Finalists named for prestigious New Zealand awards.

Finalists have been announced for the Deloitte Top 200 Awards to be held at Vector Arena on November 26.

Now in its 26th year, the awards celebrate the top 200 largest New Zealand businesses based on revenue, as well as a separate list of New Zealand's Top 30 financial enterprises based on asset value.

Judge Sandy Maier said the quantitative results of the Top 200 survey had this year "turned up an unusually broad range of credible companies and individuals this year."

It had been a year when some companies had seen growth strategies maturing and producing results, he said. In other sectors volatility in currency and commodities had been an issue. The event will be held on November 26 at Vector Arena, hosted by NZME Events in partnership with Deloitte.


Last year's event saw more than 1000 guests from across the business sector attend, with a performance from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra opening the night's entertainment.

There are 10 categories this year including executive and young executive of the year, company of the year, chairperson of the year and most improved performance.

Judges include Forsyth Barr managing director Neil Paviour-Smith, independent director Maier, former QBE chairman of the year Alison Paterson, NZME business editorial director Fran O'Sullivan and chair of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Cathy Quinn.

The lists include publicly listed and private companies, New Zealand subsidiaries of multinational companies, co-operatives, societies and state-owned enterprises. Tickets for the event are available now at

A visionary leader award will also be announced.