Reset · Reconnect · Rebuild

New Zealand's premier business awards

About the awards

The Deloitte Top 200 Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate outstanding individual and management team performances among New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations.

Now in its 31st year, the Deloitte Top 200 Awards are well established as the pre-eminent platform for showcasing the best of New Zealand business. The awards recognise the depth and range of our business community, featuring the industries and sectors that underpin New Zealand’s success.

From the Top 200 indices, significant contenders are identified by an independent judging panel for a series of awards. Traditionally the Deloitte Top 200 programme culminates with a black-tie gala in late November / early December where the achievements of award finalists and winners are recognised.

Our 2020 event

Recently we’ve all experienced challenges we couldn’t have predicted – a true exercise in resilience, testing the fortitude of leaders and the strength of strategies, and driving substantial shifts in how society interacts with business.

As such, this year, the Deloitte Top 200 awards recognised those businesses that have gone beyond simply responding and recovering, and are taking this opportunity to transform and rebuild for a stronger future.

Traditionally, the Deloitte Top 200 culminates with a large black-tie gala dinner in late November where the achievements of the award finalists and winners are celebrated.

Given recent considerations around large gatherings, and with many businesses focused on their post-COVID response, this year’s Top 200 finalists and winners were acknowledged at a more muted awards presentation. We held a lunch event on 3rd December with support from the programme’s exclusive media partner, NZME.

At this stage, our intention is to return with the Top 200 black-tie gala event in 2021.

2020 programme theme

Reset · Reconnect · Rebuild

To say that the last year has been unprecedented would be an understatement. With the advent of a global pandemic, 2020 has brought new challenges to Aotearoa’s shores, from a nationwide lockdown to significant economic uncertainty.

The New Zealand business community has been under immense pressure and, for those organisations that have survived, it’s been an exercise in resilience, testing the fortitude of leaders and the strength of strategies.

The impact of COVID-19 has also led to substantial shifts in how society interacts with business. The global health risk has placed a greater focus on employee wellbeing, while social distancing measures have led to a long-term openness to job fluidity and flexibility. In turn, consumer behaviour has changed and the necessity of advanced digital capabilities has never been more apparent

Adapting to these changed expectations and demands seems formidable and yet there is remarkable opportunity posed by the ‘new normal’, especially when supported by technology and innovation. 2020 is the year to recognise businesses that have gone beyond simply responding and recovering; viewing this as a chance to transform and take advantage of the enhanced technological capabilities available to rebuild for the future. It’s time to take stock of the lessons of the past to really assess what is most essential, reset our foundations for the way ahead and understand how the business community can continue to make an impact in the future of New Zealand.

Meet the 2020 winners

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