration with partners, customer service or other aspects of the business model employed to maximise success in international markets.
Run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise with strategic partner ANZ, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the prestigious awards, making this year’s awards very special. The Awards celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses on the world stage.
NZTE’s chief executive Peter Chrisp said the awards celebrate the innovation and a can-do attitude among business leaders.
“After a long period of liberalisation of New Zealands economy, only those companies that are internationally competitive will survive over the long term. Almost by definition, if they are here and succeeding then they have found an international niche within which they can compete” Chrisp said.
The judges were impressed by GMP’s innovation and continued improvement over the years.
“GMP has continued to improve year on year. An innovative approach to their business model and their willingness to make significant investments in quality control and traceability is a credit to their long-term perspective.” – NZIBA judges.
In fact, this is the second New Zealand International Business Award GMP has won over the years. GMP was also the winner of ‘Most Innovative Approach’ award in 2010, and for the 3rd year in a row GMP Pharmaceuticals Group has been proudly nominated finalist every year for Excellence in Innovation, Operation & Supply Chain and also Best Large Business Award.
Winning the award is a new milestone for GMP. It not only means our quality and supply chain management system has been recognized by the judges, but also proofs that GMP is highly recognized and highly valued by the New Zealand government and the business circle. GMP has played an important role in promoting export and international trade and has made incredible contribution towards the development of New Zealand’s economy.