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The New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald gives our audience insight, analysis and fresh perspectives on the issues of the day and the stories that matter from New Zealand and the world. We’re proud to partner with the Deloitte Top 200 award programme and bring the success of New Zealand businesses to the forefront. 


2024 award category sponsors

Amazon Web Services

Sponsor of the Company of the Year Award

Since 2006, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 240 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, media, and application development, deployment, and management from 105 Availability Zones within 33 geographic regions, with announced plans for 18 more Availability Zones and six more AWS Regions in Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the AWS European Sovereign Cloud. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.


Barfoot & Thompson

Sponsor of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Barfoot & Thompson is New Zealand’s largest privately owned, non-franchised real estate company, specialising in the Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty markets. The company is family owned and operated and is still run by the same Barfoot and Thompson families that started the business in 1923. Barfoot & Thompson has 75+ branches, over 1,500 salespeople, and specialises in residential, commercial, rural and lifestyle property, body corporate management and projects. The Barfoot & Thompson brand can be seen all around due to our commitment to give back to the community we work in.



Sponsor of the Most Improved Performance Award

BusinessNZ is committed to New Zealand’s success – sustainable growth through free enterprise. Advocating for enterprise and promoting the voice of thousands of businesses across New Zealand, we work for positive change through new thinking, productivity and innovation. Our unique strength lies in our capability to engage with government officials, community groups, MPs and Ministers on a daily basis, ensuring business interests are represented throughout the policy making process.


Forsyth Barr

Sponsor of the Chairperson of the Year Award

Forsyth Barr is a fully staff and NZ-owned NZX firm providing a full range of investment and wealth management services including portfolio management, investment advice, sharebroking, research, investment banking, cash management, investment funds and Summer KiwiSaver. Founded over 85 years ago in 1936, Forsyth Barr has 24 offices across New Zealand, employing over 500 people and managing or advising on over $25 billion of clients’ investments. 


Hobson Leavy

Sponsor of the Visionary Leader Award

Hobson Leavy is an executive search firm that believes Leaders Matter and that identifying and appointing strong leaders is critical to New Zealand’s success. Our executive search practice focuses on CEO, Non Executive Director and executive level appointments. We provide a unique 27-step process, including a dedicated researcher for each search, which ensures we find the best possible candidate anywhere in the world. Hobson Leavy is also a founding member of the International Panorama Alliance with 24 partner firms across 50 offices globally.



Sponsor of the Chief Executive of the Year Award

ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) makes the world work better for everyone. Our cloud based platform and solutions help digitize and unify organizations so that they can find smarter, faster, better ways to make work flow. So employees and customers can be more connected, more innovative, and more agile. And we can all create the future we imagine. The world works with ServiceNow™.



Sponsor of the Sustainability Leadership Award

Snowflake makes enterprise AI easy, efficient, and trusted. Thousands of companies around the globe, including hundreds of the world’s largest, use Snowflake’s Data Cloud to share data, build AI and machine learning applications, and power their business. The era of enterprise AI is here. (NYSE: SNOW).


Tax Traders

Sponsor of the Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award

Tax Traders is New Zealand’s fastest-growing, IRD-approved tax pooling intermediary. Through smart technology, it provides all taxpayers with a better way to pay their tax, unlocking greater flexibility and a range of new business benefits for them. As a proud B Corp, every decision Tax Traders makes as a business reflects its commitment to an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system. It was founded on the belief that the benefits and opportunities of our tax system should be available to every taxpayer, and not just a select few.


University of Auckland Business School

Sponsor of the Young Executive of the Year Award

At the University of Auckland Business School, we inspire and enable our students to be innovative and independent thinkers who become strong and collaborative ethical contributors and leaders. The Business School is home to a number of aspiring research and engagement centres, including the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the BNZ Trading Centre, Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub, the Energy Centre, the New Zealand Asia Institute, and Juncture: Dialogues on Inclusive Capitalism. Our people, our teaching and our research have a real impact on our communities. In doing so we are helping to shape the futures of people and organisations for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.



Sponsor of the Best Growth Strategy Award

What does 2degrees business bring to the table? How about award-winning world-class mobile and fixed networks, 100% NZ-based business customer care, and free Aussie roaming on all business mobile plans. Focused on delivering smart business solutions and innovative digital capability that drives business productivity for their customers. No matter where you sit, see what the 2degrees business network can bring to the table. They are proud sponsors of the Deloitte Top 200 Awards. 2degrees. Fighting for Fair for Kiwi Business.