Com­pany tri­umphs at painters awards

Bush Telegraph - - News - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Martin Bev­eridge Ltd has tri­umphed at the 2018 NZ Mas­ter Painters Awards of Ex­cel­lence, achiev­ing five golds and five highly com­mended awards plus win­ning two cat­e­gories from its ten en­tries.

The awards were held at the Gon­dola Restau­rant over­look­ing Queen­stown in a glitzy Black Tie event, June 7-9.

Five mem­bers of Martin Bev­eridge Ltd at­tended: Moana, Ray­mond and wife Saskia, Mark Gib­son and Tama Petera and they thor­oughly en­joyed the three day event set in beau­ti­ful Queen­stown amongst the snow.

Moana said she was de­lighted to at­tend the event which started on Thurs­day with the NZ Mas­ter Painters Board meet­ing which Ray­mond at­tended and the social evening which fol­lowed.

At the awards night on Fri­day evening she was thrilled to have Martin Bev­eridge win recog­ni­tion for all of its 10 en­tries with five golds and five highly com­mended, plus win­ning two cat­e­gories (see be­low).

On Satur­day she was hon­oured to at­tend the Mas­ter Builders Ap­pren­tice of the Year din­ner to present the Martin Bev­eridge Award, this year go­ing to a BCITO ap­pren­tice in Palmer­ston North.

En­tries for the awards had to be based on work started af­ter De­cem­ber 2016 and com­pleted by Novem­ber 2017, sub­mit­ted by Jan­uary 31.

She said suc­cess was partly due to hav­ing very good projects with which to demon­strate their qual­ity of work­man­ship and the com­pany was de­lighted to re­ceive so many op­por­tu­ni­ties. Ray­mond has vis­ited each award win­ner in their homes and busi­nesses to present their cer­tifi­cate.

Moana says suc­cess is mostly due to the high stan­dard of work­man­ship by the 16 staff, most of whom had been ap­pren­tices with the com­pany. Martin had al­ways fo­cused on train­ing staff in good habits and cur­rently there are five ap­pren­tices.

Two staff had re­cently gone on in the in­dus­try, one as an in­struc­tor at the BCITO and an­other go­ing into busi­ness for him­self and Martin had al­ways en­cour­aged that, Moana said.

Moana says Martin Bev­eridge Ltd is a small com­pany by New Zealand stan­dards but big in Dan­nevirke as an em­ployer. She says it nur­tures its staff, en­sur­ing there is a 50/50 mix on lo­cal and out of town work, and they re­pay with loy­alty.

AWARDS:

Cat­e­gory Win­ner & Gold Award — Com­mer­cial — New Ex­te­rior — Large (FMG PN) Cat­e­gory Win­ner & Gold Award — Res­i­den­tial — Re­work Ex­te­rior — Con­tem­po­rary (Te Awe Awe Ave PN)

Gold Award — Com­mer­cial — New In­te­rior — Large (FMG PN) Gold Award — Res­i­den­tial — Ex­cel­lence in New Tim­ber (Fox­ton Home)

Gold Award — Res­i­den­tial — New In­te­rior — Un­der $25,000 (Fox­ton Home)

Highly Com­mended — Res­i­den­tial — New Ex­te­rior — Un­der $25,000 (Fox­ton Home)

Highly Com­mended — Com­mer­cial — New In­te­rior — Small to Medium (Lews Floor­ing PN)

Highly Com­mended — Com­mer­cial — Pro­tec­tive & In­dus­trial Coat­ings (FMG PN) Highly Com­mended — Com­mer­cial — Wall­cov­er­ings — New (Lews Floor­ing PN) Highly Com­mended — Com­mer­cial — Wall­cov­er­ings — New (FMG PN)

Ash­lee Clarke and Moana Bev­eridge stand be­fore their full tro­phy cab­i­net hold­ing ex­am­ples of the highly com­mended and gold awards won this year, five of each be­ing won at the 2018 NZ Mas­ter Painters Awards of Ex­cel­lence, above. The Gold Award win­ning FMG Build­ing in Palmer­ston North, right.

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