Westpac Auckland North Business Awards

On Friday 26th October 2012 at the Westpac Auckland North Business Awards at North Harbour Stadium, Recreational Services Limited   were announced as not only the winner of  the Babcock Excellence in Leadership Award , they also took out the overall and most prestige award – The Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award. 

This was a huge honour for Recreational Services and recognises our commitment and dedication to continually improving the way we operate and do our business. This certification programme is aligned with the Baldridge National Quality Programme and is recognised internationally as a benchmark for organisational performance excellence. With 2012 being our 20th year in business receiving this recognition from our business peers was just the icing on the cake.

Recreational Services was up for three awards on the night and to win not only the Babcock Excellence in Leadership Award but also the Supreme Business Excellence Award  was just amazing especially with the calibre of the other companies we were up against and  enabled Recreational Services  to assess their business model against the best of the best.

It was especially pleasing for Recreational Services to win the Auckland North Business Award as the company is North Shore born and bred and it is from its Takapuna base that it has been able to grown from a small to a large service provider within the parks contracting  area. Recreational Services  has also made history having won this overall award twice, we took out the supreme award in  2000, and winning again 12 years on further reinforces our company’s culture, dedication and commitment to  continued improvement and providing excellence in everything  that we  do.

The Directors  Brett and  Natalie Turner,  Paul Broom  and Keitha Turner are so proud of their achievements  especially as 20 years ago  the company started out with one contract and a team of four and has  now grown to a company with a staff of 300 spread over the country  from Masterton to Cape Reinga. Recreational Services  since its inception has set  high standards for  itself within the Parks and Open Spaces area and we continue to strive and push ourselves to meet and exceed business excellence in all areas of our business operations.

The Directors put their success down to their staff, who with their expertise, passion  and  total commitment are the life blood of  the business and  they recognise that without everyone playing their part they would not be able to continue to grow as a company to maintain over 3,000 parks within the North Island.

Brett Turner the Managing Director says “the awards are an important recognition of the company’s success to date, and this was made  all the more special because the awards are a local accolade and shows we are doing things right, I am so proud of what we have achieved over the last 20 years.”


For more information, contact our Managing Director Brett Turner: brett@rs.kiwi.nz