Recreational Services was nominated to enter the Westpac Auckland Business Awards. The nomination was made by a Chamber staff member, which is unique in itself and indicates the level to which our efforts are being noticed and recognised.
From the various categories available, we chose to enter the Excellence in Community Contribution category, as we believed our social outcome plan and track record in what we’ve practically done, along with our organisational narrative, was a good contender for this award. The entry entailed a formal submission outlining what Recreational Services contributes to the community and the various initiatives and partnerships we have in place, for example Blue Light, and our strong connection with our local communities.
Following the formal submission, nominees were shortlisted as finalists and invited to attend the formal awards ceremony where the winners are announced. After several postponements due to COVID challenges, the awards ceremony was finally able to go ahead and Recreational Services was the overall category winner! This is a testament to the work our teams do every day, and the vision of impacting our communities in a lasting way that has become the Recreational Services legacy 30 years on.