15 May 2015

F&P Healthcare wins industry award

2:21 pm on 15 May 2015

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has had a good week.

The F&P Simplus full face mask is used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

The F&P Simplus full face mask is used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Photo: F&P Healthcare

The health appliance manufacturer gathered the top prizes at the Institute of Financial Professionals' awards in Auckland last night.

The company won the best corporate communicator award, while its chief executive, Mike Daniell, took the leadership award.

Meanwhile, a broking house, Forsyth Barr, was upbeat about Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's prospects.

It said the medical devices makers' fortunes were underpinned by favourable structural trends, including an ageing population and sizeable market opportunities.

Meanwhile, Abano Healthcare won for the best corporate communicator in the emerging leader category, while Vista won for the best initial public offering of shares.

First NZ Capital Securities was named the best sharebroking firm, while Devon Funds Management was the best fund manager.

And Craigs Investment Partners' Stephen Ridgewell was named analyst of the year.