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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:45am

Continuing our series profiling the Selwyn Awards 2018 winners. Eurofins won the Large  Business Award.

For Rolleston company Eurofins, winning at the Selwyn Awards was a signal of success for staff and customers.

Eurofins, based in Izone, provide laboratory-based food, water and land testing services to businesses across the Selwyn district. It is part of a global network of over 800 laboratories spread over 47 countries.

Peter McLaughlin, Account Manager for Eurofins Rolleston, speaks passionately about their business successes and what winning the Large Business Award at the 2018 Selwyn Awards meant to the Selwyn branch of the international business and their 30 staff. “We thought we provided pretty good customer service already and winning not only reinforced that we were in fact doing well, but it also helped our reputation and built trust from local customers.”

They heard about the Selwyn Awards when Mayor Sam Broughton suggested they enter during a tour of their facilities in 2018.

Eurofins has been going from strength to strength, but they need to continue to grow so entering into, and winning, the Large Business category was a great way to benchmark their success Mr McLaughlin says. “We had never entered any awards before, but it was so easy. From a management perspective, the application process was great as it prompts you to think about all the facets of the business and whether you are truly achieving them to the best of your ability. Of course, when we heard the announcement at the Gala Dinner that we had won we were thrilled!”

The Gala Dinner was a fun celebration, he says. “It was a great way to show our staff how their involvement contributed to the success of Eurofins and to thank them for that. The evening was wonderful, there were so many different businesses and Selwyn residents there, the local entertainment was wonderful and the MC was hilarious.”

After going through the application process, attending the Gala Dinner and, of course winning the Large Business category, Mr McLaughlin says he would highly recommend other Selwyn businesses enter the 2020 Selwyn Awards.