Steel company scoops Northland’s supreme award
Donovan Group NZ is the overall winner of this year’s Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards. The company scored a hat-trick, also receiving awards for innovation and excellence as a large business.
The Whangarei-based steel manufacturing and construction company, who own the Coresteel Buildings New Zealand franchise network, won the Supreme 2015 Westpac Northland Business of the Year, the Eroad Excellence in Business (Large Business) Award and the Northland Inc Innovation Award.
The awards ceremony held in Whangarei celebrated entrants from 43 Northland businesses.
The judges were impressed with the company’s strong leadership, foresight, and commitment to take itself and the industry to the next level.
“I believe our success has been determined by the unique mix of our team, our passion for well-engineered building products, innovative home-grown IT systems and great marketing,” says Brett Donovan, director, Donovan Group NZ.
“The entrepreneurial and innovative vision starts at the top of the business and is encouraged throughout the organisation, both within Donovan Group and our subsidiary company Coresteel Buildings.”
The Northland Inc Innovation Award was presented to Donovan Group for their innovative new type of steel beam which can offer clear spans of over 70 metres. The Vertebeam product is a nested, box-shaped beam that is tapered through its length, resulting in less steel being used and therefore increasing cost-effectiveness.
Northland’s Supreme Award winner Donovan Group NZ. (L-R) Rod Parkinson (sponsor), Kyle Donovan, Kerry McCollum, Takeo Fukuoka, Graham Donovan, Hamish Reid and Brett Donovan.