21 Nov 2008

Vero Insurance wins NZ Business Excellence Award

9:50 am on 21 November 2008

Vero Insurance is officially a world-class company, after winning gold in the prestigious New Zealand Business Excellence Awards.

It's the third company to be awarded a gold in the 15 year history of the awards.

Chief executive Roger Bell says being awarded gold proves Vero is in a solid position despite the tough economic environment.

He says customers look for quality and security in times of financial crisis, and having world-class status will help Vero attract business.

The awards use a ranking system of gold, silver and bronze, which companies earn on merit.

They are evaluated on the US Baldridge system, an internationally-accepted framework, which sets high standards for leadership, a focus on the future, social responsibility, sustainability and customer driven excellence.

Vero entered the awards twice before, winning bronze in 1998 and silver in 2004.