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8 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times --- Celebrating 40 Years, 2012 www.times.co.nz 117636 September 11, 2006 Times Newspapers was among the winners at a glittering awards evening celebrating ex- cellence in Manukau business at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on Friday night. Reay and Brian Neben were one of two awardees in the Manukau Community Foundation Business Contribution to the Community Award at the Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards. The other was Ken Stevenson. For managing director Reay Neben, the award was particularly special. "For a business producing a sta- ble of community newspapers this particular award, which recognises the work we do in the community, means a lot." She also paid tribute to her fam- ily, most of who have worked at the company over its 34-year history. "They have made a lot of sacrifices for us to achieve what we have." She also thanked the team of peo- ple that work at the Times, to ensure the company's success. Times Newspapers were also finalists in the Brookfields Law- yers Employer of Choice and the Realize Innovation Limited excel- lence in Innovation & Strategy cat- egories. The Westpac Supreme Award went to Styrobeck Plastics Ltd, a firm which has developed from its beginnings producing insulated panels for cool rooms, to supplying polystyrene and plastic products to a wide range of industries, including the building, marine, horticulture and fishing trades. The company also won the Employers & Manufacturers Asso- ciation Excellence in Manufacturing and Services Award and the Realize Innovation Limited Excellence in Innovation & Strategy Award. Three new inductees were made to the Manukau Business Hall of Fame, Noel Robinson, Dick Hub- bard and Peter Leitch. Winners: Westpac Supreme Busi- ness of the Year - Styrobeck Plastics Ltd; Brookfields Lawyers Employer of Choice - Kimberly-Clark New Zealand; Express International Logistics Excellence in Exporting - IBEX Group; Enterprising Manu- kau Excellence in Small Business -HMI Technologies Ltd; Employ- ers & Manufacturers Association Excellence in Manufacturing and Services -Styrobeck Plastics Ltd; Westfield Manukau City Excellence in Customer Services - Grange Lodge ; Realize Innovation Limited Excellence in Innovation & Strategy - Styrobeck Plastics Ltd; Kiwi Dis- covery Ltd Excellence in Tourism - TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre; ACC ThinkSafe Workplace Safety Award - Works Infrastructure; Manukau Community Foundation Business Contribution to the Com- munity Award - Times Newspapers Ltd and Ken Stevenson. Westpac awards recognise Times as leading business Bank support crucial part of firm's success From its inception, Times Newspapers Ltd has banked with Westpac Business and 40 years later the paper's managing director Reay Neben acknowledges the value of this strong banking relationship. "When we started out, Westpac was still the Bank of New South Wales and we, as a fledgling company, appreciated the early support and advice given to us by the bank. "Later, when 'the Wales' became West- pac, we had no reason to change. Then, with the development of highly profes- sional business banking sectors and account managers, the Westpac continued to serve us well, lending even further support for our growing business." Mrs Neben adds that it was a credit to Westpac's commitment to customer serv- ice, and the personal relationship fostered with local managers, that the Times had remained a loyal customer for 40 years. "And naturally, we expect Westpac to still be supporting us in another 10 years time when we make the half century!" Westpac business manager, Clare Basire says the bank is committed to building strong and collaborative relationships with its customers to understand their needs and help in their successes. From the archives Times managing director Reay Neben (centre front) fanked by Mayor Sir Barry Curtis and Prime Minister Helen Clarke celebrates the Westpac award win with the Times Newspapers team. Westpac Highland Park – an example of Westpac’s progressive philosophy.
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