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Celebrating success at our Supplier Awards

The annual Farmlands Supplier Awards were held at Lincoln University in February, to recognise the suppliers that help our shareholders and their businesses succeed.

Twelve independently-assessed, major awards were handed out to suppliers and Card Partners. Iplex Pipelines and Gallagher Group were the big winners of the night, jointly taking out the Category Award – Infrastructure, as well as the Rural Supplies Supplier of the Year. Skellerup won the Category Award – General Farm Merchandise and Can-Am took out Emerging Card Partner of the Year. Card Partner of the Year went to Bunnings, while the Card Shareholders’ Choice Award was awarded to Noel Leeming. Challenge Fuel won the Partner of the Year Award. Farmlands Chief Executive Officer, Peter Reidie, says Farmlands is a business that likes to recognise and reward success.

“Our partners and suppliers give us the collective strength to deliver more for our shareholders, so we like to acknowledge their contribution to the success of our members,” he says. Those who attended the Supplier Awards got to listen to guest speaker Robett Hollis, an entrepreneur, ex-professional snowboarder and media and technology expert. Robett spoke about celebrating success and the need for New Zealanders to embrace it more to reduce our “tall poppy syndrome” culture.