Deloittes NZ Top 50 Fastest Growing Company Winner (2005)
The DKW Recruitment Group Ltd have gone from strength to strength, now winning yet again another award. On Thursday 20th October, Deloittes announced NZ’s top fastest 50 growing companies and DKW Recruitment Group Ltd was announced as being the 13th fastest growing company for 2005.
Appreciation has to go to the current team who believe in what we are doing and to the ongoing support from employers and employees seeking working opportunities.
It really is because of all these people that the company is succeeding and we would like to thank each and everyone for their support. DKW Recruitment Group Ltd is looking forward to assisting even more businesses and job seekers in 2006.”
NZ Maori Business Women Of The Year (2005)
The founder of a Christchurch recruitment firm has been named Best Maori Businesswoman just three years after she started her own business. Rani Rangimoekau also won a prize for the best regional company at the Maori Business awards.
The 32 year old set up DKW Personnel Ltd in 2002 after spending a year researching the market and a decade working in the industry in England, Ireland and in Australia. “It was set up from nothing, no funding, no money, just a passion to come back into the New Zealand economy,” she said.
The businesswoman said she believed she came into the New Zealand market at an opportune moment – before the current skills shortage started to squeeze- and she was able to put her overseas experience to good use.
Rani said she had worked in other economics that had gone into boom times and so recognised the New Zealand economy was on the cusp of doing so when she set up shop.
“I could just see it and feel it happening,” she said.
The company has grown from a one-woman band to have 13 employees who help place up to 50 people in jobs each week in the industrial and commercial sectors. Rangimoekau said it was becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable candidates to fill vacancies as the labour pool dwindled.
“However, a lot of our business is repeat and a lot of people learn about us through word of mouth.”
The awards, which were open to men for the first time, were held earlier this week.
Candidates were judged on their sales and profit results for the 12 months preceding the awards, but other factors included management policies and processes and the quality of contribution to the Maori community and New Zealand economy.
Best Regional Creation For Employment (2005)
Maori Business Awards Show Strength and Diversity of Maori Businesses
What do a forestry company, an HR and recruitment company, a building supplies business, a primary healthcare provider, a training academy and a Macadamia orchard have in common? They’re all amongst the top award winners at the inaugural Maori Business Awards, which were presented this evening at Kimiora, Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia.
The Award for Best Maori Businesswoman, presented by Prime Minister Helen Clark, went to Rani Rangimoekau of DKW Personnel Ltd, a Christchurch-based HR and recruitment business that places up to 200 people per week in the industrial and commercial sector.