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2013 winners

Dairy farms owner and milk products manufacturer, Synlait Milk Ltd based in Dunsandel, South Canterbury, has won the supreme award at the HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2013. The Supreme Award was decided from all categories listed below and was presented by the Prime Minister, John Key.

A new special individual presentation was made named the Victor Percival Award. This recognises among other things, excellent service for the advancement of relationships between New Zealand & China and was awarded to David Mahon of Mahon China Investment Management Ltd.


Award: KPMG - Creating leverage opportunities through Chinese/NZ business to benefit of NZ Inc

This award recognises organisations whose Chinese/NZ business relationships have created leverage opportunities for others.

Winner: UMF Honey Association


Award: DLA Phillips Fox - Successful investment with China, Inward or Outward


This award is for an organisation that demonstrates innovative and successful NZ/China cross-border investment - inward or outward.

Winner: Synlait Milk Ltd


Award: HSBC - Excellence in NZ/China Trade


This award is for companies excelling in growing their product or service sales in China, or increasing their importing and distribution of Chinese-sourced products or services in New Zealand.

Winner: Alliance Group Ltd


Award: Cathay Pacific Airways - Innovation in the Supply Chain


This award recognises significant investment and innovation in developing a supply chain to increase China/NZ business flows.

Winner: GMP Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Award: Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association - Best use of Hong Kong by a New Zealand company for its business


This award recognises a New Zealand registered company that has a business history with Hong Kong and is growing their business from Hong Kong – preferably but not necessarily into China or wider Asia.

Winner: KVB Kunlun NZ Ltd