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NZ Pump Co Commended in 2015 Staffordshire Business Awards.
19 August 2015

The New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd is pleased to announce they were commended in the 2015 Staffordshire Business Awards, UK.

The Awards are organised by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and judged by the Staffordshire Steering Committee.

NZ Pump Company (Europe) Ltd were commended in 3 categories entered:

  •          International Trade Award – The New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd

COMMENDED AWARD: Received for a recognised company who has excelled in the exportation of any product or service to an international market. Covers the whole process including identification of the opportunity, product or service development, international partnerships, overseas sales and marketing, and the overall benefit this brings to Staffordshire.


  •         Employer of the Year – The New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd

COMMENDED AWARD: Received by a business that has an outstanding human resource and staff engagement strategy. This includes recruitment, training, development, communication, employee working practices (including work-life balance), environmental impact, community outreach & corporate social responsibility.


  •        Employee of the Year – Katie-Jo Thomas of The New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd

COMMENDED AWARD: Received for an outstanding employee who has delivered exceptional and sustained business performance over a prolonged period (minimum 12 months). This includes personal development and a contribution to the development of staff, colleagues, and the business as a whole.


Caroline from the Burton & District Chamber of Commerce personally delivered the framed certificates to NZ Pump Company (Europe) Ltd and Katie-Jo on Monday 17th August. Photos will shortly be displayed in the Burton Mall.

Jim Maines, Sales Director for the Europe office said “This is the first business awards we have entered as a company in Europe and I feel that this is a huge achievement for the team in the UK office. I am very pleased with the work our team have carried out and the business growth for the whole of Europe.”

Jim went on to say that the “Sales targets have been exceeded and as a company, over the last 18 months, European business has grown by 21%. We are very pleased with our industry growth including for Belgium 21% increase, Poland 100% increase, Hungary 87% increase and Czech Republic 72% increase.”

Claire Jenkinson-Johns Managing Director, who is based at the global headquarters in Hamilton, New Zealand, says, " I am delighted and very proud that our European office has been recognised for outstanding work. At my visit to our UK facility in July I was very pleased to congratulate and thank the team in person.”

The Awards Evening was on 9th July and held at Stafford Show Ground, Stafford, England.  NZ Pump Company (Europe) Ltd is listed on the Chamber’s website.


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