Benefitz has been sponsoring the business excellence awards north of the Harbour Bridge for many years – dating way back to when the awards were organised by Enterprise North Shore – part of North Shore City Council.
“We have a policy of giving back to our community and the alignment with business excellence is a very appropriate one,” says Benefitz Managing Director Aidan Bennett. “We also always enjoy mixing with high achieving business people."
This year the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2018 North-West were held at QBE Stadium in Albany, and Benefitz sponsored the Excellence in Marketing Award. These awards are now organised by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
The finalists in the Benefitz Excellence in Marketing Award category in 2018 were four businesses – Denture Tech, Fleet Agent, Skydive Auckland and Something to Crow About.
The winner was Something to Crow About, a health food company based in Whangaparaoa on the Hibiscus Coast. A company that prides itself on creating convenient, delicious and healthy foods.
Mike and Christine Millar purchased the business in 2014. Something to Crow About combines their passion for a healthy lifestyle, nourishing, tasty food and sustainability. After busy corporate careers they were excited to be part of the health and wellness movement and the thriving New Zealand food sector.
When they purchased Something to Crow About, Mike and Christine relocated it from Dunedin to their home patch of Whangaparaoa – to premises just five minutes from their family home. They are able to walk the dog before work and Mike is able to squeeze in a surf in the evening with their kids.
Benefitz Managing Director Aidan Bennett was joined by his wife Michelle, company General Manager Rob Gunston and his wife Kay, and Senior Account Manager Blake Douglas at the awards Gala Dinner held in September. It was Blake Douglas who presented the award to Mike and Christine Millar and their Something to Crow About team on the night. The two groups got together for a group photo afterwards.